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  • Scrum Master Role – 1×15

    Chuck waxes poetic about the scrum master role and what it entails. Thanks Alan Lu for the question! A scrum master is the custodian of the process, the facilitator, a coach, an obstacle […]

  • Eisenhower Decision Matrix – 1×14

    Chuck introduces listeners to the Eisenhower Decision Matrix, which gets at the heart of the difference between urgency and importance. While they are sometimes found together, often things seem more […]

  • Measuring team performance – 1×13

    Chuck talks about measuring team delivery, using cycle time, escaped defects, planned-to-done ratio, and team happiness. Cycle time measures productivity. Escaped defects predict customer satisfaction. The planned-to-done ratio of a team’s backlog […]

  • RAPID decision-making framework – 1×12

    In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the RAPID decision making framework. People take on the roles of Input, Recommend, Agree, Decide and Perform (in that order). He talks about why […]

  • Team Composition – 1×11

    Team composition is an important topic for software delivery teams, and Chuck tackles it in this episode. He talks about vertical vs. horizontal teams, feature vs. topic teams, and talks […]

  • Bullet Journals – 1×10

    Continuing from last week’s episode on journaling, Chuck talks about bullet journals. He shares the layout that works best for him, as well as some tips for making the most of […]

  • Journaling – 1×09

    On the Agile Chuck Wagon today, Chuck talks about journaling in a work context and some benefits it provides: Clarifying thoughts and exploring feelings Self-discovery Stress reduction Analyzing and solving […]

  • Performance as a Metric – 1×08

    As an introduction to metrics, Chuck talks about performance in this episode. He compares the Boeing 747 and the Concorde, showing how both can be considered better performing even though they […]

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    SIFT cognition model – 1×07

    In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the SIFT cognition model. He uses a running example to show how mistakes in sensing your environment, inferring meaning, formulating intent, and translating thoughts into […]

  • Patreon link updated, sign up today!

    In previous Agile Chuck Wagon episodes, the wrong Patreon link was posted. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Patreon, is it a crowdfunding site where listeners can subscribe […]