Agile Chuck Wagon

Agile Chuck Wagon

A weekly podcast on agile, lean, leadership, and technical topics aimed at beginning to intermediate practitioners.... Show More

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August 13, 2019 6 min

In this episode, Chuck talks about the Trust Equation by Charles Green. In it, trust is the sum of credibility, reliability, and intimacy, divided by self-orientation.

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August 6, 2019 7 min

This episode is about Bruce Gordon's 8-rung Accountability Ladder. The bottom half of the ladder is an "immature" or victim mentality, and the top is a "mature" or empowered mentality.

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July 30, 2019 8 min

Chuck talks about Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), a technique to help Product and Development collaborate. He goes into the Cucumber test framework and its Gherkin specification syntax.

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July 30, 2019 8 min

Chuck talks about Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), a technique to help Product and Development collaborate. He goes into the Cucumber test framework and its Gherkin specification syntax.

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July 23, 2019 10 min

Chuck talks about the SAFe role of Release Train Engineer, and how an RTE helps Scaled Agile handle groups of teams.

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July 16, 2019 8 min

In this show, Chuck talks about the 3 Amigos story refinement technique, in which members of multiple disciplines come together to task our user stories. At my work, this is a developer, a QA specialist, and a test automation expert.

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July 9, 2019 12 min

Chuck talks about the value agile coaches can gain by giving multiple viewpoints when answering questions. He uses the 'pay-to-speak' movement as an example.

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In this episode, Chuck talks about this recent promotion and the changes it brings. He uses the Kübler-Ross curve to walk through the different emotions he felt. The curve consists of 5 steps: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

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June 25, 2019 7 min

Chuck uses the starfish retrospective technique to review Season 7. Overall listenership is up, multiple episodes from this season are in the top 20, and the future is bright. The starfish retrospective technique is described in more detail in Monthly Retrospectives.

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June 18, 2019 9 min

Chuck talks about the Karpman Drama Triangle, its roles of victim, rescuer, and persecutor. He also shares a couple frameworks for breaking the triangle.

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June 11, 2019 10 min

Today, Chuck talks about David Garman's eight dimensions of product quality: performance, features, reliability, conformance, durability, serviceability, aesthetics, and perceived quality. These categories are well-known in the TQM community, and they help people think about how to measure quality.

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June 4, 2019 9 min

In this episode, Chuck talks about Takt time, a Kanban metric for average unit production. He uses fast food restaurants and amusement park rides to illustrate what it measures and why it's important.

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May 28, 2019 7 min

In this episode, Chuck talks about the dynamic tension between delivering new features and maintaining the product. He talks about technical debt, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams and organization discuss these tradeoffs. This is an episode in a series of tricky topics for agile coaches to teach.

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May 21, 2019 8 min

In this episode, Chuck talks about pair programing. He talks about the practice, how its not just for developers, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams adopt it. This is an episode in a series of tricky topics for agile coaches to teach.

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May 14, 2019 8 min

In this episode, Chuck talks about test-driven development (TDD). He talks about the practice, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams adopt it. This is an episode in a series of tricky topics for agile coaches to teach.

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May 7, 2019 7 min

In this episode, Chuck talks about keeping true to process, and ways agile coaches and scrum masters can help their teams avoid abandoning process when things get difficult. This is an episode in a series of tricky topics for agile coaches to teach.In describing process, Chuck refers to the previous episode The getKanban Game.

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April 30, 2019 7 min

In this reprise of a 2015 episode from the first incarnation of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck describes the game getKanban. It's used to teach people how to use Kanban to deliver software, the importance of limiting work in progress, and how changes in policy can affect your ability to deliver.

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April 23, 2019 9 min

Chuck talks about how this Kanban metric can be used by scrum teams to improve their velocity. Flow efficiency is touch time divided by time in process.

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April 16, 2019 13 min

On today's episode, Chuck talks about Lent and sacrifice. He talks about how agile teams can apply this idea for continuous improvement.

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Today, Chuck brings a controversy from work to the podcast. He makes a case for the ability for development managers to attend daily standup. He talks about the policy that brought this topic to mind, as well as a critique of how the policy was rolled out.

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