A Watched Metric Never Boils - 3×10

February 21, 2018

Chuck talks about metrics and why it's important not to fixate on a particular target. Although the episode doesn't call the out by name, this is an expression of a couple of well-known principles. The Hawthorn Effect says that which is measured will improve, at a cost. Goodhart’s Law says that when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

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Rules Crunch - 3×09

February 14, 2018

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about one of his favorite pastimes, roleplaying. There are a variety of rulesets out there, each with a level of detail in the rules ("crunch"). Through that lens, he talks about different agile practices.

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Reporting Problems - 3×08

February 7, 2018

This episode touches on a topic that has come up recently, differences in the ways that junior and senior team members report issues.

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Responses to Risk - 3×07

January 31, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about risk management theory and the ways to respond to risk. He talks about the difference between mitigating the likelihood of a risk and minimize the impact of a risk, then goes through the SARA acronym (share, accept, reduce, avoid).

Chuck refers to the episode 2x06 on surprisal in this podcast.

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The 5-second Rule - 3×06

January 24, 2018

This time on the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about Mel Robbins' 5-second rule. No, not the one about picking up food off the floor. Mel has a technique for overcoming hesitation that Chuck shares with you.

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes - 3×05

January 17, 2018

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about a game called Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. It is a collaborative game, using a computer program and PDF printout to simulate the activity of defusing a bomb through solving logic puzzles. Thus, it makes for a fun virtual teambuilding exercise. 

You can find out more about this game at its homepage, www.keeptalkinggame.com.

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Alternatives to Good and Bad - 3×04

January 10, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about the words good and bad, and why it might not be a wise idea to use them as much.

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Third Places - 3×03

January 3, 2018

In this third episode of season 3, what else would Chuck talk about except third places? In community building, a third place is a location where social connection happens. Chuck talks about the characteristics of a third place and why you might want one.

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Imposter Syndrome - 3×02

December 27, 2017
Today, Chuck talks about the psychological phenomenon known as imposter syndrome.
 
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Leadership vs. Management - 3×01

December 21, 2017

In this first episode of Season 3, Chuck talks about how his career path has shown him the difference between leaders and managers.

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