Mob Programming - 4×11

June 19, 2018

This week, Chuck talks about the emerging practice of mob programming, in which a group of three or more people collaboratively write code around a single keyboard and monitor. While this may sound wasteful at first blush, the practice can accelerate learning.

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Glasl’s Model of Conflict Escalation - 4×10

June 12, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about the conflict escalation model of Freidrich Glasl, which contains three levels of conflict, with three stages each. In addition, Glasl gives techniques for deescalating conflict based on which stage you find yourself. If you've ever wondered when to get your manager or HR representative involved in an issue, this episode is for you!

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The Hungarian Algorithm - 4×09

June 5, 2018

This week, Chuck describes the Hungarian algorithm, which is a way to solve the issue of fairly distrbuting tasks among an equal number of workers. He talks about how he used it as a volunteer lead for the Explore DDD conference last year.

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The BECOME process - 4×08

May 29, 2018

As a follow-up to a prior episode, Chuck talks about BECOME, a step-by-step approach to respond to an incident of inappropriate behavior as a teachable moment when possible. The name is an acronym for the six steps in the process: Behavior, Emergency, Context, Options, Myself and Enact. The material for this episode is drawn from the book, "Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour" by Murray Irwin.

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Ten Responses to Inappropriate Behavior - 4×07

May 22, 2018

Chuck talks about ways to respond to inappropriate behavior, a topic that unfortunately concerns many leaders in agile spaces like scrum masters. The material for this episode is drawn from the book, "Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour" by Murray Irwin.

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Little’s Law - 4×06

May 15, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks about Little's Law from queuing theory, which plays a prominent role in lean and Kanban. Queuing theory comes up a lot in our society, so you may learn something about shopping and driving as well.

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CSP: The Downside to Certifications - 4×05

May 8, 2018

In this four-part series, Chuck talks about getting his CSP certification. To end the series, he talks about the drawbacks of certifications.

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CSP: Agile Certifications - 4×04

May 1, 2018

In this four-part series, Chuck talks about getting his CSP certification. In part 3, Chuck talks about the variety of agile certifications that are available in the market.

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CSP: Martial Art Belts - 4×03

April 24, 2018

In this four-part series, Chuck talks about getting his CSP certification. In part 2, he draws an analogy between agile certificates and martial art belt ranks.

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CSP: Why Certifications - 4×02

April 18, 2018

In this four-part series, Chuck talks about getting his CSP certification. To start the series, he talks about the purpose of certification.

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