Season 15 Recap - 5×16

November 13, 2018

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck reviews season 15. As is the norm, this is an unscripted conversation reflecting on the last 4 months of the show.

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Delegation 2 - Keys to Success - 5×15

November 5, 2018

In this second part of two, Chuck talks about how to set up and conduct a successful delegation.

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Delegation 1 - When to Delegate - 5×14

October 29, 2018

In this first part, Chuck talks about delegation and questions to ask yourself about whether it's appropriate to delegate a task.

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Leadership Communication Grid - 5×13

October 22, 2018

Tired of ineffective meetings? In this week's episode, Chuck talks about a classification tool by Graham Jones from his book, Top Performance Leadership. His leadership communication grid describes what channels of communication are most effective for a kind of message. Listen about structured vs. unstructured channels, and informal vs. formal ones.

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Monthly Retrospectives - 5×12

October 16, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks about his own personal monthly retrospective. He describes the starfish retrospective format he uses, and the benefits of doing a periodic, personal retrospective. If you'd like to see an example, just ask!

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Vary Your Daily Ritual - 5×11

October 9, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about how a magazine ad from the late 80s and some listener feedback led to some improvements in the podcast. He also talks about ways to vary your daily ritual in the field of agile ceremonies.

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Event Sourcing - 5×10

October 2, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks about the design pattern called event sourcing. It's used when you need to know not only the current state of a system, but how it came to be that way. It's a lesser-known pattern that's encountered in a variety of places: libraries, chess games, bank accounts, databases, and version control systems.

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Financial Statements - 5×9

September 25, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck talks about an accounting topic, financial statements. He introduces the idea of a statement of cash flows, balance sheet, and income statement. He talks about assets, liabilities, equity, and other accounting terms. After hearing this episode, maybe the quarterly earnings report will be a little more interesting. 

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Bias and Variance - 5×8

September 18, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about the statistics concepts of bias and variance, which are used to measure predictive models. Bias measures how well the model fits the data, and variance measures how much the model changes when inputs change. He then uses bias and variance to make a comparison of agile methodoogies, whose estimation and planning practices can be viewed as predictive models.

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Receiving Feedback - 5×7

September 11, 2018

This episode features the 4 D's of receiving feedback: defensiveness, denial, discounting, drama. Chuck uses an example of an employee who shows up late for a meeting to talk about what each of these might sound like. The inspiration for this episode is a TEDx talk by Alison Whitmore.

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