Work Breakdown, Accuracy of Estimates - 6×4

December 11, 2018

Chuck talks about the hierarchy of work items, and what level of estimation is useful for each. Keep in mind what you are using the estimate for.

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Consumer Buying Decision Process - 6×3

December 4, 2018

In today's episode, Chuck picks a marketing topic: the consumer buying decision process. He talks about the five steps (problem or need recognition, information search, evaluation of alternatives, purchase, and post-purchase behavior). Then, he contrasts marketing a service to marketing a physical good.

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Benchmarking - 6×2

November 27, 2018

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, the topic is benchmarking. Chuck talks about the four kinds of benchmarks for computer programs, as well as things you need to control in order to get reproducible results. He then compares agile team metrics to these kinds of benchmarks and these factors to control.

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Podcast Process and Recommendations - 6×1

November 20, 2018

To kick off season 6, Chuck talks about the equipment and process he uses to record the podcast. The majority of the episode is his podcast recommendations. If you'd like a list of podcasts he mentions, contact him by email (chuck at agile chuck wagon .com) or Twitter (@AgileChuckWagon or @ChuckDurfee).

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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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