Code Katas versus Koans - 2×09

September 20, 2017

In this reprise of a classic Agile Chuck Wagon episode, Chuck talks about the difference between a code kata and a koan, and the role each can play in the professional development of a programmer.

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INVEST acronym for user stories - 2×08

September 13, 2017

Today, Chuck introduces listeners to the INVEST acronym, which is a method to help ensure good quality user stories. User stories are often used in agile as a way of capturing some parameters for an upcoming unit of work.

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Always Be Producing - 2×07

September 6, 2017

In this episode, Chuck talks about why it's important to get a creative routine and stick to it. Or, as Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross would put it, "A Always B Be P Producing"!

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Surprisal - 2×06

August 30, 2017

Today, Chuck talks about surprisal, a concept from information theory that can help agilists quantify risk.

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Accuracy vs. Precision - 2×05

August 23, 2017

In this episode, Chuck talks about the difference between accuracy and precision. This distinction can be important to scrum masters and others who concern themselves with metrics.

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Bases of Power - 2×04

August 16, 2017

Today, Chuck talks about the French-Raven theory of the six bases of power: legitimate, reward, coercive, expert, referent, and informational. He talks about how leaders can use more effectively use their power and how to curtail its abuse by others.

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Accepting Difficult Feedback - 2×03

August 9, 2017

Chuck talks about techniques for accepting difficult feedback in this episode. He talks about ways to put aside your feelings about it in order to hear the gift of insight being offered.

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SCARF threat model - 2×02

August 2, 2017

In this episode, Chuck introduces listeners to the SCARF threat model, and how threats to our status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness impact our ability to listen and engage with others. 

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Standup Tips for Staying Focused - 2×01

July 26, 2017

To start Season 2, Chuck gives tips on the daily standup meeting for scrum teams, centering on how to keep the meeting productive.

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Season 1 Retro - 1×16

July 19, 2017

In this final episode of Season 1, Chuck does a retrospective on the podcast. He talks about what went well, what didn't go so well, and items for improvement.

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