Sparrow Decks - 4×14

July 10, 2018

At Mile High Agile 2018, Mike Clement introduced Chuck to the idea of sparrow decks in Mike's presentation about code smells. In this episode, Chuck talks about sparrow decks, what they are and how they can be used to build an awareness of a distinction between two items.

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Alternative Agile Certifications - 4×13

July 3, 2018

At Mile High Agile 2018, Chuck talked to Mike Clement about the podcast's agile certification series. From that conversation came the inspiration to talk about a couple alternatives, extending the ideas of Udacity's nanodegrees and Seth Godin's alt-MBA program.

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Behavioral Interviews - 4×12

June 26, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about how to recognize a fellow agilist using behavioral interview techniques. He also shares some wisdom of the crowd around good interview questions. This topic stems from an open space session he led at Mile High Agile 2018.

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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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