Commentary on Goal Episodes - 3×15

March 28, 2018

Chuck talks about the goal episodes published this season, and provides some context for his advice.

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Push Authority to Information - 3×14

March 21, 2018

Chuck talks about the work of David Marquet on what he calls intent-based leadership. The idea is to delegate decision making authority to the people who have the information to make an informed decision. If it's good enough for a nuclear submarine, it's feasible in corporate life.

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Backlog Bankruptcy - 3×13

March 15, 2018

In this episode, Chuck talks about the concept of backlog bankruptcy, and how ridding your backlog of cruft can help spur you on.

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Affirmation - 3×12

March 7, 2018

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about affirmation as a signal that you are going in the right direction. The occasion for this episode is the relaunch's first Patreon subscriber, Lynn. Chuck talks about using the funding to enable transcription and why accessibility is important to him.

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Adapting to Change - 3×11

February 28, 2018

In this episode, Chuck takes a cue from the weather and talks about adapting to change.

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A Watched Metric Never Boils - 3×10

February 21, 2018

Chuck talks about metrics and why it's important not to fixate on a particular target. Although the episode doesn't call the out by name, this is an expression of a couple of well-known principles. The Hawthorn Effect says that which is measured will improve, at a cost. Goodhart’s Law says that when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

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Rules Crunch - 3×09

February 14, 2018

In this episode of the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about one of his favorite pastimes, roleplaying. There are a variety of rulesets out there, each with a level of detail in the rules ("crunch"). Through that lens, he talks about different agile practices.

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Reporting Problems - 3×08

February 7, 2018

This episode touches on a topic that has come up recently, differences in the ways that junior and senior team members report issues.

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Responses to Risk - 3×07

January 31, 2018

Today, Chuck talks about risk management theory and the ways to respond to risk. He talks about the difference between mitigating the likelihood of a risk and minimize the impact of a risk, then goes through the SARA acronym (share, accept, reduce, avoid).

Chuck refers to the episode 2x06 on surprisal in this podcast.

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The 5-second Rule - 3×06

January 24, 2018

This time on the Agile Chuck Wagon, Chuck talks about Mel Robbins' 5-second rule. No, not the one about picking up food off the floor. Mel has a technique for overcoming hesitation that Chuck shares with you.

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