Tag: Softwaredevelopment

  • EP24: Learnings from the Space Industry – Part 2 of 2 – The Challenger Disaster and on

    This episode is a follow-on from our previous episode about the Apollo space program. Marcel and Todd talk about the failures surrounding the Challenger Disaster as a cautionary tail for today’s leaders to consider to avoid the same pitfalls.

  • EP23: Learnings from the Space Industry – Part 1/2 – Apollo 11

    In this episode Marcel and Todd talk about management lessons learned during the Apollo era space program and how they can still apply in today’s management environment.

  • Ep22: Remote Interviewing

    We strongly believe that organisations with a successful future are those that embrace remote working practices. Not only does this address some of the challenges posed by the current Covid-19 crisis, but overall, allows organisations tap into a wider talent pool, work with a wider client base and most importantly make for better work life balance. In this episode we discuss remote interviewing with 5 super interesting guests….

  • EP21: How to do lightweight Inceptions

    Learn how to run super lightweight Lean Inceptions to kick off features, workstreams or short projects in the space of hours. We’ll talk about why inceptions are valuable, and how to run them.

  • Ep20: Tools to make your live (and initiative delivery) easier

    In this episode we introduce our new Core Tools Playbook and how these tools can help a team work more effectively and achieve better outcomes easier.

  • Ep19: Season 2

    Introducing The Burn Up Season 2. It's been a while, but we'll pick up where we left off, and talk about even more exciting things this season. So tune in, and join the fun....

  • Ep18: TL;DR – Risk/Issue Management

    In this episode Todd talks about the practicalities of Risk/Issue Management, including what risks and issues are, how to gather them, how to log them and how to review them.

  • Ep16: Team Roles – Delivery Manager / Scrum Master

    In this Team Roles episode, Marcel and Todd talk about the role of the Delivery Manager and Scrum Master. We talk about the difference between delivery roles and give practical advice on how to help teams reduce risks, remove blockers and… Deliver! We touch on the importance of 1-on-1 relationships with team members, the importance of servant leadership, project awareness, project management tooling, risk management, good project hygiene and how to become a delivery manager.

  • Ep14: Assigning teams to features or services

    In this episode Swathi Poddar and I are talking about a topic very close to our heart: how do we best assign work to our teams? Do we have clear ownership of features or services, and if so, what do we do with the ‘shared’ service we’ll invariably encounter? Are such services commonly owned, can anyone mess with them, or are we keeping them under tight guard, and we ask: ‘Who owns the frontend?’ Expect an interesting, possibly controversial discussion...

  • Ep13: Team Roles – User Research

    In our continued exploration into Team Roles, in this episode we talk to Erica Kucharczyk about the role of User Research. This is a role that is frequently overlooked, but can pay off huge dividends in the long run if quality research is incorporated into your development cycle. We discuss how research helps teams validate their value proposition, the value of user research, the process of designing, running and analyzing tests, Qualitative vs Quantitative, how to get into user research and what good looks like. So, get out there and do some research!