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Getting your Evenings and Weekends Back

Making software is fun. Running software can be less fun. How do you do both and not go insane? How do you make sure you’re not working all the time to keep your (virtual) baby up in the air? The same rules apply whether you’re a startup, a scale-up, a corporate, an individual, an open …

Welcome to Software Delivery Club – The Reboot

Welcome to the Software Delivery Club. Every week, we explore different aspects of the business of delivering software into production. Talking to industry experts about how they get to keep their production software running, whether you build or buy, how they cope with new features and product changes, how they keep their customers satisfied while …

Thinking in Systems & Change Management

How do we manage change? Assessing urgency and what does it mean when no-one is owning a (technical) systems problem? I talk about this common problem with projects and systems and how we can resolve it, touching on Incident Management and Product Ownership. Secondly, I spend a few minutes talking about the book “Thinking in …

Positioning Your Business Through Better Systems

EPISODE SUMMARY This week I talk about how to position your business through better systems. How to understand how important you are at the core of the message to your customers and how you can build a system of positioning that will allow you to play with marketing messages and land on what works best …

How Finance Directors Drive Strategy Through Systems

EPISODE SUMMARY What do Finance Directors (FDs) have to do with successful projects in organisations of all sizes? They control the purse strings, but they also control what happens and when. So can you have successful projects without FDs buying into the strategy for your business? This week I explore this topic in brief. I …

Interview with Ingrid Lill – Brand Consultant with a Pencil

EPISODE SUMMARY This week I’m talking drawing with Ingrid Lill. Ingrid is a Brand Strategist with a Pencil who use Visual Thinking techniques to help her creative and entrepreneurial clients understand who they seek to serve. I wanted to catch up with Ingrid after she helped me out with my positioning using her visual thinking …

System Mapping & Drawing Happy Pictures

EPISODE SUMMARY This episode is all about drawing pictures.  Visualise your systems, the inability to visualise your systems and also how to map your business using pictures. Last week I launched my free email course Know Your Systems. Signing up takes two seconds and you’ll receive 6 days of daily content on how to understand …

The Systems We Don’t See (and ones you’ve never heard of)

EPISODE SUMMARY We depend on systems in our life, in our business. Sometimes we don’t even know that they exist. This week I’m talking about systems that work well, and systems that sometimes don’t work well, and systems that can leave us in trouble if we don’t know we depend on them. I also have …

Who is responsible? (or the Machinery of Business)

EPISODE SUMMARY When it comes to our jobs or our companies we have some tasks that we have to do and some tasks that we want to do. But those can be the same on any given day. How do you know? How do you understand someone else’s perspective at work? In this episode I’ll …