Software Delivery Club: The Podcast

Every two weeks (or so) I talk about software delivery, software product design, supportability, business systems, automation and the human element.

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EPISODE SUMMARYI talk to Tom Kennes, sustainable cloud consultant and ambassador for the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA). We discuss how IT and software delivery can be more sustainable and what happens when Ronaldo uses Instagram. We also talked about the impact of programming language choice on carbon footprint, the amount of energy used when...
When was the last time you did an MVP that was actually minimal? How often do we get it right and truly focus on delivering something of value to the customer? This time, I riff on the idea of how to get a true MVP not only past the idea stage but into production no...
Software Delivery Club with Richard Bown
In this episode we explore the way that technology, tools and architecture can affect the product that you are building. As engineers do we need to think more about product side? As product marketers what can we do to understand how the technology choice informs or limits our product possibilities? How do we deliver software...
Software Delivery Club with Richard Bown
The same rules apply whether you're a startup, a scale-up, a corporate, an individual, an open source project contributor. You're part of your own support problem. This time I discuss what it's like to be a coder who wants to have it all - the good times and the bad times - but wants to...
Software Delivery Club with Richard Bown
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 also keeping themselves and their engineers...
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...
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...
EPISODE SUMMARY When you first get a taste for working in a company you think you can change the world. Eventually you realise that the world is just fine and it’s you that needs to change – and sometimes this can take a long time. When you have a business and you want it to...
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...
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...