Software Delivery Club: The Podcast

Each week I talk about business systems, automation, systems thinking and the human element. New episodes drop every Friday.

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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 source...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...