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Join Expero's team of tech experts as they discuss best practices and lessons learned from the battlefield of consulting. Hosts and guests draw from a deep well of experience working with custom software products, supply chain optimization systems, biotech manufacturing workflows, financial service modernization efforts, and everything in between.

Join Expero's team of tech experts as they discuss best practices and lessons learned from the battlefield of consulting. Hosts and guests draw from a deep well of experience working with custom software products, supply chain optimization systems, biotech manufacturing workflows, financial service modernization efforts, and everything in between.

Location:

United States

Description:

Join Expero's team of tech experts as they discuss best practices and lessons learned from the battlefield of consulting. Hosts and guests draw from a deep well of experience working with custom software products, supply chain optimization systems, biotech manufacturing workflows, financial service modernization efforts, and everything in between.

Language:

English


Episodes

How to Kick Off a Project

11/1/2022
What does it look like to start a project off on the right foot? Join us as we discuss best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations for making your next project kickoff a success.

Duration:00:27:35

Product Thinking 101

10/4/2022
Product thinking is a bit of a buzzword in the business world today, but what does it really mean, and what does it look like to effectively incorporate it into your project? Join us as we discuss all these questions and more.

Duration:00:36:10

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

9/1/2022
Join us for a casual discussion about Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, including some of our concerns and predictions for the future.

Duration:00:34:29

Releasing Updates - Slow Drip vs All At Once

8/2/2022
When it comes to releasing new features, bug fixes, and UI updates, is it better to release everything all at once or to spread releases out over an extended period of time? And what are the risks if you choose the wrong approach?

Duration:00:37:48

Working With Distributed Teams

7/5/2022
Distributed teams, whether spread across cities, time zones, or even continents, are an increasingly normal and expected part of the business world today. So how can you still get work done and collaborate effectively within this new framework? Join us as we discuss Expero’s remote-first methodology, the need for clear communication, respect, and empathy across multicultural teams, and ways to foster meaningful connection and cooperation whether distributed across the world or interacting...

Duration:00:41:48

Consulting 101

6/1/2022
What does it really mean to be a consultant, and is it really all that different from contracting or working as a salaried employee? Join us as we highlight the key differentiators that make consulting a unique challenge that we enjoy taking on each day.

Duration:00:32:26

When User Testing Isn't Possible

5/2/2022
There’s no way around it: user testing is vitally important in software development. So what options do you have when, for whatever reason, you can’t speak with end users to validate what you’re building? Join us as we discuss these challenges and share some helpful methods we’ve employed when navigating these constraints.

Duration:00:29:23

Scope Creep

4/4/2022
If we’re honest, scope creep affects most if not all projects at some level, but that may not always be a bad thing. Join us as we discuss how to identify and navigate scope creep while also reframing it as a catalyst for good when managing projects of all shapes and sizes.

Duration:00:33:49

Ethical Thinking in Technology

3/1/2022
Today we’re discussing some of the questions that arise from the current conversations surrounding ethics and technology. From security and privacy concerns to issues of conscience and ethical training within the tech industry, join us as our tech experts weigh in with their thoughts and questions.

Duration:00:37:33

Refactoring

2/3/2022
Join us as our expert panel discusses the ins and outs of refactoring. We’ll talk through when it’s appropriate, lessons learned, risks and rewards, and other helpful tips from our years of experience.

Duration:00:35:41

Estimation

1/4/2022
Join us as we discuss the value of estimation and share some helpful methods and tips to consider when estimating time and effort. We’ll also discuss some common misconceptions and pitfalls that can creep into the estimation process and how you can help yourself and your team navigate through them.

Duration:00:36:55

Christmas Special: Building a Naughty or Nice App for Santa

11/29/2021
What if Santa approached you to build a naughty or nice list application for him? Where would you start? What questions would you ask? Why did he approach you to begin with? We spent way more time than we should have thinking through all of these questions so you wouldn’t have to. So pour yourself some eggnog, kick back by the fire, and join us for a peek behind the curtain to see how such a simple idea can quickly get out of hand. Have questions or thoughts about what we discussed today?...

Duration:00:32:53

Machine Learning: Gaining & Keeping Trust

11/9/2021
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are often subjects of heated debate around privacy, ethics, sustainability, job security, and sometimes even world domination. So how can data scientists, designers, and developers navigate that very real tension to build systems that are both trustworthy and trusted by their users? Join us as we discuss some of the concerns and solutions to these questions. Book recommendation by Dr. Graham: Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War...

Duration:00:43:56

Imposter Syndrome

10/11/2021
Imposter Syndrome, or put more simply, feeling like you’re not as skilled or capable as everyone else around you, affects more people than you may think. It can quickly turn from a passing thought to a constant worry, affecting your mental health, productivity, work relationships, and many other aspects of your career and personal life. Today we’re focusing on this common sentiment to discuss not only how to deal with it, but how to turn it into an opportunity for growth and career...

Duration:00:31:11

The Sunk Cost Fallacy

9/12/2021
Today we’re discussing the sunk cost fallacy - what it is, why it matters, and what to do when you find yourself or those around you buying into it. Have questions or thoughts about what we discussed today? Contact us at podcast@experoinc.com or on Twitter @experoinc

Duration:00:32:26

Tackling New Technology on the Fly

8/15/2021
New technology options are abundant and diverse. How do you know when it’s time to try something new or stick with what you know? How will these decisions affect your team as a whole? What do consultants consider when making these calls? Join us as we discuss all these questions and more. Have questions or thoughts about what we discussed today? Contact us at podcast@experoinc.com or on Twitter @experoinc

Duration:00:31:25

Running a Consultancy

6/29/2021
This week we’re joined by Expero’s Co-Founders to talk about what running a consulting firm is really like. We’ll discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that consulting offers, why attracting and keeping talented people is so vital, and how to punch above your weight to win big deals with big customers. Have questions or thoughts about what we discussed today? Contact us at podcast@experoinc.com or on Twitter @experoinc

Duration:00:38:01

Mental Health in Consulting

5/14/2021
Our own mental health is an important yet often overlooked part of our lives that affects everything we do. Burnout, anxiety, and stress often plague the world of consulting and require a proactive strategy to combat. Join us as we discuss how to foster a company culture of respect, openness, and care toward mental health needs as well as some of the strategies Expero has implemented to better support and care for employees. Have questions or thoughts about what we discussed today? Contact...

Duration:00:37:47

UX For Experts

4/30/2021
How does the UX design process change when your users are experts in their respective fields? Join us as we discuss the complexities of designing software for a subject matter expert rather than designing software for your parents and why it matters to take those differences into consideration. Have questions or thoughts about what we discussed today? Contact us at podcast@experoinc.com or on Twitter @experoinc

Duration:00:25:49

Navigating the UX & Development Handoff

4/6/2021
Clearly communicating design needs and goals between UX and development teams can be difficult to navigate. Join us as we discuss best practices, tips and recommendations, and lessons learned from our experiences in the world of consulting. Have questions or thoughts about what we discussed today? Contact us at podcast@experoinc.com or on Twitter @experoinc

Duration:00:27:28