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EP11: TL;DR - Status Reports
Status reports… all Delivery Managers need to do them. Love them or hate them, this short TL;DR episode will give you practical tips on getting the most out of your status reports and turn the chore into a great communication tool if you focus on your audience and quality, concise content. Show Notes The main purpose of status reports is to report out the status of your project to the team and stakeholders. Things to include on a status report: - Team name and Date - Summary - RAG Status...
EP10: TL;DR - Backlogs
Most software delivery use a story backlog to manage delivery: effectively a list of things to delivery. But often the backlog is at best a mess, at worst confusing and misleading. A good backlog provides structure and facilitates delivery, a bad one adds confusion and inefficiencies. Here is our 5 minute fix to help you optimise your backlog. Find detailed show notes on this episode page: https://burnupmedia.com/2019/04/01/ep10-tldr-backlogs/ Related reading:...
EP9: TL;DR - Story Mapping
Story mapping is maybe the easiest tool to quickly and reliably elicit requirements. It’s my default that always delivers reliable results, not matter the situation. Here is our 5 minute how-to. Find detailed show notes on this episode page: https://burnupmedia.com/2019/03/25/ep09-tldr-story-mapping/ Related reading: https://thedigitalbusinessanalyst.co.uk/storymapping-3a3f0d67d681 https://www.adaptivepath.org/ideas/the-anatomy-of-an-experience-map/...
EP8: Team Roles - Engagement Management
For this episode we have invited our colleague Dave Hewett to discuss all things Engagement Management, Client Service and Account Handling. We will touch on what good ‘client servicing’ means and where the balance lies between saying ‘yes’ and saying ‘no’. Ultimately engagement management is all about ensuring delivery in a way that both the client and the delivery team are happy. Remember, only happy teams deliver good outcomes. Client services is a role of many ‘hats’ and switching...
EP7: TL;DR: User Story Writing
Everyone has heard of User Stories, most delivery teams use them, most business analysts or product owners write them, but often we are not writing them well. Here is our 5 minute fix to help you write great stories. Find detailed show notes on this episode page: https://burnupmedia.com/2019/03/06/ep07-tldr-user-story-writing Related reading: https://thedigitalbusinessanalyst.co.uk/what-makes-good-user-stories-451c56b5756f...
EP06: Team Roles – User Experience / Design / Service Design
For this episode we have invited our colleagues Isabell Britsch and Tarik Johnston to discuss all things Digital Design with us. We will touch on the importance of placing the user at the centre of things and in this context will explain the differences between service design (the overall end to end including the organisational view), user experience design (how user interact at the various touchpoints), user interface design (the design of an interface provided at a specific touchpoint). We...
EP05: Team Roles - Business Analyst / Product Owner
In this Episode we have invited our colleague Swathi Poddar to discuss why the Business Analyst and Product Owner are such important roles for every successful delivery team. Successful projects are based on a clear understanding of the domain, specifically goals and needs, and how to best satisfy these with a solution within the given constraints (time, money, regulatory, etc). With the Product Owner hat on, we take care of the up-front bit, i.e. the focusing on strategic fit, while with...
EP04 Team Roles - Team Composition
This Episode, the start a series on our Team Roles Series, we will set the scene on which roles are generally required for a well set-up software delivery team. In this Episodes we will be introducing each role and set the scene for subsequent episodes in which we will invite craftswomen and men skilled in the various roles to discuss raison d’être, what good looks like, value that role adds and, in fact, what that roes ‘does’. Expected insightful discussions with some of the industry’s top...
EP03 Offshoring and Distributed Teams
We’ve all been in situations where suppliers and clients alike were extolling the benefits of nearshoring, offshoring or other forms of cross-location working. And indeed there are very good reasons on why we may want to consider such resourcing strategies, but more often than not we find that making this work in practice and realising the benefits without introducing too much pain is harder than anticipated. Today, we are in Bangalore and have invited our colleague Swathi Poddar to talk...
EP02 Values Alignment
EP02 Values Alignment In this Episode we chat about Values. Values that we as individuals, as supplier and clients hold, and why it is important that we are mindful of such values. We discuss what happens when values are misaligned and propose ways on how to align them. Because we both know from experience: When values are misaligned, bad things will happen! Show Notes Interesting reading on topics mentioned in this podcast are the Agile Manifesto, and the less authoritative, but...
EP00 Introducing The Burn Up Podcast
EP00 Introducing The Burn Up Podcast Introducing The Burn Up: a podcast about all things Agile and Software Delivery. Based on our experience as IT consultants we will talk about what makes software projects successful or fail; we will introduce interesting concepts and techniques, dispel myths and challenge common assumptions. We will look at strategies and technologies and will chat with industry leaders and top talent. We will provide inspiration and guidance for clients and suppliers,...
EP01 What is Agile?
EO1 What is Agile? In this Episode with provide a high level view on what Agile is. We touch on mindset, process and techniques. We dispel the myth of Agile being a silver bullet that solves all software delivery problems, discuss whether Agile is always right and provide some early insight into how to apply Agile successfully. Show Notes Further reading on topics mentioned in this podcast are the Agile Manifesto, and the less authoritative, but nevertheless highly relevant Declaration of...
EP02 Values Alignment
In this Episode with chat about Values. Values that we as individuals, as supplier and client hold, and why it is important that we are mindful of such values. We discuss what happens when values are misaligned and propose ways on how to align them. Because we both know from experience: When values are misaligned, bad things will happen!