The Delivery Manager Daily
Ep 27 - Doing the Disco
Season 1, Ep. 27
In this podcast, I talk about my recent experience on the discovery I did, which was predominantly remote. The disco phase is an important aspect of any project, allowing you to often validate your thinking to ensure the thing you're doing is the right thing. Read more on the blog, and get involved @dm_daily on Twitter, @mariodc
Ep26 - your 100 day plan
Season 1, Ep. 26
You will often as you progress your career in delivery, be asked for a 3 month plan. Usually for a client, sometimes for a job interview, sometimes for the C-level exec. But that 100 day plan is your commitment to the next 90 days or so. Whenever I get stuck into anything, be it a project, a proposal or 'here's how shit is going to go down' there's a few things to think about. Read more at mariosblog
What I do when I deliver
Season 2, Ep. 24
in this episode I'll be talking about what I do again & again when I deliver projects. These are things I've weaponised which get me results and I want to start drilling down into them a bit more.
Agile doesn't work, there's too many people on your project & hybrid work sucks
Season 2, Ep. 23
I've reflected over the last three years to determine that no matter the framework, methodology or approach, it's always to try & tackle the real issues which are often left to just be...well...issues. There are often far too many people involved in a project, causing any mechanism you use for scale or communication to groan at the seams. Hybrid working just compounds this further. Let's tackle the problems, rather than adding something over the top to superficially 'improve' things. You can read my thoughts here https://www.mariosblog.co.uk/agile-sucks-balls-hybrid-aint-working-youve-way-too-many-people-on-your-project/
Eight Steps to change your project
Season 2, Ep. 23
In this episode, I talk about change. Most projects are complex, and often in need of occasional re-alignment. I find myself using Kotters 8 step model of change as a foundational pillar for all my project structures, and I talk about how I've implemented some of this, whether software or transformation, take a listen and tell me what you think. Join me on Twitter @dm_daily
Lets get ready to Scrumble
Season 2, Ep. 22
In this episode I talk about the Scrumble. If you use Nexus, buried deep within the Scrum user guide & in Ken Schwabers blog post form 2015 which is an interesting read in it's own right, the Scrumble is a way of pausing delivery in your project, when things are going wrong. Is it just a retro? Does it truly handle problems in projects or is it just a holiday for the Scrum teams? Let's find out. As always, thanks for listening, join in the conversation on Twitter @dm_daily - thanks for listening
Ep21 - when you **** up, yeah even I'm not perfect.
Season 1, Ep. 21
I think its important to reflect on when things don't go to plan. No ones perfect, especially not me. So when recently one of my projects went wrong (thankfully a rare occasion nowadays) I wanted to reflect. As always get me on Twitter @mariodc or @dm_daily or check out the blog mariosblog.co.uk
Ep20 - Being a DM and what the hell is even that?
Season 1, Ep. 20
In this episode, you'll learn about my life as a DM, as many people ask what I do & do you know what? I don't always know how to answer. Having recently spoken at Keele University about practical things to thing about around Agile, & realising how much Agile is at the heart of everything I do, I wanted to talk about it here. Get involved, @dm_daily on Twitter or visit mariosblog.co.uk
Leveraging video in your day to day comms
Season 1, Ep. 19
In this episode I wanted to talk about using video to make you a better communicator. How many times have you bashed out an email wishing you could recall it, or the sentiment was not right? How many times have you had to follow up with twenty emails to cover a nuance or detail in your project update? Do you find yourself saying the same thing, time & time again? Why not use video? In this episode I talk about how to do it and the practicalities of doing it.