Expanding Beyond

A tech podcast of sorts

About the show

Monica and Urban discuss their work life as developers and development managers.


  • Episode 55: Approaching things with curiosity

    3 November 2023  |  52 mins 27 secs

    Urban tells about his new job, and how it's quite different than the previous one. Monica thinks about her future and what kind of job to do next.

  • Episode 54: I am YOLO releasing

    14 September 2023  |  45 mins 16 secs

    Urban is just chilling, but Monica is trying to help her team to be less scared about releasing to production and maybe ... maybe go back to being a developer ... at some point.

  • Episode 53: I Am The Mother Of The Team

    27 July 2023  |  42 mins 17 secs

    Urban talks about resigning and what to do for the remaining time and how different notice periods can affect offboarding. Monica is looking for contractors (let her know where to look!) and thinks about the similarities and differences when working for small or big companies.

  • Episode 52: Even This Guy Is Human

    10 July 2023  |  47 mins 17 secs

    We discuss rubyday 2023, taking care of large applications, testing strategies for startups, and the dearth of practical literature around startups in general.

  • Episode 51: We have come out of hibernation

    12 June 2023  |  53 mins 25 secs

    Monica and Urban discuss what they've been up to in the last six months.

  • Episode 50: Make It As Easy As Possible

    20 December 2022  |  41 mins 31 secs

    We are reminiscing about doing 49 episodes, as well as answer listener questions!

  • Episode 49: I quit!

    29 November 2022  |  36 mins 13 secs

    Urban's company got acquired and Monica quits her job!

  • Episode 48: User stories are supposed to burn in hell

    24 October 2022  |  39 mins 11 secs

    Monica gets on her soapbox to complain about (the misuse of) user stories, rethinking processes in JIRA. We also discuss making decisions in big groups.

  • Episode 47: This is better than having a surprise

    7 October 2022  |  50 mins 40 secs

    We discuss OKRs, release testing, and Urban's side project.

  • Episode 46: You have to feel the pain

    10 August 2022  |  47 mins 1 sec

    We discuss how successful side projects require the same to scale than actual companies, but on a smaller scale, what to do as a manager when your team suddenly has a project manager, as well as release testing.

  • Episode 45: The chances of you being 80% right are very slim

    27 July 2022  |  37 mins 12 secs

    We discuss Urban's appearances on other podcasts (that you should listen to!) as well as Monica handling layoffs from the point of view of a manager.

  • Episode 44: Everybody is doing architecture!

    1 June 2022  |  45 mins 32 secs

    Where we talk about system design, architecture, roadmapping, and stakeholder alignment. While having a cold.