Expanding Beyond

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

14 episodes of Expanding Beyond since the first episode, which aired on 19 May 2020.

  • Episode 14: Working fully async (unblocking the mother lode)

    23 December 2020  |  43 mins 34 secs

    In this episode we answer our first listener question! We talk about a team that's distributed across many time zones and then end up discussing working fully async (instead of just working remotely).

  • Episode 13: Project rollercoaster

    9 December 2020  |  44 mins 11 secs

    In this episode we discuss the difficulties of communicating technical projects to other teams and to the company as a whole as well as what the difference is between having a role and having a title.

  • Episode 12: Let's Talk About Estimations

    25 November 2020  |  31 mins 45 secs

    Monica and Urban discussion estimations, the dangers around them, and how to do them right ... if you really have to.

  • Episode 11: WTF is quark‽

    11 November 2020  |  39 mins 47 secs

    In this episode we discuss mobile testing (again), pair managing, and online conferences.

  • Episode 10: I just like tests so much

    28 October 2020  |  34 mins 35 secs

    Monica and Urban discuss testing JavaScript apps (especially those that have never been tested before) and moving to a more stable server setup.

  • Episode 9: You don't want ortogonal vectors

    30 September 2020  |  33 mins 38 secs

    We discuss project planning and company wide alignment.

  • Episode 8: I understand your CTO

    16 September 2020  |  35 mins 12 secs

    We discuss how to handle outages and how to measure productivity for managers.

  • Episode 7: We are young in our minds

    2 September 2020  |  33 mins 2 secs

    We discussing hiring and how we define seniority in the field and getting there.

  • Episode 6: Writing Is Not Easy

    19 August 2020  |  36 mins 16 secs

    We discuss testing react apps, an overflowing (but groomed) backlog, iOS development, weekly reviews. Monica also discovers that writing is hard. 😱

  • Episode 5: Monkey See, Monkey Do

    5 August 2020  |  36 mins 9 secs

    Monica and Urban discuss meta programming Ruby, being a good manager and TDD.

  • Episode 4: Let's Build A Bridge And See If It Holds

    17 July 2020  |  36 mins 33 secs

    Monica and Urban discuss the differences (or lack thereof) between "real" and software engineering, the bus factor, and being kind to your users.

  • Episode 3: Self-Organising Teams and Strategic Planning

    22 June 2020  |  32 mins 21 secs

    In this episode Urban talks about his team and the challenges of working in a self-organising team and Monica discusses her experiences with strategic planning.