Expanding Beyond

A tech podcast of sorts

About the show

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


  • Episode 19: I'm a software developer at heart (an interview with Niels Liebisch)

    24 March 2021  |  46 mins 4 secs

    In this episode we talk to CTO Niels Liebisch about his management philosophy, handling outages, hiring, and bridging the gap between development and other departments.

  • Episode 18: The complexity is only moving around

    10 March 2021  |  43 mins 24 secs

    In this episode we talk about the monolith, SOA, microservices, and why each makes sense under certain circumstances. We cover the technical aspects as well as the organizational components of choosing an approach.

  • Episode 17: Avoid knowledge silos. Argh!!!

    24 February 2021  |  34 mins 19 secs

    In this episode we discuss knowledge silos, how to avoid them, and when they are actually useful.

  • Episode 16: What does it mean to work remote?

    10 February 2021  |  48 mins 21 secs

    In this episode we talk about working remotely. How it changed for some who have been doing it before, and the experiences of newcomers.

  • Episode 15: I'm not a piece of sh*t!

    27 January 2021  |  49 mins 33 secs

    We discuss CVs and the differences between managerial ones and those for ICs as well as the difficulties that can happen when employees leave and how to avoid them.

  • 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.