All episodes for the Mastering Embedded Systems podcast

5 hacks to succeed in discussions with your vendor – MES044

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Success with your vendorRight before my holiday I have made a bad experience. Some meetings with a vendor have gone sub-optimal to say the least.
There were several road blocks and nit-picking details which brought the meetings close to waste of time.

However it was a good opportunity to observe what could be done much more better when talking with vendors for technical problems. I have run a lot of such talks and I wanted to take this bad situation as trigger to collect my 5 hacks to get the most out of vendor discussions.

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Tech Chat: What QRAcorp can do for your requirements? – MES043

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Jordan Kyriakidis MES043After the last episodes about requirements engineering you might have thought: “What about the real thing? How will such a tool for requirements engineering look like? What’s in for me? And how can I get in touch with it?”

Right after episode 38 I got a message by Trevor Bradley from QRAcorp. Trevor wrote: “I really enjoyed your last podcast about Requirements! The episode was very relevant, as I’m with a research group in Canada creating tools for requirements engineering We just released our first beta tool called QVscribe.
We think requirements are definitely one of those unspoken (or at least underrated) vulnerabilities for today’s engineers, and so we really want to create something that’s on the right path for solving some of these vulnerabilities.”

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Tech Chat: How tools can relief your pain in Requirements Engineering – MES042

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Joachim ReinkeIn episode #38 I have already had the pleasure to welcome Joachim Reinke. Joachim is an expert in requirements engineering. In episode 38 he explained the reasons why we definitely need requirements engineering.

And today I’m happy that we managed to continue our talk. We’re discussing the big pain points in Requirements Engineering. And how it is possible to relief this pain. But we also needed to back up a little bit to grab the bigger picture. Read more

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How to Survive Death March Projects? (Part 3) – MES041

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How to survive Death March Projects Part-3And here we are with the third and last part of how to survive Death March Projects. In episode #37 we have talked about how to define and detect Death March projects. And about your decision whether to leave or stay.

In episode #39 we have tackled the kind of actions you will face if you want to bring such a project to a good end. We have talked about politics and negotiations. About rational negotiations and negotiation games you should know. And how to identify accetable trade-offs or what to do if all negotiations fail.

Episode #40 was about people. How to hire for Death March projects. How to achieve loyalty, commitment and accountability. And the major aspects of communication and team-building. Read more

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How to Survive Death March Projects? (Part 2) – MES040

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How to survive Death March Projects Part 2In the last episode I have mentioned how important negotiations become in maintaining a Death March project. Today we’re focussing on another aspect: How to gather the right people in your project?

Especially in Death March projects your surrounding team mates might become the only persons you see for a very long time. Insist on having the right persons in your team. Expect overtime hours, but remember always that you’ve a long way to go. And at the very end you should have enough power to sprint for the last 100 meters.

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