How to Survive Death March Projects? (Part 1) – MES039

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How to survive Death March Projects Part 1Hopefully you guys remember Episode 37 Hopefully you guys remember episode 37. We talked about Death March projects. How to identify them. What their characteristics are. The reasons they happen. And about your decision to stay for them.

Today’s episode emphasizes the four major aspects how to survive a Death March project. In this context surviving more means to stay psychologically unharmed than physically shattered. Regularly these four aspects appear in certain combinations. That’s the reason you need to know all four of them to get the whole picture.

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Tech Chat: Why you need requirements with Joachim Reinke – MES038

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Joachim Reinke
“We do not need specificiation because our product is its own specification!” You know such kind of statements? You suffer from such kind of attitudes? Then you’re exactly right in this tech-chat with Joachim Reinke.

Joachim is an elaborated specialist for such kind of hassle. He is an engineer who specialized in the area of Requirements Engineering. He’s a crack in this area of the development and production process. We both got acquainted at the systems camp 2016 in Berlin.

Requirements engineering refers to defining, documenting and maintaining requirements to the sub-fields of systems engineering and software engineering. But the major question is – why does it seem that neglected in real development life. We’re discussing a lot about these aspects. The benefits you get out of well done requirements engineering are tremendous.
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What are Death March Projects? (Intro) – MES037

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Death March projects
Already at the very beginning of this podcast, in episode 5 I have talked about projects in problems. In this former episode I have talked about the warning signs if your project runs into trouble.

Everybody of us has some kind of understanding the term “Death March”. It’s from the military indicating a task you have a good chance to not stay alive. And the same could be, if you take projects in civil life in which the project members are working 13-14 hours each day, 6-7 days per week, for months. There is a good chance to lose people. But there’s also a good chance to fail the project itself.

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Tech Chat: Security in Embedded Systems – MES036

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AndreyNikishin_photoTech Chat: Security in Embedded Systems with Andrey Nikishin

You know such kind of story – everybody is talking about security, but not really everybody knows what it effectively means. Especially security in Embedded Systems has become a valid topic in the last years. My today’s guest has an intimate knowledge about all kind of aspects of security for Embedded Devices. I wanted to welcome Andrey Nikishin from Kaspersky Labs.

Many of you will remember Kaspersky Labs as one of the main competitors in providing anti-virus software. However they have become much more. Andrey describes himself as evangelist of new technologies and new business directions. As an expert for cyber security he is working very closely with Kaspersky OS – an operating system designed for security from scratch.

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5 simple tweaks to use Mind-Maps for meeting minutes – MES035

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5 simple tweaks to use Mind-Maps for meeting minutes

Summer has arrived in Germany and this is the best time to talk about Mind-Maps. Wait a minute. What do these two events have in common? Right! Nothing! But I needed a connection – and that’s what Mind-Maps will do for you – connect things. In this episode I will concentrate on using Mind-Maps for taking meeting minutes.

Taking minutes can be some real awkward story. But using Mind-Maps it gets more natural, more fluent, and more precise. But, doing it that way, I detected during running consecutive task-force meetings, that the Mind-Map approach is not that stringent. It needed some tweaks to get its real harmony and fluency. And this episode is about the five major tricks I have found during the last months when using Mind-Maps for taking meeting minutes.

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