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Maybe you haven’t analysed it enough? Calculated Choices. Carefully Considered. Absolutely Analytical.
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42: Activity

42: Activity

2020-06-1813:04

Showing activity is considered by many to be THE critical pre-requisite to managing their teams productivity. What if they're wrong?<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://engineered.network/analytical/episode-23-metrics/">Analytical Episode 23: Metrics</a></li> </ul> <br>
41: Crisis

41: Crisis

2020-04-0308:43

The Coronavirus, COVID19, SARS-CoV-2, is the biggest global crisis many generations have faced. Through our increasingly enforced social distancing and isolation, I've witnessed something unexpected that's not what you think.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome_coronavirus_2">Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2</a></li> <li><a href="https://join.slack.com/t/engineerednetwork/shared_invite/zt-d8au00x0-Nosvgmg1YPAgbS3YXZLlIA">Join The Engineered Network Slack</a></li> </ul> <br>
40: Pivot

40: Pivot

2019-04-1112:04

Whilst Pivot is a more recent terminology often used in the context of a startup, it applies equally to many aspects of our lives, our endeavours or our own groups within companies of all sizes. We look at when, how, why and importantly if you should pivot and what the cost might be if you do.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.startups.com/library/expert-advice/startup-business-pivot">The Truth About A Startup Pivot</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">Clubhouse:</a></b> <br><p>Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need.</p> Visit <a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">clubhouse.io/TEN</a>to learn more.<br>
39: Influence

39: Influence

2019-03-3112:02

When you're asked to direct a group of people sometimes you aren't their direct manager. In those cases you're expected to influence without authority. We look at how it's different, why it's hard and how you can go about it.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellevate/2018/10/08/5-ways-to-influence-without-authority/#2335636242bc">5 Ways To Influence Without Authority</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">Clubhouse:</a></b> <br><p>Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need.</p> Visit <a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">clubhouse.io/TEN</a>to learn more.<br>
38: Ideas

38: Ideas

2019-02-2811:17

Steve Jobs once said, the best ideas have to win. We unpack what that actually means in practice and ultimately look at how you can tell what the best idea actually can look like.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://engineered.network/analytical/episode-2-confpetence/">Analytical Episode 2: Confpetence</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.wsj.com/video/d8-steve-jobs-onstage-full-length-video/70F7CC1D-FFBF-4BE0-BFF1-08C300E31E11.html">Steve Jobs at D8 Conference 2010 Quote - 62:35</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">Clubhouse:</a></b> <br><p>Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need.</p> Visit <a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">clubhouse.io/TEN</a>to learn more.<br>
37: Owner

37: Owner

2019-02-1713:45

When you're delivering a project understanding who the actual owner is or owners are is crucial. We look at how to figure that out, and how to tell projects that can't figure that out.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/project-owner.html">Project Owner Definition</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">Clubhouse:</a></b> <br><p>Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need.</p> Visit <a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">clubhouse.io/TEN</a>to learn more.<br>
36: Familiarity

36: Familiarity

2019-01-2011:56

We dive into why familiarity seems to breed contempt, why first impressions are the most misleading and demonstrate my Latin is terrible.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Apuleius">Apuleius</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theidioms.com/familiarity-breeds-contempt/">Familiarity Breeds Contempt</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">Clubhouse:</a></b> <br><p>Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need.</p> Visit <a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">clubhouse.io/TEN</a>to learn more.<br>
35: Competency

35: Competency

2019-01-1214:50

In every broad discipline it's become impossible for one person to be competent in all aspects. Organisationally speaking, we look at how we could ensure a collective competency is maintained.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bartleby.com/17/1/52.html">The Four Oxen and the Lion</a></li> <li><a href="https://controlsystem.space/post/001/">Control System Space: Nobody is Competent, We Are All Human</a></li> <li><a href="https://engineered.network/analytical/episode-2-confpetence/">Analytical Episode 2: Confpetence</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">Clubhouse:</a></b> <br><p>Looking for an easy to use software development project management solution that everyone in an organisation can use? Clubhouse was built with Agile Development in mind with an intense focus on intuitiveness and responsiveness, supporting seamless integrations with standard version control and messaging systems and an extensible REST API to integrate anything else you might need.</p> Visit <a href="https://clubhouse.io/TEN">clubhouse.io/TEN</a>to learn more.<br>
34: Care

34: Care

2018-12-3011:37

There's always something that someone expects you to care about, but the dimensions of care we put our energy into can make or break us.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/care">Care</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="http://manytricks.com/pragmatic">Many Tricks:</a></b> <br><p>If you&rsquo;re looking for some Mac software that can do <strong>Many Tricks</strong> remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps.</p> Visit <a href="http://manytricks.com/pragmatic">manytricks.com/pragmatic</a> and use the Coupon Code <b>(listen to the episode to get the code)</b> for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!<br>
33: Sinking

33: Sinking

2018-12-2012:41

Looking at how maintenance teams function can reveal a lot about the system they're maintaining. We dive in the consequences of poor design and long term operational costs.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://engineered.network/analytical/episode-22-teamwork/">Teamwork</a></li> <li><a href="https://engineered.network/analytical/episode-23-metrics/">Metrics</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="http://manytricks.com/pragmatic">Many Tricks:</a></b> <br><p>If you&rsquo;re looking for some Mac software that can do <strong>Many Tricks</strong> remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps.</p> Visit <a href="http://manytricks.com/pragmatic">manytricks.com/pragmatic</a> and use the Coupon Code <b>(listen to the episode to get the code)</b> for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!<br>
32: Cloud

32: Cloud

2018-12-1014:30

With operational technology relying more and more on desktop computer platforms for control and monitoring, just how much can be put in the cloud safely?<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://controlsystem.space/post/003/">Looking Down from the Clouds</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="http://manytricks.com/pragmatic">Many Tricks:</a></b> <br><p>If you&rsquo;re looking for some Mac software that can do <strong>Many Tricks</strong> remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps.</p> Visit <a href="http://manytricks.com/pragmatic">manytricks.com/pragmatic</a> and use the Coupon Code <b>(listen to the episode to get the code)</b> for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!<br>
31: Self

31: Self

2018-11-0812:05

Understanding yourself and self reflection can be good thing, but it can go too far. How far is far enough and how do you know when to stop?<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-awareness">Self-Awareness</a></li> <li><a href="https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/self-awareness-matters-how-you-can-be-more-self-aware/">What is Self-Awareness and Why Does it Matter?</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="http://manytricks.com/pragmatic">Many Tricks:</a></b> <br><p>If you&rsquo;re looking for some Mac software that can do <strong>Many Tricks</strong> remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps.</p> Visit <a href="http://manytricks.com/pragmatic">manytricks.com/pragmatic</a> and use the Coupon Code <b>(listen to the episode to get the code)</b> for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time!<br>
30: Lists

30: Lists

2018-09-2709:58

Lists can be a great way of tracking things to do and random thoughts and ideas. But if they're abused they can drag you down into list-hell.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Duchess_of_Padua">The Duchess of Padua</a></li> </ul> <br>
29: Purpose

29: Purpose

2018-09-1308:37

Purpose and Passion are inter-related but in ways that might not be obvious at first glance. We unpack why purpose is critical and how it changes everything.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://engineered.network/pragmatic/episode-10-passion-over-academic-proof">Pragmatic Episode 10 Passion Over Academic Proof</a></li> </ul> <br>
28: Tools

28: Tools

2018-07-1211:11

Some people are obsessed with the tools they use to get the job done. How much better is the best tool vs the right tool and how much time should be spend seeking out the perfect tool for the job?<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ambigamy/201110/gear-acquisition-syndrome-lustily-buying-more-tools-you-need">Gear Acquisition Syndrome</a></li> </ul> <br>
27: Creators

27: Creators

2018-05-1712:32

There are creators, consumers and regurgitators of knowledge and information. Which and you? And why I think you should spend at some of your time creating something.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/creativity">Creativity Definition</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://makers4good.com/products/helio-solar-light-powerbank?utm_source=engineered&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=ENGINEEREDHELIO">Makers4Good:</a></b> <br><p>Makers4Good are an innovative company based in Palo Alto, California and they’ve recently released the HELIO: A Solar Light, Torch and Powerbank that&rsquo;s perfect for camping, hiking, emergencies, gazebos, use as a night light or wherever your adventures might happen to take you. All profits from the sale of the HELIO go to providing light and power for those in need.</p> Visit <a href="https://makers4good.com/products/helio-solar-light-powerbank?utm_source=engineered&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=ENGINEEREDHELIO">makers4good.com/engineered</a> and use the Coupon Code <b>ENGINEERED</b> for 20% off the total price of your order.<br>
26: Risk

26: Risk

2018-04-1917:07

Risk assessments are a critical part of engineering, but overly sensitive ones can paralyse an organisation. We look at how to make risk assessments useful and how to avoid some of the pitfalls.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/risk.html">Risk definition</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://makers4good.com/products/helio-solar-light-powerbank?utm_source=engineered&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=ENGINEEREDHELIO">Makers4Good:</a></b> <br><p>Makers4Good are an innovative company based in Palo Alto, California and they’ve recently released the HELIO: A Solar Light, Torch and Powerbank that&rsquo;s perfect for camping, hiking, emergencies, gazebos, use as a night light or wherever your adventures might happen to take you. All profits from the sale of the HELIO go to providing light and power for those in need.</p> Visit <a href="https://makers4good.com/products/helio-solar-light-powerbank?utm_source=engineered&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=ENGINEEREDHELIO">makers4good.com/engineered</a> and use the Coupon Code <b>ENGINEERED</b> for 20% off the total price of your order.<br>
25: Nostalgia

25: Nostalgia

2018-04-0712:55

What do Vinyl and CDs and Candles and LED Bulbs share in common? We explore the differences between better, and simple nostalgia.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question487.htm">Is the sound on vinyl records better than on CDs or DVDs?</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://makers4good.com/products/helio-solar-light-powerbank?utm_source=engineered&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=ENGINEEREDHELIO">Makers4Good:</a></b> <br><p>Makers4Good are an innovative company based in Palo Alto, California and they’ve recently released the HELIO: A Solar Light, Torch and Powerbank that&rsquo;s perfect for camping, hiking, emergencies, gazebos, use as a night light or wherever your adventures might happen to take you. All profits from the sale of the HELIO go to providing light and power for those in need.</p> Visit <a href="https://makers4good.com/products/helio-solar-light-powerbank?utm_source=engineered&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=ENGINEEREDHELIO">makers4good.com/engineered</a> and use the Coupon Code <b>ENGINEERED</b> for 20% off the total price of your order.<br>
24: Feedback

24: Feedback

2018-03-2216:13

Giving and accepting feedback to and from your manager or direct reports or even your peers is sometimes a missed opportunity. We explore how to make feedback useful again.<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_nauseam">Ad nauseam</a></li> </ul> <br>Episode sponsor:<br><b><a href="https://makers4good.com/products/helio-solar-light-powerbank?utm_source=engineered&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=ENGINEEREDHELIO">Makers4Good:</a></b> <br><p>Makers4Good are an innovative company based in Palo Alto, California and they’ve recently released the HELIO: A Solar Light, Torch and Powerbank that&rsquo;s perfect for camping, hiking, emergencies, gazebos, use as a night light or wherever your adventures might happen to take you. All profits from the sale of the HELIO go to providing light and power for those in need.</p> Visit <a href="https://makers4good.com/products/helio-solar-light-powerbank?utm_source=engineered&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;utm_campaign=ENGINEEREDHELIO">makers4good.com/engineered</a> and use the Coupon Code <b>ENGINEERED</b> for 20% off the total price of your order.<br>
23: Metrics

23: Metrics

2018-03-0110:20

Metrics can be very useful if they are carefully chosen. Badly chosen metrics can do more harm than good, so how can you tell the difference?<br>With John Chidgey.<br><p>Links of potential interest:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/metrics.html">Metrics Definition</a></li> </ul> <br>
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