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Episode 464: Rowland Savage on Getting Acquired

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Episode 464: Rowland Savage on Getting Acquired

Rowland Savage, author of How to Stick the Landing: The M&A Handbook for Startups, discusses mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and why it’s so important for software engineering startups to know the details. Host Gavin Henry spoke with Savage about why a startup should always be thinking about being acquired, the ways to ensure that it […]

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Episode 396: Barry O’Reilly on Antifragile Architecture

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Episode 396: Barry O’Reilly on Antifragile Architecture

Barry O’Reilly of Black Tulip Technology discusses Antifragile Architecture, an approach for designing systems that actually improve in the face of complexity and disorder. Host Jeff Doolittle spoke with O’Reilly about the characteristics of antifragility and the nature of complexity in software systems and business environments. Various processes and practices were discussed for applying the […]

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SE-Radio Episode 284: John Allspaw on System Failures: Preventing, Responding, and Learning From

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SE-Radio Episode 284: John Allspaw on System Failures: Preventing, Responding, and Learning From

John Allspaw CTO of Etsy speaks with Robert Blumen about systemic failures and outages; how are systems defended against outages?; why do they fail anyway?; why are failures not entirely preventable?; why do outages involve multiple failures?; the time that Etsy identified it’s own office as a potential source of fraud; the human as part […]

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SE-Radio Episode 250: Jürgen Laartz and Alexander Budzier on Why Large IT Projects Fail

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SE-Radio Episode 250: Jürgen Laartz and Alexander Budzier on Why Large IT Projects Fail

Alex Budzier of the Oxford Saïd Business School and Jürgen Laartz of McKinsey Berlin join Robert Blumen to discuss their research on large IT project failures. The show covers: What is a “large” project? What is the definition of failure? Cognitive biases and project failures. Are some attributes of projects predictive of failure? The catastrophic […]

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