38 episodes

The Beer & Butterfly is a relaxing environment where we discuss core business challenges around all aspects of business transformation. Contact us at hosts@beerandbutterfly.co.uk, Linkedin or Twitter. Whether you are a professional, executive or a consultant, grab a drink and pull up a chair to join us in the conversation.

Beer & Butterfly Ian Kingstone & Jonathan (JP) Parnaby

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The Beer & Butterfly is a relaxing environment where we discuss core business challenges around all aspects of business transformation. Contact us at hosts@beerandbutterfly.co.uk, Linkedin or Twitter. Whether you are a professional, executive or a consultant, grab a drink and pull up a chair to join us in the conversation.

    Season 3 Retro: Getting shorter & sharper

    Season 3 Retro: Getting shorter & sharper

    It's time to hand the keys back to the landlord now that Season 3 draws to a close and the team at Beer & Butterfly want to wish all the listeners a fantastic Happy New Year for 2022. 

    Ian & JP catch-up one last time to review the previous season and look at how we can take learnings into Season 4 by reviewing what went well, what didn't go so well and what could be improved next time.

    If any of our listeners want to get in touch with the show feel free to get in contact with us on hosts@beerandbutterfly.co.uk
    0:00 - Intro1:11 - Happy New Year 20225:18 - What went well?11:53 - What didn't go so well?17:44 - What can we do better?21:19 - Audience feedback request24:26 - Last orders

    • 25 min
    Season 3 - Episode 10: Exploiting agile across the organisation...with Ken Peel

    Season 3 - Episode 10: Exploiting agile across the organisation...with Ken Peel

    The Beer & Butterfly has started it's preparations to shut it's doors again this wintery season but not before our final guest Ken Peel joins us at the table to talk about how organisations can exploit agile through mindsets, cultures, tools and techniques.

    The group catch-up and chat around a few films Ken has recommended Nomadland and Joker, JP is preparing for Christmas with some present drops in Lincolnshire and Ian is NOT rowing and NOT cycling.

    Ken takes the episode forward by kicking off with the three key areas of an agile organisation, discussing why starting with the scrum framework is probably not the right place to start and the dangers of consultants applying methods / tools universally as if one size fits all.

    For more information on Ken you can check out his LinkedIn profile here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenpeel/
    0:00 - Intro1:13 - Introducing our guest...Ken Peel10:38 - What have we been up to?20:37 - 3 areas of a successful agile organisation29:50 - Adaptive organisation - find the big constraints37:07 - Respond, innovate, adapt and go for the hard stuff39:16 - Don't start with the scrum framework46:56 - Focus on outcomes with Kanban54:11 - Holistic and change the hard stuff55:57 - The myth of universal applicability1:03:05  - Crafting an outcome and value driven approach1:14:42 - Thanking Ken1:16:43 - Pub quiz (Ian vs JP) - Final1:24:52 - Word on the street - Envisioning1:33:08 - Last orders

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Season 3 - Episode 9: The need for agility in retail...with Simon Parnaby

    Season 3 - Episode 9: The need for agility in retail...with Simon Parnaby

    As the third season starts to draw down to a close and we're getting close to Christmas, JP gets a visit from his older brother Simon Parnaby to join us at the table to talk about the need for agility in retail.

    The group catch-up and chat through getting ready for x-mas, experiencing the Polar Express event live, watching the new Hawkeye series and Simon highlights his experience of getting into a new hobby (tabletop board games - you're welcome JP).

    Simon takes the reigns of the episode and paints a picture of the retail industry during and post pandemic and outlines the challenges & opportunities in which they face to stay relevant, agile and serve customers via the channels they need at this time.

    For more information on Simon check out his LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-parnaby-4a0a306/
    0:00 - Intro1:12 - Introducing our guest...Simon Parnaby10:02 - What have we been up to?20:58 - How covid has affected retail25:45 - More focus needed especially on the customer26:55 - Bigger reliance on data27:39 - Collaboration, mindsets, reorganisation and change33:18 - Accelerated change and online / ecommerce37:30 - Focus on customer insight and online experience44:53 - Being as agile and resilient as you can be52:05 - Not all customers are the same55:21 - The digital experience passport59:35 - Views of the future in retail1:05:31 - Thanking Simon1:06:04 - Pub quiz (Ian vs JP) - Question 81:10:53 - Word on the street - CRM vs CDP1:19:22 - Last orders

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Season 3 - Episode 8: The trouble with operating models...with Adrian Wakefield

    Season 3 - Episode 8: The trouble with operating models...with Adrian Wakefield

    It's a new day and Ian & JP fancy a good old chat around something strategic and meaty.  So in walks Adrian Wakefield at the right time to talk about the trouble with operating models.

    JP recites his weekend of mishaps and disasters (trains, trees and Only Fools & Horses), Ian has switched cycling to rowing in a shed and Adrian talks about how the pandemic has allowed him to spend more time in North Spain.

    Todays episode dives deep into Business Operating Models and outlines the trouble with them, either because they are a conceptual diagram which people find it hard to consume or whether politically they realise the new designs means less power & influence in the new world.

    If you want to learn more about Adrian then check out his LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrian-wakefield-0372a53/
    0:00 - Intro1:12 - Introducing our guest...Adrian Wakefield5:00 - What have we been up to?15:30 - The trouble with operating models18:31 - Design principles upfront21:28 - Crafting and some rules of thumb27:10 - Business politics, powerbase and mindsets30:39 - No great textbook or practitioner guides35:18 - Shaping and then governance38:47 - Start with strategy, align on value43:57 - Pitching operating models to smaller enterprises47:41 - The iterative operating model53:55 - Pub quiz (Ian vs JP) - Question 759:20 - Word on the street - Minimum Viable Data Migration1:06:13 - Last orders

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Season 3 - Episode 7: Discovering Discoveries

    Season 3 - Episode 7: Discovering Discoveries

    Ian & JP are on their own tonight having a well deserved catch-up and getting prepared for Christmas whilst discussing what the term "Discovery" and it's importance within transformation.

    Ian is executing his Christmas present buying plan perfectly as it's being left to the last minute and JP has been getting his kids into Ghostbusters in readiness to watch Ghostbusters Afterlife.  Our hosts then chat through what the term discovery means and what typically the various stages are before rounding up why organisations should consider doing them.
    0:00 - Intro1:14 - Getting ready for Christmas5:38 - What have we been up to?14:13 - What is discovery?17:48 - Stages of discovery25:03 - When does discovery finish?27:38 - Doing discoveries remotely34:11 - Why do a discovery?44:01 - Pub quiz (Ian vs JP) - Question 650:06 - Word on the street - The positives of remote workshops1:02:33 - Last orders

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 3 - Episode 6: MID SEASON - Open House "Opportunities & Challenges within transformation"

    Season 3 - Episode 6: MID SEASON - Open House "Opportunities & Challenges within transformation"

    The Beer & Butterfly is getting rather full in this mid season episode where some old friends from Season 2 have decided to join us and talk about the opportunities and challenges happening within transformation right now.

    Ian & JP are joined by Sarah Walters, Tim Dew and Simon Woodhouse and catch up to chat through some meaty subjects such as:
    - Topic 1: How do we achieve a "change ready" organisation?
    - Topic 2: Is remote working working?
    - Topic 3: Sustainability and "Going Green"
    0:00 - Intro1:29 - Welcoming our old friends from Season 24:38 - Topic - What's happening in transformation right now?5:24 - Topic 1: How do we achieve a "change ready" organisation?33:54 - Topic 2: Is remote working, working as well as on site?54:40 - Topic 3: Sustainability and "Going Green" - Big Transformation1:09:23 - Thanking our Season 2 guests1:09:54 - Last orders

    • 1 hr 11 min

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