27 episodes

Since publishing best-selling book, Project to Product, technology business leader, Dr. Mik Kersten, has introduced transformative frameworks and ideas for delivering software at scale. He has given numerous standing room only keynotes and presentations worldwide and is an internationally recognized thought-leader.

In this podcast, Mik + One, nothing is off the record as Mik sits down with industry leading guests and delves into how they deliver value and drive digital transformations in their organizations.

Tune in for a new episode every two weeks! Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode.

Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
www.projecttoproduct.org

Mik + On‪e‬ Dr. Mik Kersten: Author of Project to Product and Founder & CEO of Tasktop

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Since publishing best-selling book, Project to Product, technology business leader, Dr. Mik Kersten, has introduced transformative frameworks and ideas for delivering software at scale. He has given numerous standing room only keynotes and presentations worldwide and is an internationally recognized thought-leader.

In this podcast, Mik + One, nothing is off the record as Mik sits down with industry leading guests and delves into how they deliver value and drive digital transformations in their organizations.

Tune in for a new episode every two weeks! Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode.

Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
www.projecttoproduct.org

    Episode 26: Mik Kersten + Eric Willeke

    Episode 26: Mik Kersten + Eric Willeke

    In this episode of Mik + One, Mik is joined by Eric Willeke, Co-Founder and Principal of Elevate.to.

    In this episode, Mik and Eric touch on many key points around simplicity and flow to drive successful digital transformations, including:

    - Lean-agile techniques and helping organizations to understand agility, progress and reorganize around it
    - How inherent simplicity relates to flow and how to reverse Work in Progress (WIP) issues and bottlenecks
    - Agile sponsorships and the importance of tying agility to the company’s purpose and market outcomes in a clear and obvious way
    - The risks of mechanical adoption and why it’s a common pitfall
    - The danger of proxy metrics and advice to organizations to drive successful digital transformations and organizational process in 2021

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    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com

    For more information about Eric Willeke and to view the full list of additional resources, visit:
    https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/eric-willeke/

    • 54 min
    Episode 25: Mik Kersten + Rene Te-Strote

    Episode 25: Mik Kersten + Rene Te-Strote

    In this episode of mik + One, Mik is joined by Rene Te-Strote, Senior IT Project Lead for the BMW Group.

    In this episode, Mik and Rene discuss Rene’s contributions to innovate the BMW Group by mixing hardware and software development and other key discussion points including:

    - How Rene started his career in BMW, first working in a production plant and then moving to the IT department
    - Some of the foundational principles Rene applied to innovate and point the organization in the right direction, such as thinking of the entire manufacturing process as a product
    - How Rene accelerated the speed of innovation in an industrial context, and how simulation has become a key part of car manufacturing at BMW Group
    - Where Rene’s high-performance computing clusters are at now
    - Rene’s insights into the next 10 years within the automotive industry

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    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com

    For more information about Rene Te-Strote, visit: https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/rene-te-strote/

    • 41 min
    Episode 24: Mik Kersten + Adrian Cockcroft

    Episode 24: Mik Kersten + Adrian Cockcroft

    Kicking off the first episode of 2021, Mik is joined by Adrian Cockcroft, VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy at Amazon Web Services.

    In this episode, Mik and Adrian discuss Adrian’s predictions for application architecture in 2021, what’s happening with microservices architecture and other key discussion points including:

    - Serverless services and why the time is now to use the fastest way to deliver these applications
    - Adrian’s guidance for using AWS’ new greenfield applications that can help quickly bring a product to market
    - How organizations can use Wardley maps as a powerful tool to map out their efforts and navigate rapidly changing technology landscapes
    - How Adrian approaches chaos engineering
    - Big data, its uses and what problems you can solve with it
    - Amazon’s efforts with sustainability and renewable energy, and how moving a workload to the cloud could dramatically reduce a client’s carbon footprint

    Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to leave your review.

    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com

    For more information about Adrian Cockcroft, visit: https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/adrian-cockcroft-ep-24/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 23: Mik Kersten + Gail Murphy

    Episode 23: Mik Kersten + Gail Murphy

    In the final Mik + One episode of 2020, Mik is joined by Gail Murphy, Tasktop Co-Founder, and Professor of Computer Science and VP of Research and Innovation at the University of British Columbia.

    This episode with Mik and Gail includes discussion points around:

    - Insights into some of the cutting edge research projects Gail has led on productivity, tooling and development teams
    - Measuring individual, team and organizational productivity and unproductivity
    - Software development as a complex task and the need for teams to have autonomy to apply complex work
    - The fundamentals of decision making and the importance of flow for a fast feedback loop and continuous learning cycle

    Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to leave your review.

    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com

    For more information about Gail Murphy, visit: https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/gail-murphy

    • 52 min
    Episode 22: Mik Kersten + John Cutler

    Episode 22: Mik Kersten + John Cutler

    Joining Mik on this episode of Mik + One is “sage and poet of product thinking” John Cutler, Head of Product Research & Education at Amplitude.

    In this episode, Mik and John discuss:

    - Defining what a product is
    - Rethinking how to apply product thinking to force multipliers and change steps
    - The “six sense” required to understand the challenges of software design and technology
    - What traditional enterprises can learn from startups and tech 2.0 companies
    - Mapping organisational structure to strategy to drive innovation
    - Embracing the interplay of skills and knowledge across the organization

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    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com

    For more information about John Cutler, visit: projecttoproduct.org/podcast/john-cutler/

    • 57 min
    Episode 21: Mik Kersten + David Anderson

    Episode 21: Mik Kersten + David Anderson

    Joining Mik on this episode of Mik + One is David Anderson, Director of Technology, Liberty IT.

    In this episode, Mik and David discuss:

    - Liberty IT’s journey into a serverless-first world
    - A customer over cost-centric approach to cloud
    - Removing “undifferentiated heavy lifting” from work environment
    - Creating “two-way door” architecture for flexibility and flow
    - Using “lego blocks” to help engineers build innovative solutions on the cloud
    - Shift away from traditional IT to partner-enabling technology

    Subscribe to the Mik + One podcast today so you never miss an episode and don’t forget to leave your review.

    Follow Mik on Twitter: @mik_kersten #MikPlusOne
    www.tasktop.com

    For more information about David Anderson, visit: https://projecttoproduct.org/podcast/david-anderson/

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

BuckSlayer0324 ,

Great podcast!

Love the way you tackle big systems issues and generate new insights.

Yogi_bears_tie ,

Perfect Topic

Using his material to try to get my management to maximize going from Waterfall to Agile by also going from projects to products.

NaomiLurie ,

Inspiring and thought-provoking

I really enjoyed the first two episodes with Mik and Gene Kim talking about their insights from working with hundreds of CIOs. These are two people who truly care about making every traditional business as successful as big tech companies and digital natives—and their passion is palpable. The stories they share are inspiring, funny and honestly a little scary! Recommend it highly for anyone working in software delivery!

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