Do you record a quick and dirty 'done' video?
  v7.0 Posted at 16/02/2018 10:07 AM by Tiago Araujo

​​​​When you've finished a PBI you should record a video to send to your product owner and anyone else that is interested. They can even double as release notes for your users.

Here's a quick video describing how to record and edit a quick done video.

Notice how it itself is also in the done video format?

Here are the key things to remember:

  • Record in one take. It doesn't matter if you stuff up or something goes wrong, treat it like you're having a conversation with them in the room. If it's super bad, just start again.
  • Remove visible bookmark bars, browser tabs, add-in icons and taskbar items to make it easier to view (See Rule: Do you make sure your screen recordings are easy to view?  ).
  • If you are using a browser such as Chrome then you should first zoom to 125% ideally (See Rule: Do you always zoom in when using a projector?  ) before the recording.
  • Record at 1920x1080 (aka 1080p). This gives the best balance of detail to size, so it's readable on a mobile phone.
  • Don't edit the video, just include your face at the beginning and end, using the fading functionality.
  • It's supposed to be quick and easy to make. If you spend too much time, you will be less likely to want to do it again in future.
  • Be quick and concise, you don't want to waste other peoples' time either!

Let's look at an example by Ben Cull.
E.g. SSW TimePRO - Power BI Ad-Hoc Reporting:

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