Do you record a quick and dirty 'done' video?
16/02/2018 10:07 AM by
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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