The Weekly ReBoot - feat. Penelope Barr!

This week we caught up with a friend and a mover and shaker in the Australian agile community.

I love what she says about motivation and energy working at a large company, in particular:

She tries to "enable an environment where people can come to work with a sense of purpose and leave with a sense of accomplishment”.

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - feat. Michele Playfair!

Today we are playing an interview with Michele play fair. Michele describes herself as a Catalyst, glube, connection maker and faux Pa. on her twitter profile, but officially goes by the title of Exec director of YOW conferences. She has a background in technology and education and her job is even more diverse now in her director role for YOW.

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - feat. Hannah Browne!

Well here’s something that’s come from the Agile community, Hannah Browne has left Cevo. 

Hannah Browne was interviewed by me in November of 2017 when she was the GM of Cevo. She is very active in the Australian tech community and her mission is about building and growing companies. In 2017 Cevo was two years old and 30 people strong, bigger and stronger now Hannah has decided to move on, but I wanted to re-play this interview and hear again what makes Hannah tick

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - feat. Andy Kelk CTO of Marketplacer!

Andy Kelk is the CTO of Marketplacer :  a platform which enables their customers to create all types of marketplaces.

He created his own podcast! FEEL  - Finding Engaged and Empathetic Leaders podcast

https://feelpodcast.org/

I really enjoyed our chat, I always look forward to running into Andy at conferences and events, he often presents on interesting topics, and we’ve done a double act of MC’ing 1st conference for the last couple of years which is always fun. 

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Mini Hack #10 - #NoEstimates please

Welcome to the weekly reboot your regular Friday debrief coming from the agile community here in Melbourne and beyond, today another mini hack, and I estimate it’s going to be..roughly 9 mins long. It might be 6 but it could be longer, even 10 or 12. Can’t really say right now, we’ll see how we go... 

So yes that’s right today we are talking about a hot topic which is estimating! 

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The Weekly ReBoot - Mini Hack #5 What's our Cadence?

This week on The Weekly ReBoot another mini hack! We know that there’s a lot of people out there that are in organisations that insist on doing Big Up Front Design for large pieces of work, in the name of reducing risk, we believe that is flawed and inherently more risky.

Learn how you can ask ‘What’s our Cadence?’ in a way that helps move those big lumbering projects with their Big Up Front Design into something more Agile.

We have a special offer for 12 lucky people that want to sharpen their development skills

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Mini Hack #3 Small Smaller Smallest

This week on The Weekly ReBoot another mini hack! This time we talk about the five reasons why breaking things into small things make us perform better as a team, and why bringing that mindset (which is truly one of the key parts of an agile mindset) to everything you do, makes you a super useful asset for any team.

Discover why the best things come in Tiny packages!

Thanks to Dave Grohl for his contribution: Dave Grohl plays Tiny Dancer

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Bonus Episode! Tom Varsavsky Chief Engineering Officer of REA Group

Tom Varsavsky is the Chief Engineer of REA Group, the global force behind digital real estate giant realestate.com.au . He oversees a community of over 600 technologists and represents tech at the exec level. It was great to talk to Tom about his adjustment to the role, what it takes to grow and sustain a high performing engineering culture and capability as REA has grown.

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Alexandra Stokes