The Weekly ReBoot - feat. Rajesh Mathur!

Rajesh Mather is an independent Agile consultant who helps execs and teams implement agile practices and importantly agile mindset, he is also a passionate conference organiser and has set up and run many conferences including Testing Days many meet-ups and new conference on the block which is the Agile Culture Conference running on the 6th of September

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Mini Hack #14 Creating space for more women's voices


Today a women-in-tech inspired mini hack, how to invite more women’s voices to participate and ask questions in open forums at conferences.

Here’s the problem, Men always ask questions first, and are always more likely to follow up with more questions and then build on them. Here’s the article that Ed O’Shaunessy shared that has the data on this topic and convinced me to do something more intentional in our session in the afternoon.

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - LIVE RECORDING! The Good The Bad and the Ugly at LASTconf Melbourne

Welcome to The Weekly ReBoot, something a little different this week. Ed O’Shaunessy @agileeddie and I were lucky enough to host a panel of Luminaries at LASTConf Melbourne. Ed is an agile coach currently working at ANZ in their big transformation and it’s always great to co-host a session with Ed. It was also a great opportunity to have so much experience on the panel, from such a diverse collection of speakers

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Mini Hack #13 Write Better Descriptors

Todays episode is another mini hack, and it’s about Writing better descriptors, for your tasks, cards, or stories, or basically for whatever you call the units of work you do.

In the beginning, just after the dark ages of software in the 90s, people were discovering better ways of developing software and a thing called the ’User Story’ was created.

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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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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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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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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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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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