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
The Weekly ReBoot - Bonus Episode! Rowan Bunning

Rowan Bunning joined us via Hangout in Sydney, we kindly gave up some time to talk to us about what he sees happening in the Agile community in Australia and Globally. Some of the anti-patterns we see in the trenches as well as what’s interesting in terms of new ideas, concepts, and books.

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Bonus Episode! Adrian Fittolani

It was delightful to have Adrian on The Weekly ReBoot as our final special guest bonus episode for 2018. Adrian is well known in the Agile community in Melbourne (and beyond) and brings his authenticity and passion to everything he does. Working with Adrian is a joy, and his genuine enthusiasm and capabilities are certainly unique among senior accomplished leaders of digital teams and companies. He’s a no B.S. guy and he just wants the best for people and teams and is striving to help us be better.

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Bonus Episode! Ed Wong

Today we talk to Ed Wong AKA @Littlehelper who runs Tabar who are well known for a bunch of Australian conferences and events. He is a quiet achiever in the Agile community and a real contributor to sharing of knowledge and collaborating across many platforms companies, independents and experts in the industry. It was great and fun, as always, to chat to Ed.


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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Week 8

This week we talk about reflections, articles and blogs without ads (the scourge of our eyeballs) some good books and people to follow and the merits of email. It’s near the end of the year and things are getting loose! Many rabbits went down holes.

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Bonus Episode! - Erin at Spotify in New York

Erin lives in New York at Spotify! Complete with New York sirens in the background we talk about what it’s like working there.


Having the scale that Spotify has requires the need for smooth execution to increase the likely-hood of success and coaching is one way to help with that.


Erin comments that the Technical Engineering practices of Envato -  a place where we both have worked in the past - were of a high standard, so we have high expectations of software development teams, and there’s a mix at Spotify.


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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Week 5

This week we talked hack events, internal learning conferences, some Agile in real life, a dash of culture and why presentation packs are a bad way to communicate, Agile Australia submissions and a special guest!

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Bonus Episode! 10 years of Scrum and Agile meetup Reflections

Last weekend Alex spoke along with many other agilitists at the 10 year birthday of the Scrum and Agile Meetup that Martin Kearns originally started and many more have continued as a learning community. Now over 4500 people belong to this meetup and some amazing offspring of this community have been the many talks, and conferences and gatherings and conversations had over the years.

Alex recorded herself talking on her reflections since 2010 in the morning sessions.

Tune in and enjoy!

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Bonus Episode! Mike Coon

Mike Coon is @Mikeonitstuff at Twitter and describes himself as a Symmathecist of teams and organisations. Interested in Diversity and Inclusion, Strategy, Agility, DevOps, Code as Craft and a better industry and society.

We caught up with Mike for a great interview where he discusses his view on Big Consultancies working with small consultancies, coaches and contractors on and in Agile Transformations.

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Alexandra Stokes
The Weekly ReBoot - Week 3

This week we were very bloggy in general, plus we include the tail end of a conversation I had with Mike Coon, catch the full conversation in our Bonus Episode. We talked about Mob Programming, Dress Codes, Glenn Davies’ rebellions against suits and can you believe we’re STILL talking about big consultancies delivering Agile Transformations?!

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Alexandra Stokes