We want to change the World of Work for the better.

We do this by:

  • helping our clients reinvent their organisations using agile methods and complexity thinking

  • partnering with the leading minds in the world to bring the latest business innovations to Australia.  

We started our business as a collection of leading agile thinkers, implementers and practitioners. We've come together to help clients build great teams that confidently tackle their most complex projects and respond effectively in a disruptive, competitive landscape.

We support the agile community by running LAST Conference and 1st ConferenceSpark the Change is our event for change agents from across the business.

Featured Training



The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is involved in Large Scale Scrum and Agile projects and wants to apply this state-of-the art scaling approach. It is a 3-day course that presents LeSS Principles, Rules and Practices.

We are bringing Bas Vodde over from Singapore to run the Certified Less Practitioner course again, in November 2016. With Craig Larman, Bas is the author of Scaling Agile & Lean Development, Practices for Scaling Lean and Agile Development and Large-Scale Scrum. He is maintainer of the CppUTest C++ unit test framework and the Osaka Mac GUI automation library.

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Featured Event



The 5th LAST Conference will be held on 30 June and 1 July 2016 in Melbourne and will be held for the first time in Sydney on 25 July 2016.

LAST Conference is an affordable, grassroots mini-conference for Lean, Agile, and Systems Thinking practitioners.

The emphasis is on:

  • sharing of practical skills
  • real experiences of lean and agile adoption
  • the latest in systems thinking practice
  • gaining inspiration from fellow practitioners

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Recent highlights

Dr Alistair Cockburn


February and March 2016.

Dr Alistair Cockburn is best known as one of the original creators and signatory of the Agile Manifesto.

He is an authority on Use Cases, and author of books such as Writing Effective Use Cases, Agile Software Development the Cooperative Game, and Crystal Clear A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams.   

We are Alistair's partners in Australia and  present a range of his training courses based on his Heart of Agile framework.

Courses include…

  • Heart of Agile
  • Use Case to User Stories and Story Maps
  • Advanced Agile

He is also available for private training and consulting.

See this Overview page for more information.


1st Conference was held again on 15 February 2016, in Melbourne. 

Our first keynote speaker will be Dr Alistair Cockburn, original signatory to the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. We will also be joined by Ben Linders, for his first visit to Australia, from the Netherlands.

The event is for those who are early in their agile journey. It  is designed to complement LAST Conference (for more experienced community members), as a place for those who are newer to agile to start to explore the possibilities.

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19 October 2015

Change your organisation for the better! Spark the Change helps you to Work Smarter to bring real, lasting improvement to your organisation.

At #SparkMEL, you can learn from colleagues from Westpac, MYOB, Envato, Vinomofo, The University of Melbourne's Centre for Positive Psychology, Buro Architecture, cogent, The Holos Group and more. They will inspire you with ways you can stimulate positive change in your organisation.

Spark Melbourne is part of a global movement for change. Spark runs in Toronto, London and Melbourne. Our sister event Dare Festival has been stage in Antwerp since 2013.

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Recent Training

Agile Business Analysis (Swinburne University, CBD campus, Melbourne)


15-16 October 2015

Delivered by Tabar's Craig Brown, in partnership with Swinburne University's CBD campus,

This two day masterclass introduces the business analysis practice re-contextualised in an agile environment. The course will inspect the role of the business analyst and business analysis activities in major agile frameworks. The mindset and attitudes of an agile business analyst are also addressed.

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Introduction to Kanban

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The Kanban method is a popular Agile method for managing work, based on Lean and System Thinking concepts.  It has a focus on visualising the work, limiting the work to the team capacity and providing improved time to market and better predictability. 

This two day course covers the theory and practice of the Kanban process…

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We offer transformational and inspirational training for managers and teams. This includes Management 3.0, Innovation Games, Kanban, Introduction to Agile, Agile Project Management, and Agile Business Analysis.

Our Introduction to Agile, Agile Project Management and Agile Business Analysis courses are part of Swinburne University's Professional Short Course programme.

This is reinforced through detailed coaching and support to ensure you can realise the benefits of agility.

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