Supporting learning, developing skills

We do this by:

  • helping our clients reinvent their organisations using agile and lean methods and thinking, through meetups, training and events.

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

We are a collection of leading agile thinkers, implementers and practitioners, who came together to help clients build great teams that confidently tackle complex projects and respond effectively in a disruptive, competitive landscape.

We run Community Learning Events, such as LAST Conference and 1st ConferenceSpark the Change is our event for change agents creating purpose, collaboration and well-being in business.

We bring leading experts to Australia, such as Alistair Cockburn, Jurgen Appelo, Michael Sahota and Bas Vodde, who share their ideas and techniques through training and speaking.


Featured Training

Visual Management

Energise teams and improve performance with Visual Management

How do we move beyond visualising “To Do, Doing and Done”? How can great visualisations support more energised and focused teams? How can the best visuals encourage better practices without management intervention?

Ben Hogan will be running his half-day Masterclass in Melbourne and Sydney in January, February and March 2017.

Agile and Lean Change Masterclass

Agile and Lean Change Management in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Part of Happy Melly (Jurgen Appelo, Management 3.0 etc)

In an increasingly complex and agile workplace, it is becoming massively important to be able to skilfully manage change, and our Agile and Lean Change Management experts will give you a powerful framework with which to do this.

Lean Change Management is part of the global Happy Melly network. Tabar has a relationship with Jurgen Appelo's Happy Melly network, stretching back to 2012. We have brought Jurgen out to Australia to speak and teach.

Our position is unique in Australia, and combining this with our two pronged Change Management/ Agile Management expertise is the best way for you to adapt to the new world of work.

Masterclasses are currently being scheduled for 2017.

Dr Alistair Cockburn

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February & March 2017

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…

  • Advanced Agile Masterclass
  • Heart of Agile for Senior Leaders
  • Use Case to User Stories and Story Maps
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Business Agile

He is also available for private training and consulting.

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

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We partner with Venkatesh Krishnamurthy, the only LeSS trainer in Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive experience in applying Large Scale Scrum in complex corporate environments. He has also worked closely on projects with Craig Larman, the co-founder of LeSS.

We will be offering courses in 2017 such as the Certified LeSS Practitioner course. This 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 will also be offering shorter, introductory LeSS courses.

Certified Agile Leadership

Tabar is excited to bring Michael and the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1) course to Australia for the very first time in May 2017.

This this course will be held in Melbourne (May 8-9) and in Sydney (May 1-2).

 

Featured Event

1st Conference

1st Conference will be held on 2 & 3 March 2017, in Melbourne

Our main speakers will be Jurgen Appelo (Management 3.0, Managing for Happiness) and Dr Alistair Cockburn, original signatory to the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. 

The event is for those who are early in their agile journey, those who work with them, and also for the  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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Event highlights

LAST Conference

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The 5th LAST Conference was held on 30 June and 1 July 2016 in Melbourne and was 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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Spark the Change

Change your organisation for the better! Spark the Change helps you to discover meaning and identity at work, to bring real, lasting improvement to your organisation.

Participants of #SparkMEL, have learnt from colleagues from REA Group, TomCar, Seek, The Fitzroy Academy, Westpac, MYOB, Envato, Vinomofo, The University of Melbourne's Centre for Positive Psychology, Buro Architecture, cogent, The Holos Group and more. They have been inspired with ways to stimulate positive change in organisations.

Spark Melbourne is part of a global movement that runs events in Toronto, The Netherlands, and London. Our sister event Dare Festival has been staged in Antwerp since 2013.

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Course Highlights

Management 3.0

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Management 3.0 Agile Leadership Practices is innovative, experiential learning that provides insights and practices for dealing with complexity and uncertainty in organisations. It was developed by Jurgen Appelo, a leading Agile author, thinker, blogger and inspirational change master. 

The course helps participants to create high performance teams and lead and manage Agile organizations. Development managers and team leaders need to learn what their new role is in developing and leading Agile organizations. 

Tabar pioneered Management 3.0 in Australia and New Zealand, bringing Jurgen to this region for the first time in 2012.

Agile Business Analysis

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With course content devised by Tabar's Craig Brown, 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.

Introduction to Kanban

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BEN HOGAN'S 2 DAY COURSE

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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