Community based learning experts
We help companies become learning organisations by giving their people the opportunities to learn and network with the best training, events and meetups.
Tabar operates by helping our community reinvent their organisations using agile, lean and systems thinking methods and principles, through Deep Learning Events such as conferences, training and professional meetups.
“Tabar” is an ancient word for "the tribe". We are servant-leaders who are passionate about helping our customers flourish. We are a business built on ideas from the Agile movement, tribal leadership, complexity theory, cognitive science, and positive psychology. We are inspired by Jurgen Appelo and the Happy Melly network, Tribal Leadership (Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fisher-Wright), Tribes by Seth Godin, Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh from Zappos, and Tribal Learning from Daniel Mezicks The Culture Game.
This includes working with leading international names. They include: Dr Alistair Cockburn, an original signatory to the Agile Manifesto for Software Development, Bas Vodde, co-founder of Larege Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Jurgen Appelo, creator of Management 3.0 and founder of the Happy Melly network.
Tabar is the pioneer of Management 3.0 in Australia, having first brought it to these shores in 2012, and with a unique relationship with its founder, Jurgen Appelo.
We have helped businesses across a range of industries, including Telstra, AGL, Sportsbet, Education Services Australia, Sensis, Open Universities Australia, REA Group, RMIT University, Swinburne University, Aconex, SecurePay, Digital Turbine, and Toll Global Logistics.
Engagement of the local agile and lean community is part of our DNA. We sponsor the Melbourne Agile and Scrum User Group, Agile Product and Project Managers Melbourne group and Agile Product Owners and Business Analysts Melbourne group. We also organise tours to the Toyota Altona plant, to see Lean principles in action.
Ed, Managing Director, Team enabler
Ed constantly searches for new and better ways to enhance learning and loves helping teams.
He has been project consultant, product inception facilitator, development manager, agile coach and trainer. His special interests are in User Experience and Design Thinking, Organisational agility, Product Management, Scrum, and Lean. He's worked in large ASX and FT100 listed companies, as well as smaller digital agencies.
He is an organizer in the Melbourne Agile Meetup and Conference communities and founded LAST Conference, 1st Conference and Spark the Change Melbourne.
Ed is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Agile Leader, a Certified LeSS Practitioner and has survived Alistair Cockburn's Advanced Agile course, twice.
Peter, Director, Agile Projects in complex environments
Peter has spent the last decade helping restructure boards, companies and programs to deliver outcomes. He specialises in complex project delivery, helping organisations and projects adopt agile delivery techniques leading to changes in mindset and culture.
He has led teams that have included combinations of: onshore and off shore resources; internal and outsourced environments; across competing System Integrators; and integrating waterfall and agile approaches within a broader program.
Peter has led a wide range of projects including: leading organisational restructures and coaching behaviour changes; core system development and infrastructure upgrades; as well as strategic advisory and consulting projects and reviews.
Clients include Financial Services organisations, Government Departments and Agencies, Privately held businesses as well as other listed companies across various Industries.
Peter is a Licenced Lean Change Management Facilitator and a Management 3.0 Facilitator.
Ringo, Community and Customer Relationships
Ringo's role is to work with our customers to understand their professional challenges, and then help align our Conferences, Training and Delivery to suit their needs. He subscribes to the 70/20/10 adult learning model, where coursework and training enhances development through on-the-job experience and from peers.
He actively contributes to our blog with interviews of people associated with our conferences and training and is always meeting with our community, either in person or on the phone.
Ringo is a Certified Scrum Master.
Ben, Agile Innovator
Ben is a highly experienced agile coach, trainer and facilitator with over 10 years agile experience.
Ben has extensive experience helping clients to implement agile organisational transformation including Lean, Kanban, Scrum and Extreme Programming values, principles and practices. He is an experienced team and project leader having successfully delivered application development, deployment automation and cloud computing initiatives.
He is also a Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe Program Consultant, a Certified Scrum Master, and a Certified LeSS Practitioner.
Craig, Community Builder
Craig is an experienced change leader and development specialist that has over the past decade delivered multiple projects and conducted Agile methods training and coaching for a variety of organisations.
Apart from expertise in the disciplines of management and project delivery, Craig has a deep understanding of the practical implementation of Agile and Lean methods. He is a leading thinker in the Agile community and as well as presenting to industry conferences in Australia and overseas, Craig organised the Melbourne LAST (Lean, Agile, and Systems Thinking) conference in Melbourne.
Craig has delivered Enterprise Agile training programs to Tier 1 companies, and has trained numerous teams in Scrum basics as well as since 2012 delivered the Management 3.0 training to clients in Australia and facilitated subsets of the training course into Australian Agile Conferences.
He has been named as one of the Top 100 management experts on Twitter by phdinmanagement.org
Craig is a Management 3.0 Facilitator and Certified Scrum Master.
Venky is a passionate and energetic author, blogger and speaker rated as one of the Top 200 Agile bloggers on all matters of Agility, Innovation and Complexity. He blogs for Cutter Consortium, Techwell and Zephyr.
A computer scientist, engineer, scrum master and Agile coach with more than 20 years experience working with several start-ups and IT companies across US, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Venky designed the largest biometric system in the world and has a patent pending in USA for the SAP-Google connector.
He has worked closely with Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) co-founder, Craig Larman. An early adopter of this framework, he is Australasia's only Certified LeSS Trainer