From pockets of awesome to organisational agility at the Australian Taxation Office

Creating "pockets of awesome" agility in an organisation during an agile transformation is difficult, but how do you progress that awesomeness across the entire organisation? In this presentation, Tyler Gale will share how he moved from tribe level agile coaching towards applying agile strategically across the Australian Taxation Office to create an organisation of agility.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. A bit of history of how we do Agile in the ATO, and my experience as a part of that.
  2. My assessment of what the ATO needed, and how I came up to this conclusion
  3. Time to get to work - the things I did, or contributed to, that put us on the path to organisational agility.
  4. Reflections on progress, and lessons learnt.
  5. How others can do the same (resources, links, etc).

Learning Outcome

  1. What is the work associated with transforming into an organisation of agility.
  2. What are some of the "low hanging fruit" that one can focus on in transforming.
  3. What were some of the hard-learned lessons that can be shared.

Target Audience

Attendees who are interested in Agile transformations, or how others are doing in agile transformation

Prerequisites for Attendees

Nothing in particular, as the discussion is intentionally easy-to-understand, and context is provided throughout.

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