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A retrospective is a post-mortem of your sprint or program — a way to look back at what happened and think of ways to do better next time. They are a valuable feedback loop that can give voice to innovative ideas, build rapport within the team, improve speed and efficiency, and identify new experiments to run. When people are under pressure, they…

Guest post by David Landry Former Elabor8er, David Landry has been leading significant technology and business change projects for over 30 years. The first (and some would say the most important) principle of the Agile Manifesto is a priority on satisfying customers through early and continuous delivery of valuable work. It is through the delivery of valuable work, that by…

At Elabor8, we promise ‘the freedom to move’, and that doesn’t just apply to our customers. We want our people to also feel they can do the same. As professional coaches and advisors, each of our Elabor8ers is responsible for uplifting, and inspiring change in others, and that’s very powerful. It’s important to us that we give our people everything…

Guest post by David Landry Former Elabor8er, David Landry has been leading significant technology and business change projects for over 30 years. Agile comes with big expectations. Companies think that by applying agile ways of working, they will instantly simplify their processes and begin to deliver faster, with less people, while at the same time removing costs from the organisation.…

The development team of LawMaster, a legal software solutions provider for law firms, has seen a vast improvement in its overall velocity and productivity since it partnered with Elabor8. The company, which recently celebrated its 30th birthday, embarked on its Agile journey two years prior to engaging with Elabor8. During that period, the development team successfully implemented an Agile Scrum…

Career background Having studied Industrial Design at uni, I fell into the industry after a mate suggested I apply for a junior business analyst job at a small digital agency called Salsa Digital. I thought they hired me because of some fluke innate ability I had, it turns out I was just cheap! Salsa gave me a great grounding in…

irexchange is a startup in the retail sector disrupting the wholesale market by enabling independent retailers to order stock directly from suppliers, through the company’s cloud-based B2B platform. Since launching in January 2017, this innovation has introduced efficiency within the industry’s supply chain, by virtue of cutting out the ‘middlemen’ and allowing smaller retailers to compete on a more even playing field…

Our customer, an Australian owned online risk trading company had gone through a period of phenomenal growth, expanding from a small team to over 400 people, to become a significant player in the Australian market. This rapid success gave leadership the confidence to set a vision of market leadership by 2020, which they planned to achieve through a focus on…

With a range of insurance, investments and superannuation products, this large Australian enterprise knows a thing or two about the need for a slow, measured approach, which makes the introduction of agile ways of working into its business intelligence division even more remarkable. While Agile is more commonly seen as an approach that fits software development, it was actually the…