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How a People and Culture team drove an agile transformation

Business Agility Australia 2018

We know agile values and principles have revolutionised the way software projects are delivered. Now we're discovering the same agile mindsets, methods and tools can be adapted to successfully transform the way businesses operate; helping them respond to the changing needs of customers, deliver value faster and leaner, and building a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

This presentation provides an overview of the application of agile practices at Vicinity Centre (ASX:VSX) across all functions and levels of the business. Co-presented by Damian Zahra, General Manager People and Culture at Vicinity and Eduardo Nofuentes, Founder of The Agile Eleven, we follow Vicinity’s journey through three waves of agile adoption;

  • Initially implementing agile methods at the team level
  • Broadening out to adopt agile enterprise-wide and
  • The continuing journey towards true business agility

Agile was introduced to Vicinity at a time when the company was experiencing a major merger and the presentation addresses how agile approaches provided a powerful agent for driving cultural and organisational change, improving staff engagement, improving collaboration and contributing to the successful integration of two large enterprises in a short twelve-month timeframe.

Damian Zahra

GM of People and Culture

Vicinity Centres

 Damian is the GM of People and Culture at Vicinity Centres, one of Australia’s leading retail property...

Eduardo Nofuentes

Founder / Enterprise Agile Coach at The Agile Eleven

The Agile Eleven

Eduardo Nofuentes
Founder / Enterprise Agile Coach at The Agile Eleven
Eduardo is an Agile Enterprise Coach and founder of The Agile Eleven - a leading business consultancy that uses agil...