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.


Highlights videos

Conferences

LAST Conference

Since 2012, LAST has been our original, community based Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking event. This event is now also in Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane, organised by local practitioners and supported by Tabar.

LAST Conference website

1st Conference

Take a look at what happened at 1st Conference, 2-3 March 2017. Keynote speakers, Jurgen Appelo, Alistair Cockburn and Ange Ferguson joined an array of speakers and workshop facilitators, to delve into the "Heart of Agile"

1st Conference website

"Rockstar" highlights

Jurgen Appelo

REA Group have been long time supporters of Management 3.0 in Australia. They asked Tabar to organise a session with Jurgen Appelo and some of their people, when Jurgen visited Melbourne, recently. Find out what happened when Jurgen visited to help grow "world-class practices and culture" there.

Norman Bodek

Highlights from Norman's talk at LAST Conference Melbourne, 30 June 2017. Norman is known as "The Godfather of Lean", publishing over 200 books, including those of the great Toyota production writers, Shigeo Shingo and Taiichi Ohno.


Featured Training

Management 3.0 Workout

Management 3.0 was developed by Jurgen Appelo, a leading Agile author, thinker, blogger and inspirational change master. 

MGT3.0 develops 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.

The 1 day Workout course, takes the most practical parts of the Management 3.0 system and gives you concrete tools to take back to your workplace.

Agile and Lean Change Masterclass

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 on multiple occassions.

Masterclasses are scheduled for 2017.

Alistair Cockburn

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We partner with the legendary Alistair Cockburn to deliver his unique training, when he visits Australia.

Alistair's next visit will be in November 2017.


 

Featured Event

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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Event highlights

1st Conference

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

Our main speakers were Jurgen Appelo (Management 3.0, Managing for Happiness), Dr Alistair Cockburn (original signatory to the Manifesto for Agile Software Development), and Ange Ferguson (Thoughtworks GM Asia-Pacific)

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LAST Conference

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The 6th LAST Conference was held on 29 & 30 June in Melbourne. LAST will be held in Sydney on 21 July and will be in Brisbane and Canberra for the first time ever, in September.

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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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, and blogger.

Management 3.0 helps participants to create high performance teams and lead and manage Agile organizations. 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.

Find out about the upcoming Management 3.0 Workout course on 4 October 2017.

Business Analysis Masterclass

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

Kanban Kickstart

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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 half day course covers the theory and practice of the Kanban process…

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