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 some of the best 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 have worked with leading experts, such as Alistair Cockburn, Jurgen Appelo, Michael Sahota and Bas Vodde, who share their ideas and techniques through training and speaking on their tours of Australia.

2019 Tabar highlights

2040 film fundraiser

We held a fundraising screening of the Australian film, 2040. The film explores what might happen if we decided to use technologies that are available now, to improve our planet.

Funds raised were matched dollar for dollar by The Intrepid Group and go towards an innvovative marine aqua/perma-culture project in Tasmania. You can still donate…


Spark the Change

Spark the Change Melbourne, 13 September 2019

Figures show that more than 80% of people are disengaged with the work that they do. How can we address that issue and help people to be more engaged, and find purpose in work and also in their communities? The speakers at Spark the Change can show you how to connect purpose to work, as well as profit.

Spark the Change is a conference about meaning and purpose in workplaces and in society, and the changing nature of what we do at work. It is part of a series of events that have been held in London, Amsterdam, Pune, Paris, Casablanca, Toronto and Montreal.

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.

We also host a regular Spark the Change Meetup group which is designed to foster the Community aspect of our goals, so that stories of inspiration, partnering for social impact, collaboration and belongingness carry on beyond the walls of a conference venue.

LAST Anywhere

Our latest innovation is a series of remote-first learning events, called LAST Anywhere. The initial format will be 30-50 participants viewing an online talk from a speaker drawn from Tabar’s global network. There will then be a session of virtual break-out sessions, facilitated by an experienced facilitator.


LAST Conferences 2019 — Find Your Edge

LAST Conferences are the best community-based events of their type in Australia.

In 2019, editions of LAST were held in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

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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1st Conference & Be1st Adelaide

1st Conference was on 28 February & 1 March 2019, in Melbourne

It’s NOT just for beginners!!! 1st Conference uses the Heart of Agile as inspiration to use first principles to “Enable a culture of agility” in all sizes of organisation. Lisette Sutherland,  author of the book Work Together Anywhere visited us from the Netherlands, as a keynote speaker.

Be 1st Conference was on 23 November 2018, in Adelaide

Since 2015, 1st Conference has been bringing learning to the Australian agile community. In 2018, it was Adelaide's turn to join in. Joanne Molesky (Canada) and Nigel Dalton were the keynote speakers at the first ever edition of 1st Conference in Adelaide.

Highlights videos


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.

Management 3.0 workshop

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.

Find out about our Harada Method course, featuring Norman.

Featured Training


Work Together Anywhere with Lisette Sutherland

We brought Lisette, a leading international expert in remote collaboration, to Australia for 1st Conference 2019. While she was here, she ran some Australia and New Zealand timezone friendly versions of her online workshops.

These were a big success, so we are continuing to offer the Work Together Anywhere Workshops as fully remote sessions. Select the Learn More button below for currently scheduled session dates.

If your company works with colleagues who are geographically distributed, the Work Together Anywhere workshop is for you.


Business Analyst Masterclass

With course content devised by 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.

Find out about the Business analysis Masterclass

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Lean Startup in Enterprise

Tabar partners with Penelope Barr to present this 1 day course.

In this highly practical, real-world, one-day training course, together we’ll explore how to pragmatically apply lean start-up principles in a large organisation.

Many people have read about lean start-up, or tried some of the elements in their workplaces, only to come unstuck because they’re not sure of what to do, when & how.

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.

The Harada Method

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This one day workshop is about The Harada Method, which was developed by Takashi Harada as the “world’s best process on day-to-day management to develop people to their fullest capability.” It uses a sports analogy and teaches a leader how to be like a highly successful coach, bringing out the best from their employees. The Harada Method is a step-by-step method, with 5 main tools that help you to find your goal, understand your purpose, analyse your past and future, build an action plan and use this plan in your daily routine. 

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.

Alistair Cockburn


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

Course Highlights

Management 3.0


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 our Management 3.0 Workout course.

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…

Find out more