Agile Encore 2019

Wednesday 11 September 2019, Melbourne

About Agile Encore 2019

Quench your AgileAus19 FOMO with highlights from the Conference in one snappy afternoon. 

Agile Encore 2019 features some of the Conference’s most raved about talks on topics like teams, experimentation and measuring what matters – with valuable networking opportunities to boot. 

If you missed AgileAus19 – or just want a second chance to immerse in these must-see talks – Agile Encore 2019 is for you!


Wednesday 11 September 2019
12:00pm- 5:00pm

RACV City Club, Club Pavilion
Level 2, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne

Agile Encore speakers

Co-founder, Lean Filmmaking

Kylie Eddy wrote, directed and produced an independent feature film, was a marketer for Walt Disney Home Entertainment, and GM of Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Kylie is currently the innovation fund project manager at Visit Victoria. She’s combined her filmmaking skills with her brother David’s Agile coaching expertise: re-imagining how films can be developed, produced, marketed and distributed by using an Agile mindset. Their project is named Lean Filmmaking. Kylie is a self-proclaimed minimalist and YouTube junkie!

Nish Mahanty
Nish Mahanty has over 18 years’ experience working in IT, having worked in several startups and consultancies before long stints at MYOB, SEEK and nabCapital.

Nish is passionate about building high performing teams in order to deliver great business outcomes. Having experienced several ‘death march’ mega-projects, he was convinced that there had to be a better way of delivering software, based on valuing team members as individuals. Agile was a natural fit, and he has spent the last 15 years driving Agile and Lean adoption within companies.

Culture Development Lead, ANZ
Sarah Traynor is currently Culture Development Lead for ‘New Ways of Working’ (NWOW) at ANZ. Her experiences include over 3 years in India with ANZ’s Bengaluru hub, and working with a number of different leaders in Australia. In 2017, Sarah moved to playing a key role in the ‘People, Skills and Talent’ stream for the Australia Division’s NWOW transformation – the first of its kind in the organisation. This transformation aims to increase organisational agility, create a more engaging and thriving place to work, and accelerate ANZ’s ability to deliver customer value at pace.
Head of MyPost Consumer, Aus Post
Pete Young has played a key role in leading the transformation of Australia Post’s digital consumer experiences as part of the “MyPost” team – primarily focussed on transforming the parcel delivery experience.

Pete believes everyone should understand the ‘why’ behind their work, how it aligns to strategy (and ensuring it does) and how it makes an impact. Pete is passionate about using data to learn and measure outcomes, not outputs.

Pete’s background includes management consulting, corporate strategy, digital product management, attempting to launch a startup (and failing) and running a web development business out of his bedroom during the first dot-com boom.

What You’ll Learn

Kylie Eddy, Lean Filmmaking

Filmmakers are trained to avoid customers like the plague. In the film industry, they’re not even referred to as ‘customers’, they’re an ‘audience’. Conventional wisdom says that the filmmaker’s vision is more important than the customer’s needs, that you must know all the answers before you start, that the film has to be ‘perfect’ before anyone sees it and that everything is on the line with one huge all-or-nothing bet.

Encouraging filmmakers to get early feedback from customers before they even pick up their camera is an uphill battle. But once they try Lean Filmmaking, even the most die-hard auteurs can’t argue with the results. They appreciate how customers can help them make better decisions and that understanding their audience actually gives them more creative freedom.

In this talk, Kylie Eddy (a filmmaker) will share how to test assumptions, impart lessons that are relevant across industries and share war stories from the Agile trenches.

Nish Mahanty
This talk is a case study of how irexchange launched their startup product into the market in seven months by building alignment on their product road-map, technical architecture, and prioritisation process.

Nish Mahanty will share how they applied Agile techniques such as User Journey Mapping, Impact Mapping, Product Canvases, and Experiment Cards to build shared learning and alignment and agree on what to deliver to customers. Nish will explore how irexchange built autonomous self-organising teams andensured teams had enough context to make decisions. He’ll discuss the importance of trust in ensuring teams can experiment, learn and fail as they deliver outcomes. Nish believes the best learning comes from mistakes – attend this talk to hear the mistakes they made and how they course-corrected from these situations.

Sarah Traynor, ANZ
In 2017, ANZ announced that it was moving to ‘New Ways of Working’ (NWOW) and introducing Agile practices at scale. Now, ANZ has~9000 people working in NWOW Tribes, Tech Areas and Centres of Expertise. At the heart of this change is their desire to build a culture of learning and to make ANZ a truly great place to grow.

Sarah Traynor will commence the talk by sharing her experience working in a squad and observing the key ingredients needed for a team to continuously learn and grow. She’ll share anecdotes and examples of things that worked and things that didn’t! You’ll gain insights that can be applied at a micro level – working with a team to build a strong, cohesive culture – and a macro level, instituting principles, processes and structural enablers for large-scale cultural change.

Pete Young, Australia Post
Australia Post’s ‘MyPost’ team was set up in 2015 as a cross-functional (product/experience/engineering) Agile team of up to 120 people focused on the digital consumer experience. This included personalising experiences across web, mobile, retail and contact centre channels. The team quickly established a high level of predictability, consistently completing over 90% of their quarterly target objectives.

They were delivering as an Agile team but weren’t always certain they were building the right thing. The ’measure and learn’ delivery stage was often skipped as they picked up the next piece of work. Their measure of success was often output (objective completion) not outcomes (benefits).

In this talk, Pete Young will share how, in two years, a single metric focus resulted in a 7% increase in first time delivery. Usage of services to drive this outcome increased over 400-700%. This had flow-on financial and customer benefits (NPS was up +6pts). Perhaps most importantly, they just recorded the highest level of employee engagement since late 2015.


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