Zen Ex Machina was engaged to assist AUSTRAC with their compliance with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) Digital Service Standard (DSS).
Key to a successful outcome was decreasing the risk of their product management through improved transparency of dependencies, critical milestones, the cost of delay and improved stakeholder engagement.
Training the teams and creating a Product Backlog
ZXM first trained the team on the essentials of Scrum. This was a three day session combining core agile and Scrum processes with game-based play and simulation to enable rapid assimilation of concepts including:
By day three, teams had produced enough Product Backlog Items and a Product Roadmap, sufficient to commence their first Sprint without the need for a Sprint Zero.
A storymap was created by day 3 along with a portfolio Roadmap detailing forecast of Features for products for the short, medium and long term.
Significant reduction in the risk profile of digital products through improved transparency in planning through to delivery.
Improved alignment between business outcomes and IT solution delivery.
Improved visibility of key outcomes and solutions through collaborative roadmapping.
Setting up a Product Management Group provided visibility of the whole pipeline in priority order across the whole program and clear governance around responsibilities and decision making process
To improve coordination of dependencies with external teams in different branches, the Nexus framework was able to scale to meet this need for end to end integration of delivery for organisation wide product initiatives.
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