When the Marriage Law Postal Survey was announced, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) had only 90 days to execute the government’s vision. While similar programs in the ABS take many years to implement, ZXM’s challenge was to help them deliver rapidly, in accordance with their procurement and budget constraints, within the timeframe using scaled agile patterns and techniques.
ZXM focussed on providing “on the job” coaching of the ABS taskforce with a focus on supporting key subject matter experts in the program. We provided practical and pragmatic advice to the Taskforce’s Scrum Master and 15 workstream leads to make effective use of:
Our coaching of the Taskforce encompassed:
We helped the ABS reduce the time to market from years to 3-months.
We coached and supported everyone - executive, procurement, logistics, survey design, software - to work with agile.
Collaborative planning, coordination of hundreds of people, including vendors, with scaled agile practices.
Using a kanban approach and focusing on key measures of flow, the team was able to reduce cycle time by 50% and reduce lead time by 30% thus improving their time to market and delivery effectiveness.
Value Stream Mapping highlighted to business and the solution development team, where there was duplication and waste and where they could streamline the process and work in parallel to deliver the features faster.
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