Zen Ex Machina recognised as one of the top 30 Innovative Companies to watch in 2017

Really excited that Insights Success named Zen Ex Machina as one of their top 30 innovative companies to watch in 2017.

Zen Ex Machina: Simplifying Complex Business Problems with Enterprise Agility

The digital economy has transformed the way both small and large businesses operate and engage with their customers. Competition, government policy, industry standards and regulations all require smarter, faster, leaner ways of working. To navigate these constraints, an agile mindset is key. Modern agile frameworks were born out of the need to improve the customer experience through changing the way companies deliver digital products — moving from slow, expensive big-bang approaches to iterative feedback loops that validate ideas early and transform investment into value.

Agile requires people to be open to deep collaboration, continuously engaging with their customers, and for management to be open to non-hierarchical forms of leadership and  Zen Ex Machina (ZXM) is a leading brand in delivery of enterprise agile services and a frontrunner in coaching management to embrace an agile leadership mindset. ZXM was created with this purpose in mind.
A Frontrunner in Agile Management Consulting
Right from its inception in 2011, ZXM was well-recognized by peers and industry alike as a leader in the multi-disciplinary use of agile frameworks, design thinking and psychology for organizational and behavioral change, in both software and non-software environments. Zen Ex Machina stepped into the market as an agile management consulting company and it thrives on making the complex simple.
ZXM helps government and corporates to improve their digital business’ products and services by using Agile, Lean and UX methods. Today, ZXM’s core values of simplicity, agility, collaboration and sustainability continue to underpin their focus on elegant solutions. Their consideration of business value and users over just technology change is one of the reasons ZXM is a leading marque. “We don’t do easy”, says Matthew Hodgson (CIO). “We make easy happen through hard work, continuous improvement, and deep collaboration with our clients and their stakeholders”.
Embrace an Agile Culture with ZXM’s Consulting Services
Making the transition to agile can be a complicated endeavour. Success depends on management support, cultural change, consistency and, importantly, experience.  ZXM is first, and foremost agile management consultancy. Enterprise agile transformation is currently ZXM’s strongest capability. With a multi-tiered approach that encompasses strategic, tactical and delivery layers, they work alongside executives to help them think outside the
square and approach problems with Design Thinking. In essence, this means supporting them to develop their vision through embracing and embodying Kaizen — a Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and personal efficiency.
To meet the challenges that modern organizations face, ZXM’s management consulting services focus on a wide range of business needs, including:  Agile enterprise adoption & transformation Business architecture, Business strategy and innovation, Customer experience, Digital agility, Enterprise technology architecture, Lean business performance, Process improvement, Service design, Project, program and portfolio management.
Exploration and Innovation is the Key
Some companies are investing in big, innovation labs, but this doesn’t resonate with ZXM. “It’s not one team’s job to explore and innovate — it’s everyone’s”, says Kai Koenig. As a result, every day is a new challenge to practice a Beginner’s Mind. It’s something that permeates every aspect of ZXM. They don’t settle for good, only better. It means being respectful of how they work while being open and even eager to put any preconceptions aside and be curious about possibilities for positive change. “There is always a better way to do everything”, says Matthew Hodgson.
Future Holds Expansion and Sharing the Knowledge with the World
ZXM continues to grow their enterprise agile coaching services with added capability to provide certified Agile training including Scrum Master and Product Owner Certifications and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). They’re planning growth and expansion of their services across Australia and the Asia Pacific, particularly in India, China and Singapore. The way they think and work strikes a chord with so many of their clients. People want more and ZXM plans to deliver it to them.
 
 

Leave a Reply

Related Posts:

“Netiquette” for online meetings for remote and distributed teams

As with face-2-face meetings, online meetings also have an etiquette (“Netiquette”) to make them effective. One of the 12 principles of the agile manifesto suggests face-to-face is the best option but in today’s world of social distancing and WFH, it is no longer an option.

Here are the guidelines we have found useful for having for online meetings with distributed

READ MORE

22 Stances of a Scrum Master

The Scrum Master doesn’t remove impediments from the team. Their job encompasses 22 wider stances for supporting the team to self-organise to remove impediments themselves, coaching the Product Owner and coaching the wider organisation.

READ MORE

Does agility go out the window when we work remotely?

Many organisations are making guidance on what tools to use for remote teams in response to COVID-19. The situation isn’t a tools problem. This is a people problem – how can people, who are social creatures, successfully work remotely without physical interaction?

READ MORE

Copyright © Zen Ex Machina® and ™ (2019) All rights reserved. ABN 93 153 194 220

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close