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The path to Agile: Successes and slip-ups

Byron Connolly | June 22, 2015
"I think we are a long way off being great at it," says News Corp's Alisa Bowen.

Utilising cloud infrastructure has unlocked the passion teams have for getting work out the door rather than spending time getting infrastructure ready.

The war for Agile talent

NewsCorp's Bowen said the organisation has historically been perceived to be slowing moving and less creative than it ought to be.

"I think the transition to an agile way of working have been in large part because the people we want to come and work for us want to work that way," said Gough.

"And in the war for talent you have to be accommodating and to be really frank that's probably one of the key reasons we started on this journey. What we get by taking that kind of approach is passionate people that want to make a difference for consumers."

It's hard to find good Agile staff and good businesses with interesting products and a culture will be key to attracting the right talent, added Australia Post's Gough.

 

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