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ANZ and Atlassian form strategic partnership to drive agile transformation

ANZ today announced it had entered a strategic partnership with Atlassian, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software, to help drive its agile-based transformation.

The partnership consists of an Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) for ANZ to use Atlassian’s range of software products, including well-known collaboration tools Jira and Confluence, as well as development tools Bitbucket and Bamboo.


Atlassian will also provide dedicated resources to help ANZ with its adoption of the company’s software and strategic thinking as the bank continues to transform its business with agile-based working.


Commenting on the relationship, ANZ Group Executive Technology Gerard Florian said: “We are already well into our agile transformation at ANZ and working closely with Atlassian will help accelerate our progress in continuing to turn a 180-year-old organisation into a workplace for the digital economy.


“Atlassian has a reputation for developing and delivering world-class software solutions, but also a different way of thinking about agile-based work, so this relationship is about more than great software for us,” Mr Florian said.


Dom Price, Head of R&D and Workplace Futurist at Atlassian said, “Shifting an organisation’s way of thinking is really hard, especially when it’s the combined thinking of more than 40,000 people. You have to be open to really succeed in switching to an agile mindset, and it’s great to see that openness to change, even when it’s tough, from ANZ.”


ANZ first announced it would embark on an agile-based transformation in May 2017 and has since successfully implemented its New Ways of Working model in its Australia division. ANZ’s Technology division is currently implementing New Ways of Working.


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