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by James Hayes & Shannon Russell
This is a story of agile adoption outside of the traditional environment of agile teams. The eDash program faced a number of challenges, including the need to make sure that principals and teachers in remote communities had a voice in the priorities of the project. Similarly, it was vital to make sure that the solution developed would be enthusiastically adopted by educators across the Northern Territory. This was an organisation new to agile and under pressure to deliver from within and externally.
Despite these and many other hurdles the NT Education department, partnering with Aginic, have delivered a product that has generated excitement amongst the NT teaching community and has already begun bringing about small positive improvements to education across the territory.
We will be sharing our lessons learned and our success stories in bringing about a shift in mindset that allowed NT Education to embrace a new way of working and achieve such a fantastic outcome for teachers and principals.