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Would you like to provide your team with the best training and support in new ways of working? Do you have a long-standing project that simply isn't delivering the right outcomes? Don't know where to start with Big Room Planning? Want us to run the best team building day ever? Talk to us about a course, workshop, or coaching. And if you were wondering how we're different from every other Agile consultancy out there ... we're fun, and really really visual.

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The Teamworx Story

Teamworx is a boutique powerhouse of coaches, with combined experience of 60 years working with Agile and Digital teams. We were formed in 2017, from a desire to broaden our reach beyond our permy roles, to create positive change in the way teams and organisations work. In 2018, the core team got together with a change practioneer who noticed a gap in the Agile transformation market. Consultancies were simply not applying change management principles to Agile transformations. In fact, many transformations that were started with training/coaching in one area (e.g. Agile), would neglect a systems approach that extended into other areas (e.g. Product Agility). We created the Teamworx Transformation Model that has been tested and proven through our work with numerous clients - Ways of Working (Agile), Product Management (Product Agility), and Change Management working hand-in-hand.

Although we are a young brand, we lead with bleeding edge visualisation techniques and facilitation skills. Our combined strengths in Ways of Working, Product Agility and Change Management, allow us to provide a holistic offering that is unmatched in NZ’s transformation market.

The Teamworx Approach

Our work with you begins with a straight up conversation about your goals. Because Agile is a set of principles as opposed to a rigid framework, we can help you cherry pick the right amount of "Agile" for your organisation. We stick around till the job is done, or leave when you feel there is no more value to add. We never administer cookie cutter Agile rituals; instead we will apply the appropriate Agile ingredients that best suits you. We use considered change management practices to move your organisation and team from status quo to desired state.

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Workshops and Courses

These half or full day workshops and courses are facilitated in an interactive way. Tap or hover over the tiles for more information.

Agile Kickstart (Ignition)

Full Day

Practical and interactive course for learning about Agile or kick-starting teams into the Agile way of working. Includes user stories and user story mapping.

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Agile Teaser (Ignition-lite)

Half Day

Condensed version of our Ignition course, less user stories and user story mapping. Perfect for just getting a “taste” of Agile.

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Design Thinking Workshop

Full Day

Human centred problem solving around a challenge provided by you. Designed to fit your time commitment. Options ranging from half a day to a week long design sprint.

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Team Lift-off Workshop

Full Day

Accelerate team formation or recalibrate an existing team with a 1 day Lift-Off. Custom designed to your outcomes, we consult with you to build an agenda.

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Self-Selection

Few Weeks

Have your teams self-organise around products and projects. We will prepare you and your teams for self-selection, and help run the event.

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Effective User Stories

Full Day

Intended for POs and BAs, this practical course will take your user story writing to the next level. We will cover strategies for breaking down user stories, story mapping, prioritisation, and personas.

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LEGO SERIOUS PLAY

Half or Full Day

Combining Agile workshop structures with the LEGO Serious Play methodology to unleash ideas and collaborate on real business problems.

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Retrospective & Workshop Facilitation

1.5 hours to full day

Need an experienced facilitator or neutral party to run a workshop or retrospective? We'll meet with you to discover your desired outcomes. All materials provided, you'll just need to sit back and relax.

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Graphic Recording & Visual Facilitation

Half or Full Day

Bring a meeting or workshop to life with our graphic recording services. We will record key ideas and messages by sketching symbols and metaphors on large paper.

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  • 50Years of combined Digital and Agile experience
  • 95%Training satisfaction feedback
  • 5Coaches
  • 3PROSCI Practitioners

What is Agile?

"Agile" is an approach to software development, that's now commonly applied to non-software teams and project work. It revolves around having a shared understanding of the work, the spirit of continuous improvement, and delivering incremental bits of value to the customer. Often described as a "mindset", there are 12 Agile principles:



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Team

Teamworx Whanau
Ajay Blackshah

Ajay Blackshah

Product Agility Coach

Ajay brings over 20 years of experience spanning Infrastructure, Service Delivery, Operations, and Product. He has a successful record in developing and building highly collaborative teams who can innovate and deliver on the group vision and strategy in complex environments, to benefit customers and improve operational efficiency.

Ajay believes that companies and team should be customer obsessed, and is passionate about the agile ways of working and how it can be used to empower people to thrive. Ajay is trained in PROSCI change management.

A favourite quote of his: “Employees come first, if you take care of your employees, they will take care of your clients.”
- Richard Branson




Zhi Lee

Zhi Lee

Agile Coach

Zhi is an experienced Delivery manager, with 12 years of experience working with and managing Digital teams, in Agile organisations including Trade Me, Bauer Media, and Mercury Energy. He is a qualified visual facilitator trained in the Bikablo method, a PROSCI practitioner, and a Scrum Alliance A-CSM (Advanced Scrum Master). Outside of work, you'll find him behind the camera, and spending time with his 2 lovely daughters.

Tracey Moerkerk

Tracey Moerkerk

Agile Coach

Tracey is a successful, multi-skilled practitioner with experience in Agile methodologies and close to 15 years in e-commerce focused organisations including Spark NZ, GrabOne and Yellow Pages. She is passionate about helping teams increase their performance in order to deliver digital solutions which focus on answering the customer's needs while boosting market share and increasing customer loyalty, all within a fun environment.

Jamie Sands

Jamie Sands

Agile Coach / Social Media

Experienced workshop facilitator and team coach with a focus on people and culture. Jamie has worked at what is regarded as the leading Agile company in NZ.

Katherine Rive

Katherine Rive

Change Consultant

Change Consultant who has worked across a range of transformation initiatives over the past 13 years, from business re-organisations to system and technology implementations. Change work has been in the public sector (tertiary education and health) as well as utilities and corporate/insurance industries.

Who we work with

Foodstuffs North Island Interactionz Rapid Results Z Energy Roche International Southern Cross Health Society T & G   Methven   MEGA the Privacy Company   Conferenz   Potentia   St John   Downer New Zealand

Testimonials

I really want to give A HUGE shout out to Zhi, Jamie, and the Team from Teamworx. Teamworx planned and ran a teambuilding day for us. From our first briefing meeting to the sessions, Zhi ensured everything was done to perfection. I recommend Teamworx without hesitation.

Shane Te Pou, HR Manager

MEGA Ltd



MEGA the Privacy Company

2-day design sprint

Tracey created a wonderful atmosphere in the room that allowed the team to really open up and get creative. An incredible amount was achieved over 2 days! Tracey also shared great resources and information post the Sprint.

Felicity Wilson, Study Start Up Manager

Clinical Operations Roche Products



Roche International

Following initial 2 day introductory courses to Agile, Zhi at Teamworx successfully helped to support, coach and launch several internal project inceptions utilising the knowledge gained from the introductory courses.
With a flexible approach to our multi-disciplinary teams, Teamworx were able to rapidly stand up teams, support and generate engagement and provide just the right level of coaching to enable our teams to become self sufficient and self organising over a short period of time.
Engagement and output from our teams is high and we continue to roll out the practices learnt across the organisation as a result.
If you need to make positive change with your teams within your business I would thoroughly recommend Zhi and Teamworx.

Rich Evans, Chief Operating Officer

Methven



Methven

We asked Zhi to come in and run an introductory course on Agile: it’s principles, its manifestations and how to use it. Wow, what an incredible amount of digestible information and practices all in a very limited timeframe. Our team came away with a much deeper understanding of Agile and how to use it as well as some practical skills that we can readily use in our everyday work. The format of theory and practice meant the team could absorb new information then use it in the activity setting to embed the ideas and have a bunch of fun while we were doing it. I would highly recommend Zhi. He was well-prepared, the information was very easy to understand and the pace of learning was perfect. His style of facilitation and teaching was excellent. Thanks a lot.

Julian Lambert, Permanent Business Manager

Potentia



Potentia

As Mercury's Agile Coach, Zhi spearheaded the embedding and continuous improvement of Agile ways of working. Zhi has a number of super powers that he uses to enable teams to work successfully together and deliver value, including: a zen-like positive vibe that can diffuse tension and frustration and help teams move forward; an extensive toolkit of facilitation methods that get the right outcomes from every session and a genuine desire to see people and teams succeed.

Heather Chambers, Product Owner

Mercury Energy



Mercury Energy

The workshop that Zhi presented gave me an insight into the world of Agile and gave me a desire to learn more. His workshop was interactive, experiential and most of all, fun. Setting the intention at the beginning as to what I wanted to get out of the workshop helped to keep focus and reviewing at the end gave a sense of accomplishment. I recommend Zhi’s workshops to anyone who is interested in getting a taster to Agile and beyond.

Eri Taylor, IT Project Coordinator

Designertech



Designertech

Incredible day yesterday (Big room planning). Thanks so much, Ajay, for pulling this together for us, leading and facilitating over 100 people to pull together our value stream pipeline for Q2. Still buzzing from the day.

Head of Business Process - Simplicity

Southern Cross Health Society<



Southern Cross Health Society

Zhi is an effective coach, an inspiring leader and great manager. He has really built the capability of the teams in Agile development practices as well as challenging the teams to leverage their own capability in order to drive outcome driven development.

Head of Product

Trade Me Property



Trade Me Property

Zhi combined an insatiable appetite for learning with a deep commitment to his team. I always looked forward to working with Zhi, and particularly respected his experimental nature and his commitment to his team's happiness and professional development. I can definitely recommend Zhi's work!

Head of Agile

Trade Me



Trade Me

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