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Accenture and Atlassian partner on new business agility programme

The pair are also launching an Accenture Atlassian Center of Excellence to provide coaching, education, and agile practice disciplines to clients around the world

Accenture and Atlassian have partnered to help organisations learn how to be more agile, after having collaborated together on over 100 projects.

The pair will also help companies get more value from tech investments, improve customer and employee experience, embrace change, and introduce new enterprise agility services.

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Accenture and Atlassian are hoping to support clients in every step of the enterprise agility journey, from speeding time to market through product-centric development and migration to the cloud, to adopting lean management principles that connect strategy to execution.

The two companies have already collaborated globally on over 100 engagements for various clients across industries. One of these is Belong, a division belonging to Telstra, Australia’s largest telco. The organisations helped Belong to implement Atlassian’s cloud-based agile work management software, Jira and Jira Align, at all levels and across all teams, reshaping how the team tackles cross-functional collaboration to be more productive, innovative, and agile.

“As organisations continue to move to the cloud in droves and make substantial investments in technology to transform how they do business, new capabilities are needed for agile enterprise management,” said Greg Douglass, senior managing director and global lead for Technology Strategy & Advisory at Accenture.

“Through our strategic collaboration with Atlassian, we are bringing comprehensive enterprise agility solutions to our clients, which are critical not only for the technology organisation, but for modernising the way all teams will work in the future.”

The two companies will also establish an Accenture Atlassian Center of Excellence, which will provide coaching, education, agile practice disciplines, and platform enablement to clients around the world.

“Accenture has a proven ability to drive transformative value by combining technology and process excellence for the world’s largest organisations,” said Kevin Egan, head of Enterprise Sales at Atlassian. “In combination with Atlassian’s platform, designed to unlock the full potential of every individual within every team, we can achieve true and lasting digital transformation for our joint clients that is never truly done but continuously innovated on.”

Accenture has formed a number of partnerships recently, and teamed up with the US multinational Mars earlier this month to transform and modernise its global manufacturing operations. Accenture is set to help the confectionery giant to expand its use of artificial intelligence, cloud, edge technology, and digital twins.

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