Embracing Agility in Public Sector Procurement

Wednesday, 20 September – Thursday, 21 September 2023 | 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM AEST | Online

Training Overview

Strategies and techniques to embed responsiveness and drive innovation

Governments have been moving toward more agile sourcing and procurement processes in recent years. This has been driven by a growing need to acquire supplies and technology quickly and efficiently.

The inherent flexibilities of agile procurement processes also enable agencies to tap into innovative solutions. As Australia focuses on becoming one the top 5 digital governments in the world, the need for procurement to be responsive, flexible and agile is more important than ever.

This program intends to provide public sector professionals with the skills and knowledge to navigate and implement agile procurement processes. Through interactive sessions and real-world examples, participants will gain a solid understanding of the agile procurement framework, its benefits, and how to apply it effectively in the public sector.

Agile procurement addresses multiple challenges public sector organisations face, such as Lengthy Procurement Cycles, Inflexible Contractual Arrangements, Agile Risk Management, stakeholder collaboration, and performance monitoring.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

Procurement Managers and Specialists

Project Managers

Contract Officers

Learning Outcomes

Grasp fundamental agile procurement concepts, benefits, and advantages for public sector application

Implement agile procurement processes to enhance efficiency, innovation, and outcomes

Develop clear, collaborative communication strategies with stakeholders for alignment

Proactively identify, assess, and mitigate procurement risks for improved success

Meet Your Facilitator

Senior Director
Transform Labs

Keith is a business, transformation and technology professional with over 30 years of experience guiding government and private organisations through digital business transformation and 30+ years of business & IT leadership with public & private organisations in Australia, the United States and Asia.  

He has held the positions of Director, COO, CIO, and Program Director and has overseen procurement functions in multiple organisations.

He has held senior executive roles with Australian Curriculum, Assessment & Reporting Authority IDG, Foxtel, Hitachi Vantara and Nine Network.

He has delivered major projects for the NSW Department of Education & Communities, Revenue NSW, Andhra Pradesh (India) and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. He has completed numerous consulting assignments in federal and state government and the commercial sector.

Key Sessions

Day 1: Module 1Day 1: Module 2

Agile and Lean Procurement: Concepts and Process

  • Introduction to Agile Procurement
    • Definition of Agile Procurement
    • Benefits of Agile Procurement
    • Key principles and concepts 
  • Agile Procurement Process
    • Describing the Agile procurement process 
    • Critical Steps in the Agile procurement process 
    • How to adapt traditional procurement processes to Agile 
  • Lean Procurement Process
    • Understanding the Lean Procurement Process 
    • Critical Steps in the Lean Procurement Process 
    • How to adapt traditional procurement processes to Lean 

Practical Implementation: Considerations and challenges

  • Implementing Agile Procurement
    • Considerations for Implementing Agile Procurement
    • Common challenges and how to overcome them 
    • Best practices for successful implementation 
  • Case Studies and Examples
    • Real-world examples of Agile Procurement in action 
    • Lessons learned from successful implementations 
    • Q&A and group discussion 
  • Wrap-up and Next Steps
    • Recap of key takeaways from the training
    • Action items for participants to implement Agile Procurement 
    • Additional resources for further learning and support 


Final Price


per person + GST

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