Luna Tractor is in business to support organisations making the transition to more lean and agile ways of working.
We have a strong belief that the techniques founded in Systems Thinking (as described by W.E. Deming and numerous Japanese academics since the 1980s) are a proven way for businesses to adapt quickly to new and changing economic contexts, and that these can (and should) be applied by leading Australasian organisations today.
There is something about the Australian business culture that drives people to find a better way of doing things, coupled with a willingness to give something different a go. We also observe this being counterbalanced by a growing cynicism over the apparent shortcomings of ‘agile IT’ delivered zealously using a mainstream methodology like Scrum, Kanban or a vendor-specific approach.
We aim to overcome this cynicism by returning to the first principles of agile – which derive from Lean manufacturing and Systems Thinking, applied to any kind of knowledge work, rather than purely software development.
That said, Luna Tractor was founded by down to earth coaches with a passion for making agile work for all kinds of teams. Whilst a lot of what we do requires us to be strategists, we won’t lose sight of Deming’s principles of getting your hands dirty to understand the work and the purpose of an organisation being paramount; while empowering people at the coal face to connect their work to customers is key to making it last.
This website contains information on the outcomes that clients have enjoyed working with Luna Tractor, and is built around a long-running blog that reflects our love of making things better for down to earth organisations, as well as the mind-boggling challenges of working in the the final frontier of human endeavour – space.