The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has collaborated with software company Atlassian to support its agile-based transformation.

Both the companies have signed an Enterprise Licence Agreement (ELA) that will enable ANZ to utilise Atlassian’s various software products.

ANZ will utilise Atlassian’s collaboration tools Jira and Confluence as well as development tools Bitbucket and Bamboo to carry out the transformation.

Additionally, Atlassian will offer necessary resources to support the adoption of these tools into ANZ’s system.

ANZ group executive-technology Gerard Florian said: “We are already well into our agile transformation at ANZ and working closely with Atlassian will help accelerate our progress in continuing to turn a 180-year-old organisation into a workplace for the digital economy.

“Atlassian has a reputation for developing and delivering world-class software solutions, but also a different way of thinking about agile-based work, so this relationship is about more than great software for us.”

Atlassian R&D head and workplace futurist Dom Price said: “Shifting an organisation’s way of thinking is really hard, especially when it’s the combined thinking of more than 40,000 people.

“You have to be open to really succeed in switching to an agile mindset, and it’s great to see that openness to change, even when it’s tough, from ANZ.”

Following the announcement of agile transformation in May 2017, ANZ has already implemented New Ways of Working model in its Australia division.

Currently, the lender’s technology division is implementing New Ways of Working.