Telstra shifts 100 internal teams to Pivotal’s agile platform

Telstra aims to move 400 teams consisting of 4,000 to 5,000 employees to Pivotal’s agile software development platform.

Australia’s leading provider of mobile phones, mobile devices, home phones and broadband internet partnered with Pivotal, the enterprise software company, two years ago.

Since then, the company has moved 100 of its internal teams to Pivotal’s agile software development platform, accounting for 25% to 30% of its business.

To build software using agile methodologies on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Telstra’s teams have been trained in Pivotal Labs, in a bid to eventually shift 400 teams of 4,000 to 5,000 staff members to the cloud software development platform.

Adopting agile methodologies

Telstra CEO, Andy Penn, said to ZDNet: “Like any large, traditional corporate, we’re going through the same process that the other corporates are in other industries – which are many of our customers – and so at the same time we’re looking to transform Telstra from a technology perspective, we’re also supporting our customers on that journey to buy virtual products and services that we provide.

“So we’re on a journey of adopting agile methodology within the organisation, but also working with our key corporate customers in conjunction with Pivotal, so within our enterprise sales force we support Pivotal and particularly the Pivotal cloud software-development platform as part of our offerings to our customers.”

Penn also noted Telstra is additionally “doing a lot in agritech”, and argued that telco infrastructure is “one of the most important parts of the agriculture industry”.

Written by Leah Alger