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The Back Story interview: Nikhil Josh

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and it’s a privilege to share just a little bit more about who they are. This month we are joined in conversation by one of our newer team…Continue readingThe Back Story interview: Nikhil Josh

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7 challenges when scaling Agile. Our recommendations.

Back in mid-2019 we published an article addressing 5 ways to overcome challenges in scaling Agile.  Understandably, much has happened since then, so we wanted to revisit this topic and add a couple more. With the global pandemic, and increased uncertainty, we take a look with a new perspective at challenging engagements, and how to…Continue reading7 challenges when scaling Agile. Our recommendations.

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With Agile Teams, Who’s the Boss?

Originally published on Linkedin byPaul McNamaraCo-Founder, Partner and Managing Director at Adaptovate One of the hallmarks of agile is its flat organisational structure. Without a traditional hierarchy in place, it begs the question: who is the boss? A boss is still needed, even with the most established agile teams, for several reasons. They can help…Continue readingWith Agile Teams, Who’s the Boss?

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How can Agile support an HR Transformation

In this mini-series we will be exploring “What is Agile…” in different functions, and why it’s working and how you can implement today. As learned from previous ADAPTOVATE reports, Agile is now finding strong growth in industry and functions outside of software development.     Last time we looked at Agile in Marketing, in this article we…Continue readingHow can Agile support an HR Transformation

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Immersive Agile Learning Experiences – Enabled by Mindset Change

Download this article in report form for sharing with your team. Pop in your email and download immediately. Do you recognise this scenario? You sit down, pen in hand, excited to learn something new from a day of training. Getting a break from the daily grind is an added bonus and a welcome change of…Continue readingImmersive Agile Learning Experiences – Enabled by Mindset Change

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What is Agile Marketing?

Agile software development has been around for decades now.    As learned from previous ADAPTOVATE reports, Agile is now finding strong growth in industry and functions outside of software development.  In this mini-series we will be exploring “What is Agile…” in different functions, and why it’s working well, and how you can implement today. Download the What…Continue readingWhat is Agile Marketing?

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4 whys for Agile in Government

Download report (9 pages) or read full article below Co-authored by Brigitte Odgers-Jewell and Hwee Queen Chong from ADAPTOVATE Singapore Governments and public sector organisations work on some of the most pressing, multifaceted, and high stakes challenges in the world. The same pressures that affect organisations in the private sector are also affecting the public…Continue reading4 whys for Agile in Government

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Brittany’s Backpack Ministry

Brittany’s Backpack Ministry was founded in 2009. The purpose and passion behind the ministry are in honor of Brittany Nicole Smith who passed at the age 8 from Asthma. In memory of Brittany, who was incredibly generous and fond of school, they provide food, school supplies, and other resources to their neighborhood and under-resourced communities.…Continue readingBrittany’s Backpack Ministry

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The Back Story interview: Chris MacLeod

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and it’s a privilege to share just a little bit more about who they are. This month we are joined in conversation by Chris MacLeod, a senior consultant…Continue readingThe Back Story interview: Chris MacLeod

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The New Normal – Reshaping your future

Download our report below, or watch the full video discussion.Continue readingThe New Normal – Reshaping your future

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Six pandemic lessons that will improve business

The pandemic turned how we work upside down almost overnight.   One day there were inhouse client meetings, the next entire cities, populations and organisations were in lock down.   Acknowledging that we are still in the midst of some serious relapses globally, we are now almost 18 months on from that first jarring sudden flip.   Facing…Continue readingSix pandemic lessons that will improve business

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Can Agile adoption thrive without co-located teams?

With so many new ways of working, including working from home, working in the office and the hybrid of both, we wanted to have a look at how Agile teams work under this new paradigm post pandemic. Can Agile adoption thrive without co-located teams? When the Agile manifesto was originally written in 2001, it was…Continue readingCan Agile adoption thrive without co-located teams?

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Business is better when it focuses on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

What benefits result when an organisation practices valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion? When we first looked into writing this article, we needed to do a deeper dive into the basic difference between equality and equity.   We understand what diversity and inclusion are of course.  However, we still feel there needs to be further education with…Continue readingBusiness is better when it focuses on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Why Diverse Thought and Identities are Crucial to Agile Teams

INTRODUCTION “A diverse set of thoughts, backgrounds, and perspectives is just good business. One of the primary benefits of agility is constant feedback loops and collaboration. Without creating the environment and taking deliberate steps to incorporate diversity of thoughts and opinions, it’s a missed opportunity to improve employee engagement and build a better product or…Continue readingWhy Diverse Thought and Identities are Crucial to Agile Teams

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The most common challenges Agile consultants face starting at a new client

The challenges an Agile consultant will face when starting at a new client can vary from consultant to consultant. And it will always vary from client to client.  However, there are common challenges that most consultants will face at some point when starting at a new client site.  Let’s take a look. We’ve broken these…Continue readingThe most common challenges Agile consultants face starting at a new client

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The Back Story interview: Aleksandra Truś

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and it’s a privilege to share just a little bit more about who they are. This month we are joined in conversation by Aleksandra Truś an Agile coach…Continue readingThe Back Story interview: Aleksandra Truś

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Four Top Traits for an Agile Leader

Before we discuss four top traits for an Agile leader, first let’s discuss psychological safety. It’s the fundamental construct that all team members must have (Agile or not) and it starts with the foundations laid out by organisation leaders. PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFTEY AND INCLUSION in AGILE TEAMS One of THE most important aspects of the modern…Continue readingFour Top Traits for an Agile Leader

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3 Whys for an Agile Operating Model

Authored by Katy Hughes, Senior Consultant, Jian Lee, Associate, Alex Rebkowski, Partner and Managing Director, ADAPTOVATEBUSINESS OPERATING MODEL PRACTICE AREA Have you seen the benefits from piloting a few agile teams, but aren’t sure what’s next? This article outlines three benefits to businesses that have taken the plunge to transform into an Agile Operating Model:  Nimble customer focused teams provide…Continue reading3 Whys for an Agile Operating Model

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The six biases that hold back traditional companies from embracing agile.

Read ahead: The six biases > AGILE IS ONLY FOR SOFTWARE > CHANGE IS NEVER A GOOD THING > EVERYTHING IS WORKING – WHY CHANGE? > ONLY LEADERSHIP SHOULD HAVE CONTROL > REVIEWS SHOULD ONLY BE ANNUAL > TENURE VS TALENT > Download the report at end of article “Organisations are successful because they have…Continue readingThe six biases that hold back traditional companies from embracing agile.