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5 important takeaways from Agile transformations outside of software development

  Article written by our European office of ADAPTOVATE By Maja Kurzyna  For the past 20 years, Agile has transformed profoundly the culture of IT and software development teams. Today, as many companies are completing their digital transformations, Agile practices are spreading internally. Online or mobile sales channels are not a shiny innovation anymore. They…Continue reading5 important takeaways from Agile transformations outside of software development

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How can my team celebrate mistakes (we are big on test and learn, but what happens when we genuinely fail?)

  Over 10 different ideas to help your team learn from failure. Firstly, let’s look at why it’s important to celebrate mistakes – it is becoming more accepted that a growth mindset at work leads to better results. We take on feedback and challenge ourselves to always do better. But of course this implies that…Continue readingHow can my team celebrate mistakes (we are big on test and learn, but what happens when we genuinely fail?)

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The Back Story – Qiu Lu

Our Monthly interview with one of the ADAPTOVATE team. Each month we ask one of our team from around the world to answer a few questions. While not in the same league as The Proust Questionnaire – we think it’s a great way to share our stories with you. This month we sat down with…Continue readingThe Back Story – Qiu Lu

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Making remote working successful

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Diversity and Inclusion

7 things your organization can do now to accelerate gender equality in the work place.

Start with this question. – DO YOU NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY? You would have had to be living under a rock not to have International Women’s Day stories coming at you for the past week. (ADAPTOVATE included.)  That’s a good thing.  While ADAPTOVATE support equality every day, we all need a push…Continue reading7 things your organization can do now to accelerate gender equality in the work place.

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Six tips to keep your remote working teams engaged and motivated during Coronavirus

Due to CO-VID19 there is an increase in remote working. Here we provide our six recommendations for managing remote working teams in this uncertain time:     Align your remote working teams on a goal to give purpose The goal is shared, even if the location is not. When worldwide events are uncertain, simple, clearly…Continue readingSix tips to keep your remote working teams engaged and motivated during Coronavirus

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Diversity and Inclusion

What do these women have in common? Diana Nyad, JK Rowling, Katherine Johnson, Yalda Hakim, Joan of Arc, Harriet Tubman

To celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY on March 8, it’s important to think about the women who have inspired us along the way, and share that inspiration.  The trailblazers who have paved the way towards improved equality for women around the world.   #eachforequal So we asked some of our ADAPTOVATE team this question: If you could…Continue readingWhat do these women have in common? Diana Nyad, JK Rowling, Katherine Johnson, Yalda Hakim, Joan of Arc, Harriet Tubman

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Creative ways to run a retrospective differently 

WHAT IS A RETROSPECTIVE? First up – for those for whom Agile Methodology is a somewhat new way of working – a retrospective is one of the ceremonies in Agile.  (watch our team discussing ceremonies here – 3 min watch). Retrospectives in Agile methodology are done regularly and kept short.  For example they can happen…Continue readingCreative ways to run a retrospective differently 

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AGILE EXPLAINED: The Role of the STANDUP

Editors note on Stand-ups in Agile Methodology during Covid-19 : The below article about Stand-ups still makes sense (even more!) in our current climate of working remotely.  If you are reading this article in the future and have returned to work, it all still applies.  However if you are currently working from home, or you…Continue readingAGILE EXPLAINED: The Role of the STANDUP

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8 THEMES TO SUSTAIN THE CHANGE IN NEW WAYS OF WORKING

SUSTAIN THE CHANGE, FOR ONGOING SUCCESS. How do we see business sustaining ‘new ways of working’ over the longer term? Success. Sustained. Two simple words that appear on every email signature of every employee at ADAPTOVATE.  It’s our tag line, which is at the absolute core of everything we do and say. Simply put, how…Continue reading8 THEMES TO SUSTAIN THE CHANGE IN NEW WAYS OF WORKING

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INTERVIEW: D. Ray Freeman – February 2020

We are really happy this year to have welcomed to our US head office,  D. Ray Freeman as our Project Lead. Ray has worked in the Agile industry for nearly 20 years with clients from Fortune 100 to start-ups.  In celebration of black history month, we sat down with Ray to get to know him…Continue readingINTERVIEW: D. Ray Freeman – February 2020

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Boosting Business Value through Organisational Transformation: four key principles.

ADAPTOVATE helps organizations through their transformational change. Leaders will often want to know, up front, how we will do it.     Cut to the chase, so to speak.      And while it’s not a cookie cutter approach, there are commonalities.   In fact, the opposite is true.  Every business has unique challenges.  However, there are key principles in…Continue readingBoosting Business Value through Organisational Transformation: four key principles.

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The Back Story – Fiona Royall

It’s our monthly interview with one of our ADAPTOVATE team from around the world. While not in the same league as The Proust Questionnaire – we think it’s a great way to share our employee’s own story with you. This month we interview our senior consultant in Melbourne, Fiona Royall. 1. First up – how…Continue readingThe Back Story – Fiona Royall

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Why would organizations turn to New Ways of Working in 2020?

Let’s do this excercise. We want to give you five key points why organisations should turn to New Ways of Working in 2020. To help you identify if your organisation is ready – do you finish the sentence: “I want my company to have…” with any of the following…? TALENT EXCELLENCE THE SPEED OF THE…Continue readingWhy would organizations turn to New Ways of Working in 2020?

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Consulting Life

This Consulting Life. Six Ways to Re-energise for the New Year.

In  our new occasional blog series “THIS CONSULTING LIFE”, we sit down with some of the team across the world at ADAPTOVATE.  We ask them some behind the scenes techniques and tips on their agile consulting practices.    If you are a consultant – these articles may help re-affirm or help kickstart new ways of…Continue readingThis Consulting Life. Six Ways to Re-energise for the New Year.

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Yes, ADAPTOVATE is a made up word.

By Doug Ross. ADAPTOVATE is a way to stay in business, with disruption on the horizon In the tough business world today, the ability to rapidly and successfully ADAPT your business model to new market conditions is the difference between success or failure. Kodak, Borders, and Blockbuster all failed because they were not prepared to rethink…Continue readingYes, ADAPTOVATE is a made up word.

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Agile Basics – What is a Cermony?

What is a Cermony in Agile? This 4 minute video gives you the rundown.Continue readingAgile Basics – What is a Cermony?

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Agile Basics – Scrum Master

Who is the Scrum Master and what is their role. This 3 minute video gives you the rundown. For further resources you can download the SCRUM MASTER free poster here. A blog based on this video is here if you prefer reading!Continue readingAgile Basics – Scrum Master

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The Back Story – Slawek Koziol

Each month we interview one of our ADAPTOVATE team from around the world. While not in the same league as The Proust Questionnaire – we think it’s a great way to share our employee’s own story with you. This month we interview our senior consultant in Warsaw, Slawek Koziol. Slawek is based in Poland,  however…Continue readingThe Back Story – Slawek Koziol

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Will MOMENTUM be the word of 2020?

For our final blog of the year, we asked our team what they believe 2020 holds for our industry. By ‘our industry’ – we mean organization’s that are considering using specific methodology to adopt New Ways of Working in order to create transformational effective change. We also asked our team to suggest where ADAPTOVATE could…Continue readingWill MOMENTUM be the word of 2020?