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
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
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.
What’s in this article: Where does scrum fit in >Magic bullets don’t exist >With Scrum you must create a stable foundation >In Scrum, context is everything >Scrum is a framework – not the goal >Scrum is the starting point >A continuous journey > Download the report as a PDF WHERE DOES SCRUM FIT IN? Scrum…Continue readingBeyond Scrum : Why implementing scrum isn’t the magic bullet to your business woes.
We wanted to publish this article to assist with employees who are in an Agile Transformation, to understand how to navigate the change successfully. We have worked with thousands of people in hundreds of teams, and see it happen a lot. So, this article is for you – the employee. Not for the leadership…Continue readingAre you struggling with an Agile Transformation? Help is at hand.
In this article: What it means when we say ‘top-down’ or ‘bottom-up’. >Top-down Agile Transformations – Pros and Cons >Top-down Agile Transformations – The Pros >Top-down Agile Transformations – The Cons >Bottom-up Agile Transformations – Pros and Cons >Bottom-up Agile Transformations – The Pros >Bottom-up Agile Transformations – The Cons >Benefits of a hybird model…Continue readingAgile Transformation: Top-down vs Bottom-up
How do you measure success when finishing up a client project? “As with all of our clients, success is both tangible and intangible. Of course, hitting the key results that we set out on any engagement is paramount.” Nate Nelson, USA ADAPTOVATE Managing Director Finishing up with a client after a long tenure can be…Continue reading4 key areas to measure success with your client
An Agile Transformation changes the way a company is run. It’s steeped in changing the way people think it should be run and how they operate within their business. While every Agile Transformation is different, based on a needs analysis – broadly speaking it’s about a adopting a new approach. Although an Agile Transformation is…Continue readingAgile Transformation Explained
The Spotify Model? Tribes? Chapters? Squads? – What’s it all mean? It’s been six years now since Henrik Kniberg shared the Spotify Model on his blog. It was a vision for how Spotify would implement their operating model moving forward, as a work in progress. Not intended to be set in stone –…Continue readingWhat Are Chapters in an Agile Operating Model?
“Plainly speaking, an agile operating model is the engine that drives the organisation, in order to achieve the strategic objectives.” Nate Nelson, Managing Director, ADAPTOVATE. US office. The following article builds on our continuing series on the Agile Operating Model, and its ability to cut costs and create efficiencies. Our original video series from the…Continue readingGlobal perspectives on the Agile Operating Model
Download the PDF Maturing Agile across organisations Many organisations today have had a taste of Agile. From pilot agile teams to transforming the entire organisation to adopt an agile mindset. Not everyone who has implemented agile has realised the expected business benefits promoted. Agile works for teams but not at an organisation-wide level A common perception is that agile is great for teams delivering incremental value (eg software teams delivering features). But is not relevant at an…Continue readingThe rare time maturing is better – Agile across organisations
“Agile has gone from quirky and outlandish through to being the very lifeline keeping projects delivering in these changing times,” said one of our team recently. We’ve all seen them. The memes of overused business words used during COVID. Pivot. Transition. Agile. Uncertainty. And it’s getting annoying, mainly because they’re all relevant. Annoying for companies like ADAPTOVATE, who for years have…Continue readingAgile has gone from quirky & outlandish to being THE lifeline.
Co-authored by Kayla Cartwright, Brooke Pannell, Ted Tomoyasu, Alan Trivedi,and Tina Vielot of ADAPTOVATE Remember these headlines from earlier in 2020? “A gym owner in Illinois gave out $40,000 worth of equipment to members so they could workout from home” –CNN; April 14, 2020 “Planet Fitness and iFit Unite to Bring New Streaming Workouts to…Continue readingPOWERFUL & FLEXIBLE: REIMAGINE HOW YOU CAN DELIVER SUCCESS WITH OKRS
In this article we want to give you an insight into the top line strategies we are seeing implemented, to optimise operating models to address budget cuts. An excellent paper published a few weeks ago in the Industrial Marketing Management journal, analysed the impact of COVID-19 on business models. While exploring the history of business…Continue readingOptimise your operating model now to address budget cuts
Authors: Brooke Pannell, Ted Tomoyasu, Nathan Nelson, Ghaleb El Masri, Rachna Verma The pre-covid19 trends in the pharma industry already suggested that, in order to curb the rise of drug prices, companies would need to look at reducing costs related to R&D, just like they have been doing in reducing spend in sales and marketing. According to…Continue readingFaster time to market in Pharmaceutical industry – is it possible?
An established organisation is likely to have a deeply entrenched culture and strongly defined processes. Before we discuss what this old-school organisation needs to do to even think about implementing Agile, let’s get something out of the way. “Agile” the word, we all agree is somewhat overused. In fact we haven’t seen it used more…Continue readingWhat does an established ‘old school’ organisation need to do , to make change, prepare, or even think about implementing agile?
Agile is being deployed more than ever across industries beyond software development. In this article we share with you 4 key themes of why its important to implement Agile. 2020 has required it. 1. CUSTOMER COLLABORATION OVER CONTRACT NEGOTIATION Customers are integral to all businesses and it has never been more important to work…Continue readingWhy should you deploy Agile beyond software?- 4 key themes
Six traits we’ve identified in companies making the right decision during this time. In this editorial we want to explore the certain traits that are exposing organisations ability to cope with COVID-19 or not. Ask yourself – Which side of history do you want yourself, your team, your company to be on? Before we start…Continue readingVery smart people can make very dumb mistakes.