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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
What is a Cermony in Agile? This 4 minute video gives you the rundown.Continue readingAgile Basics – What is a Cermony?
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
8 EMERGING THEMES WE’VE SEEN IN 2019 IN AGILE TRANSFORMATION DOWNLOAD OUR FREE PRINTOUT FOR YOUR TEAM WALL – TO START YOUR YEAR OFF RIGHT. With 2019 almost over, we wanted to look at themes we’ve seen emerging over the past year. Specifically when organisations are adopting New Ways of Working. We’ve seen Transformational Change…Continue reading8 EMERGING THEMES WE’VE SEEN IN 2019
“The principles of Agile are fairly simple to understand but much more difficult to apply in practice. The simplicity of Agile principles, however, quickly and unpretentiously lay bare all the shortcomings and inefficiencies. Things that lay deeply hidden in complex realities of traditionally managed organizations“ Slawek Koziol, Senior Consultant, ADAPTOVATE. Our teams across the globe…Continue reading8 Red Flags To Look Out For When Adopting Agile
(Or as we like to say – Mistakes are not just ok – we insist!) Agile is essentially about developing solutions quickly. Iterating quickly. Adapting. Not quite right? Change. Go Again. Lets test. Adapt. Change. Learn. Improve. You get the idea. That’s cheekily a 101 of Agile, but sometimes things get over-complicated. And what happens…Continue readingHow important is the agile “test and learn” approach?
TEST AND LEARN WITHIN AGILE TEAMS “The “test and learn” approach is embedded in the very heart of Agile ways of working” says Slawek Koziol from our Polish team. For this article Slawek has kindly offered to talk us through TEST AND LEARN in AGILE in more depth. SHOWCASING Showcasing the result of team’s work…Continue readingTest and Learn within Agile Teams
Understanding the role of Scrum Master What is the role of Scrum Master? We sat down with our consultants at Adaptovate and asked them to explain the role of the Scrum Master in Agile methodology. While all their answers had their own personal spin – It came down to 5 crucial things. Skip to the…Continue readingAgile Basics: The Role of Scrum Master
Agile is a powerful mindset. When adopted beyond it’s original purpose (software development), it opens up a world of possibilities. Organisations in any industry, can now lean in to using these new ways of working. We all want greater productivity, happy employees, better quality products and more ROI. It’s worth understanding Agile is not an…Continue readingFour Unexpected Benefits of Agile
FOLLOW US ON LINKEDIN – BE THE FIRST TO SEE OUR NEW ARTICLES PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK. Recently at ADAPTOVATE we were discussing some of the questions we often get asked around the traps when we reveal who we are and what we do. This question was a big one. Did you know that one of…Continue readingHow do I know if my organization should embark on Agile transformation?
Do you often wonder if your agile transformation is working? Or indeed how do you actually measure it? What are the metrics you need to zone in on? Did you know – When you do a google search on “measuring your agile transformation” that about 13 million results come up? We could write an entire…Continue readingThe 4 Pillars to Measure Your Agile Transformation is Going In The Right Direction