The quick answer is – No. You don’t. Why? Because they are simply recommended tools that have proven to get teams into Agile thinking a lot faster. However you could do it other ways. It may take longer, it may be frustrating, but in the end you may get there without them. Let’s explain. PROCESS…Continue readingDo we have to use the agile ceremonies and artefacts to adopt Agile?
7 WAYS LEADERS CAN SUPPORT THE AGILE JOURNEY According to Jerome Parisse-Brassens in a recent article from InsideHr, “The number one challenge facing a leader in an agile culture is letting go of fears related to losing control and not being needed”. So, before we get to the list, let’s set the scene. This letting…Continue readingHow can leaders support the agile journey?
Daily stand ups are one of the cornerstones of being an Agile organisation. Andy Koh , an Adaptovate Consultant in Singapore, says “The daily stand-up can be one of the easiest ceremonies to get right when adopting the Agile way of working.” However they can often sound easier than they are in practice. Because of…Continue readingMy teams wants to stop daily stand ups, what advice should I give them?
Here is a quick rundown on the cross over between the two methods. Often when newbies are discussing Agile Methods, the vocabulary becomes confused. The two terms that can be misued are ‘Agile’ and ‘Lean’. They are quite different. This article will introduce you to some good articles to read to get your head around…Continue readingLean & Agile – where they intersect
What is the difference between coaching and consulting and where does ADAPTOVATE sit? At Adaptovate – we are often asked about the difference between Agile Coaching and Consulting. Quite often our new recruits ask the question – and at Adaptovate we do both. Exploring Versus Providing Possibilities In a Forbes article from last year, one…Continue readingWhat is the difference between coaching and consulting?
We live in a world of multi-offices, multi-city teams and flexible work scenarios. For example, Adaptovate has offices all over the world, and consultants travelling to far corners of the globe at a moment’s notice. When recently looking for new offices in our Sydney and Melbourne cities, what became apparent was how smart spaces are…Continue readingHow will smart spaces impact your workspace?
Much has been written about how Agile has extended beyond the software industry. It’s in the boardrooms and backrooms and everywhere inbetween of different industries. In fact in Cananda & the US, if you google “Agile Coach” in the job section – you will see many of the jobs aren’t anywhere near a software team.…Continue readingWhy can Agile be used beyond software- The universal truth explained
We reached out to some of our global team at Adaptovate. Our mission was simple. To uncover what they have found to be the top challenges with Agile @ Scale. Then importantly, what can be done to overcome them. We all know that Agile requires a very different approach to management and leadership. If this…Continue reading5 Key Challenges with Agile @ Scale – and how to overcome them.
ADAPTOVATE MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES Our Monthly interview with one of the ADAPTOVATE team. Each month we ask one of our team from around the world to answer 10 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…Continue readingThe Back Story – Chelsea Bates
Caitilin makes the connection between her big family and her consulting life… After 20 years of corporate marketing I am addicted to agile and helping teams develop new ways of working. Agile employs cross-functional teams to create a product, service or campaign. The onus is upon the team to consistently test whether what they are…Continue readingAddicted to agile teams that are greedy and gutsy
Alex makes some valid links between what it is to be an agile team with television medical dramas and how they operate. Would George Clooney have been the amazing doctor he was on ER if it wasn’t for the fact that he and his teams were autonomous? or would McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy be free…Continue readingPaging Dr House, can television medical dramas teach us about Agile?