Contributors: Steve Walton, PrincipalFiona Royall, Project LeadPatrick Fitzgerald, Senior ConsultantLuca Fiorentino, Senior ConsultantNikhil Josh, ConsultantBenny Ko, Senior ConsultantInaya Dsouza, Associate The terms Agile and Business Agility will often be used interchangeably, which is incorrect. Agile is a methodology, a way of thinking, and is a way to unlock business agility. Agile has a framework, utilising…Continue readingAgile vs Business Agility
“People and their mindsets (which can, with coaching, be changed) are the true drivers of change in any organisation,” Kayla Cartwright, Project Lead We could start and end this article with that statement. It has the four words that matter. People.Mindsets.Coaching.Change. We talk a lot about transformational change, consulting and coaching, the whys and the…Continue readingWhy Agile won’t fundamentally change your business (hint – it’s your people)
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
Adopting the Agile ways of working is difficult because it requires a change in mindset and behaviour. As a start, the Agile Manifesto is almost always used to showcase what is needed at a basic level. Those familiar with it will quickly resonate with the emphasis on customer focus, output orientation, adaptability in a volatile…Continue readingCultural Influences on Agile Adoption
Our contributors: Kayla Cartwright, Inaya Dsouza, Yi Jin, Benny Ko, Mamta Mehra, Fiona Royall, Jeffrey von Drehnen What is a Design Sprint? A Design Sprint rapidly answers critical business questions in a highly collaborative, 5-day workshop. We are looking at the key benefits of design sprints in this article. Design Sprint vs Design Thinking It’s…Continue reading5 Key Benefits of Design Sprints
Co-authored by Jeffrey von Drehnen – Senior Consultant Katy Hughes – Senior ConsultantChris MacLeod – Senior ConsultantCaitilin Studdert – Principal Infinite Monkey Theorem suggests that given enough monkeys and time, you could achieve almost anything. Unfortunately, we just don’t have enough monkeys nor time. Competition abounds, customer needs are dynamic, and the world is volatile,…Continue readingTeam + Time + Tasks: Three actions any leader can take to deliver more value, faster
What do organisations typically get wrong about Product owners? We share how to get it right Agile is becoming increasingly popular. For many organisations the flirt with Agile has evolved into a serious relationship – they are looking to scale their initial learnings and develop talent behind key Agile roles. The demand for new Agile…Continue readingDeveloping Great Product Owners
Jump aheadCentre of Excellence explained >Agile Centre of Excellence >Agile Centre of Excellence 3 missions >Why would a business need an Agile CoE >What are the roles in an Agile CoE >What are the responsibilities of a Agile CoE > Centre of Excellence explained First up, let’s understand what we mean by a Centre of…Continue readingWhat is an Agile Centre of Excellence?
Are you a coach or consultant? In a recent conversation, two of our leading executives speak from their own experience on making the jump from coach to consultant. Their case studies and personal reflections will help you understand how ADAPTOVATE provides both Agile coaching and management consulting to our clients, and by example the…Continue readingAgile Business Coach, or Management Consultant?
Here’s the scenario. You are finishing up on a previous client or you’ve been on the bench for a while. You’ve now had the call up to start on a new client in the coming weeks and those excited, anticipatory feelings start to surface. At this point your excitement can be funnelled down to be…Continue readingPeople or Problems? Your new client focus
We’ve had almost a year of video workshops. The business we’re in is almost one hundred percent conducted with meetings. It’s what we do. Meet with clients, prep, meet with them again, review, workshop and prep again and so on and so on. We work with clients over weeks, months and sometimes years to achieve…Continue readingA year of video workshops – what we’ve learnt
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
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?)