Originally published on Linkedin by Paul McNamaraCo-Founder, Partner and Managing Director at Adaptovate One of the hallmarks of agile is its flat organisational structure. Without a traditional hierarchy in place, it begs the question: who is the boss? A boss is still needed, even with the most established agile teams, for several reasons. They can…Continue readingWith Agile Teams, Who’s the Boss?
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?
You may feel like you are really good at your job, and now you have to lead a team as a Product Owner. How do you become a better leader? In this interesting edition of Agile Talks, Alan raises this question. As a skilled, smart practioner in your field, how do you transfer your skills…Continue readingHow to become a leader as a product owner
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?
In Agile the Scrum framework consists of four events or ceremonies. Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum (or standup), Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective. It also has three clearly defined roles. Product Owner, Scrum Master and Team. Scrum is executed in what we call sprints – a duration of time, usually no more than a couple of…Continue readingThe Three Roles of Scrum: Explained.
Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. Oprah Winfrey The powerful role leadership plays during the pandemic has required leaders to think fast and change their leadership style to suit the challenging times. Likewise, departmental teams working with…Continue readingThe Powerful Role Leadership Plays During a Crisis.
Master these – and you will be winning. At ADAPTOVATE we are often asked what it takes to be a successful Product Owner. (Or PO as it will be referred to from here on). Firstly a reminder of what a PO is. As our partners at Atlassian say “Product owners are the visionaries for the…Continue reading4 Desirable Traits That Underpin a successful PO
Change constantly surrounds us. This video and more is available on our YouTube Channel. To adapt, it is undeniable that organisations must undergo constant transformation. However, they find themselves hindered by increased barriers, particularly in the face of the new remote working environment. These include: Speed of change Organisations must rapidly pivot and reprioritise projects as business-critical objectives change and communicate and execute them effectively even…Continue readingManage disruption and change with Agile PMO
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
The Inner Story 2019 series. What’s the Inner Story series? These are the hidden stories from our The Back Story team interviews in 2019. When we went back and looked at all our interviews over the past year we noticed some powerful themes surfacing. So we thought what better way to count down to 2020…Continue readingThe Inner Story – Previous Roles and What I’ve Learned
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
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?
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?