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Four Top Traits for an Agile Leader

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…

Why Agile is Good For Business

It’s a simple statement. We’ve written extensively over years on why Agile is good for business. It’s undeniable. Here we wanted to summarise some of our key points, while leading you to more in depth reading you can do later. Please get in touch with us at the bottom of this page if you’d like…

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3 Whys for an Agile Operating Model

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…

Agile Transformation Consultants

What is an Agile Transformation? Many terms are used for the organisational-wide change, that is required when market forces dictate a new way is required to run your business (be it new planning and development methods, new products and services, or the ability to pivot quickly). In this article, we take a look at some…

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The six biases that hold back traditional companies from embracing agile.

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…

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Blueprints and Proof Points for Agile at Scale

When is the right time to scale agile in your organisation? “Scaling Agile will enable your organisation to realise the ever-compounding benefits of operating in a new way“ Patrick Fitzgerald. senior consultant US ADAPTOVATE. Research shows that waterfall-based programs that do not deliver measurable business value every three months, significantly increase the risk of program…

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Diversity & Inclusion during COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to decimate the world in 2021, it’s important, now more than ever, to remind ourselves how impactful COVID-19 is playing on minorities and in the context of Diversity and Inclusion. We are are looking back at this special episode from The Backlog podcast. Listen in Apple podcasts In this episode of The…

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Agile Governance and Risk Management – Delivering value quickly to your business

In this article we will discuss the importance of Agile Governance and Agile Risk Management in new ways of working.   Risk management is about minimising negative or undesired impacts to the business.Delivering value is about creating outcomes that realise new benefits to the business.Finally, governance focuses on establishing a sustainable approach to doing this. AGILE…

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Interview with Lené Marx – our People & Culture lead.

In this interview we sit down with Lené Marx. Lené leads our People & Culture division at ADAPTOVATE. People & Culture is one of our most important functions for ADAPTOVATE and we pride ourselves on being best in class as place to work for our employees. Thanks for speaking with us today Lené.  Before we…

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What is a Maturity Assessment in an Agile Transformation?

Are you undertaking an Agile Transformation? Or about to? You will need to do a Maturity Assessment to ensure you are on the right track. In this article we explain what it is, why do one, and what it will achieve. A central tenet to Agile is that we periodically stop and assess how we…

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What is an Agile Centre of Excellence?

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…

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Are you struggling with an Agile Transformation? Help is at hand.

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…

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INTERVIEW: Karen Chan

March is all about the world of engineering, and celebrating it’s contributions.March 1 – National Engineering Day in Canada (and month)March 4 – World Engineering Day Earlier this year we were delighted to welcome Karen Chan, as senior consultant to our Canadian office. Karen’s background in engineering has led her to an impressive list of…

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Agile Business Coach, or Management Consultant?

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…

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Why Agile Transformations Fail

What’s in this article?The four watchouts for Agile Transformation – Introduction >Leadership >Communication >Processes >Mindset >Ask the Why > Download the report version of this article. When we look at why agile transformations fail for some companies, usually the core reason will fall in one of four key areas.    However, it’s never just a single…

Kayla Cartwright

Kayla is an experienced transformation coach with a demonstrated history of results across private, public and non-profit sectors. Kayla is passionate about partnering with leaders to shape and execute their visions, drive productivity, and build strong organizational cultures.​ Kayla has led transformation engagements with Fortune 500 organizations implementing agile practices, innovation and design thinking principles, and driving client-centric cultures.  She is…

Andy Koh

Andy specialises in Agile Transformation and coaching teams through the transition from traditional to agile ways of working. He has more than ten years of experience in business consulting, project management and financial services technology in Asia Pacific. Andy has experience working across many diverse cultures and regions, while appreciating the amazing results diverse teams can achieve. He…

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Agile Transformation: Top-down vs Bottom-up

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…

Greg Tennant

Greg is a multifaceted Agile coach with a focus on technical and process optimization and delivering value through efficiencies. He specializes in coaching at a program and portfolio level, CoE delivery and delivering Agile at scale across organizations. Greg instinctively applies intuition and pragmatism when augmenting change and solving complex issues. He has led, coached and consulted numerous teams at program and portfolio level, and has delivered successful change and…

ADAPTOVATE USA Managing Director speaking at CIO Leaders Forum

A strategic CIO is always looking ahead, but how can CIOs effectively plan for the future in a time defined by constant uncertainty? Now that the dust has settled on 2020 and the new normal is here, organizations understand that their ability to succeed depends on being able to adapt and remain agile. So how…