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…

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It is through our highly talented people, that we help our clients adapt and innovate quickly and successfully. If you are passionate about problem-solving and innovation, have a constant appetite to learn, are resilient to possible setbacks and challenges, and live our ADAPTOVATE values, we would love to hear from you.  We’re looking for expressions…

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Agile Business Design Agile Delivery Improvement & Scale Agile Operating Model

4 key areas to measure success with your client

How do you measure success when finishing up a client project? “As with all of our clients, success is both tangible and intangible. Of course, hitting the key results that we set out on any engagement is paramount.” Nate Nelson, USA ADAPTOVATE Managing Director Finishing up with a client after a long tenure can be…

Case Studies – Agile Operating Model

Agile Operating Model – Design

Case Study – Large scale digital transformation at a leading Australian retail organisation  Outcomes delivered  Designed and implemented a new tangible operating model, for 1900 people, that addresses the organisation’s unique challenges in scaling, including organisation design and new quarterly operating rhythm. The new model allows rapid development and iteration of products balanced with a focus on functional capability uplift  Adapted the client’s governance and funding models to…

Agile Operating Model – Agile planning

Case Study – Alignment, commitment, and teaming of executive leadership team through Agile Planning  Outcomes delivered  New executive team quickly become a coherent team aligned on the division’s strategy as well as each other’s objectives  Through use of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), the executive team aligned on individual goals and identified what drove early value delivery   Each individual executive committed to…

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Consulting Life Interviews

The Back Story – Interview with Greg Tennant

What is a company except an amazing bunch of humans? Welcome to our monthly interview with one of the ADAPTOVATE team. Each month we ask one of our team from around the world to answer a few questions. While not in the same league as The Proust Questionnaire – we think it’s a great way…

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The Three Roles of Scrum: Explained.

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…

Careers at ADAPTOVATE

ADAPTOVATE promotes work-life blend and we actively encourage our team to manage their time and output in a way that  aligns with their personal commitments as well as business requirements. As a consultancy, the majority of our consulting team members  are based on client sites.  If team members are not project based they participate in internal work which allows for greater flexibility in remote working. Fridays…

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Interview with Tiong Yeow Tan

Tiong Yeow Tan is a Senior Consultant in Singapore. Tiong Yeow has packed an enormous lot into his life already, and we can’t wait to see what the rest of his life’s journey has in store. Read his story here. Q: Hi Tiong Yeow, thanks for speaking with us. We are really excited to hear…

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Leadership insights

Celebrating people, companies, Governments on their response to COVID-19

We’re taking a moment to look back at the past six months and celebrating those that have paved a way for others during COVID-19.  A recent World Economic Forum editorial outlined 3 leadership lessons from the age of coronavirus.  1. Lead with Empathy and Honesty2. Be Agile3. Value Your People. Based on those lessons, in…

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POWERFUL & FLEXIBLE: REIMAGINE HOW YOU CAN DELIVER SUCCESS WITH OKRS

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…

Nathan Nelson

Partner and Los Angeles Managing Director Nathan leads ADAPTOVATE’s Los Angeles office, where he supports leaders, teams and companies to form, grow and thrive. As a servant leader, his focus is on building a culture and environment for teams and individuals to accelerate their personal and professional growth. Nate has a diverse business background. He…

Slawek Koziol

Slawek is an experienced agile enthusiast specialized in building and leading high-performing teams within innovative large-scale transformation programs. With 15+ years of experience (both consulting and client-side) supported teams that successfully implemented innovative solutions across a wide range of areas including sales strategy, service models, sales supporting tools, digital transformation, process and omnichannel excellence, network…

Charles Tan

Partner and Singapore Managing Director Charles leads our Singapore office, and specialises in strategy and operational improvement. He is very passionate about people development, and was responsible for building up and training the in-house strategy team for Telstra Enterprise. Prior to Telstra, Charles was a senior manager at A.T. Kearney, and conducted various engagements in…

Chelsea Bates

Partner and Melbourne Managing Director Chelsea has helped large enterprise clients deliver business and customer value quickly through digital services such as digital transformation, digital strategy, UX/UI and design thinking, cloud, IaaS, PaaS, DevOps and using agile and lean practices. She has worked with business leaders, technology leaders and the procurement function to help deliver value quickly using…

Paul McNamara

Partner and Managing Director Paul leads our Agile practice, helping organisations to be more focused on customer and business value, deliver better outcomes and achieve faster time-to-market. He was previously CFO at Simple, a leading Agile Marketing SaaS platform and led Agile Practice in Asia Pacific at Boston Consulting Group. Before joining BCG, Paul spent…

Douglas Ross

Partner and Managing Director Douglas founded ADAPTOVATE to help business teams rapidly scale innovation across their organisations so they can adapt, grow, and sustain success in global markets.​ Douglas has had global management roles within JP Morgan, News, and Macquarie and has worked as a consultant with Boston Consulting Group and Accenture as well as…

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Faster time to market in Pharmaceutical industry – is it possible?

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…

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