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What does an established ‘old school’ organisation need to do , to make change, prepare, or even think about implementing agile?

An established organisation is likely to have a deeply entrenched culture and strongly defined processes. Before we discuss what this old-school organisation needs to do to even think about implementing Agile, let’s get something out of the way.  “Agile” the word, we all agree is somewhat overused.   In fact we haven’t seen it used more…

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4 Desirable Traits That Underpin a successful PO

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…

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GOMO Foundation

#GIVINGTUESDAYNOW#FORCEFORGOODMAY 5TH 2020 In April 2020, ADAPTOVATE continued our commitment to Pledge1% and worked with the GOMO Foundation.  Gomo Foundation provides education opportunities for young women in Africa with potential, so they can drive change in their developing communities. They are proud to be working towards welcoming 50 young women into education by 2020. First…

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How OKRs (Objective and Key Results) have helped in driving alignment in a not-for-profit organisation.

In our latest podcast episode of The Backlog we speak with Jo McConnell.  Jo is the CEO of GOMO Foundation, providing education to girls in Africa. What’s that got to do with AGILE you ask? Well ADAPTOVATE recently had the priveledge to assist GOMO (through our Pledge 1% commitment) to establish and focus in on…

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The Back Story – Krzysztof Mysior

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 to share our stories with you. This month we sat down and…

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We have piloted with Agile teams and clearly experienced the benefits of Agile ways of working. It’s time to go full Agile. But where to start?

Authored by Tan Tiong Yeow, Senior Consultant, ADAPTOVATE Singapore. Journey with Agile thus far Organizations have been jumping on the Agile bandwagon and standing up Agile teams to pilot and experiment with Agile ways of working. These teams are usually disparate across the organization and some Agile teams are even solely contained within the technology…

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Very smart people can make very dumb mistakes.

Six traits we’ve identified in companies making the right decision during this time. In this editorial we want to explore the certain traits that are exposing organisations ability to cope with COVID-19 or not.   Ask yourself – Which side of history do you want yourself, your team, your company to be on? Before we start…

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The Back Story – Sonya Doshi

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 to share our stories with you. This month we sat down and…

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5 important takeaways from Agile transformations outside of software development

  Article written by our European office of ADAPTOVATE By Maja Kurzyna  For the past 20 years, Agile has transformed profoundly the culture of IT and software development teams. Today, as many companies are completing their digital transformations, Agile practices are spreading internally. Online or mobile sales channels are not a shiny innovation anymore. They…

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How can my team celebrate mistakes (we are big on test and learn, but what happens when we genuinely fail?)

  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…

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7 things your organization can do now to accelerate gender equality in the work place.

Start with this question. – DO YOU NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY? You would have had to be living under a rock not to have International Women’s Day stories coming at you for the past week. (ADAPTOVATE included.)  That’s a good thing.  While ADAPTOVATE support equality every day, we all need a push…

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What do these women have in common? Diana Nyad, JK Rowling, Katherine Johnson, Yalda Hakim, Joan of Arc, Harriet Tubman

To celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY on March 8, it’s important to think about the women who have inspired us along the way, and share that inspiration.  The trailblazers who have paved the way towards improved equality for women around the world.   #eachforequal So we asked some of our ADAPTOVATE team this question: If you could…

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Creative ways to run a retrospective differently 

How to run a Retrospective for Agile including creative recommendations. WHAT IS A RETROSPECTIVE? First up – for those for whom Agile Methodology is a somewhat new way of working – a retrospective is one of the ceremonies in Agile.  (watch our team discussing ceremonies here – 3 min watch). Retrospectives in Agile methodology are…

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8 THEMES TO SUSTAIN THE CHANGE IN NEW WAYS OF WORKING

SUSTAIN THE CHANGE, FOR ONGOING SUCCESS. How do we see business sustaining ‘new ways of working’ over the longer term? Success. Sustained. Two simple words that appear on every email signature of every employee at ADAPTOVATE.  It’s our tag line, which is at the absolute core of everything we do and say. Simply put, how…

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The Back Story – Fiona Royall

It’s our monthly interview with one of our ADAPTOVATE team from around the world. While not in the same league as The Proust Questionnaire – we think it’s a great way to share our employee’s own story with you. This month we interview our senior consultant in Melbourne, Fiona Royall. 1. First up – how…

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The Back Story – Tan Tiong Yeow

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 to share our stories with you. This month we interview our senior…

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The Inner Story – Previous Roles and What I’ve Learned

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…

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Change is constant.

Change is constant. It’s always there. Bill Gates said “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus, said  – “the only constant in life is change”.…

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8 EMERGING THEMES WE’VE SEEN IN 2019

8 EMERGING THEMES WE’VE SEEN IN 2019 IN AGILE TRANSFORMATION DOWNLOAD OUR FREE PRINTOUT FOR YOUR TEAM WALL – TO START YOUR YEAR OFF RIGHT. With 2019 almost over, we wanted to look at themes we’ve seen emerging over the past year.   Specifically when organisations are adopting New Ways of Working. We’ve seen Transformational Change…

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8 Red Flags To Look Out For When Adopting Agile

“The principles of Agile are fairly simple to understand but much more difficult to apply in practice. The simplicity of Agile principles, however, quickly and unpretentiously lay bare all the shortcomings and inefficiencies. Things that lay deeply hidden in complex realities of traditionally managed organizations“ Slawek Koziol, Senior Consultant, ADAPTOVATE. Our teams across the globe…