Contributors:Jeffrey von Drehnen – Senior ConsultantPatrick Fitzgerald – Senior ConsultantYi Jin – AssociateTerry Shea – ConsultantRachna Verma – Senior Consultant How to measure an Agile Transformation is paramount to succeeding in the long term. The true test of a successful Agile Transformation, will be continued (or sustained) success. It’s critical to understand from the outset…Continue readingHow to measure an Agile Transformation
“Agile Transformation” is shorthand for an organisation to demonstrate that they’re ready for change and into a better way of working. It signals an openness to doing things differently, being more collaborative, and a readiness to evolve.” Karen Chan, senior consultant, Toronto. Organisations that are overly reliant on previous experience and legacy processes can be…Continue readingHow to explain to the rest of the business why an Agile Transformation is taking place?
Let’s look at 3 example solutions that ADAPTOVATE has implemented to assist a client problem. It’s not one size fits all when it comes to Agile solutions. There is an infinite breadth of solutions that can be implemented on client cases. No client is ever the same, and no specific client problem is identical to…Continue readingThree example solutions to client problems
Back in mid-2019 we published an article addressing 5 ways to overcome challenges in scaling Agile. Understandably, much has happened since then, so we wanted to revisit this topic and add a couple more. With the global pandemic, and increased uncertainty, we take a look with a new perspective at challenging engagements, and how to…Continue reading7 challenges when scaling Agile. Our recommendations.
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…Continue readingThe six biases that hold back traditional companies from embracing agile.
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…Continue readingAre you struggling with an Agile Transformation? Help is at hand.
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…Continue readingWhy Agile Transformations Fail
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…Continue readingAgile Transformation: Top-down vs Bottom-up
An Agile Transformation changes the way a company is run. It’s steeped in changing the way people think it should be run and how they operate within their business. While every Agile Transformation is different, based on a needs analysis – broadly speaking it’s about a adopting a new approach. Although an Agile Transformation is…Continue readingAgile Transformation Explained
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…Continue readingWe 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?
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…Continue reading5 important takeaways from Agile transformations outside of software development
ADAPTOVATE helps organizations through their transformational change. Leaders will often want to know, up front, how we will do it. Cut to the chase, so to speak. And while it’s not a cookie cutter approach, there are commonalities. In fact, the opposite is true. Every business has unique challenges. However, there are key principles in…Continue readingBoosting Business Value through Organisational Transformation: four key principles.
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”.…Continue readingChange is constant.
“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…Continue reading8 Red Flags To Look Out For When Adopting Agile
Agile is a powerful mindset. When adopted beyond it’s original purpose (software development), it opens up a world of possibilities. Organisations in any industry, can now lean in to using these new ways of working. We all want greater productivity, happy employees, better quality products and more ROI. It’s worth understanding Agile is not an…Continue readingFour Unexpected Benefits of Agile
FOLLOW US ON LINKEDIN – BE THE FIRST TO SEE OUR NEW ARTICLES PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK. Recently at ADAPTOVATE we were discussing some of the questions we often get asked around the traps when we reveal who we are and what we do. This question was a big one. Did you know that one of…Continue readingHow do I know if my organization should embark on Agile transformation?
Do you often wonder if your agile transformation is working? Or indeed how do you actually measure it? What are the metrics you need to zone in on? Did you know – When you do a google search on “measuring your agile transformation” that about 13 million results come up? We could write an entire…Continue readingThe 4 Pillars to Measure Your Agile Transformation is Going In The Right Direction