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Interview: Priscilla Koukoui

We are very happy to welcome Priscilla Koukoui to our ADAPTOVATE team in Australia. Although when you read this article you will see she has an international background. Q: Hi Priscilla, welcome to the Australian ADAPTOVATE team! We’re happy to have you join our Sydney family. A: I am very happy to have joined ADAPTOVATE!…Continue readingInterview: Priscilla Koukoui

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5 Key Benefits of Design Sprints

Our contributors: Kayla Cartwright, Inaya Dsouza, Yi Jin, Benny Ko, Mamta Mehra, Fiona Royall, Jeffrey von Drehnen What is a Design Sprint? A Design Sprint rapidly answers critical business questions in a highly collaborative, 5-day workshop. We are looking at the key benefits of design sprints in this article. Design Sprint vs Design Thinking It’s…Continue reading5 Key Benefits of Design Sprints

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Team + Time + Tasks: Three actions any leader can take to deliver more value, faster

Co-authored by Jeffrey von Drehnen – Senior Consultant Katy Hughes – Senior ConsultantChris MacLeod – Senior ConsultantCaitilin Studdert – Principal Infinite Monkey Theorem suggests that given enough monkeys and time, you could achieve almost anything. Unfortunately, we just don’t have enough monkeys nor time. Competition abounds, customer needs are dynamic, and the world is volatile,…Continue readingTeam + Time + Tasks: Three actions any leader can take to deliver more value, faster

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The Back Story – Allen Levovski

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and it’s a privilege to share just a little bit more about who they are. This month we are joined in conversation by Allen Levovski – our project…Continue readingThe Back Story – Allen Levovski

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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…Continue readingWhat is a Maturity Assessment in an Agile Transformation?

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Developing Great Product Owners

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

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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…Continue readingWhat is an Agile Centre of Excellence?

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Beyond Scrum : Why implementing scrum isn’t the magic bullet to your business woes.

What’s in this article: Where does scrum fit in >Magic bullets don’t exist >With Scrum you must create a stable foundation >In Scrum, context is everything >Scrum is a framework – not the goal >Scrum is the starting point >A continuous journey > Download the report as a PDF WHERE DOES SCRUM FIT IN? Scrum…Continue readingBeyond Scrum : Why implementing scrum isn’t the magic bullet to your business woes.

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The Back Story – Shannon Gilliam

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and it’s a privilege to share just a little bit more about who they are. This month we feature Shannon Gilliam, a Consultant in Los Angeles. 1 First…Continue readingThe Back Story – Shannon Gilliam

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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…Continue readingAre you struggling with an Agile Transformation? Help is at hand.

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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…Continue readingINTERVIEW: Karen Chan

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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…Continue readingAgile Business Coach, or Management Consultant?

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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…Continue readingWhy Agile Transformations Fail

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The Back Story – Yi Jin

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and its a privilege to share just a little bit more about who they are. This month we feature Yi Jin – an associate in Melbourne, Australia. 1.…Continue readingThe Back Story – Yi Jin

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How to become a leader as a product owner

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

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Top-down vs Bottom-up Report

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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…Continue readingAgile Transformation: Top-down vs Bottom-up

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Leadership Responsibilities Report

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The Back Story – Benny Ko

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and its a privilege to share just a little bit more about who they are. This month we feature Benny Ko – a consultant in Melbourne, Australia. First…Continue readingThe Back Story – Benny Ko

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Our Place | Colman Foundation. December 2020

As proud partners of Pledge 1%, we continue to work with the most inspiring organisations. We had the greatest privilege to partner with Our Place | Colman Foundation, Department of Education and Training, Department of Health and Human Services, Latrobe City Council, GoodStart Early Learning, TAFE Gippsland, Morwell Park Primary School and Morwell Central Primary…Continue readingOur Place | Colman Foundation. December 2020