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What Are Chapters in an Agile Operating Model?

The Spotify Model? Tribes? Chapters? Squads? – What’s it all mean?    It’s been six years now since Henrik Kniberg shared the Spotify Model on his blog.    It was a vision for how Spotify would implement their operating model moving forward, as a work in progress.  Not intended to be set in stone –…Continue readingWhat Are Chapters in an Agile Operating Model?

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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…Continue readingThe Back Story – Interview with Greg Tennant

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Agile Capital and Infrastructure Projects are Possible and Brilliant.

Authored by Greg SkinnerConsultant Project Lead, ADAPTOVATE Three approaches have brought significant results to large, heavy-industry capital projects:  Using and adjusting an agile framework according to the phase of the project  Ensuring a focus on quality through detail and execution  Using transparency to mitigate dependency and maximise team alignment  Agile has emerged as the framework for digital and related fields to…Continue readingAgile Capital and Infrastructure Projects are Possible and Brilliant.

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Protected: Interview with Lené Marx – Our People and Culture lead.

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Global perspectives on the Agile Operating Model

“Plainly speaking, an agile operating model is the engine that drives the organisation, in order to achieve the strategic objectives.” Nate Nelson, Managing Director, ADAPTOVATE. US office. The following article builds on our continuing series on the Agile Operating Model, and its ability to cut costs and create efficiencies.    Our original video series from the…Continue readingGlobal perspectives on the Agile Operating Model

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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…Continue readingThe Three Roles of Scrum: Explained.

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The rare time maturing is better – Agile across organisations

Download the PDF Maturing Agile across organisations  Many organisations today have had a taste of Agile. From pilot agile teams to transforming the entire organisation to adopt an agile mindset. Not everyone who has implemented agile has realised the expected business benefits promoted.   Agile works for teams but not at an organisation-wide level  A common perception is that agile is great for teams delivering incremental value (eg software teams delivering features). But is not relevant at an…Continue readingThe rare time maturing is better – Agile across organisations

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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…Continue readingInterview with Tiong Yeow Tan

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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…Continue readingCelebrating people, companies, Governments on their response to COVID-19

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Agile has gone from quirky & outlandish to being THE lifeline.

“Agile has gone from quirky and outlandish through to being the very lifeline keeping projects delivering in these changing times,” said one of our team recently.  We’ve all seen them.  The memes of overused business words used during COVID.  Pivot. Transition. Agile. Uncertainty.  And it’s getting annoying, mainly because they’re all relevant.   Annoying for companies like ADAPTOVATE, who for years have…Continue readingAgile has gone from quirky & outlandish to being THE lifeline.

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Cost Cutting and Efficiencies Using New Ways of Working

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The Back Story – Interview with Alan Trivedi

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…Continue readingThe Back Story – Interview with Alan Trivedi

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Implementing Jira Service Desk at a STEM non-profit

ADAPTOVATE continue to be a proud partner of Pledge 1%. We contribute 1% of our time and knowledge in agile ways of working to assist organisations around the world. In July 2020 ADAPTOVATE had the honor to assist JerseySTEM through our Pledge1% partnership. JerseySTEM is a non-profit which bridges gaps in opportunity and innovation through…Continue readingImplementing Jira Service Desk at a STEM non-profit

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Agile Operating Model Case Studies

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…Continue readingPOWERFUL & FLEXIBLE: REIMAGINE HOW YOU CAN DELIVER SUCCESS WITH OKRS

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Digital, blockchain, big data, and AI is not enough.

By Doug Ross. We live in a world both fascinated by, and terrified of, the digital disruption about to be caused by digital, blockchain, big data and artificial intelligence, yet we cannot even be sure that our own businesses would be better off in three years if we got these technologies and skilled people for…Continue readingDigital, blockchain, big data, and AI is not enough.

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Optimise your operating model now to address budget cuts

In this article we want to give you an insight into the top line strategies we are seeing implemented, to optimise operating models to address budget cuts. An excellent paper published a few weeks ago in the Industrial Marketing Management journal, analysed the impact of COVID-19 on business models.   While exploring the history of business…Continue readingOptimise your operating model now to address budget cuts

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Working at Hyatt. Why leadership buy-in really stands out.

A new episode of The BACKLOG PODCAST. Recorded by ADAPTOVATE — The Backlog PodcastListen here — or wherever you get your pods! This condensed article accompanies Ep 7 of The Backlog — The Podcast, by ADAPTOVATE. Frank Kazas is one of three product directors with Hyatt Hotels Digital team. Frank is responsible for four product teams focused on the…Continue readingWorking at Hyatt. Why leadership buy-in really stands out.

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The Back Story – Interview with Ash Patil

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…Continue readingThe Back Story – Interview with Ash Patil

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Roles in Agile Teams

The Powerful Role Leadership Plays During a Crisis.

Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. Oprah Winfrey The powerful role leadership plays during the pandemic has required leaders to think fast and change their leadership style to suit the challenging times.    Likewise, departmental teams working with…Continue readingThe Powerful Role Leadership Plays During a Crisis.

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Teams

What makes great teams, winning teams.

Authored by Karrie Chen, Graduate Consultant at ADAPTOVATE Australia. As a business student, I often participate in university case competitions. These competitions are simulations of the work I do at ADAPTOVATE, working within a team to develop solutions to client’s business problems. Most recently in an Intervarsity case competition my team placed 2nd in the finals. However, this ‘win’ was certainly not achieved without having learnt from multiple unsuccessful attempts at case competitions prior. …Continue readingWhat makes great teams, winning teams.