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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

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Inner Story 2020 – The 11th COVID question

Every month ADAPTOVATE publishes our employee interview of 10 questions called The Back Story. It’s that time of year when we feature some of the year’s answers in our annual wrap up called THE INNER STORY. This year we had a special 11th question… 2020 started off wonderfully with all my extended family but very…Continue readingInner Story 2020 – The 11th COVID question

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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…Continue reading4 key areas to measure success with your client

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People or Problems? Your new client focus

Here’s the scenario. You are finishing up on a previous client or you’ve been on the bench for a while. You’ve now had the call up to start on a new client in the coming weeks and those excited, anticipatory feelings start to surface. At this point your excitement can be funnelled down to be…Continue readingPeople or Problems? Your new client focus

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#givingtuesday2020

ADAPTOVATE has a responsibility to give back to our community, and Pledge 1% is a great opportunity to do so. Our company is young, and it’s critical to our culture that we give back. As our company continues to grow, we will continue to pledge our time and services for the greater good of our community.   We have a unique offering focused on transforming the way…Continue reading#givingtuesday2020

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The kitbag of driving team culture in 2021.

What have you put in your kitbag of tools to drive team culture this year that will help with 2021? So many things have been learnt this year. One of the great challenges during the pandemic, and the resulting work culture shifts, has been how to keep your team culture not only surviving, but thriving.…Continue readingThe kitbag of driving team culture in 2021.

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Interviews

The Back Story – Laura Scott

The Back Story monthly interview features ADAPTOVATE employees from around the world. Each month we ask them 10 questions (and during 2020 we added a special 11th to the mix!). 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…Continue readingThe Back Story – Laura Scott

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Virtual immersion session at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

The Singapore office of ADAPTOVATE recently conducted a Pledge 1% of an Agile virtual immersion (VI) with the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, on Agile concepts and practice in the workplace. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, together with National Centre for Infectious Diseases, have played a pivotal role in the COVID-19 efforts for Singapore and…Continue readingVirtual immersion session at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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A year of video workshops – what we’ve learnt

We’ve had almost a year of video workshops. The business we’re in is almost one hundred percent conducted with meetings.   It’s what we do.  Meet with clients, prep, meet with them again, review, workshop and prep again and so on and so on.   We work with clients over weeks, months and sometimes years to achieve…Continue readingA year of video workshops – what we’ve learnt

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Agile Transformation Explained

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

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Workshops with Our Place

Promoting positive education outcomes for children and families in disadvantaged communities. As ADAPTOVATE continue to partner with Pledge 1% we continue to work with the most inspiring organisations. We had the greatest privilege to work Our Place | Colman Foundation, and their Morwell SIG Partners. Organisations and Departments of the SIG partners included Department of Education and…Continue readingWorkshops with Our Place

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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