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The Back Story – Brigitte Odgers-Jewell

First up – how long have you worked with us? 3 months Why did you join us? Were you in the industry previously, or looking for a new career direction? I was looking for my next adventure and Adaptovate ticked all the boxes. Having spent the better part of 20 years in Australia I was…Continue readingThe Back Story – Brigitte Odgers-Jewell

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Lean & Agile – where they intersect

If you are new to consulting and Agile Methodology – here is a quick rundown on the cross over between the two methods. Often when newbies are discussing Agile Methods, the vocabulary becomes confused.  The two terms that can be misued are ‘Agile’ and ‘Lean’.   They are quite different.  This  article will introduce you to…Continue readingLean & Agile – where they intersect

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What is the difference between coaching and consulting?

What is the difference between coaching and consulting and where does ADAPTOVATE sit? At Adaptovate – we are often asked about the difference between Coaching and Consulting.   Quite often our new recruits ask the question – and at Adaptovate we do both. Exploring Versus Providing Possibilities In a Forbes article from last year, one of…Continue readingWhat is the difference between coaching and consulting?

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How will smart spaces impact your workspace?

We live in a world of multi-offices, multi-city teams and flexible work scenarios.  For example, Adaptovate has offices all over the world, and consultants travelling to far corners of the globe at a moment’s notice. When recently looking for new offices in our Sydney and Melbourne cities, what became apparent was how smart spaces are…Continue readingHow will smart spaces impact your workspace?

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Why can Agile be used beyond software- The universal truth explained

Much has been written about how Agile has extended beyond the software industry.  It’s in the boardrooms and backrooms and everywhere inbetween of different industries. In fact in Cananda & the US, if you google “Agile Coach” in the job section – you will see many of the jobs aren’t anywhere near a software team.…Continue readingWhy can Agile be used beyond software- The universal truth explained

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The Back Story – Steve Walton

ADAPTOVATE MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES Our Monthly interview with one of the ADAPTOVATE team. Each month we ask one of our team from around the world to answer 10 questions. While not in the same league as The Proust Questionnaire – we think it’s a great way to share our stories with you. To celebrate July…Continue readingThe Back Story – Steve Walton

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5 Key Challenges with Agile @ Scale – and how to overcome them.

We reached out to some of our global team at Adaptovate.  Our mission was simple.  To uncover what they have found to be the top challenges with Agile @ Scale.  Then importantly, what can be done to overcome them. We all know that Agile requires a very different approach to management and leadership.  If this…Continue reading5 Key Challenges with Agile @ Scale – and how to overcome them.

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The Back Story – Chelsea Bates

ADAPTOVATE MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES Our Monthly interview with one of the ADAPTOVATE team. Each month we ask one of our team from around the world to answer 10 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…Continue readingThe Back Story – Chelsea Bates

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The Back Story – Caitilin Studdert

ADAPTOVATE MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES Our Monthly interview with one of the ADAPTOVATE team. Each month we ask one of our team from around the world to answer 10 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…Continue readingThe Back Story – Caitilin Studdert

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Addicted to agile teams that are greedy and gutsy

Caitilin makes the connection between her big family and her consulting life… After 20 years of corporate marketing I am addicted to agile and helping teams develop new ways of working. Agile employs cross-functional teams to create a product, service or campaign. The onus is upon the team to consistently test whether what they are…Continue readingAddicted to agile teams that are greedy and gutsy

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Paging Dr House, can television medical dramas teach us about Agile?

Alex makes some valid links between what it is to be an agile team with television medical dramas and how they operate. Would George Clooney have been the amazing doctor he was on ER if it wasn’t for the fact that he and his teams were autonomous? or would McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy be free…Continue readingPaging Dr House, can television medical dramas teach us about Agile?

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Can Agile work without co-located, dedicated teams?

By Paul McNamara In the real world, however, it’s not quite so simple. Large organizations are geographically distributed, which makes co-location extremely difficult. The economics of having teams 100% dedicated to a single project can be unrealistic. In many organizations, for example, there simply may not be enough data scientists, human-centered design experts, or agile…Continue readingCan Agile work without co-located, dedicated teams?