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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using agile to navigate from crisis to sustained success  

Authored by Evan Jago, Principal, ADAPTOVATE COVID-19 has disrupted business to its core.     As the situation has rapidly evolved, it has created an unpredictable and volatile environment for business to operate in. Companies are facing unprecedented challenges having to adapt business models, product and service offerings, and, ways of working quickly in order to survive.   In a high-stakes, fluid and dynamic situation, how do you chart a course to turnaround a business or project? Traditional approaches of command and control,…Continue readingUsing agile to navigate from crisis to sustained success