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Creative ways to run a retrospective differently 

WHAT IS A RETROSPECTIVE? First up – for those for whom Agile Methodology is a somewhat new way of working – a retrospective is one of the ceremonies in Agile.  (watch our team discussing ceremonies here – 3 min watch). Retrospectives in Agile methodology are done regularly and kept short.  For example they can happen…Continue readingCreative ways to run a retrospective differently 

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AGILE EXPLAINED: The Role of the STANDUP

Editors note on Stand-ups in Agile Methodology during Covid-19 : The below article about Stand-ups still makes sense (even more!) in our current climate of working remotely.  If you are reading this article in the future and have returned to work, it all still applies.  However if you are currently working from home, or you…Continue readingAGILE EXPLAINED: The Role of the STANDUP

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8 THEMES TO SUSTAIN THE CHANGE IN NEW WAYS OF WORKING

SUSTAIN THE CHANGE, FOR ONGOING SUCCESS. How do we see business sustaining ‘new ways of working’ over the longer term? Success. Sustained. Two simple words that appear on every email signature of every employee at ADAPTOVATE.  It’s our tag line, which is at the absolute core of everything we do and say. Simply put, how…Continue reading8 THEMES TO SUSTAIN THE CHANGE IN NEW WAYS OF WORKING

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Boosting Business Value through Organisational Transformation: four key principles.

ADAPTOVATE helps organizations through their transformational change. Leaders will often want to know, up front, how we will do it.     Cut to the chase, so to speak.      And while it’s not a cookie cutter approach, there are commonalities.   In fact, the opposite is true.  Every business has unique challenges.  However, there are key principles in…Continue readingBoosting Business Value through Organisational Transformation: four key principles.

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Why would organizations turn to New Ways of Working in 2020?

Let’s do this excercise. We want to give you five key points why organisations should turn to New Ways of Working in 2020. To help you identify if your organisation is ready – do you finish the sentence: “I want my company to have…” with any of the following…? TALENT EXCELLENCE THE SPEED OF THE…Continue readingWhy would organizations turn to New Ways of Working in 2020?

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Agile Basics – What is a Cermony?

What is a Cermony in Agile? This 4 minute video gives you the rundown.Continue readingAgile Basics – What is a Cermony?

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Agile Basics – Scrum Master

Who is the Scrum Master and what is their role. This 3 minute video gives you the rundown. For further resources you can download the SCRUM MASTER free poster here. A blog based on this video is here if you prefer reading!Continue readingAgile Basics – Scrum Master

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8 EMERGING THEMES WE’VE SEEN IN 2019

8 EMERGING THEMES WE’VE SEEN IN 2019 IN AGILE TRANSFORMATION DOWNLOAD OUR FREE PRINTOUT FOR YOUR TEAM WALL – TO START YOUR YEAR OFF RIGHT. With 2019 almost over, we wanted to look at themes we’ve seen emerging over the past year.   Specifically when organisations are adopting New Ways of Working. We’ve seen Transformational Change…Continue reading8 EMERGING THEMES WE’VE SEEN IN 2019

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8 Red Flags To Look Out For When Adopting Agile

“The principles of Agile are fairly simple to understand but much more difficult to apply in practice. The simplicity of Agile principles, however, quickly and unpretentiously lay bare all the shortcomings and inefficiencies. Things that lay deeply hidden in complex realities of traditionally managed organizations“ Slawek Koziol, Senior Consultant, ADAPTOVATE. Our teams across the globe…Continue reading8 Red Flags To Look Out For When Adopting Agile

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How important is the agile “test and learn” approach?

(Or as we like to say – Mistakes are not just ok – we insist!) Agile is essentially about developing solutions quickly.   Iterating quickly.  Adapting.  Not quite right? Change. Go Again.  Lets test.  Adapt. Change. Learn. Improve.  You get the idea.  That’s cheekily a 101 of Agile, but sometimes things get over-complicated.     And what happens…Continue readingHow important is the agile “test and learn” approach?

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Test and Learn within Agile Teams

TEST AND LEARN WITHIN AGILE TEAMS “The “test and learn” approach is embedded in the very heart of Agile ways of working” says Slawek Koziol from our Polish team.   For this article  Slawek has kindly offered to talk us through TEST AND LEARN in AGILE in more depth. SHOWCASING Showcasing the result of team’s work…Continue readingTest and Learn within Agile Teams

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Agile Basics: The Role of Scrum Master

Understanding the role of Scrum Master  What is the role of Scrum Master? We sat down with our consultants at Adaptovate and asked them to explain the role of the Scrum Master in Agile methodology.    While all their answers had their own personal spin – It came down to 5 crucial things. Skip to the…Continue readingAgile Basics: The Role of Scrum Master

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Four Unexpected Benefits of Agile

Agile is a powerful mindset. When adopted beyond it’s original purpose (software development), it opens up a world of possibilities.   Organisations in any industry, can now lean in to using these new ways of working.     We all want greater productivity, happy employees, better quality products and more ROI. It’s worth understanding Agile is not an…Continue readingFour Unexpected Benefits of Agile

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How do I know if my organization should embark on Agile transformation?

FOLLOW US ON LINKEDIN – BE THE FIRST TO SEE OUR NEW ARTICLES PUBLISHED EVERY WEEK. Recently at ADAPTOVATE we were discussing some of the questions we often get asked around the traps when we reveal who we are and what we do.    This question was a big one. Did you know that one of…Continue readingHow do I know if my organization should embark on Agile transformation?

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The 4 Pillars to Measure Your Agile Transformation is Going In The Right Direction

Do you often wonder if your agile transformation is working?  Or indeed how do you actually measure it?  What are the metrics you need to zone in on?   Did you know – When you do a google search on “measuring your agile transformation” that about 13 million results come up? We could write an entire…Continue readingThe 4 Pillars to Measure Your Agile Transformation is Going In The Right Direction

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Do we have to use the agile ceremonies and artefacts to adopt Agile?

The quick answer is – No.  You don’t. Why?  Because they are simply recommended tools that have proven to get teams into Agile thinking a lot faster.   However you could do it other ways.  It may take longer, it may be frustrating,  but in the end you may get there without them. Let’s explain. PROCESS…Continue readingDo we have to use the agile ceremonies and artefacts to adopt Agile?

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How can leaders support the agile journey?

7 WAYS LEADERS CAN SUPPORT THE AGILE JOURNEY According to Jerome Parisse-Brassens in a recent article from InsideHr,  “The number one challenge facing a leader in an agile culture is letting go of fears related to losing control and not being needed”. So, before we get to the list,  let’s set the scene. This letting…Continue readingHow can leaders support the agile journey?

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My teams wants to stop daily stand ups, what advice should I give them?

Daily stand ups are one of the cornerstones of being an Agile organisation. Andy Koh , an Adaptovate Consultant in Singapore, says “The daily stand-up can be one of the easiest ceremonies to get right when adopting the Agile way of working.” However they can often sound easier than they are in practice.  Because of…Continue readingMy teams wants to stop daily stand ups, what advice should I give them?

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Lean & Agile – where they intersect

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 some good articles to read to get your head around…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?