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?
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.
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.
Master these – and you will be winning. At ADAPTOVATE we are often asked what it takes to be a successful Product Owner. (Or PO as it will be referred to from here on). Firstly a reminder of what a PO is. As our partners at Atlassian say “Product owners are the visionaries for the…Continue reading4 Desirable Traits That Underpin a successful PO
Change constantly surrounds us. This video and more is available on our YouTube Channel. To adapt, it is undeniable that organisations must undergo constant transformation. However, they find themselves hindered by increased barriers, particularly in the face of the new remote working environment. These include: Speed of change Organisations must rapidly pivot and reprioritise projects as business-critical objectives change and communicate and execute them effectively even…Continue readingManage disruption and change with Agile PMO
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
The Inner Story 2019 series. What’s the Inner Story series? These are the hidden stories from our The Back Story team interviews in 2019. When we went back and looked at all our interviews over the past year we noticed some powerful themes surfacing. So we thought what better way to count down to 2020…Continue readingThe Inner Story – Previous Roles and What I’ve Learned
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
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?
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?