Agile Coaches: Is It Time to Tap Out?

Agile Coaches: Is It Time to Tap Out?

With the rapid expansion of agile methodologies and the increasing presence of agile coaches from around 2009 until the post-COVID era, agile became a ubiquitous term in organizational transformation. Yet, despite its widespread adoption, many companies saw agile transformations falter and were left wondering what went wrong. Reflecting on this trend, it’s essential to ask…

Leverage OKRs to Achieve Breakthrough Portfolio and Investment Performance – Part 4

Leverage OKRs to Achieve Breakthrough Portfolio and Investment Performance – Part 4

In previous installments of this series, jointly produced by Adaptivity and WorkBoard, we discussed high-level strategy realization processes and how implementing them with OKRs can dramatically increase success. The last installment introduced high-level portfolio management structures and processes. In this, the fourth installment, we’ll discuss some foundational practices and principles for achieving high-performance adaptive portfolio…

Leverage OKRs to Achieve Breakthrough Portfolio and Investment Performance – Part 3

Leverage OKRs to Achieve Breakthrough Portfolio and Investment Performance – Part 3

In the last installment of this series, jointly produced by Adaptivity and WorkBoard we discussed high-level strategy realization processes. In this, the third installment, we’ll discuss how your strategy framework expressed in Objectives and Key Results integrates with your portfolio management process and share a high-level explanation of portfolio management’s key processes.  In part 2…

Leverage OKRs to Achieve Breakthrough Portfolio and Investment Performance – Part 2

Leverage OKRs to Achieve Breakthrough Portfolio and Investment Performance – Part 2

In the first installment we introduced this series, jointly produced by Adaptivity and WorkBoard. In this, the second installment, we’ll introduce a high-level explanation of the key elements of strategy realization, with the focus on processes, competencies, and techniques that enterprises must master to become more strategically adaptable and resilient than their competitors. To ensure…

Leverage OKRs to Achieve Breakthrough Portfolio and Investment Performance – Part 1

Leverage OKRs to Achieve Breakthrough Portfolio and Investment Performance – Part 1

  Introduction Adaptivity is producing a series of papers to be released in installments over the next quarter. This series will make the case that a strong OKR program is an essential strategy deployment and execution process to ensure enterprises’ portfolio management and funding processes maximize investment returns for the organization. The Problem Any corporate…

Stuck on Strategy

Stuck on Strategy

Why Organizations Struggle to Execute What Matters  Poor Strategic Planning Processes  Many organizations need more rigorous processes for strategic planning and goal setting. For example, a recent Bain survey found that 65% of executives rate their company’s strategy process as poor. Leadership fails to dedicate time to reflect and analyze market trends, competitive forces, and…

Why Dismissing Management Trends Can Harm Your Organization

Why Dismissing Management Trends Can Harm Your Organization

  The amazing practice of blaming the last thing Buzzword bashing – categorically dismissing a management paradigm, approach, process, fad, or previous initiative – is a go-to change strategy for many organizations (though most won’t say that).  It is also a sign that you’re likely to repeat the mistakes of the past.   “Agile (or…

The Death of Agile and the Rise of Adaptability

The Death of Agile and the Rise of Adaptability

Article Update: we received some interesting feedback on this article and decided to record a more in-depth video that talks about this subject, we encourage you to watch it. Agile changed the world of software development. But in many organizations, those groundbreaking frameworks have grown stale, bureaucratic, and ineffective. Some even argue Agile is “dead”….

Avoiding the Top 3 Deadly Sins That Botch OKR Implementations

Avoiding the Top 3 Deadly Sins That Botch OKR Implementations

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) have become a popular framework for aligning organizations around strategic goals. However, many companies struggle to realize benefits from OKRs. Why do OKR implementations often fail? In our recent video, Adaptivity’s Adam Asch and George Schlitz dive into the three most common mistakes that doom OKR efforts: Misuse/Poor Application  The…

Unlocking the Full Potential of OKRs

Unlocking the Full Potential of OKRs

  Many organizations have adopted Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) as a modern goal-setting methodology. OKRs help align organizations around measurable outcomes and provide the focus for execution. However, organizations often need help setting OKRs and achieving the full benefits of driving engagement, accountability, and results through their application. The difference comes down to installing…