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Enabling agile transformation: Adaptavist acquires Aligned Agility

Aligned Agility part of The Adaptavist Group

We’re excited to announce that we have acquired Aligned Agility, a company specialising in agile transformation—with a laser-focus on ensuring organisations get the most from their people, processes and tools as they aim to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

This acquisition marks a significant step in our drive to deliver successful digital transformation for our customers and be the partner of choice in the agile transformation space.

Why Aligned Agility?

Joining the Adaptavist family, Aligned Agility brings a wealth of knowledge and unique understanding of implementing agile practices successfully to achieve business goals. In particular, as leading experts in the implementation of Jira Align, Aligned Agility greatly boosts our capability to help organisations deploy agile at scale successfully using enterprise agile tooling. 

Of course to effectively scale agile practices, organisations have to look beyond just their tools. While software like Jira Align provides enterprises with much needed visibility and insights, connecting high-level strategy with day-to-day work, it’s vital employees in the organisation are onboard with their transformation and have the right processes in place to make it a success—exactly what Aligned Agility prides itself on delivering for its clients.  

As Tina Behers, Founder and CEO of Aligned Agility explains:

"To reap the true benefits of agile at scale, the right tooling is only one piece of the puzzle. At Aligned Agility, we focus on ensuring organisations have the right mindset and processes in place to achieve lasting transformation. It’s only when these three agile enablers are aligned that organisations can thrive."
Tina Behers, Founder and CEO of Aligned Agility

This sentiment is echoed by their Head of Technical agility, Tony Camacho as he highlights, “From a technical perspective, our goal is to make sure that anything we put in place will enhance the enterprise’s ability to embrace change. We make the tools work for the people, not the people work for the tools.”

Meeting the rising demand for agile

Our own State of Atlassian Report 2021 found that agile adoption continues to be on the rise, especially in the enterprise. In fact, 77% of respondents reported they plan to adopt agile at scale this year, as more and more leaders understand that agile ways of working are crucial to achieving business success in today’s increasingly uncertain markets. 

In bringing Aligned Agility into the fold we’re focusing our efforts on ensuring we can meet the rising demands in the enterprise to scale agile practices. As our CEO, Simon Haighton-Williams neatly puts it:

"If the past 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that businesses need to be ready to respond to unforseen change quickly and effectively. Welcoming Aligned Agility to the Adaptavist family greatly strengthens our ability to help our customers do just that—giving them new ways of overcoming their most pressing challenges as they grow."
Simon Haighton-Williams, CEO of Adaptavist

If you’re interested in learning more about this acquisition and Aligned Agility, please check out the press release or feel free to get in touch with our team.

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About the authors

Simon Haighton-Williams

Simon Haighton-Williams

A veteran of a range of technology businesses, Simon has led Adaptavist since 2010. He brings experience of both large and small operations to the role and understands when the detail is more important than the big picture – and vice versa.