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Make elephants fly!

Do you ask yourself how you could become an antifragile organisation and win in the VUCA world? Would you like to implement an Integrated Risk and Opportunity Management? Would you be interested in knowing how to integrate agile processes in your management system?

Grab development drive at my keynotes and start!

Since 30 years, Patricia Adam gives inspiring lectures and seminars in German and English. She uses a broad variety of active learning methods from line-ups to visualisation with Lego Serious Play. As a certified “professional speaker GSA” (Steinbeis University Berlin) she guaranties motivating keynotes. True to her values * passion *cosmopolitanism * practical relevance * integrity * professionalism Patricia Adam ensures with her keynotes to arouse passion and energy for the personal and organisational development. You can expect entertaining and ironical views on the current practice from an unusual perspective leading to profound solutions for typical practical situations.

Antifragile with IROM

Smarter Choices

Antifragile success strategies for a complex world

Patricia Adam


The Antifragility Playbook for all kinds of management systems

You want to benefit from the VUCA world instead of just survive it? Patricia Adam's latest research project has successfully identified the opportunities and pitfalls of an antifragile approach to conquer the VUCA world for use in management systems. To this end, an extensive literature analysis was supplemented by qualitative interviews with specialists and managers from top management, risk and innovation management in a wide range of industries.

The result: Antifragility can be achieved with Integrated Risk and Opportunity Management (IROM). This goes far beyond what is found in organisations today. As one interviewee put it: "Integrate? Yes. But nobody says exactly how it works."

Patricia Adam does!

The keynotes are for everyone who wants to know

► why opportunity management is not just "risk management with an o", why antifragility is one of the core tasks of top management and why it cannot be implemented without Integrated Risk and Opportunity Management

► the challenges of integration, the success factors behind the 8 Cs and how IROM works in 3D.

Developing organisations in an agile way

Almost best friends?!

Agile Processes and ISO 9001

Planned chaos

An introduction for agility fans and those who want to become one

Patricia Adam

Gone wild?!

Agility in home office

Patricia Adam

Intentional flexibility

How to use agile methods in seminars and trainings

If you always wanted to know what agility is actually good for: Her video (simpleshow-style) offers you all essential information about agility in only 3 minutes – and then you can join in the conversation. This video is found HERE.

Would you like to know more about what to make of this “agility hype” and if agile work practices are truly beneficial? Maybe, you already fancy agile methods and are not clear how to explain these to your auditor? Do you consider remodelling your processes or departments in order to become more agile and wonder how to find a reasonable approach?

Patricia Adam researched the practical results and challenges of agility by interviewing quality or innovation managers of different kinds of organisations and business sectors. She combined the attained insights with her own experiences from quality audits and a profound analysis of existing theories. The outcome are clear guidelines for a modern approach of an agile development of organisations. The core of her keynotes is a humorous view on practical examples and experiences – some best practices, some more from an “how not to do it” approach. Depending on your interests and your background you can choose between different topics featuring different key aspects of agility. Possible aspects cover the inclusion of agile processes in process oriented models or the choice of fitting control mechanisms as well as “sales arguments” for critical auditors. In addition, typical challenges for agile teams, departments or leaders can be addressed. Do you need an introduction for agility fans, die-hard agility critics or total newbies? All this is possible upon request.

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Patricia Adam
Patricia Adam
Patricia Adam

"Quality managers were the first to be convinced that more decision-making competence belongs where the relevant know-how is available. That's what we originally established quality circles for. In principle, an agile team just takes this idea to the next level - as a kind of 'quality circle reloaded'."

Patricia Adam, Keynote "Almost best friends?!"