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Just Do It!

The Value of Having a (Minimum Viable) Product As most of you know, I conduct my training and coaching practice across a broad spectrum of Agile practices including the Scrum Framework for risky projects, People values and leadership at the higher levels of the organization and of course, Lean or …

Change managementCulture and collaborationLeadership (EN)

Is there really someone to blame?

One of the biggest issues faced by organizations in creating a culture of continuous improvement is the underlying need to always have someone to blame and the way that this need figures prominently in the day-to-day language of its teams. This often fuels adversarial relationships rather than the true collaboration …

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The Story of Simple C.I.

Simple Continuous Improvement, or Simple C.I., is a technique which I developed and now teach as a simple, repeatable process for solving problems within an organization. Here is my story on how the concept was developed: While working as a Continuous Improvement and Process Specialist for a leading Telecommunications company, …

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The Everyday Agilist Uses Agility to Write a Book

As those who follow my blog posts are well aware, I like to think of myself as a student of human nature. As a result, I am constantly on the lookout for opportunities to apply Agile values and principles, not just by applying the Scrum framework to software development where …

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The Everyday Agilist asks “Can Agile help us cope with increases to the minimum wage?”

Employers in Ontario spent much of 2017 watching and waiting to see what would happen with proposed legislated increases to the minimum wage. The question is no longer if the rate will rise from its current rate of $11.40 to $15.00 per hour. That decision having been made, the appropriate …

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The Everyday Agilist asks “What about the Product Owner?”

While I would love to take credit for this question, it actually came from a client. After attending our Agile for Operations course to learn more about Agile practice in a Lean Operations environment, this is exactly what this client asked. It was an especially pertinent question considering we had …

Agile transformationFeature post

The Everyday Agilist ponders Agile Culture

When I awoke this morning, even before I had had a chance to pour my morning coffee, I had this burning question on my mind: “Why do we have to work so hard to get an Agile culture to take root in the work place when it grows naturally in …

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The Everyday Agilist Asks… So what is your problem?

In over 30 years in the corporate world, I can count on my fingers the number of meetings I attended that were designed to solve problems and that when we assembled, we started to talk about solutions! At first I thought it was just me that was out of the …

Culture and collaborationManagement and leadership

The Value of Values

As with most people, my earliest values were created by my parents and the education system. Learning to share, to dress and speak appropriately, to raise my hand in class and otherwise to fit in, are lessons every child learns. It is an unconscious act really, and if anyone were …

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A New Outlook for the Everyday Agilist

In December of 2016, when I retired from the telecommunications industry after 29 years (including 15 years in process optimization and continuous improvement) and embarked on my Pyxis journey, I considered myself to be an “Everyday Agilist” because I constantly saw people applying Agile practices in many aspects of daily …