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Introduction to Kanban

To begin with, let me specify that the Japanese word Kanban means signboard or billboard. By extension, it is a management method developed by Taiichi Ohno in Toyota factories during the ’50s and ’60s. It is based on certain basic principles: The workflow is displayed and highlighted visually. The focus is …

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Evolving as Scrum Master

When changing project, team, or even organization, there is always an adjustment period. What are the tools you may need during these transitions? To be successful as a Scrum Master, you must develop your own approach, your own way of doing things. Fortunately, in addition to a multitude of interesting …

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Is collaboration good for you?

When considering the question of collaboration and its role in the context of work, human groups and more widely of society as a whole, it is interesting to take this opportunity to question its true nature and the benefits and disadvantages it offers. I would personally argue that collaboration is …

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Pyxis is moving!

Pyxis Technologies is relocating its activities in new offices constructed especially for its needs. From now on, we will be located at 1200 St-Martin West in Laval, less than three kilometres away from our present location. The occasion is perfect to redesign and update our offices according to our practices …

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Transparency, a pillar of Scrum

In the context of Scrum and in the Agile world in general, we often refer to the notion of transparency. I would even describe it as a fundamental value of these approaches that are aiming at making individuals and their interactions essential elements of executing a project. Transparency is both …

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Increasing the productivity of your teams

All entrepreneurs seek to have productive teams that serve the interests of their business, this seems obvious. But when you want to see this productivity increase, where do you start? Passionate people You first need to hire passionate people. We often tend to forget that motivation can be both extrinsic …

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Experiencing lousy “dailies”? Five tips for successful daily scrums!

You and your team are you like “Yeah! It’s Scrum time” or “Ah! this darn meeting… again”? For teams adopting Agility, the daily meeting used to review the status and list the day’s activities is sometimes a reflex that is not easy to acquire. Even worse, it is sometimes considered …

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You said DevOps?

For some time now, I have been hearing about DevOps and I think that this notion deserves to be clarified, if only for me. There seems to be a varied understanding and use of this expression and I think it’s important to take time to define its bases and to …

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Evolving as Scrum Master

To be a successful Scrum Master, you must develop your own approach, your own way of doing things. Here are the Scrum Masters’ responsibilities: Make sure that the team is completely functional and productive within the Scrum process Foster collaboration between all roles Protect the team from external interference Guide the …

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The Agile organization – White paper

More and more teams are now using the Scrum and Lean approaches. It is therefore interesting to sketch the guidelines of what may be an Agile organization. In this white paper, we will discuss the specific aspects of an Agile organization, the strategies to be implemented, and how Pyxis can …

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