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Be fearless of failure and start learning by doing

This article was initially published on Forbes.com. One topic I often find myself discussing these days is learning by doing. Cultures that value continuous improvement encourage experimentation. They also encourage people to fail fast so they can learn fast. But this idea is scary to those working in cultures who believe …

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What about story points and Planning Poker?

The average velocity of a team is obtained by averaging the sum of user story points accumulated by the team at the end of each iteration (or cycle). But what do these points precisely represent? In Agility, there are two different types of points that it is important not to …

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Connecting teams and strategic planning in Agile organizations

This article was initialy published on jesusmendez.ca For the past four months, I have been working within an IT Operations division in one of Montréal’s financial institutions, particularly with people working to support production environments for the rest of the organization’s IT services. It has been a challenging and interesting experience …

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Montréal Agile Tour—Even bigger…

For the ninth consecutive year, Pyxis is happy to be part of the Montreal Agile Tour. Year after year, the Agile Montréal community works hard to organize an event that stands out. As leaders of Agile approaches, it’s always a pleasure to be partners of the event and present conferences. So …

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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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Five easy ways to effectively collaborate with your team

This article was initially published on Forbes.com I talk a lot with those around me about co-creative leadership and collaboration. My team and I collaborate a lot with our clients, but not as often as we do with each other. More often than not, you have the choice whether or …

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Agile scaling

Have you ever attended a Scrum of Scrums? If you ever worked on a multi-team Scrum project, chances are that the answer is yes. In my case, Scrum of Scrums was a weird-looking daily scrum between Scrum Masters where everyone showed up with a list of things to discuss (usually …

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Rebalancing society and Agile organizations

SPECIAL COLLABORATION Phil LeNir is co-founder and managing partner of CoachingOurselves, which is a peer-coaching program developed by Phil LeNir and Henry Mintzberg that enables managers and leaders to learn from and coach each other, and organizations to build capacity for self-development. Phil has authored numerous articles and published a book in Japan …

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5 powerful things dormant leaders absolutely need to know!

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com A while back, I wrote an article called Awaken Dormant Leaders. It is one of my favorite articles ever, and it seems to connect with many people. Recently, a few visitors to the site sent me emails to ask me to write more …

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“Fighting a losing battle”—Pawel’s mistake

To fulfil their role, Scrum Masters must provide servant leadership to their Scrum teams. The Scrum Master must help people outside of the Scrum team better understand Scrum and facilitate their interactions with the team. In this video, Pawel talks about a mistake he made in the past when acting as a Scrum Master and explains …

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