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The 5 fundamental skills of a team—Optimizing yours!

The 5 dysfunctions of a team Patrick Lencioni is the author of a dozen books on business management, more specifically on team management. Known for his book titled The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he’s also the founder and CEO of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in …

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How big a change is… Scrum? (part 1)

A couple of months ago, I was speaking with the CEO of a startup in a networking event who seemed a bit tense, frustrated, and puzzled that Scrum was not delivering on its promises in his organization. In other words, he was disappointed of not seeing tangible improvements and questioning …

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Playing flawlessly

During a recent lunch and learn presented by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Laval, I had the opportunity to step into the shoes of a maestro. Alain Trudel, orchestral conductor and artistic director of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, was there to talk to the Laval business community …

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RESULTS: Survey on the state of Agility in 2016

In a continuous effort to improve our ways to do things and to give an accurate picture of the current state of Agility in businesses, Pyxis Technologies conducted a survey with our network. We are pleased to present the results. Number of years being Agile Although Agile approaches have been …

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Room for error

Human beings are fascinating; they are sometimes unable to be aware of the reality in which they evolve and to adapt accordingly. It is, in fact, paradoxical that they had the capacity to create an immensely complex world, but not to be aware of that complexity and adapt to it. …

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Hello World Mobile

With the recent acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft, it could be expected that the development of mobile applications would become a little more accessible, especially considering that this acquisition has changed the cost of Xamarin to… nothing! Thanks to Xamarin Forms and Visual Studio Community Edition, it is now possible …

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Five tips for successful daily scrums

The daily is a well-known Scrum ceremony. Its objective is to synchronize the team’s activities and plan the work until the next daily. Even though this meeting is very simple and routine, the basics are sometimes forgotten. A quick reminder of the rules of the game: The meeting is timeboxed …

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Hello World entreprise version

Basic Hello World The best way to learn a new language is still writing the typical Hello World application. I can not count the number of times I started a new project with this simple application. For example here is the simplest Hello World application that can be done in C#: …

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Do you know why you are here this morning?

When I receive an invitation to a meeting, I usually have the reflex to check if I am available. In fact, with the tools that I’m using, I know it almost instantly. So, I don’t have to really think about it before clicking on Yes or No. Actually, when people …

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The Agile startup and the venture capital—Part 1: The “pitch”

A tale of startups, VCs, their colliding intentions and a disillusioned Agile coach Part 1 of 4—The “pitch” In the past year, I’ve been working mostly from co-working spaces, coffee shops, the odd university campus here and there and, when I get really lucky (i.e., I have enough money), I …