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AgileAgile transformationScrum

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#: …

AgileAgile transformationCulture and collaborationQuébec

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 …

AgileAgile transformationfeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipSWITZERLAND

Expertise and professionalism are on the same boat…

I will certainly not teach you that nowadays we are facing challenges that are increasingly complex… The need for specialized knowledge and skills in both professional and technical fields is critical for numerous organizations, and issues depend on everyone’s capacities. Therefore, the organizations’ requirements towards their employees are cumbersome and, …

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Improving collaboration with user stories

As you probably already know, among the values and principles promoted by Agile approaches, there is collaboration; that is, collaboration between the various contributors who take part in the development, marketing, and use of the product. Although user stories are way too often overlooked and misunderstood, they play a critical …

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Agile Marketing

Agile approaches value individuals and interactions over processes and tools, greater customer collaboration, and responding to change over following a plan. First intended for software development, these values ​​may be applied to other business fields. In many ways, the new business realities are in line with these principles that promote …

AgileAgile transformationLeadership (EN)Management and leadership

Awaken dormant leaders!

I have a secret to tell you: I discovered in the last couple of years that I have an internal detector for dormant leaders. Do you know any in your organization? Dormant leaders are those people with enormous leadership potential who are holding back their leadership for all sorts of …

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Unravelling team spirit

As an Agile coach, I love to use metaphors to help people understand what I’m explaining. One of the examples I use most is to compare a software development team to a sports team. After all, just like in a hockey team, you have many players with different roles and …

AgileAgile transformationManagement and leadership

Your edge—there’s more to it than simply achieving!

Do you struggle with rejection and failure? Do you feel like giving up after having unsuccessfully attempted something? You may be closer to finding your true edge than you think. My business partner and I have started practising the daily “Edgy” challenge. We didn’t come up with the term. We …