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Identify technical debt to finally settle it

Ah, technical debt, the arch enemy of all projects! It is polymorphous, invisible, and insidious. It’s even a taboo subject for many people, while we, Agile coaches and Scrum Masters, make a point of honour of addressing it frequently. Do you know your teams’ technical debt? Can you describe it? Above …

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AgileAgile transformationTools

Making the right choice for the collaborative tool…

… well, tool or vehicle on some occasions… Over 10 years ago, when I was taking my flying lessons, the instructor taught me that it’s the pilot who has the control over the plan, never the other way around. It’s a paramount lesson applicable to the maneuverability of the plane, …

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Beware of buses!

Your Scrum team is made up of six individuals carrying out a critical project for the organization and each week you deliver an increment. The current sprint is the 10th one, and today is Wednesday. You have to deliver a major version before the weekend. You can feel the stress …

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A bug rapidly resolved first needs to be well handled!

All developers received at some point bad bug reports. There reports that do not say anything (“It’s not working!”). Other reports make no sense or do not give sufficient information or even information that is false! Bugs may result from negligence of development teams (even though it is sometimes difficult …

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What?!? …is beyond active listening?

Special collaboration Christine Brautigam Christine’s career matured along with “the art and science of software development”. She builds upon a foundation of experience first as a developer/analyst and team lead then software process improvement, project management, IT effectiveness and adoption consulting, and now focused on organizational and leadership effectiveness.   …

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Agile transformationAgile transitionChange managementManagement and leadershipSWITZERLAND

Allergic to change? It is possible and treatable!

You resist, he or she resists, they resist… During any Agile transition to an Agile approach, the verb ‘to resist’ is commonly being used and often conjugate in the present tense. Over time, the famous notion of “resistance to change” appeared. It is known by all managers and consultants in …

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AgileAgile transformationManagement and leadershipQuébecScrum

The Holy Grail of Agility?

The Agile Manifesto It is often read, recited, and learned by heart, but insufficiently implemented. As a foundation, the Manifesto supports Agility and practitioners. It is the reason why we call Agile practitioners “Agilists”. Why is it so difficult to implement? Isn’t it about human relations that are more real, …

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This mysterious box labeled “Agile”

For some odd reason, I regularly ask myself why companies decide to adopt Agile practices. When I have conversations about it with various people, here are some of the popular reasons that show up: “We want our teams to be more accountable and committed to their projects.” “We want to …

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Why a Sunset graph?

The main purpose of the Sunset graph is to monitor the team’s progress while following the project scope. This graph allows you to visualize the project’s progress. It makes it easier for managers to understand, at a high level, the issues encountered by the team. Managers can then focus on …

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An Agile manager opening his heart…

Today I’m tired. Everything was much simpler when I was a developer. It was the time of clarity. Things were black or white, true or false… I could easily see if I was doing the right thing. If it was working, it was the right thing! The simplicity resided in …

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