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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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Why Scrum?

First, we’d like to say that the purpose of this post is not to convince you to use Scrum, let alone have you buy it. In order to be convinced, one has to try it. David and I had an interesting discussion about it, and we believe that the topic …

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The Agilist and the athlete

I believe that we subconsciously apply Agile approaches every day of our lives and I can only imagine where we could go if we learned to apply Agile principles intentionally. I believe in improvement for everyone. I want to be the “Everyday Agilist”. I have had the good fortune to …

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What is the purpose of Agile Certifications?

There are certifications for everything nowadays. We earn technical certifications from Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, or Red Hat. We earn Agile certifications from, the Scrum Alliance, or EXIN. We become certified trainers or coaches. Certain certification programs take months to achieve while others don’t even take an hour. We can …


To be or not to be Agile

Arguments, perspectives, and questions promoting the benefits of Agile awareness… “Agile awareness,” I never thought I’d include two buzz words in the same article let alone the same sentence! It sounds cliché yet it’s exactly the right fit. I’d like to start by stating who this article is intended for. …

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Doing Agile VS. Being Agile

Agile This buzzword is being used more than ever before. Everywhere we find advertising slogans advocating for more Agile ways of doing things. (I’ve recently found out that even my bank is Agile!) Organizations understood that, to survive in today’s world, they must be Agile, they must be able to …

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What is the purpose of Agile diagnostics?

You wish to start a new Agile project but you would first like to know your level of Agility to assess the risks it involves. Conducting an Agile diagnostic is certainly the first step. Dive in Agility Whether to regularize deliveries, increase commitment, improve the quality delivered by teams or …

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Being the new kid on the block

As the New Year unfolds, I feel so blessed to be living out my dream of becoming an Improvement Coach as part of the Pyxis family. Less than a month into this amazing journey, I am astounded by my wonderful teammates. Their Agile skills are wonderfully advanced and they are already …

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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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Play4Agile North America 2016—A review

On the weekend of September 10, 2016, a group of 70 Agile enthusiasts met in Cornwall, Ontario, for the second edition of Play4Agile North America. For 46 hours, during which sleep was in large part replaced by gaming, these enthusiasts explored how games can help the change brought by adopting …