Agile transformation

The Agile startup and the venture capital—Part 3: Reality hits hard

A tale of startups, VCs, their colliding intentions and a disillusioned Agile coach Part 3 of 4—Reality hits hard Fast forward a few months. 4 months and 12 days to be precise. Not that I was standing by the phone counting days, I just happened to notice the email I …

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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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The Agile startup and the venture capital—Part 2: The ‘wait’

A tale of startups, VCs, their colliding intentions and a disillusioned Agile coach Part 2 of 4—The ‘wait’ It was nearly two weeks later that I received the following email from Matt: Dear Marc-Andre, Thank you for meeting with us and presenting your company’s interests. We would like to invite …

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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 …

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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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On the production of original content

In a domain like ours, it’s important to establish our individual and collective credibility. It is also important to maintain this credibility by showing initiative and creativity on a sustained basis. To do this, different avenues are open to us. One of them is the creation of unique and relevant …

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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 …