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Sorry, the new Champlain Bridge can’t be built using Agile…

Agility is now indispensable for developing products and services. Indispensable? Really? Perhaps not always. Agile approaches are not the answer to all our woes, and it would be interesting to ask ourselves in which contexts they are most relevant. Why is building a bridge using an Agile approach not a …

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When should you let the team fail?

“From now on, we should only communicate by email so we won’t get disturbed unnecessarily and we’ll be able to focus on the code.” We’re in a sprint retrospective. This proposal comes from one of the Scrum team’s developers. It’s quickly applauded by other developers. Even the other members of …

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SOSO – Introducing simplicity as a requirement to organizational Agility adoption

  The first highway, or limited access road, was built on Long Island, New York and completed in 1911. The intention was to reduce the travel time between to given points. As time passed, mass-production systems allowed more and more people to buy cars at affordable prices and as a …

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Animate your meetings with Graphic Facilitation

Why write about Graphic Facilitation when everything we need is a drawing? Indeed, I could have made an illustration to explain how to animate your meetings and present the advantages of this practice, but since Google has not yet introduced SEO for pictures, I will write down a bit around …

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Reinventing the wheel, or the place of best practices in Agile!

This morning, I received a message from an old college friend. As a Product Owner, he presently has a problem with a team distributed on two continents. Seeing in my title that I’m an Agile coach and Scrum.org trainer, he asked me what approach he should adopt in this situation. …

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When will it be ready?

Whether you are in IT or else, director or manager, the perpetual question is the same : when will I be able to benefit from the work I asked for? Imagine any life situation : knowing the answer is not a luxury, it will often influence your decision and actions in regard …

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The Agilist and the Caregivers

I believe that we subconsciously apply Lean and Agile Methodologies every day of our lives and I can only imagine where we could go if we learned to apply the principles intentionally.  I believe in improvement for Everyone. I want to be the “Everyday Agilist”. This will be a very …

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Agility is not enough!

In 2010, while it was an IT manager in the insurance industry, I have been asked to significantly  improve the efficiency of my development teams. Having accepted the challenge, I familiarized myself with Agile practices. At the same time, the organization was taking a Lean turn that was strongly supported …

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OKRs to promote engagement

Nowadays, Agility is most of the time still generally connected to the work of development teams. We sometimes notice a lack of alignment between the work of the teams and the objectives of the business. Also, upper management can take for granted that its will is clear, known and shared; …

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Pyxis recognized by the Scrum.org Professional Training Network

Pyxis is now part of the prestigious Scrum.org Professional Training Network (PTN). The organization recognizes Pyxis as a company abiding by Scrum.org’s high quality standards for Scrum professional trainings. These companies are recognized as active members of the Scrum.rog community. The PTN members are aligned with Scrum values and is …

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