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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 …

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You said DevOps?

For some time now, I have been hearing about DevOps and I think that this notion deserves to be clarified, if only for me. There seems to be a varied understanding and use of this expression and I think it’s important to take time to define its bases and to …

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The 5 fundamental skills of a team—Optimizing yours!

The 5 dysfunctions of a team Patrick Lencioni is the author of a dozen books on business management, more specifically on team management. Known for his book titled The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he’s also the founder and CEO of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in …

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The Agile startup and the venture capital—Part 4 of 4: In the end…

A tale of startups, VCs, their colliding intentions and a disillusioned Agile coach Part 4 of 4—In the end… Ben and I gathered in the office the next morning. We decided it was time for a business retrospective. We hadn’t had one of these in quite a while and now …

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Preparing for the future today—how do we help our children build it?

Yesterday was the future? When we come to think of it, it is sort of funny: when I was in school, my current job did not exist. People who worked in computer science were often seen as “strange” individuals who did not often go out in the sun and mainly …

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How big a change is… Scrum? (part 1)

A couple of months ago, I was speaking with the CEO of a startup in a networking event who seemed a bit tense, frustrated, and puzzled that Scrum was not delivering on its promises in his organization. In other words, he was disappointed of not seeing tangible improvements and questioning …

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Agile Know-How Magazine―Volume 1, Fall 2016

Always looking to propose original content and to contribute to the evolution of the Agile paradigm, the Agile Know-how team is pleased to present the first edition of the Agile Know-how Magazine. Take a look, it offers plenty of interesting articles and tools: If you would like to receive the print …

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Addressing your organization’s developmental debt―an integral Agile approach

We usually tend to take care of debts, be they financial, technical, or even loyalty debts. But there’s another kind of debt that has emerged in the past few years: developmental debt. Developmental debt is described as the debt of human development as opposed to technological advancement in organizations around …

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