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HEART: Murphy, Taleb and Schumacher demystify proactivity

Proactivity is the most delicate concept to understand of HEART. When it is not mistakenly opposed to reactivity or reaction, we often tend to see it as an exhaustive anticipation of risks in order to prepare for it and to make the most out of the problems that will arise. …

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The place of the architect in an Agile organization, it’s complicated?

The following type of question is often asked to convinced agilists: “What is the role of [insert role here] in Agility?” The role that is most often inserted architect. But as for all experts, the answer is globally always the same. What does the Manifesto say? One of the underlying …

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At Pyxis, you are not going up; you are going forward!

29As coach and facilitator in organizational transformation and development of leaders, teams and individuals for over 25 years, I wanted to meet the Pyxis team with a colleague of mine. We had a question: “Is it possible to structure and run an organization in a more organic, more flexible, more …

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How leaders take responsibility for their impact

In our lives we have a lot more impact on what happens around us as well as on the people surrounding us than we care to believe.  As leaders, it is important for us to understand the impact we really have which in turn helps us manage it, acknowledge it …

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The Necessity of an Expert Agile Guide

If you are a tourist, a specialized escort or a guide, can be useful. Especially if, like any self-respecting agilist, you are going to the mountain. But that is not the type of person I want to talk about today. Recently, I presented HEART, the essence of Agility in only …

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Storming Agile Teams: Building a Path of T.R.U.S.T

Three weeks ago, I have shared with you the first section of the Storming Agile Teams workbook called “Our Role & Multi-dimensional Storming Challenge”. In today’s article, you will read about the main techniques that I use to help groups wanting to become Agile teams to build a successful path …

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HEART, a concentrate of Agility

In a previous post, we saw that creating software product was not complicated… And therefore, we saw that methodologies inspired by heavy industries, construction and public works are not a perfect fit. But that doesn’t mean we have to remain without benchmarks. So, I’m offering you a concentrate of Agility. …

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Four Helping Stances For Coaches

“But I Was Only Trying To Help…!” In many organizations today, coaching is regarded as a crucial skill for leaders, managers, Scrum Masters and consultants who support teams developing the skills and practices of self-organization.    In our course Coaching skills for Leaders, we teach the distinction between four different …

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Storming Agile Teams: Our Challenges & Our Role

Recently, I shared with you part of the “Storming Agile Teams” workbook introduction. Today, you are about to read about the challenges that I have faced and what I think should be our role during this phase of the team’s development journey. Our Role As Scrum Masters or Agile Coaches, …

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Coach Stories: Once Upon a Time… DevOps

Author’s note: We have changed the title of this series of posts to “Coach Stories”. It better reflects its intent. You see, I am from of a small town down the Saint Lawrence River. In my part of the country, if you’re bored on a fall evening, you can always …

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