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Agile product managementCulture and collaborationFeature postSpecial edition

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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Agile Know-How Magazine―Volume 2, Fall 2017

The Agile Know-how team is pleased to present the second 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 version, please contact us at [email protected]

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Culture and collaborationFeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipTeam facilitation

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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Change managementContinuous ImprovementFeature postOperationsSpecial edition

The Story of Simple C.I.

Simple Continuous Improvement, or Simple C.I., is a technique which I developed and now teach as a simple, repeatable process for solving problems within an organization. Here is my story on how the concept was developed: While working as a Continuous Improvement and Process Specialist for a leading Telecommunications company, …

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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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Culture and collaborationFeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipTeam facilitation

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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Culture and collaborationFeature postTeams

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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Agile product managementFeature postProduct delivery

Building software products is not complicated!

Until recently, we have misjudged the nature of creating IT products. It was believed to be “complicated.” As a result, unsuitable methods for creating software have been developed, but in fact building software is not complicated at all… In 2000, David John Snowden, known as Dave Snowden, finalized Cynefin. It …

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Change managementCulture and collaborationFeature postOrganizational transition

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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Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadershipSpecial edition

How To Build Your Team’s Capacity

In my first two articles of this series, I introduced you to the five skills of a co-creative leader. I also explained how to be a voice among many in the conversation and how to unleash the leaders around you. This article will explain the next key skill, which is …

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