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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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Is collaboration good for you?

When considering the question of collaboration and its role in the context of work, human groups and more widely of society as a whole, it is interesting to take this opportunity to question its true nature and the benefits and disadvantages it offers. I would personally argue that collaboration is …

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Leadership lessons in reinventing yourself and becoming an entrepreneur

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com. Two years ago, I reached a point where I was experiencing borderline burnout for several months. I was a director and I was struggling to balance training sessions, clients, business development and other responsibilities. I desperately needed to do something different and get myself out …

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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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Is your work environment Agile?

In 2008, we have inaugurated Pyxis’ second office. This office was meant to be different from workspaces that were out there back then. I remember, our clients were coming to visit our offices, to see our furniture on wheels and our whiteboard walls. Since then, Agility has spread more and …

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Three common misunderstandings of self-organized teams

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com Part of my consulting work with clients is helping them adopt Agile and Lean software development practices, which among other things means fostering and putting in place self-organizing teams. “Self-organization” can be a very loaded term, and when there is not a discussion …

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Building Capacity In Others As A Co-Creative Leader

Early in my years as a consultant and change agent in organizations, I noticed a pattern I like to call “the Moses effect”: When I began consulting engagements, there were times where it was almost as if the waters parted upon my arrival, so that the change we were working …

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Pyxis is moving!

Pyxis Technologies is relocating its activities in new offices constructed especially for its needs. From now on, we will be located at 1200 St-Martin West in Laval, less than three kilometres away from our present location. The occasion is perfect to redesign and update our offices according to our practices …

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Why leaders need to get more co-creative

This article was initialy published on Forbes.com Over the last few years of working with clients, it’s become clear to me that many leaders have difficulty co-creating with their teams. According to the annual Gallup poll, over 70% of the American workplace is disengaged. That is both sad and outrageous, but it also …

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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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