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Agile transformationFeature post

Stories of Agility in IT Operations

This article was initialy published on jesusmendez.ca 2017 has been a year fully dedicated to working with teams within IT operations departments. Nothing new to me, considering that my first steps as an IT professional were with an Application Support Group at cantv.net’s Network Operation Centre (NOC) in Caracas, Venezuela. Back …

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Do we need a Product Owner with Kanban?

Product Owner is a role prescribed by the Scrum framework. It is called “Product” Owner because in a Scrum context, we usually manage a product that is generally a standalone software. The Product Owner’s responsibilities are to maintain a Product Backlog, to keep a channel of communication with the Stakeholders …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadership

More than just brains at work: A conversation about active listening in coaching (part 2).

A few weeks ago, Louise Kold-Taylor and Steffan Surdek were in our offices at Pyxis working on the new coaching course they are building together. I noticed how much fun they were having and I decided it could be fun to go pick their brains a bit. I sat with …

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One Pager on coaching skills

Our colleagues Louise Kold-Taylor and Steffan Surdek seek to create a space and an atmosphere where important conversations can occur and where all voices can be heard to inspire and engage people to work more collaboratively towards achieving common and emerging goals. They support managers, Scrum Masters and team leaders who wish to …

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Conflicts serving your success

Our conversations are sometimes bland and conflict does not happen where it should, if at all. It is important for people and organizations to develop their ability to truly understand the essence of their conflicts before they explode and demand drastic intervention. Conflicts exist between people and between different divisions of …

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Storming Agile Teams : Introduction

You are about to read my first post about the second workbook of the “Agile Teams from Forming to Perfoming” series titled “Storming Agile Teams“. How did we get here? In the Final Thoughts section of my first worbook “Forming Agile Teams“, I have invited the reader to continue iterating …

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Agile transformationFeature postScrum

How I ”Scrumed” Her Pregnancy

Recently, I was involved in a very exciting new project you might have heard about. I’m sure you will be interested… It all started when I was asked to manage the development of a new set of soft and hardware that was expected to be a useful complement to our …

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The Everyday Agilist asks “Can Agile help us cope with increases to the minimum wage?”

Employers in Ontario spent much of 2017 watching and waiting to see what would happen with proposed legislated increases to the minimum wage. The question is no longer if the rate will rise from its current rate of $11.40 to $15.00 per hour. That decision having been made, the appropriate …

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The Importance of Requirements Management

The concept of “Agile Development” can have different meanings depending on who you are asking. For some, it is about adopting a more pragmatic delivery approach and departing from traditional rigorous planning. For others, it is more about a rigour of a different kind that is implemented to tackle the …

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AgileFeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadership

How to unleash the leaders around you

This article was initially published on Forbes.com. Co-creative leadership In my last post, I introduced you to the five key skills of a co-creative leader. I also went into more detail around the skill of being a voice among many in the conversation. This article is the second in a series …

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