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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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The software development ecosystem: the trends for 2017

During my third participation in Stratégies PME, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on the trends for 2017. So, I’ve looked into my crystal ball in order to share my vision of what 2017 has in store for us regarding software development. Here is a summary of what …

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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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Common sense

What is common sense? Properly defined, common sense is a common thought or belief used within a group that holds similar or common beliefs and values. It’s actually a good way of identifying groups that gather and unite to express a common front. However, many people use the term “common …

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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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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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Hello World Mobile

With the recent acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft, it could be expected that the development of mobile applications would become a little more accessible, especially considering that this acquisition has changed the cost of Xamarin to… nothing! Thanks to Xamarin Forms and Visual Studio Community Edition, it is now possible …

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The Agile startup and the venture capital—Part 1: The “pitch”

A tale of startups, VCs, their colliding intentions and a disillusioned Agile coach Part 1 of 4—The “pitch” In the past year, I’ve been working mostly from co-working spaces, coffee shops, the odd university campus here and there and, when I get really lucky (i.e., I have enough money), I …

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Expertise and professionalism are on the same boat…

I will certainly not teach you that nowadays we are facing challenges that are increasingly complex… The need for specialized knowledge and skills in both professional and technical fields is critical for numerous organizations, and issues depend on everyone’s capacities. Therefore, the organizations’ requirements towards their employees are cumbersome and, …

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Iterative and incremental personal development

Since I have discovered Agile approaches, I’m drawing more and more parallels with other fields than IT. At first glance, nothing surprising: many Agile values ​​are applied to other business fields. However, I realize that, in fact, certain principles can actually go as far as to influence my private life …