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Increasing the productivity of your teams

All entrepreneurs seek to have productive teams that serve the interests of their business, this seems obvious. But when you want to see this productivity increase, where do you start? Passionate people You first need to hire passionate people. We often tend to forget that motivation can be both extrinsic …

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Doing Agile VS. Being Agile

Agile This buzzword is being used more than ever before. Everywhere we find advertising slogans advocating for more Agile ways of doing things. (I’ve recently found out that even my bank is Agile!) Organizations understood that, to survive in today’s world, they must be Agile, they must be able to …

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What is the purpose of Agile diagnostics?

You wish to start a new Agile project but you would first like to know your level of Agility to assess the risks it involves. Conducting an Agile diagnostic is certainly the first step. Dive in Agility Whether to regularize deliveries, increase commitment, improve the quality delivered by teams or …

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The Bracket Show

It’s after two days of carpooling to a training that the idea of the Bracket Show was born. The idea is quite simple: talking about code, development, and anything related to this, by providing short online videos. Why? First and foremost, to share our knowledge. With more than 30 years …

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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 …