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The Agilist and the Caregivers

I believe that we subconsciously apply Lean and Agile Methodologies every day of our lives and I can only imagine where we could go if we learned to apply the principles intentionally.  I believe in improvement for Everyone. I want to be the “Everyday Agilist”. This will be a very …

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Agility is not enough!

In 2010, while it was an IT manager in the insurance industry, I have been asked to significantly  improve the efficiency of my development teams. Having accepted the challenge, I familiarized myself with Agile practices. At the same time, the organization was taking a Lean turn that was strongly supported …

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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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Agility like it’s obvious!

Guillaume Bertin is a software development expert. His diverse experiences have made him discover different cultures and assume various roles : from developer to analyst, architect and project manager. In recent years, he has been animating development teams of the financial world. As a manager, he is trying to create team …

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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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How big a change is… Scrum? (part 1)

A couple of months ago, I was speaking with the CEO of a startup in a networking event who seemed a bit tense, frustrated, and puzzled that Scrum was not delivering on its promises in his organization. In other words, he was disappointed of not seeing tangible improvements and questioning …

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Playing flawlessly

During a recent lunch and learn presented by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Laval, I had the opportunity to step into the shoes of a maestro. Alain Trudel, orchestral conductor and artistic director of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, was there to talk to the Laval business community …

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The distinction between compliance and engagement

The last few years I worked with a lot of teams as an agile coach in many different companies. I have come to notice there is a cycle teams seem to go through to become more cohesive. I also noticed that organizational culture sometimes makes it more difficult for team …

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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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