AgileAgile transformationCulture and collaborationEventfeature postManagement and leadershipQuébec

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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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 …

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Management and leadershipOrganizational transition

The 4C’s of Brain-Based Learning, Agile Style

Do you want to improve your audience engagement, information retention, and overall learning outcomes, no matter what the topic or the duration of your presentation? Do you know what is hot these days among Agile aficionados? Is the Agile Community more open than others to learning and trying out leading …

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Agile Marketing

Agile approaches value individuals and interactions over processes and tools, greater customer collaboration, and responding to change over following a plan. First intended for software development, these values ​​may be applied to other business fields. In many ways, the new business realities are in line with these principles that promote …

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Awaken dormant leaders!

I have a secret to tell you: I discovered in the last couple of years that I have an internal detector for dormant leaders. Do you know any in your organization? Dormant leaders are those people with enormous leadership potential who are holding back their leadership for all sorts of …

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Unravelling team spirit

As an Agile coach, I love to use metaphors to help people understand what I’m explaining. One of the examples I use most is to compare a software development team to a sports team. After all, just like in a hockey team, you have many players with different roles and …

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