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Leadership (EN)Management and leadership

I don’t have a plan yet. . . For now, I have a dream.

I feel that in our modern organizations some of our precise execution reflexes limit us in our ability to fulfill our dreams (isn’t it an ability exclusive to humans?) and this severely cuts off our ability to achieve our full potential. Many companies and organizations are, in my opinion, lacking …

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Delegation, management, and the Agile culture

One thing we don’t realize immediately when starting an Agile transformation is the profound impact it has on the organization; therefore, on the managers composing it. As long as we stay focused on a single team with its Scrum Master and Product Owner, the impact of Agility on the organization …

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With Agility, do self-organizing teams need a manager?

Many of my clients who are managers worry about their role or even their job when we talk about self-organization: “If team members are beginning to self-organize, then what is my role? What will I do if I no longer manage the team? Do I still have my place in …

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Unsuspected achievements

I’ve been questioning myself about starting a blog for a while now. The fact is that, for me, speaking comes more easily than writing. Still, I realized that writing gives me time to take a step back and think. It allows me to refine my ideas and thoughts, to take …

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White Paper—Breaking down silos to improve the organization

This white paper is intended to help organizations deal with recurring project management problems: late deliveries, exceeded budgets, difficulty to plan the staff needed to work on projects, difficulty in securing them, lack of visibility. Download the white paper.

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5 questions on artificial harmony

There is a moment when everything is perfect. That nothing can change that. That no matter what happens, it will be exactly the right thing, and everyone will be happy. A pure moment of harmony, where we are on a roll and we feel invincible. At times, it can even …

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The pool water is cold? What are you waiting for? Dive in!

As Scrum Masters, we sometimes encounter difficulties getting over our discomforts and paradigms. We may be afraid to act or to cause a tidal wave that may swipe someone’s morale and enthusiasm… Maybe sometimes we’re simply afraid of becoming afraid.  

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Leadership (EN)Management and leadership

A matter of reflex

A reflex is packed with a lot of things. Everything happens in an instant, without warning and without guarantee. This is a quick and often surprising event. We have several instinctive reflexes (sneezing, coughing, blinking, etc.) and others that are conditioned with time (not inherited, caused by an external stimulus). …

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Management and leadership

Save your neighbor! (cont’d)

This post is the continuation of “Save your neighbor” in which I promised to provide hints and examples to inspire you in finding your way of managing skills and working in silos. So where do we start? How can we save the neighbor? Well, it’s both simple and complex. You have to …

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Save your neighbor! (part 1)

One of the most common—if not the most common—assumption in the world of Agility is the absence of specialization. Anyone must be able to jump in and do whatever task the team has planned for. We insist on multi-skilled and interchangeable team members. We seem to forget to make a clear difference between …

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