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AgileAgile transformationAgile transitionManagement and leadership

This mysterious box labeled “Agile”

For some odd reason, I regularly ask myself why companies decide to adopt Agile practices. When I have conversations about it with various people, here are some of the popular reasons that show up: “We want our teams to be more accountable and committed to their projects.” “We want to …

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An Agile manager opening his heart…

Today I’m tired. Everything was much simpler when I was a developer. It was the time of clarity. Things were black or white, true or false… I could easily see if I was doing the right thing. If it was working, it was the right thing! The simplicity resided in …

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Leadership (EN)Management and leadershipQuébec

How many interests and passions can you have at the same time?

For some years now, I’ve been working on a part of myself, this allows me to feel accomplished and to feel like what I do is meaningful. I’m the kind of person who has many parallel interests. I like to read, write, watch TV shows, cook, play sports (many!), and …

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Changing the world for the better, one conversation at a time!

Regarding differences, the quality of presence, and performance A few weeks ago, I attended a management team’s annual strategic planning meeting. At some point during the first day, the team explored different ways of improving relationships with their clients, all of which are other holding company businesses. While some used …

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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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Leadership (EN)

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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Agile transformationAgile transitionManagement and leadershipTools

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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