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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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The MID radar

You have begun an Agile transition or transformation and would like to know where you’re at. You want to start a new Agile project, but would like to know your Agility level beforehand in order to measure the risks involved. You would like to know the Agility maturity level of …

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Do you know why you are here this morning?

When I receive an invitation to a meeting, I usually have the reflex to check if I am available. In fact, with the tools that I’m using, I know it almost instantly. So, I don’t have to really think about it before clicking on Yes or No. Actually, when people …

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Getting rid of the 3 Ms or how Agile tackles the problem of Muda, Mura, and Muri?

“Costs do not exist to be calculated, costs exist to be reduced.”—Taiichi Ohno 3M is not only a famous Post-it® company. It’s also an acronym for the three major causes of what generates costs and delays in any process (manufacturing or not): Muda, Mura, and Muri. As industries around the …

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Are your teams driven by fear?

Fear is one of the six basic emotions together with happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust. And, most of the time, it is perceived as a negative emotion. Though, fear serves as a catalyst when appearing in a balanced way, since it makes us more alert, more vigilant. The reason …

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Finally on vacation! But what are you fleeing from?

For many years, I waited for my vacation as if I was breaking free from my daily life. I could finally escape from the day-to-day routine, enjoy life, travel, take care of myself, and rest. I was thoroughly planning my vacation several months in advance, during the cold winter days, …

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The Holy Grail of Agility?

The Agile Manifesto It is often read, recited, and learned by heart, but insufficiently implemented. As a foundation, the Manifesto supports Agility and practitioners. It is the reason why we call Agile practitioners “Agilists”. Why is it so difficult to implement? Isn’t it about human relations that are more real, …

Tea time
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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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Project management offices in the Agility era

Since the arrival of Agility, much has changed in the management of organizations. Like many business entities, project management offices (PMO) are experiencing significant changes in their mode of operation. Their traditional role to overseeing projects has now turned into a supporting role. Today, I want to address the place …

Niveau Agilité
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What is your Agility level?

Move on to the next level Have you been practicing Agility for a while or did you just start? How do you measure your level of Agility? Agile diagnosis There are several ways to come up with an answer, but it often raises more questions than answers. Several Agile enthusiasts …