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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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Hello World Mobile

With the recent acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft, it could be expected that the development of mobile applications would become a little more accessible, especially considering that this acquisition has changed the cost of Xamarin to… nothing! Thanks to Xamarin Forms and Visual Studio Community Edition, it is now possible …

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The Agile startup and the venture capital—Part 1: The “pitch”

A tale of startups, VCs, their colliding intentions and a disillusioned Agile coach Part 1 of 4—The “pitch” In the past year, I’ve been working mostly from co-working spaces, coffee shops, the odd university campus here and there and, when I get really lucky (i.e., I have enough money), I …

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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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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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Get the most out of your Scrum grinder!

Know and optimize your output of business value in several easy steps to get the most ROI out of the Scrum framework. Scrum is like a modern, sophisticated meat grinder. Compared to the traditional knife method or heavy manually handled cast iron meat grinder, it is designed to process your …

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What?!? …is beyond active listening?

When my son was young, and not responding to my inquiry, I asked if something was wrong with his hearing and he responded: “No mother, my hearing is just fine, it’s my listening that is the problem.” We all know the importance of soft skills—one of the most important being …

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Velocity, a measure that’s useful!

In my previous post entitled “Velocity, a measure that is false!”, we’ve covered bad ways of using the notion of velocity. Here’s an excerpt: In Scrum, **velocity** is the number of story points “done” during a sprint (and “done” depends on the definition formulated by the team). It is an indicator …

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Sprints instead of marathons!

I’m convinced that iterations are like jokes: the shortest are simply the best… Over the years, I had time to notice it. Therefore, in this blog post, we will explore together certain items that prove the relevance of sticking to realistic, short-term, and high-value objectives in order to produce deliverable …