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A Product Owner diary

Meet Maria, Product Owner Maria is known for promoting collaboration with her clients and for being aligned to their needs. She masters the changes and risks during deliveries  and fosters good energy in teams. A few months ago, senior management of the company in which she works, decided to carry …

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The Agile organization – White paper

More and more teams are now using the Scrum and Lean approaches. It is therefore interesting to sketch the guidelines of what may be an Agile organization. In this white paper, we will discuss the specific aspects of an Agile organization, the strategies to be implemented, and how Pyxis can …

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Improving collaboration with user stories

As you probably already know, among the values and principles promoted by Agile approaches, there is collaboration; that is, collaboration between the various contributors who take part in the development, marketing, and use of the product. Although user stories are way too often overlooked and misunderstood, they play a critical …

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Making the right choice for the collaborative tool…

… well, tool or vehicle on some occasions… Over 10 years ago, when I was taking my flying lessons, the instructor taught me that it’s the pilot who has the control over the plan, never the other way around. It’s a paramount lesson applicable to the maneuverability of the plane, …

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Why a Sunset graph?

The main purpose of the Sunset graph is to monitor the team’s progress while following the project scope. This graph allows you to visualize the project’s progress. It makes it easier for managers to understand, at a high level, the issues encountered by the team. Managers can then focus on …

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Velocity, a measure that is 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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Video of the “Test strategically, not accidentally” webinar

On December 9th, Erik LeBel conducted a webinar called “Test strategically, not accidentally”. Learn how to prepare test strategies that are adapted to project requirements and risks. Here is what Erik has to say about it: Automated developer testing is part of the foundation of Agile software development projects, but …

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White Paper—Winning conditions to start your Agile transition

Here is a white paper for all those who are looking for winning conditions to start their Agile transition. You will find several tips for an effective and sustainable transition. Download the white paper.    

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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.