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The Culture of Software DevOps

A successful organizational transformation requires a culture that breaks down traditional silos separating the organization’s various teams. In the case of DevOps, we are looking to bring closer together, or even to merge, the teams responsible for development and for operations. The basic idea is fairly simple: it’s about encouraging …

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Professional Scrum Master II

As Scrum Master, your responsibility includes helping managers and stakeholders in your organization understand the benefits of Agility and Scrum. Therefore, it is essential to develop the necessary credibility to be an effective change agent. The Scrum Master must be able to adopt the stance that is most useful to …

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More than just brains at work: A conversation about active listening in coaching (part 2).

A few weeks ago, Louise Kold-Taylor and Steffan Surdek were in our offices at Pyxis working on the new coaching course they are building together. I noticed how much fun they were having and I decided it could be fun to go pick their brains a bit. I sat with …

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The Importance of Requirements Management

The concept of “Agile Development” can have different meanings depending on who you are asking. For some, it is about adopting a more pragmatic delivery approach and departing from traditional rigorous planning. For others, it is more about a rigour of a different kind that is implemented to tackle the …

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Vancouver will discover CQRS, Event Sourcing, and Big Data

Next week, from December 2 to December 4, our colleague, Eric De Carufel, will be at DevTeach Vancouver with 3 conferences. He will be presenting his latest discoveries on Big Data, CQRS, and Event Sourcing. On Monday afternoon, Eric will introduce the first step on Big Data with Map Reduce. …

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Culture and collaborationFeature postLeadership (EN)

A conversation about active listening in coaching

Last week, Louise Kold-Taylor and Steffan Surdek were in our offices at Pyxis working on the new coaching course they are building together. I noticed how much fun they were having and decided it could be fun to go pick their brains a bit. I went to sit with them for …

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Introduction to Kanban

To begin with, let me specify that the Japanese word Kanban means signboard or billboard. By extension, it is a management method developed by Taiichi Ohno in Toyota factories during the ’50s and ’60s. It is based on certain basic principles: The workflow is displayed and highlighted visually. The focus is …

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Evolving as Scrum Master

When changing project, team, or even organization, there is always an adjustment period. What are the tools you may need during these transitions? To be successful as a Scrum Master, you must develop your own approach, your own way of doing things. Fortunately, in addition to a multitude of interesting …

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Is collaboration good for you?

When considering the question of collaboration and its role in the context of work, human groups and more widely of society as a whole, it is interesting to take this opportunity to question its true nature and the benefits and disadvantages it offers. I would personally argue that collaboration is …

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Pyxis is moving!

Pyxis Technologies is relocating its activities in new offices constructed especially for its needs. From now on, we will be located at 1200 St-Martin West in Laval, less than three kilometres away from our present location. The occasion is perfect to redesign and update our offices according to our practices …

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