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Heroes Are Among Us

Heroes are rare gems, references, key players, people who absolutely need to be there. They are linked to projects that do not start without them. Impossible to change something without their approval, they are essential to the proper operation of the business; their knowledge is guarded and sought after. In …

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Kanban: An alternative approach to Business Agility

I’ve been working with Agile approaches for nearly 20 years now, and I only learned about Kanban in 2015, when I joined Pyxis. I was immediately curious about this “new form” of Agility, and as an Agile Coach, I decided to learn more about Kanban to expand my toolbox. After …

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That’s not Agile, that’s Lean…

At a recent Agile meetup, while discussing how human resources could best serve the needs of their Agile teams, I offered some people the opinion that HR should seek to hire people who lived by the values and principles of an Agile organization. I went so far as to offer …

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Professional Agile Leadership Essentials

Becoming an Agile organization is a profound transformation that requires senior leaders, middle managers, and agile team members to change the way that they organize their work, manage that work, and measure the results of the work. Agile teams cannot do this on their own; they need help from the …

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A Scrum team needs one (and only one) Product Owner

Recently, I presented some of my conclusions after attending (again) the Professional Scrum Product Owner training. As I wrote, the Product Owner’s role remains the vaguest in the Scrum Guide, because it is very dependent on the company in which he evolves. It reads: “The Product Owner is responsible for …

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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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Just Do It!

The Value of Having a (Minimum Viable) Product As most of you know, I conduct my training and coaching practice across a broad spectrum of Agile practices including the Scrum Framework for risky projects, People values and leadership at the higher levels of the organization and of course, Lean or …

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Attending a course, 4 years later . . .

Having joined Pyxis Switzerland a few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend training given by my colleagues. After four years as a Scrum Master and having CSM, CSP and CSD certifications, was it really worthwhile to take Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Product Owner training? Four years of experience are …

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HEART: Murphy, Taleb and Schumacher demystify proactivity

Proactivity is the most delicate concept to understand of HEART. When it is not mistakenly opposed to reactivity or reaction, we often tend to see it as an exhaustive anticipation of risks in order to prepare for it and to make the most out of the problems that will arise. …

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Agile Finance Conference, a success!

On May 17th, we held the second edition of our Agile Finance event at the chic Club St-James in Montreal. Agile Finance aims at bringing together IT professionals working in the financial field to create a community of interest. More than 90 people attended the event to hear our guest …

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