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Is the Project Manager still necessary in a Scrum Team?

When the Scrum framework is introduced within an organization or a team, I often notice a lack of understanding regarding the Project Managers’ role. What do they become in an Agile organization? Do they still have a place? Over a few weeks, several people have asked me these questions. During …

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5 Beliefs That Predict Enterprise Agile Success

As anyone who has tried to do it knows, changing an organization is painful. Though Agile is intellectually quite simple (the application of empirical principles to software delivery), it can fundamentally challenge deeply held beliefs that have gone unchallenged for years. Challenging these beliefs can be deeply unsettling; it can …

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Performing in an Uncertain World: 5 Essential Keys for Organizations

Mission, values and meaning Professional environments are more and more characterized by uncertainty and the unexpected. If I have understood the work of business managers correctly, their job is just about the simplest in the world because we only ask one thing of them: to guarantee results. The only problem is …

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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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