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Stop doing, start thinking! (available in French only)

This article is only available in French « Un pas de côté et ta vie peut devenir banale ou héroïque. »  Patrick Le Masurier Dans mon précèdent article paru en 2017, je vous partageais mon enthousiasme à la suite d’une première expérience agile réussie (du moins de mon point de vue de l’époque). J’étais …

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The right time (tempo giusto)

While reading Slow Business by Pierre Moniz-Barreto, I was very interested in the concept of rhythm, cadence, which I often use with my clients. On page 53 of the book, it says: “Rhythm is everywhere and in everything: in every activity, a rhythm is established and repeated, and this is …

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The importance of the Definition of Done

The Comment Recently, I was part of a retrospective with a team that is mature in terms of self-organization and collaboration. However, as I approached the topic of the Definition of Done, one of the participants slipped this sentence: “If we follow our “Definition of Done” to the letter . …

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Product Backlog Items Life Cycle

Recently, someone asked our community what the life cycle of a user story is and how it differs from that of Epics, Features and Themes.  I want to share my reflection on the subject. The first question that popped in my mind was: “Are Product Backlog Items (PBIs) created equal?” …

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The pitfalls of Agile approaches

Although they can sometimes seem simple to implement, it’s not always so easy to take advantage of Agile methods. So here’s a list of common mistakes to avoid in order to ease your transition. Putting the Agile Manifesto aside The Agile Manifesto contains the essence of Agility in terms of …

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An Agile enterprise? Okay, but what is it?

What are we talking about when we talk about an agile enterprise? Some elements of definition are needed to better understand the state of mind and the different solutions brought by Agility. What’s the definition of an agile enterprise? Before answering this question, it’s important to share a common vision …

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What is SAFe exactly?

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) was developed in the mid-2000s by Dean Leffingwell to help organizations develop better software products and bring them to market faster using Agile, Lean and Systems Thinking practices on scale of the whole enterprise. The idea is to develop an overall vision of how work …

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Product Owners: where to begin?

The Product Owner’s skills and contributions are key factors for the success of Agile software development teams. Here is how the Product Owner’s role is described in the Scrum Guide: The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of the Development Team. How …

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Sorry the new Champlain Bridge can’t be built using Agile…

Agility is now indispensable for developing products and services. Indispensable? Really? Perhaps not always. Agile approaches are not the answer to all our woes, and it would be interesting to ask ourselves in which contexts they are most relevant. Why is building a bridge using an Agile approach not a …

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Top 3 Impediments to Product Agility

Agile transformations are often initiated by production teams that believe Agility will empower them to deliver better products in a shorter time. Organizations speak of “faster time to market” and “higher quality.” They look at the cost and green-light the proposed transformation. Reality is that often these teams successfully decrease …

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