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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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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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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 Know-How Magazine―Volume 2, Fall 2017

The Agile Know-how team is pleased to present the second edition of the Agile Know-how Magazine. Take a look, it offers plenty of interesting articles and tools:

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HEART, a concentrate of Agility

In a previous post, we saw that creating software product was not complicated… And therefore, we saw that methodologies inspired by heavy industries, construction and public works are not a perfect fit. But that doesn’t mean we have to remain without benchmarks. So, I’m offering you a concentrate of Agility. …

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How to unleash the leaders around you

Co-creative leadership In my last post, I introduced you to the five key skills of a co-creative leader. I also went into more detail around the skill of being a voice among many in the conversation. This article is the second in a series on co-creative leadership. In it, we …

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Be fearless of failure and start learning by doing

This article was initially published on One topic I often find myself discussing these days is learning by doing. Cultures that value continuous improvement encourage experimentation. They also encourage people to fail fast so they can learn fast. But this idea is scary to those working in cultures who believe …

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What about story points and Planning Poker?

The average velocity of a team is obtained by averaging the sum of user story points accumulated by the team at the end of each iteration (or cycle). But what do these points precisely represent? In Agility, there are two different types of points that it is important not to …

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Connecting teams and strategic planning in Agile organizations

This article was initialy published on For the past four months, I have been working within an IT Operations division in one of Montréal’s financial institutions, particularly with people working to support production environments for the rest of the organization’s IT services. It has been a challenging and interesting experience …