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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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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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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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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. …