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The Everyday Agilist asks “Can Agile help us cope with increases to the minimum wage?”

Employers in Ontario spent much of 2017 watching and waiting to see what would happen with proposed legislated increases to the minimum wage. The question is no longer if the rate will rise from its current rate of $11.40 to $15.00 per hour. That decision having been made, the appropriate …

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The Importance of Requirements Management

The concept of “Agile Development” can have different meanings depending on who you are asking. For some, it is about adopting a more pragmatic delivery approach and departing from traditional rigorous planning. For others, it is more about a rigour of a different kind that is implemented to tackle the …

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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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The Everyday Agilist asks “What about the Product Owner?”

While I would love to take credit for this question, it actually came from a client. After attending our Agile for Operations course to learn more about Agile practice in a Lean Operations environment, this is exactly what this client asked. It was an especially pertinent question considering we had …

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Verbal aikido serving difficult conversations

My calendar just beeped. The meeting will begin in 10 minutes, and I can feel the stress increase inside of me. I know what the meeting is about and I only have one desire: find an excuse not to go. I wish there will be a miracle and that I’ll be notified at …

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Be fearless of failure and start learning by doing

This article was initially published on Forbes.com. 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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Agile Tour 2017, been there…

Whew! our tour of the Agile Tour 2017 series of events is (finally) over. We took part in the one-day conferences and workshops in Ottawa, Toronto, Québec and Montréal as sponsors and participants. Here is our summary: Approximately 3000 Agilists obtained their copy of the second issue of the Agile Know-how magazine. Eight …

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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 jesusmendez.ca 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 …

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Montréal Agile Tour—Even bigger…

For the ninth consecutive year, Pyxis is happy to be part of the Montreal Agile Tour. Year after year, the Agile Montréal community works hard to organize an event that stands out. As leaders of Agile approaches, it’s always a pleasure to be partners of the event and present conferences. So …

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