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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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Agile family

As part of our confinement due to COVID-19, I am keen to share with you some practices to help you in your daily family management. Let’s not hide it; the weeks ahead will be complicated. In this post, I suggest an approach to Agility that you can apply at home, …

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Culture and collaborationTransparency

C’est extra! (It’s Great!)

One of the fundamental values of the Agile philosophy is transparency. However, it often proves to be a double edged sword. Misused, it can create the opposite of the expected effect. When I coach teams who are using an Agile methodology, like Scrum for example, velocity is often used as …

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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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The appreciative retrospective

It’s January and it’s cold, but it’s the beginning of a new year! How do you plan to start the year off right with your teams? Today, I propose to start on a cheerful note, full of warmth and positive emotions, with the facilitating of a retrospective focusing on the …

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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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Culture and collaborationOrganizational transitionSpecial editionTools

An Economy of Wisdom based on measuring Impact!

Over the last five years, our partner MetaIntegral has developed a unique approach of integrated evaluation, analysis and reporting of impact. Our MetaImpact approach measures four types of transformations that occur in the context of sustainability projects and regenerative initiatives: DEEP IMPACT: transforming the hearts and minds of those involved …

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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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The Culture of Software DevOps

A successful organizational transformation requires a culture that breaks down traditional silos separating the organization’s various teams. In the case of DevOps, we are looking to bring closer together, or even to merge, the teams responsible for development and for operations. The basic idea is fairly simple: it’s about encouraging …

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Keeping people engaged and motivated!

Employee motivation and engagement is a very hot topic in many organizations. Many companies regularly conduct internal employee engagement surveys throughout the year. Some managers dread receiving the survey results, while others thrive on them. Gallup’s 2017 annual employee engagement survey shows that over 70% of American employees are disengaged. …

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