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Agile product managementCulture and collaborationFeature postProduct deliveryProduct OwnerSpecial edition

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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Agile Know-How MagazineCulture and collaborationLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipTeam facilitationTeams

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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Agile Know-How MagazineAgile transformationCulture and collaborationFeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipProduct OwnerSpecial editionTeams

The Project Manager is dead; long live the Project Manager!

Agile approaches generally do not talk about Project Managers, though it’s a role found in many organizations that use these approaches. I am certain that they are not there merely as figureheads! I would like us to take the time to reflect on the Project Manager’s place within an Agile …

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Agile transformationAgile transitionChange managementCulture and collaborationFeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipNewsOrganizational transitionScrumScrum Master

Is the Project Manager still necessary in a Scrum Team?

When the Scrum framework is introduced within an organization or a team, I often notice a lack of understanding regarding the Project Managers’ role. What do they become in an Agile organization? Do they still have a place? Over a few weeks, several people have asked me these questions. During …

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AgileAgile Know-How MagazineCulture and collaborationScrumSpecial edition

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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AgileAgile transformationAgile transitionChange managementCulture and collaborationFeature postManagement and leadershipNewsOrganizational transitionSpecial edition

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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Agile Know-How MagazineCulture and collaborationTeams

Agile Scaling Playbook

Have you noticed, as I did, that the SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises) training material focuses mainly on the basics of Agility? Well, it’s normal! Even if big organizations have found Agile scaling frameworks to their measure (SAFe, DaD[1], Nexus, and LeSS[2]), it does not exclude the fact that …

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Agile Know-How MagazineCulture and collaborationLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipSelf-organizationTeams

The growing pains of self-organization

Is your organization moving toward a less bureaucratic structure? Is it also looking to remove traditional hierarchical decision-making? Congratulations! Many organizations are undertaking this journey to tackle the growing complexity of the modern workplace. In the context of the world we live in, companies must evolve in this direction to …

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Agile Know-How MagazineCulture and collaborationParticipatory Agility

Toward a world of nuances and inclusion . . . Agility becomes participatory

Can we be Agile without exploring our fundamental beliefs and those underlying our environment? What beliefs and mental frameworks are there when considering Agility today? These are questions that I have been asking myself regularly for several years whenever I read articles or books or pay attention to my own …

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