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Monday I Had A Panic Attack

That title seems so… mundane, almost harmless. It isn’t. I was really scared. And it really happened to me. Mostly, I was afraid of making my daughter an orphan. At 42, boom, heart crashes, then dies. I called Info-Santé, told them about my misadventure: my heart making me miserable, the …

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Virtual training and remote work

With the new normal where many companies are turning to remote work, our best course of action is to look for ways to adapt. Switching all training into a virtual setting was a hard endeavour for a few important reasons. We were not looking to deliver the material exactly in …

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Nothing is permanent, except change

We, Sapiens, greatly prefer stability and consistency to chaos and confusion. However we are now unwillingly immersed in a world turned upside down because of a tiny and invisible enemy. Many of our benchmarks are gone. The world is now even more complex, unpredictable and uncertain than before. Nothing will …

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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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How is it going?

Our lives have been turned upside down for over a month now. Many people now have to deal with working from home and the presence of children and spouses throughout the day. Some find themselves more isolated and lonely than ever, and others remain on the job fighting against this …

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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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Finding peace (AGAIN) in the heart of the storm

or HOW TO OVERCOME THE COGNITIVE BIAS OF NEGATIVITY It is rare to face turmoil that affect us, but also the whole planet. The events that currently overwhelm us affect not only our microcosms, our private spheres, but also almost all spheres of human activity on earth. It may seem difficult …

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Product Backlog Items Life Cycle

Recently, someone asked our community what the life cycle of a user story is and how it differs from that of Epics, Features and Themes.  I want to share my reflection on the subject. The first question that popped in my mind was: “Are Product Backlog Items (PBIs) created equal?” …

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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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