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Agile Know-How MagazineChange managementCulture and collaborationFeature postOrganizational transitionSelf-organizationSpecial edition

Agile leadership is the key to self-organization

Team self-organization is a powerful force that can foster innovation and motivate team members to do great things. The idea is simple: let the people closest to the customer, those with the greatest insight into customer needs, make the decisions about what they deliver and how they deliver it.  Yet …

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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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In service of what do you lead?

In service of whom? In service of what? These are two powerful questions leaders should ask themselves more often. While some people seem to be natural leaders, behind the scenes they lead in service of something. This article will explore the concept of the leadership noble cause; what is it …

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A Scrum team needs one (and only one) Product Owner

Recently, I presented some of my conclusions after attending (again) the Professional Scrum Product Owner training. As I wrote, the Product Owner’s role remains the vaguest in the Scrum Guide, because it is very dependent on the company in which he evolves. It reads: “The Product Owner is responsible for …

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Professional Scrum Master II

As Scrum Master, your responsibility includes helping managers and stakeholders in your organization understand the benefits of Agility and Scrum. Therefore, it is essential to develop the necessary credibility to be an effective change agent. The Scrum Master must be able to adopt the stance that is most useful to …

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Third edition of Agile Finance

On November 21st was held the third edition of our Agile Finance meeting. Agile Finance seeks to bring together IT professionals working in the financial field to form a community of interest and foster exchanges. More than 60 people were gathered during this event to hear our guest speakers and …

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Agile Know-How Magazine – Volume 3, Fall 2018

The Agile Know-how team is pleased to present the third edition of the Agile Know-how Magazine. The theme is self-organization. Take a look, it offers plenty of interesting articles and tools:  

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Scrummastering: 3 ways to create room for team improvement

Something I have learned over the years that I have been practicing Agile, is the importance of installing/building a continuous improvement mindset. People and organizations willing to try new things learn by experimenting and take actions to improve. Why even consider it, and under which circumstances? Today’s world is faster …

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Attending a course, 4 years later . . .

Having joined Pyxis Switzerland a few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend training given by my colleagues. After four years as a Scrum Master and having CSM, CSP and CSD certifications, was it really worthwhile to take Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Product Owner training? Four years of experience are …

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The place of the architect in an Agile organization, it’s complicated?

The following type of question is often asked to convinced agilists: “What is the role of [insert role here] in Agility?” The role that is most often inserted architect. But as for all experts, the answer is globally always the same. What does the Manifesto say? One of the underlying …

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