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Coding know-howFeature post

The software development ecosystem: the trends for 2017

During my third participation in Stratégies PME, I had the opportunity to give a presentation on the trends for 2017. So, I’ve looked into my crystal ball in order to share my vision of what 2017 has in store for us regarding software development. Here is a summary of what …

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Feature postManagement and leadership

Common sense

What is common sense? Properly defined, common sense is a common thought or belief used within a group that holds similar or common beliefs and values. It’s actually a good way of identifying groups that gather and unite to express a common front. However, many people use the term “common …

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AgileAgile transformationCulture and collaborationEventFeature postManagement and leadershipQuébec

The 5 fundamental skills of a team—Optimizing yours!

The 5 dysfunctions of a team Patrick Lencioni is the author of a dozen books on business management, more specifically on team management. Known for his book titled The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he’s also the founder and CEO of The Table Group, a management consulting firm specializing in …

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Agile transformationCulture and collaborationFeature post

Preparing for the future today—how do we help our children build it?

Yesterday was the future? When we come to think of it, it is sort of funny: when I was in school, my current job did not exist. People who worked in computer science were often seen as “strange” individuals who did not often go out in the sun and mainly …

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AgileAgile transformationFeature postLeadership (EN)Management and leadershipSWITZERLAND

Expertise and professionalism are on the same boat…

I will certainly not teach you that nowadays we are facing challenges that are increasingly complex… The need for specialized knowledge and skills in both professional and technical fields is critical for numerous organizations, and issues depend on everyone’s capacities. Therefore, the organizations’ requirements towards their employees are cumbersome and, …

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Change managementFeature post

Iterative and incremental personal development

Since I have discovered Agile approaches, I’m drawing more and more parallels with other fields than IT. At first glance, nothing surprising: many Agile values ​​are applied to other business fields. However, I realize that, in fact, certain principles can actually go as far as to influence my private life …

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Agile transformationFeature post

On the production of original content

In a domain like ours, it’s important to establish our individual and collective credibility. It is also important to maintain this credibility by showing initiative and creativity on a sustained basis. To do this, different avenues are open to us. One of them is the creation of unique and relevant …

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Agile transformationFeature postScrum

Beware of buses!

Your Scrum team is made up of six individuals carrying out a critical project for the organization and each week you deliver an increment. The current sprint is the 10th one, and today is Wednesday. You have to deliver a major version before the weekend. You can feel the stress …

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AgileAgile transformationFeature postScrum

A bug rapidly resolved first needs to be well handled!

All developers received at some point bad bug reports. There reports that do not say anything (“It’s not working!”). Other reports make no sense or do not give sufficient information or even information that is false! Bugs may result from negligence of development teams (even though it is sometimes difficult …

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What?!? …is beyond active listening?

Special collaboration Christine Brautigam Christine’s career matured along with “the art and science of software development”. She builds upon a foundation of experience first as a developer/analyst and team lead then software process improvement, project management, IT effectiveness and adoption consulting, and now focused on organizational and leadership effectiveness.   …

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