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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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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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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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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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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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The importance of remembering being the learner

My son plays bowling in a junior league every Saturday morning. He started playing last year, which led us to our weekly Sunday bowling night together. One of the side benefits this creates is all the time we get to spend together now to share our stories. Because he loves …

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NYEPI – A Day of Silence

A few days ago, my friend Caro, who is my writing coach, sent me a Whatsapp message: “Julia, we need to postpone our session which was planned on March the 7th. It is Nyepi in Bali, the Day of Silence.” And suddenly, a memory comes to my mind. In March …

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It’s time to step into your personal leadership!

Leadership is something that can be very hard to define sometimes. For example, the classic definition is to examine the distinction between leadership and management. In some organizations, you also need to make a distinction between leadership and directivity. We seem to forget sometimes that leadership does not only happen …

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Heroes Are Among Us

Heroes are rare gems, references, key players, people who absolutely need to be there. They are linked to projects that do not start without them. Impossible to change something without their approval, they are essential to the proper operation of the business; their knowledge is guarded and sought after. In …

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