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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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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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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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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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That’s not Agile, that’s Lean…

At a recent Agile meetup, while discussing how human resources could best serve the needs of their Agile teams, I offered some people the opinion that HR should seek to hire people who lived by the values and principles of an Agile organization. I went so far as to offer …

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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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Is there really someone to blame?

One of the biggest issues faced by organizations in creating a culture of continuous improvement is the underlying need to always have someone to blame and the way that this need figures prominently in the day-to-day language of its teams. This often fuels adversarial relationships rather than the true collaboration …

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At Pyxis, you are not going up; you are going forward!

29As coach and facilitator in organizational transformation and development of leaders, teams and individuals for over 25 years, I wanted to meet the Pyxis team with a colleague of mine. We had a question: “Is it possible to structure and run an organization in a more organic, more flexible, more …

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