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Part 2 – The importance of a diagnosis to understand your organizational context.

“The only really important thing leaders do is to create and manage the culture of their organization. If you don’t manage your culture, it will manage you and you may not even be aware of how much of it is happening.” – Edgar Henry Schein This article is the second …

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Part 1 – The main traps associated with organizational transformations.

“Change leads to disappointment if it is not maintained. Transformation is a change that is maintained and it is accomplished through practice.” – B.K.S. Iyengar This has to change! If you have joined a new company as an executive within the last 2 years or are in a new position, …

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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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An Agile enterprise? Okay, but what is it?

What are we talking about when we talk about an agile enterprise? Some elements of definition are needed to better understand the state of mind and the different solutions brought by Agility. What’s the definition of an agile enterprise? Before answering this question, it’s important to share a common vision …

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An Economy of Wisdom based on measuring Impact!

Over the last five years, our partner MetaIntegral has developed a unique approach of integrated evaluation, analysis and reporting of impact. Our MetaImpact approach measures four types of transformations that occur in the context of sustainability projects and regenerative initiatives: DEEP IMPACT: transforming the hearts and minds of those involved …

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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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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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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 …