Posts made in juillet, 2013


Well-formed user stories help Agile teams to make the right decisions about what to deliver next.  Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman’s excellent new book, Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis, gives Agile teams practical guidance on planning and analysis practices that will help practitioners explore all dimensions of their product so that they are […]

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Agile Tour is a series of one-day non-profit Agile conferences held in 80+ cities around the world in October and November. Agile Tour conferences provide excellent learning value for not-very-much cost by bringing in top-quality keynote speakers and presenters, and are a great way to meet other Agile folks in your community.   Agile Tour Montreal […]

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Since this is our first attempt at a collaborative post, Louis-Philippe Carignan and I decided to keep it small and simple by writing a top 10 list. As you’ll notice, the list got away from us! It has become a brain dump of the dysfunctions we’ve observed in various IT environments along our coaching careers. We also added a few tongue-in-cheek items 😉  Top signs you work in a dysfunctional IT environment: Individuals are...

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Au cours des deux dernières semaines, Ellen et moi avons donné ensemble une formation de mise à niveau sur l’Agilité et Scrum : la première en anglais (15 personnes), et la semaine suivante en français (18 personnes). Nous y avons testé avec grand bonheur la simulation Lego basée sur un article d’Alexei Krivitsky. Cette simulation, qui dure en tout 1h30 en incluant la discussion d’apprentissage, consiste à construire un village en 3...

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