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This article is about frequently asked questions when discovering Agile and Scrum. You will learn what Agile is and how Scrum can help you gain all the benefits of having good Agility. What is an Agile Framework? What is Scrum? Why adopt Agile concepts? 3-5 benefits Benefits of being more agile with business. Benefits of […]

Is the Integral Coaching ® a game-changer for Agile Coaches? 🤔

As an Agile Coach, I begin engagements by assessing the organization’s needs to fully embrace the Agile Mindset. I gauge their understanding and application of Agile and Scrum—scrutinizing the use of the framework, the agile maturity of teams and leadership, and the intent behind each conversation. My services encompass teaching Scrum, advising, mentoring, and agile […]

Is Scrum Whole By Itself?

Is Scrum all that you need? Many organization are looking at sub-optimal implementations of Scrum and think the framework is incomplete. I think the most popular example is what the Liberators are calling Zombie Scrum. They created a metaphor to shine the light on some common pitfalls when some components of Scrum are not well […]

Building Scrum Master’s Awareness- Workshop

Goal The goal is to help Scrum Masters build self-awareness related to their accountability in the Scrum framework using the quadrants of the Integral Theory. This is not an activity that aims to a black and white answer, nor that holds the truth around the possible stances of a Scrum Master. This is an activity […]

Intro to the Integral Theory

Back in the ’70s, a few personal development models were being studied. One of them grew to become what we now know as the Integral Theory from Ken Wilber. His theory evolved over the years to include the many perspectives and studies that were being revealed over time. Wilber’s motto has been and still is, […]

For the Love of Scrum

This article shines the light on the reasons why Scrum has been important for me and how it is still a centerpiece. The story starts two years before Scrum had been introduced in my life, right after completing my electrical engineering degree. TL;DR In a nutshell, Scrum changed my life at work. 🥳🤓 It just […]

Questions Fréquentes

Cet article porte sur les questions fréquentes lorsque l’on découvre Agile et Scrum. Vous allez y lire qu’est-ce que Agile et comment est-ce que Scrum vas vous aider à obtenir tous les avantages d’avoir une bonne Agilité. Qu’est-ce qu’un cadre de travail Agile? C’est une façon moderne de prioriser la satisfaction du client, l’excellence technique […]

Learning Scrum using Minecraft Education

Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all staying home for the safety of our people. This is a hard time for all of us. While classes are re-scheduled in the Fall, some of us Scrum trainers are refocusing our energy to help the household while others are investigating how to conduct interactive online training. The […]

Agile Contracts

In this article, you will read what to look for when writing an Agile contract. I hope you’ll increase your chances of success, by focusing on collaboration and short delivery frequencies. I need software and I am about to hire a firm to build it for me. How do I write a contract that protects […]

What Does a Scrum Master Do?

This post has been written as documentation for the Agile Ottawa Meetup 101 session held on October 8, 2013. The Scrum Framework In order to dig further into our Scrum Master role, let’s get a short reminder of Scrum. Scrum is an iterative framework that has a fixed period called Sprint which is shorter than […]

The Agile Values

This post has been written as a documentation for the Agile Ottawa Meetup 101 session held on Sept 10, 2013. As this is the first Agile 101 session of the season, I thought it useful to introduce the manifesto and its underlying values. As an Agile Coach, whenever I walk in a company I read […]

Technical Excellence

While our work as software engineers is to focus on bringing products quickly to the market; 80% of our work still resides in maintenance or “the act of repair”. Everyone agrees! Bugs have their cost. Striving for technical excellence reduces this cost. Just like a clean shop floor reduces accidents, and well-organized shop tools increase […]