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Announcements,Company Transition Deck,Decks,Experiment,Lean Startup,pickadeck

March 11, 2015

New release Pick A Deck – the most impressive to date!

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So here are some Pick A Deck news again! We are releasing yet another version of Pick A Deck. Yay!   Thanks lean startup! I hope in the future I’ll take the time for a proper return on experience post series talking about what is happening with our team here at Aix en Provence, France. […]

Coaching,Experiment

January 8, 2015

The @_OfficeHour experiment

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Olivier Lafontan sur OfficeHour Ok, I like it when there seems to be genuine win-win setups. So when I had lunch with Guillaume Warckol (@guillaumew) a co-founder at OfficeHour and he’d given me their startup pitch… “Entrez rapidement en relation avec un expert, échangez 15 minutes, 30 min. ou plusieurs heures et obtenez les réponses […]

Coaching,Experiment,Large Organisations,Scrum Roles

January 29, 2014

A Scrum Master mantra…

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The weight on Scrum Masters can sometimes be overwhelming… The CSM Content Outline Learning Objectives on the Scrum Alliance website states the following:         As well as all the Responsibilities listed before that in the same document, the Authority “springs mainly from a deep knowledge of Scrum principles and practices”. I tend to […]

Experiment,kanban

January 29, 2013

Representing my CV on a Kanban board

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Whilst looking for another contract I brushed off and updated my CV. It’s got all the required sections, the necessary information and detail, the company names and some numbers too, and it looks, well, boring… So I decided to experiment in interactive CV making and decided that a kanban format would allow me to show […]

Decks,Experiment,Health,Off Topic,pickadeck,Uncategorized

January 15, 2013

OT (kinda): Getting Lean in 2013

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My “eating a lot” and “no exercise” for the last 6 months has finally caught up with me. My weight has started to increase week on week, and this increase doesn’t appear to be linear, it is following some sort of exponent… Nothing to worry about, but I am feeling sluggish, slow, and I had […]

Announcements,Company Transition Deck,Decks,Experiment,Large Organisations

June 18, 2012

I have some skin in the game now :)

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A month and a bit ago, I launched a website: www.pickadeck.com. This is a web app that allows anyone with a culture change in mind to describe it in the format of a deck of cards. Sounds familiar? Yep, I have been experimenting with that concept for a few years now, and that works pretty […]

Coaching,Experiment,Stand Up,Trial

June 29, 2011

Stand ups: they are not about the past!

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A quick post to highlight an important issue I have witnessed many times at Stand Up meetings: people spending more time and effort recounting what they did yesterday than explaining what they want to achieve today. When teaching or coaching Scrum, I always repeat the same thing: there are 3 levels of planning. Release Level: […]

Experiment,Trial

November 9, 2010

Give your feedback

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Regardless of the end product, it’s always interesting to know what other people think of what we have invest time and effort in. Most blogs generate traffic and comments by creating – intentionally or not – confrontation. I don’t, I focus on talking about things that can hopefully help others, not distract or aggravate. And […]

Announcements,Experiment,Training,Trial

September 23, 2010

An Agile Introduction Session, in house and for FREE!

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One cannot clearly understand what Agile is if one hasn’t experienced it first hand: I want to give companies and their teams the opportunity to try Agile without having to take the risk of actually investing their precious time and money for that. “So, I am offering to come to your company and run one […]

Experiment

May 17, 2010

What’s the ideal Agile workspace… with plasticine! (2)

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I posted about an experimental session that was planned to happen at my current place of work: I am sorry to report back that for various reasons this did not happen as intended. I will keep the idea in mind and maybe post a review some time in the future. Ciao for now…