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Posts Tagged ‘Agile Transition’

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 […]

Large Organisations,Patterns,Scrum Roles,Uncategorized,Values

June 16, 2014

Can you be an Agile Project Manager?

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So, is there such a thing as an Agile Project Manager? Is it possible for a Project Manager to behave in a way that would make them worthy of that title? The Agile community doesn’t seem to believe so, and this is mainly driven by the fact that in Scrum only 3 roles are defined […]

Coaching,Company Transition Deck,Large Organisations,Lean Startup,pickadeck

January 11, 2013

pickadeck – PIVOT #1 – market the solution as Vertical

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I was recently forwarded an excellent post from Joel Spolsky’s blog “Joel on Software” title “How Trello is different” and the first part of the post resonated with me and our current strategy for pickadeck. See, Joel shows how Trello is a “totally horizontal product”, it can be used by people from all walks of […]

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,Large Organisations,Values

March 14, 2012

Agile is about Values, values are about behaviours

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I keep coming back to the book “Winning” by Jack Welch. It is a great source of inspiration for me, for company wide transitions as well as for smaller team engagements. I have again recently heard another Agile coach repeating that to become Agile you need to get the values first, that it is not […]

Large Organisations,Scrum Roles

September 7, 2011

Count your chickens!

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Only 3 roles are really defined in Scrum: Product Owner Team Scrum Master Their responsibility is well defined, codified, and everyone who has been lucky enough to be given one of these roles can find inspiration and support in various books and online resources such as blogs or discussion forums. Great… But what about the […]

Large Organisations,Patterns

June 8, 2011

ScrumBut is good enough

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From http://www.scrum.org/scrumbut “ScrumButs and Modifying Scrum ScrumButs are reasons why teams can’t take full advantage of Scrum to solve the problems and realize the benefits. Every Scrum role, rule, and timebox is designed to provide the desired benefits and address the problems. ScrumButs mean that Scrum has exposed a dysfunction that is contributing to the […]

Announcements,Uncategorized

May 17, 2011

Moving back to France soon!!

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We have made the decision to come and live back in France. Various reasons for this, one being that we are moving to the South of France, where sun and bbqs will be aplenty:) the other main reason is that our two daughters will have an education “a la French”, which both my wife and […]

Coaching,Decks,Large Organisations,Retrospective

April 6, 2011

Hitting the “reset” button

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“We are learning new ways of delivering software, by doing it and helping others do it”… As a coach, I go through a deconstruction process every time I join a new team. Why is that? Well, I don’t believe it is possible for a company to decide to move to Scrum or XP or Kanban, […]