2/5 Personality of the different actors (Five keys to succeed in your Agile/Scrum projects)

Personality aspects of team members

This post is part of the series Five keys to succeed in your Agile/Scrum projects. It follows 1/5: Team is “multi-tasks”.

Despite the best technologies or tools you can use on your project, the energy and team-spirit of your team is the key to succeed a project. Here are some tips to set up your Scrum team.

You’ll find below some tools used to identify your team members and coach them.

Active or Passive attitude

Active or Passive ?

What is an active or passive behaviour? And how do you identify it?

Agile and NLP: eyes, ears, feelings and the dramatical triangle

The Persecutor (from french movie: "Oui mais...")

This post is my feedback on the Agile France conference . This conference took place in June 2010 in Paris.

It is also the opportunity to publish the presentation slides.

This keynote has been filmed and the movie should be published on The Agile France website.

My feedback

I have liked

  • The place, nice for exchange and chats
  • The technical team who helped me for my keynote
  • The different presentations especially those from Alexandre Boutin, Pascal Van Cauwenberghe and Guillaume Duquesnay
  • Different people I’ve met between the sessions

Agile Games Conferences

Agiles Games

Agile Games are more and more used… What do we mean by Agile Games ?

An Agile Game is a game that you can play with a team. Usually the game has quite simple rules. The interactions between players during the game give you a great learning experience.

It is related to Serious Gaming. It’s quite simple. The Human Being learn very well when he plays. More and more games are used in companies, during trainings, during coaching sessions… to learn and experience.

Agile Tour Marseille

Agile Tour @ Marseille

On Thursday October 2010, I will be speaker at Agile Tour in Marseille France.

My presentation is “How can Star Wars can help you to improve your Agile Team Management”.

Session Objectives.

You can be manager, scrum master, coach, team member etc… There will always be a moment when someone will give you a task or ask you a status. We will have to communicate.

Here comes the leadership styles (or management styles). We will see each one of them, and we will see how they can help us in our team spirit. We will see which style to use in which situation.

Agile Coaching & Training (and more…)

Let's go...

September is the time for Scrum & Agile in Belgium to come back !

Maybe you have notice that this Blog woke up end of august after some months of inactivities. Here we go again, i have some posts almost ready to publish.

Some brand news also regarding…me. I relaunch my coaching and training activities. You will find a brand new page on this subject here: Coaching & Training. This topic will give you more concrete on my services. I’ve also updated my Contact page. If you want to work with me, well i’m available.

Project Scoping using Visual Management

How to quickly have a first draft of your project Scope ?
How to quickly have a first draft of your project Scope ?

You’re facing a problem ? Having some (many) constraints ? Good for you ! You have the opportunity to be creative. Before that there is for sure a mandatory step. Grumble a little bit, Curse the whole world asking him ‘Why me” and “Shoot twice in the garbage” .:-) Ok now, calm down and let’s go further with this problem.

On my actual project I’m in the “Scope Definition” step. My difficulties are: I have a lot of stakeholders and a lot of input documents. And neither my documents, neither my stakeholders speak the same “language”. I mean vocabulary is always different.

Agile France Conference 2010 (ex XP Days France)

I will be speaker at Agile France 2010

On May 31th and June 1st, the  French Agile Conference will take place in Paris. This Conference is formerly known as XP Days France.

I will be honoured to give a keynote named “Agile and NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) The eyes, ears and feelings…

A few words about this keynote: NLP is a new and “young” branch of psychology. NLP became famous because some Tv Series like CSI or The Mentalist speaks of it.

Far of the myths within those episodes, NLP is really a box of tools which will help you to succeed in your (Agile) Projects.

Feedback Agile Conference in Toulouse France (+Video)

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This conference was for me the opportunity to meet the IceScrum team

March 19, I was in Toulouse France for the Agile SigmaT13 conference. Goal of SigmaT is to develop an Agile community in the “South-West” part of France. To do so, they make different actions, promotion meetings and conferences.

This conference was indeed a very nice experience for me.

14.30 I arrived at the university of Toulouse. My mission find my contact Claude Aubry. Claude was there, show me the place and invite me to meet the IceScrum Team.

IceScrum