Top Qc Software influencers – Agility/Scrum

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in All, Rich & Famous | 0 comments

A few weeks ago I asked you who are the current Quebec software influencers. I already published the results for Architecture and Mobile development. Today, new results : Agility and Scrum. Our three top Quebec influencers for Agility/Scrum are great coaches, facilitators and mentors helping Quebec companies to embrace agility and modern delivery techniques. I asked them a few questions , the answers are in French. I will soon update this blog...

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Ant’icipative – An Agile(?) Parable

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Agile, All, Scrum, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I recently met with one of my ant friends, and he gave me good insights about ants’ major events of the few last years. — A few years ago, an event was organized among ants. It was held in the Amazon forest. A few hundreds ants attended this event. The main topic of this meeting was to discuss about the recent rise of the ‘Queeny’ approach recently adopted by a few millions colonies worldwide. This ‘Queeny’ approach and process...

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7 Agile Best Practices that You Don’t Need to Follow? Really?

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Agile, All, Architecture, Scrum, Software design | 0 comments

I read a lot of articles during a week. Some in the morning, during breakfast or on my way to the office. Some during the lunch time, while having a sandwich or a soup in front of my computer. Some other interesting readings at night, while reviewing my blog roll posts or summarizing some Twitter channels or Twitter past favorited items. I rarely comment or reply to these articles. I can agree, disagree or just be in a neutral state of mind in...

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Top Quebec Software influencers – Survey

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in All, Rich & Famous, Uncategorized | 1 comment

In every software events or conferences I attend, I am always surprised to meet so many bright, brilliant, innovative and fun people who works in the software industry in Quebec. Every week, I learn about a new person who is either an expert, an influencer or a future star in a specific field. I have to admit I am a big fan of ‘Top X’ charts, like the Top Social Media influencers or the 20 Most Influential People in Agile. This is a great...

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Waterfall planning weaknesses

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Agile, Scrum | 0 comments

I have worked on several software projects where planning is hugely influenced by waterfall concepts. Which consist of: Hire some business/functional analysts to find and write ‘requirements’ and specifications Dividing the software in ‘modules’ Listing all tasks required to do this job ( generally this is done by architects or managers) Rough estimations of all these tasks GANTT charts! (They love them!) Budget...

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