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Keynoting with my wife

I had the great pleasure of giving four keynote speeches this fall. I already told you about the keynote I gave in Bordeaux for AgileTour in this post. The three others are really special to me. We did those addresses with my wife. Comment ça? Certaines de nos croyances peuvent brider notre potentiel? #ATTls19 @isabelmonville […]

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The Great Dinner Party

You are hosting a dinner party in 8 weeks from now, and you wonder how to make it a great dinner party for you and your guests. First, what is the meaning of “great” for you in that context? If the party is a success what will happen? The answer could be: the guests will […]

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DATFlock2015, unicorns, distributed teams and bad agile

I was in Berlin for 2 days to participate to #DATFlock2015 the conference to discuss, learn and share about Distributed Agile Teams. The program was a mix of open space sessions and workshops prepared in advance. OKR, Feedback and Reward Two sessions where particularly useful to me: How to use OKR? Fearless feedback and fair […]

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The Search for Happiness

During the past days, I had the opportunity to give two conferences. One in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 20, 2015, for the Red Hat Agile Day. The other, in Bordeaux, France, for the closing keynote of AgileTour Bordeaux, on October 30, 2015. I adapted the content according to the feedback received after my opening […]

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Manage it!

Manage it! is a book by Johanna Rothman published by Pragmatic Programmers. You probably know already Pragmatic Programmers, they published Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen, and also Agile Coaching by Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley that my friend Fabrice Aimetti translated into French. If don’t know Pragmatic Programmers yet, I recommend a […]

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Agile France et Le Bonheur au Travail

J’ai eu le plaisir de donner une conférence sur le bonheur lors de l’édition 2015 de la conférence Agile France à Paris. Il s’agissait d’une version raccourcie et en français de la keynote que j’avais donné en ouverture lors des Drupal Developers Days : Happiness is Coming. J’avais choisi de couper beaucoup de contenu pour […]

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ScrumWine #15.2

Une nouvelle édition du ScrumWine s’est déroulée le jeudi 4 juin 2015. Nous étions pour l’occasion accueilli par CDiscount. Je remercie au passage Isabel pour l’organisation et adresse toutes mes félicitations à Damien Tourette, papa depuis la veille ! Notre hôte, Lionel Richer, expliquait dans son introduction que malgré une découverte récente de l’agile, 60 […]

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Don’t change my mindset, I am not that open

Nick Barcet and I were schedule for the last talk session of the Openstack Summit in Vancouver (Of course, design sessions will continue on Friday). When we submitted the proposal for this session we were looking for a way to help our co-contributors to the openstack project. The way we think it can be the […]

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Bridges and Hierarchy

Mark McLoughlin delivered the Red Hat Keynote, on the morning of the second day of the Openstack Summit in Vancouver. During the afternoon, he delivered a more intimate talk about the governance of the Openstack project. The main idea is that, the new Big Tent organization model will allow the emergence of new projects, and […]

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Happiness is Coming

I had the great pleasure to deliver the opening keynote of April 17, 2015 of the Drupal Developer Days in Montpellier. The selected theme was Happiness… Here are the slides: And a selection of tweets: In 5 minutes, @alexismonville already make an entire room smile and laugh at #drupaldevdays ! Happiness is at rendez-vous ! […]