Another review of the Toyota Way in Paris

François Wauquier describes the Toyota Way presentation I gave in Paris in Janruary.

Merci François!

Portia and I will present an updated version of this presentation at the Integrating Agile conference on June 18th in Amsterdam. See you there.


Miroir, gentil miroir… à Paris

Retrospective of “Mirror, Mirror… Why Me?” published

Portia and I have enjoyed taking part in XP Days France 2009. We’ll publish a full retrospective with pictures soon.

Meanwhile, you can already read the participant retrospectives of the “Mirror, Mirror…” session. Portia has just published version 1.2 which includes both English and French versions. We’ll improve the game and our delivery by taking into account this feedback.

A big thank you to the organisers and participants of XP Days France. A l’année prochaine!

Rétrospective “Miroir, gentil miroir…” publiée

Portia et moi avons beaucoup aimé participer aux XP Days France 2009. Nous publierons des retrospectives plus complètes avec des photos dans quelques jours.

Entre temps, vous pouvez déjà lire les retours des participants sur la session “Miroir, gentil miroir…“. Portia vient de publier la version 1.2 qui inclut la traduction française. Nous allons prendre en compte les remarques pour améliorer le jeu et la façon de présenter la session.

En tout cas, merci aux organisateurs et participants des XP Days France. A l’année prochaine!


Running for a Change

A healthy mind demands a healthy body

All thinking and no play makes Pascal a dull boy. As Portia says “A healthy mind demands a healthy body“.

At the end of the month, I take part in the yearly Brussels 20km race, one Sunday when runners take over the city from motorists. This year’s the 30th edition. I’ve taken part in more than 20 of them. I don’t know the exact number, I’ve lost count over the years 🙂

20km hampton-court-garden

In September I’ll join Portia in a sponsored 10K race at Hampton Court Palace. My goal is to help Portia reach two goals:

More fun in Paris

Before that, I’ll play the Business Value Game and Mirror, Mirror on the Wall with Portia and a nice group of French, Belgian and Swiss Agilists. We’ve been working hard with some friends (merci Sara, Laurent et Raphael) to improve and translate both games. In a few days, you’ll see a release of Business Value Game v2.0 in English and French!

See you in Paris! A bientôt!

XP Days France

The Bois de Vincennes looks like a great place to get some running training done. Healthy body, healthy mind…


Real Options – One question

How do you see the future?

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Future 1

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Future 2

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Future 3

How would you like to see the future? You can choose.

Freedom Evolves


The Bottleneck Game at Agile 2009

Portia and I present The Bottleneck Game at Agile 2009 in Chicago on August 26th from 09:00 to 10:30.

Step 1 - Identify the Bottleneck