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New and exciting 2019

Dec 31, 2018

2018 was a very important and pivotal year for me. I had a dream and I was looking for a right plan and time to execute. I was working on a couple of different ideas when Peter and Gino discussed the idea of Xodiac. It all made sense and in May 2018, we (Peter, Gino and I) founded Xodiac with a mission “making every team thrive”.

What is the most important ingredient required for a team to thrive or prosper? We believe it is “the right culture and environment”. An environment of constant feedback, learning, and transparency will help teams thrive. We are living this mission statement in Xodiac. As we are growing our business and team, we are constantly learning and refining ourselves as a team and as an organization.

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Building Xodiac in 2018

Dec 23, 2018

What a year 2018 was! So much going on and so many great stories to tell.

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Reflecting on the year

Dec 20, 2018

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, many reflect on what happened in 2018. Continuously reminded by the holiday wishes and the jolly spirit omnipresent in every downtown street and building, I naturally dig into my memory banks even more so than I otherwise do. 2018 was a big year for us, lit up by little bubbles of light promising a bright future.

Bubbles of light

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Build powerful roadmaps

Dec 4, 2018

Many teams claim to follow agile and lean practices, yet are still challenged to deliver valuable software on a regular basis. Often, agile practices increase the transparency and visibility of the delivery process and, in turn, the intrinsic quality of the produced results. This creates the perception of an agile delivery model from within the system but rarely is the outside perception aligned with that view.

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Satisfying controls at speed

Nov 28, 2018

In a world of on-demand capacity and rapid delivery of small incremental pieces of value into production, heavily regulated organizations often struggle to align the need for organizational governance with their transformation. One way to approach this is to start with highly opinionated pipelines where the controls are baked in.

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