"We are each responsible for what happens to us."

Richard Pineault

Team Coach, Agile Transformation
Collaborator with the Audacium Alliance

Linkedin

I’m a hardcore software development geek. Software with its digital revolution is today a staple in our daily lives.

This passion of mine doesn’t stem from programming languages, databases or mobile applications, but from the human beings who design this software. A strong team player, I’ve always been fascinated by agile methods and the results in a group of individuals that, in trusting each other, can fully attain common objectives.

Society needs software to progress. Yet the process of producing such software today presents key challenges. How many software development projects have resulted in cost overruns, oversized or downright dysfunctional systems? The greatest challenges are, above all, human ones. To overcome these challenges, we must first accept reality and have the courage to act.

Courage was something I needed. At the dawn of 20 years of practice, I temporarily stopped. Not comfortable working in dysfunctional teams, I decided to change. I became aware at that point that change in others begins with my own personal and professional transformation.

This transformation not only allowed me to reach my potential as a change agent in order to help teams implement agile methods, but it also revealed my greatest contradiction: I was working alone to help other people work as a team.

That’s when I decided to join the Audacium Alliance. Admittedly the group allows me to participate in a team that aims to change businesses, but it allows me, above all, to change myself by pursuing my leadership development.

It didn’t take long to see the results. From the very first mandate with the Alliance, the development team that I worked with was able to multiply its performance by 10. Hard to believe?

My core beliefs

  • The biggest changes begin with oneself.
  • Each individual does the best job he/she can, based on his/her knowledge, skills, the means at his/her disposal and the context in which he/she works.
  • A high-performing team reaches heights that no individual can reach alone.
  • Coddling an individual prevents him/her from realizing their full potential.
  • We are each responsible for what happens to us.
  • A company’s level of transparency is directly proportional to individuals’ ability to make the best decisions.
  • Given favourable conditions and the opportunity, individuals and teams are naturally motivated to excel,

I hope that we will have the opportunity to get to know each other soon.

Richard