It all stared here…
Discover the story of Pyxis from 2000 to 2005
The friendship and the desire to do differently as a starting point…
Discover the history of Pyxis, its beginnings, lived and told by François Beauregard, one of the founders of Pyxis.
He comes back on the genesis of the company that brought together three friends in love with software development: François Beauregard, Alain Chaput et François Denommée. All three founders were driven by a desire to do things differently.
Three enthusiasts meet each other
Pyxis Technologies was founded in 2000 following the reflection of software engineers questioning the conventional ways of doing business in software development and more generally on their profession.
Alain Chaput, François Denommé and François Beauregard. Three developers fed up with delivering software that does not always correspond to the clients’ needs.
Their reflection led them to adopt new project management approaches, to continuously question themselves and to improve their processes and practices. Pyxis Technologies was born with the mission to offer unique and high quality solutions that meet the real needs of its customers.
Did you know?
Originally, Pyxis Technologies was a software development studio.
Pyxis creates the Agile Montreal community
François Beauregard and André Brissette (Briss by his nickname) decide to create an Agile community to share the first agile methods between developers in Montreal.
They thus became the initiators of the Montreal Agile Users Group. The goal of this group was to encourage and support the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences regarding Agile software development, its methodologies and practices.
The first meeting was held at the Montreal Enterprise and Innovation Center on September 24, 2002 at 6:00 PM with guest speaker Ken Schwaber. Schwaber is one of the leaders of the agile software development movement, one of the seventeen initial signatories of the Agile Manifesto and founder of Scrum.org, which Pyxis is now a partner since 2010.
Today, Agile Tour Montreal has more than 1700 participants and over 50 conferences per event.
First francophone trainer in Canada
Huge milestone ! François becomes the first Canadian Francophone trainer with Agile Alliance, founded by none other than Ken Schwaber*.
Pyxis Technologies now provides training for people who are passionate and interested in Agile in Montreal.
The range of courses offered by Pyxis Technologies is an answer to all those who are challenged by Agility or by the development of efficient and quality software. It is composed of professional and experienced developers who live Agile software development on a daily basis and who appreciate all its benefits.
*Ken Schwaber, who is now the founder of Scrum.org since 2010.
Agile Coaching and Training
Pyxis Technologies is now well known for its software development. But also more and more in demand for Agile coaching and training in corporate IT teams. And we are now displaying it on the website!
The coaching approach that Pyxis Technologies offers is based on the experience acquired in software development. The Pyxis team helps companies in the assessment of the processes and practices in place, the management of a pilot project and the progressive deployment of Agility throughout the organization.
The range of courses offered is an answer to all those who are challenged by Agility or by the development of efficient and quality software. The team of trainers is composed of professional and experienced developers who live Agile software development on a daily basis and who appreciate all its benefits.
Agile Community of Quebec
In 2005, the Agile Community of Quebec was born. Pyxis will be very involved in the creation of this community and will also be very present during the following years.
During the first edition of the Agile Tour Quebec, François Beauregard will be the keynote speaker and gave his conference «Introduction au développement AGILE : interprétations, défis et avantages». Today, the Agile Québec community has more that 2200 members and over 1000 participants during the Agiles Tours Quebec.
With more and more mandates in Quebec City, Pyxis and Agility travel and are now present in the capital’s companies.
To come, 2006 to 2010…
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