In my last article, I discussed what I think is NOT actually agile coaching. This time I will tackle the tougher challenge – what does a good agile coach actually do? A quick word of warning though – this simple question seems to have resulted in a long article. I apologise for not making this […]Read More Extending the coaching agreement – what do agile coaches actually do?
I was talking to some experienced agile people and we started to discuss “agile coaching.” We agreed that it was a great idea and that everyone should have an agile coach. But then we realised that we did not mean the same thing when we said “coach.” We did agree on some things, like being able […]Read More Extending the coaching agreement – when is an agile coach not an agile coach?
I have been exploring some ways to help people and teams tackle major challenges, impediments and catastrophes. But my final approach is one I learned from my parents when I was young. Its not in any of the agile coaching approaches, but I have found I use it often. I also find this is the […]Read More Its a catastrophe – the reality check approach
I have been discussing some approaches to help teams deal with both “catastrophes” and “impediments.” This time I am looking at an approach that really is about catastrophes, by which I mean things that are really overwhelming a person or team. In this situation people feel out of control and potentially panicked. So we want […]Read More Its a catastrophe – the kindergarten approach
I have been publishing a couple of suggestions for dealing with “catastrophes” and also “minor impediments” with agile teams. In each case I either shared some questions or put some boxes on a wall. In the last two articles, I stole someone else’s simple approach and re-framed it as a problem solving or “catastrophe” re-framing […]Read More Its a catastrophe – the doctor’s office