The mysterious cheat sheet In this long read, we continue to learn about Jason and his experience as an agile coach. In this episode Jason and Sonja stumble on some useful tips for coaches when they stumble on a coaching cheat sheet left behind by one of the ancient coaches and they learn some great […]Read More Jason’s coaching journey. The mysterious cheat sheet
Some context before we start This is the second in a series of long articles about Jason, who is an agile coach. In the last episode, Jason was coaching away happily when suddenly it all came crashing down. In this episode we look at how he reacts and how his friend Sonja tries to help […]Read More Jason’s coaching journey – the struggling coaches
My last couple of articles have been about presenting ideas so that people listen to what you are saying. But what happens if you explain something to people and then they decide to do the wrong thing anyway? Of course it is possible that you were wrong and that they are right. But what if […]Read More Coaching when they will do the wrong thing
I have been working with some good coaches recently, but the were not very comfortable with the agile paperwork and coaching bureaucracy areas of coaching.Read More Notes from the secret agile playbook, creating a coaching agreement
I promised a couple of people that I would provide a sample coaching contract, along the lines of what I use when I am engaged in agile coaching. so here is one I prepared earlier, aligned to coaching a specific person. coaching contract exampleRead More Rough example of a coaching contract
I work with people going agile. Sometimes it is an awesome experience and sometimes it is quite depressing. For example, I worked with some good, experienced people a while back. They were were pretty sad before I turned up and pretty happy that I came to help them. This is the part of the agile […]Read More Is it really that hard to learn agile?
I recently wrote an article on coaching where I suggested building a toolkit of different approaches to use when coaching people and teams in different things. This is my (very basic) tool for teaching a skill – it is called “what why how”. I use it when I want to help someone develop a specific skill […]Read More “What why how” coaching for skills