Agile approaches are great and I even tell my friends to use them. But recently I have noticed some organisations backing away from their agile implementations. It got scarier when I noticed that Ron Jeffries, one of the original signatories to the Agile Manifesto, wrote an article titled “Developers should abandon agile.” It’s a good […]Read More Why are people backing away from agile? Theory one – losing sight of craftsmanship
In my last article, I explained what I think agile coaches do in practice. But I did not reveal some of the complications and messy bits that get in the way of adopting the model in any sensible way. So in this article I will explore some of the complexities and messy bits.Read More What does an agile coach actually do – is it really that simple?
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?
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