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?
Not everything in coaching is based on complex psychology and systems thinking. Sometimes you just want want a quick way to make a group decision, assess data or gather people’s reactions to an idea. One of the quickest ways to assess an idea is to ask for a show of hands. I leaned this one […]Read More Thumb based voting
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 run a lot of workshops, including planning workshops and retrospectives. Sometimes the crew votes on things like “what is the best feature, or how did we go this time.” But sometimes we collect data and then want to discuss it as a team. And this presents a challenge – I like data in a […]Read More Use the river diagram to communicate data
I wanted to introduce you to the cause and effect clock as a workshop tool for coachesRead More The cause and effect clock for agile coaches
I ran an agile coaching course recently and, naturally, we spoke a lot about coaching. We ran through a lot of different techniques and approaches to coaching people in agile teams, but we discovered that both “coaching” and “agile” might mean different things to different people in different teams. Then someone asked how they would know […]Read More Would you prefer coaching or coaching?
I have been writing about story walls and how agile teams might use them to manage their work. But some agile teams feel rushed because, although they can see what needs doing today, they don’t know what is coming next. So in this article, I will extend the idea of using a story wall to […]Read More Notes on story walls – longer term planning