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 example AdvertisementsRead More Rough example of a coaching contract
In my last post I talked about about presenting new ideas to people. But sometimes you need to be a little bit more convincing – Especially if you do not yet have credibility with the group or if your idea might by challenging what people currently think. Let’s say for example, that you are telling […]Read More Introducing ideas when you need more credibility
I gave a friend some feedback on his facilitation style recently. I suggested the he “introduce new ideas really well and stuff.” Great advice, but perhaps not very specific or useful. Then I ran a facilitation related course and gave people feedback on, among other things, presenting ideas to the team. There seemed to be […]Read More Facilitation tip – introducing new ideas
I went to the IIBA professional day in Melbourne and I gave the morning keynote for the day. There were about 270 business analysts their to learn about all things BA. I thought I would publish the talk because a couple of people asked me about the content. Apparently there is still some confusion about […]Read More My keynote at the Melbourne BA development day
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
I was talking to someone today about “2-speed IT” and whether it is: An excuse to avoid going agile, while still hoping to be invited to all the cool “go digital” fun projects; or A recognition that different types of technology require different approaches, requiring IT teams to adopt a strategic view. I started to […]Read More Quick view: Is 2 speed IT a good thing?