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… Continue reading Extending the coaching agreement – when is an agile coach not an agile coach?
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Jason’s coaching journey episode one. The big slap
The great thing about agile coaching is that you are helping people to help themselves. So if you get some traction, then people usually enjoy the journey and start to build momentum. Then they help themselves (with your support) and you can clearly see the value of your effort. But it is not always as… Continue reading Jason’s coaching journey episode one. The big slap
The cause and effect clock for agile coaches
I wanted to introduce you to the cause and effect clock as a workshop tool for coaches Why do you need a new clock thing anyway? I have been putting together some rough playbooks for agile coaches lately. Not real guides but some rough notes for a couple of groups. In particular, I have been… Continue reading The cause and effect clock for agile coaches
Would you prefer coaching or coaching?
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… Continue reading Would you prefer coaching or coaching?
Where would an agile coach start if they wanted to help my organization become agile?
I am still pondering the problem of scaling "agile" and whether it is a real thing or not. But this is my summary of where a coach will start ... Essentially, they will ask some questions like: Who am I working with? What do they do? Who do they do it for? Then they might… Continue reading Where would an agile coach start if they wanted to help my organization become agile?