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. AdvertisementsRead 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?
I have been discussing some approaches to help teams deal with both “catastrophes” and “impediments.” This time I am looking at an approach that really is about catastrophes, by which I mean things that are really overwhelming a person or team. In this situation people feel out of control and potentially panicked. So we want […]Read More Its a catastrophe – the kindergarten approach
I have been publishing a couple of suggestions for dealing with “catastrophes” and also “minor impediments” with agile teams. In each case I either shared some questions or put some boxes on a wall. In the last two articles, I stole someone else’s simple approach and re-framed it as a problem solving or “catastrophe” re-framing […]Read More Its a catastrophe – the doctor’s office
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