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
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 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 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?