High performing teams do not often happen organically; they are a return on investment. In this article, we will use our hard fought experience from the trenches to shed light onto Agile Coaching. First, defining what being an Agile Coach means, what skills and competencies are necessary to be successful. Then, examining patterns and anti-patterns for both in-house coaches and coach-consultants.
An interview with Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski, authors of "The Coaching Booster", about why they based their book on lean and agile methods, why change needs to become an ingrained habit, how you can establish a rhythm of action, the value that a coachee can get from coaching, combining retrospectives with agile coaching, and what people can do to develop their coaching skills.
How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? What are the key cultural and mental barriers to real learning and productive change? How can Agile approaches and coaching help, and how should they be customized to local conditions? Dan Prager explores the issues and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches.
In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.
This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework. Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of agile coaching. 20
The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.
Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate.
InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.
Phil Abernathy asserts that the role of the Agile Coach may be due to sunset - he proposes an alternate based on his vision of an Agile Practitioner Manager embedded within an agile team. 17
This article presents a pathway for an Agile journey. STEP - Start by Stopping to think. Transform your way of work. Expand and inspire team learning. Perfect your way of work.
InfoQ has interviewed Simon Baker, cofounder of Energized Work and the 2009 recipient of the Agile Alliance Gordon Pask Award, author of the "No bull" publication on the past 12 years of Agile. 2
Net-Map is a tool developed by Eva Schiffer that allows you through interviews to visualise and analyse how different people and groups influence a particular situation. 2