This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of the discipline of agile coaching. She explains how using biased views can help us to look out wider and farther to develop a "Yes AND" approach, combining SAFe with Scrum.
What exactly do we have to do to capitalise on self-organisation? How can we best support our teams? What special kind of leadership is needed? 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 by making choices at the end of each section. Some of these choices result in success and some expose various failure modes which the reader can examine and learn from.
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
Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4
In this article, excerpted from the book Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins shows you how to activate the journey toward high performance in an Agile team in both provocative and practical ways.