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    Coaching Technical Practices

    by Pedro Santos Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 23, 2018 2

    In the past 4-5 years I have been working as a software development coach, helping organizations around London improve their technical practices. I focus on XP practices, specifically TDD, Pair Programming, Refactoring and Simple Design. In this article I share my experiences organizing coaching sessions, including subject selection and sequencing, exercises for each subject and session formats.

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    Centralized vs. Decentralized Coaching

    by Gene Gendel Follow 0 Followers on  May 20, 2018

    What is the difference between Centralized and Decentralized Coaching? What is more effective and under what organizational conditions can effectiveness be seen? Which approach is more susceptible to potential system gaming and other organizational dysfunctions? Why? Is coaching alignment (centralized vs. decentralized) and coaching focus (team vs. enterprise) - the same thing?

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    Psychological Safety in Training Games

    by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 11, 2018

    Games can be safe places where people can learn lessons experientially under controlled circumstances and generate insights that can be applied to their daily work. Sometimes though, games can get too personal and uncomfortable. A facilitator can create safety mechanisms for these games, including making it easy and safe for people to opt-in and opt-out.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Coaching with Curiosity Using Clean Language and Agile

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 05, 2018

Clean Language questions can be used to discover the underlying rules, expressed values, and coping mechanisms in organizations, and to gain clarity and promote diverse ideas in groups.

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Virtual Reality Will Disrupt Agile Coaching and Training

Posted by Michael de la Maza Follow 2 Followers , Elena Vassilieva Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 21, 2018

Online technology will disrupt agile coaching and training in the next 3-5 years. Business models will rise and fall and today’s winners will be tomorrow’s losers.

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Q&A on the Book It's All Upside Down

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Jun 06, 2017

The book It's all Upside Down provides stories from software development teams supported by upside down principles and coaching tips for applying them.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Q&A on Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  May 08, 2017

In the book Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences, Ralph van Roosmalen shares his experiences from using Management 3.0 as a manager and as a coach.

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Predictable Agile Delivery: The Executive Challenge

Posted by Russ Lewis Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 27, 2017

This article shares some ‘good, bad and ugly’ examples of practices that often work and some that always fail at adopting agile and improving large organizations.

Culture & Methods Follow 671 Followers

Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017

The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3

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The CA Crew on Coaching Coaches, Mixing Cultures and Future Product Direction

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 24 Followers on  Nov 13, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, three coaches from CA discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures and future product direction.

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Q&A and Book Review on Liftoff, Second Edition

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Sep 10, 2016

The book Liftoff, Second Edition provides practices and insights for chartering teams by understanding needs, building trust, and defining how to interact in the team and align with the organization.

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Test Management Revisited

Posted by Anne-Marie Charrett Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 03, 2016

Agile, with cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

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