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  • Great Managers Are Like Great Teachers: Q&A With Jessica Ingrassellino

    Differentiated instruction strategies have helped Jessica Ingrassellino to find ways for each of her team members to best grow and flourish with the opportunities available. She applies this by adjusting content, process, and outcome, approaching each individual as an individual with respect for their needs.

  • Success or Burnout? Q&A on How Personal Agility Can Help

    How can you find out if you’re being successful or heading for a burnout? The only person who can really answer that question is you. A Q&A with Peter Stevens and Maria Matarelli who spoke about success or burnout and personal agility at eXperience Agile 2018.

  • Great Scrum Masters Are Grown, Not Born

    Becoming a great Scrum Master is a process of mindset shift and skill development. Scrum Masters are Agile Coaches because they do what coaches at the program level do within the scope of teams. The people on the ground need a full complement of skills because on the ground, with teams, day in and day out, is where the action is.

  • Mapping the Market for Agile Coaches

    In July, 2018 five agilists, including the two authors of this article, met in San Francisco to map the market for agile coaches. We met because the market appears to be very strong over the short-term but weak over the long-term. This article is the result of that investigation, it discusses how much agile coaches make, where they work, and what the future holds for the agile coaching market.

  • Q&A on the Book Emotional Science

    The book Emotional Science by Michael K Sahota and Audree Tara Sahota provides an understanding of emotions, which, as stated by the authors, goes beyond current models in psychology. The book provides exercises that can be used to become aware of emotions and learn how to deal with them, which is a practical way of increasing your Emotional Intelligence.

  • DDD With TLC

    At the 2017 Explore DDD conference, Julie Lerman, a self-described Serial DDD Advocate, spoke about how to approach Domain-Driven Design with Tender Loving Care. InfoQ sat down with Lerman to ask about how she introduces DDD to new clients, and helps them be successful.

  • Coaching Technical Practices

    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.

  • Centralized vs. Decentralized Coaching

    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?

  • Psychological Safety in Training Games

    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.

  • Coaching with Curiosity Using Clean Language and Agile

    Clean Language questions are bias-free questions. They 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. Simple to learn, but tricky to implement, clean questions require transparency and sharing a bit more of one’s thinking than usual.

  • Virtual Reality Will Disrupt Agile Coaching and Training

    Online technology (virtual reality, adaptive personalized learning and videoconferencing) will disrupt the agile coaching and training spaces in the next 3-5 years. We predict that by the end of 2020 at least one large, credible agile/Scrum certification organization will be running agile/Scrum certification courses in virtual reality. Today’s winners will become tomorrow’s losers.

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

    In the book It's all Upside Down, Paul McMahon provides stories from software development teams supported by upside down principles and coaching tips for applying them. He explains how you can use Essence to improve processes leading to better organizational performance.

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