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Coaching and Scaling Agility



This presentation covers coaches, coaching, and how the two work together to help guide larger project communities and large agile adoptions. The session also discusses a bit on coaching in general as well as how coaches and managers can (and do) work together to consistently produce better software.


David has been creating software for more than 15 years in a variety of domains: digital audio, digital biometrics, medical, financial, retail, legal, and education to name a few. Along with presenting and leading workshops / tutorials, David has contributed to several books, and worked on agile curriculum. David is currently writing a book for the Pragmatic Programmer series.

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QCon is a conference that is organized by the community, for the community.The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community. QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers.

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Jul 24, 2009

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  • This is a good presentation

    by Ali Motaz,

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    The presenter does manage to keep the topic interesting and give you new perspectives and ideas.

    This is great or a big deal because this topic can be so easily dumbed-down!

  • mp3 appreciated

    by yuval yeret,

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    would love to listen on this on ipod

    btw any chance for an infoq podcast feed of all new content?

  • Brilliant

    by Shane Schulte,

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    David does a great job using his experiences to share what works and what doesn't work. If you're in a large organization and you're looking to improve your delivery of software, then this talk will be valuable.

    I have been working in a similar space as David, not as an external coach, but as a senior project manager on large multi-million dollar development efforts. I have taken a similar journey as David, albeit from the customer side, and have come to the same conclusions. Much of the success of any project lies in the ability of people to work together, share ideas, and grow. These core principals are going to serve you well and allow you to dip into the agile toolbox and try new techniques, learn and improve. Again, David is right that these ideals can be spread and adopted across a large enterprise.

    I highly recommend this presentation.

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