Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics initiative is developing a code of ethical conduct to raise coaching standards in Agile coaching and amplify the value of the profession. Process agile coaching Agile Coaching Ethics ethics

Systems Thinking in Organizational Coaching

This is quite a long read which you can download as the whitepaper "Systems Thinking in Organizational Coaching". In this whitepaper, I will be sharing an example of organizational coaching, in which I successfully applied the Systems Thinking approach.

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Coach the Person - Not the Problem

Part of the role of being a Scrum Master is to be a coach; to the team, the organsiation and the individual. So How Do You Become an Effective coach? . In order to be an effective coach it requires time to practice the required skills.

Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, Stop Team Coaching!

Why do I think team coaching is a bad idea? Don't get me wrong, I believe team coaching can have a great amount of added value. It’s just that I often find that teams receive coaching while they should not even be a team. And so we end up passionately coaching team bottom bun.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

When A Team Graduates From Its Coach


When a Dev team, their Agile Coach, and Team Facilitator are working well together, it’s a great thing to see! The Agile Coach helps a number of teams to strengthen their use of Scrum, improve technical skills, and identify a team kaizen each Sprint.

Coach the Coach Episode 2 – Building Relationships


Coach the Coach Episode 2 - Building Relationships. To be effective, all coaches must develop a productive relationship with their team or teams. Building this all-important relationship is the subject of episode 2 of our Coach the Coaches series with Host Tom Bullock and Scrum Inc. How Should Coaches Start Building Relationships. How to best do that varies from coach to coach. Coaches act as a guide for the individual and team.

Archetypes for change – Leadership coaching in complex times


I wrote an article (08/2020) for the Coaching-Magazin Online about "Archetypes for change - Leadership coaching in complex times" and I'm happy to share the. Continue reading Archetypes for change – Leadership coaching in complex times at agile42.

[VLOG] Coaching in Scrum

In this vlog, I will be sharing a light introduction about coaching mainly within the context of Scrum framework. One of my concerns with Scrum Masters in the job market, only a few of them understands about coaching. Coaching is one of the many stance that the Scrum Master use and it fits really well with the self-organising principle and empiricism in Scrum that is why Scrum Masters should also know coaching and use this stance when appropriate to serve the organisation.

3 Steps to becoming an Agile Coach

Completing an Agile Coaching certification doesn’t make you an Agile Coach. I thought about my own journey and interviewed a number of successful active coaches. Just to be clear, this bare-bones guide isn’t the only way of becoming an effective Agile coach but does contain enough to give you a solid foundation so you can be useful, effective and deliver a ton of value to your clients and the organisations you serve. First, an example of some excellent coaching.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

What’s Happening with Agile Coach Camp Worldwide

Agile Alliance

If you aren’t aware, thanks to COVID-19 Agile Coach Camp Worldwide has gone virtual with the Home Edition. Agile Coach Camps are targeted at Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Managers, Execs, really anyone that is interested in taking a coaching approach to helping others … Continued. This gives an opportunity to have even broader participation across the globe.

Koos Coach Comic: Actively doing nothing

I want to share my experiences via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum. In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations.

Scrum Master is the Master of Coaching

We have invested time and effort for finding Scrum Masters in the job market and for developing more Scrum Masters internally with great coaching skills. Because as a company we truly believe that a great coach will improve people’s lives and the company will reap the benefit out of it. The Scrum Master is a coach at the organisation level. The coaching stance is one of the stances that the Scrum Master need to master besides the many other stances. What is coaching?

Koos Coach comic: We need Scrum

A comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum. In this episode: Adopting Scrum involves a deep change in the mindset of people and cannot be taken lightheartedly.

Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

As a Product Manager, prioritizing work on your roadmap is an important part of your role. To answer roadmap questions, you're probably familiar with frameworks like RICE and Cost of Delay. But products are built by people, and people are messy - unlike these frameworks. Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Adviser, has identified potholes in your roadmap that are preventing you from planning as best as you can. She'll take you through all the opportunities to improve your organization's relationship to its roadmap that you may have missed along the way.

Team Lead as Coach


In this podcast episode we talk about how a team lead should be a coach and mentor to the team. I talk about a few scenarios and about the contrasts between the “coach” and “fixer” mindsets that leaders can adapt. When coaching, you are developing someone’s skills and knowledge so that they can become more developed as a person and as a team member. Today I wanted to address coaching for team leads. Or a coach?

Webinar: What is Coaching?


There’s a lot of talk about coaching nowadays. Having a coaching approach as a leader is repeated over and over again as a highly valuable competence to have in today's work environment. But what is Coaching and what is it not? How does Coaching relate to Agile Coaching?

Coaching: Leadership Skills Can Be Learned


Leadership coaching and mentoring can be the difference for managers. Related: Coaching Leaders – Learning to Lead CoachStation was created to assist in these exact scenarios. The post Coaching: Leadership Skills Can Be Learned appeared first on CoachStation.

5 Reasons Your Employees Ignore Your Coaching

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever had (what you thought was) a great coaching conversation—your employee seems to get it—but fifteen minutes later they’re back to their old habits? So you give them more coaching, this time “louder” either literally, or through progressive discipline. The post 5 Reasons Your Employees Ignore Your Coaching appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well coaching feedback performance management

Build a Successful and Results-Driven Sales Culture

Speaker: Gary Galvin, CEO, Galvin Technologies

Every business asks the same question: How can we increase revenue? Gary Galvin is here to answer that question. He will help you define metrics to drive success, empower your sales team, and create a culture driven by results and accountability; because when your team clearly understands what path they’re on and why they’re on it, they are that much more likely to achieve results.

What Kind of Coach Are You?


ScrumCast Coach The Coach #1 - What Kind of Coach Are You? Every great team has a great coach. Every great Agile organization has a stable of great coaches to help drive, sustain and scale success across the enterprise. . In short, the quality of Scrum and Agile coaches matter. . So we’re dedicating a few episodes of ScrumCast to helping Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and others master this craft. . The post What Kind of Coach Are You?

How to Coach Your Team Like an Executive Coach


Over the course of several years as an executive coach, I’ve been asked many times from company leaders for some pointers on how to take what they have learned in coaching back to coach their teams. Here’s the catch: they only ask for these pointers after a coaching series, making it relatively easy to help. Before the coaching series, most executives are convinced that they already function as “coach,” and that they do so very well.

Scrum Master's toolkit to Coach the person, not the problem

One of the key stances of the Scrum Master is being a Coach. Often coaching is perceived as the art of asking powerful questions. How many times while taking a coaching stance do you ever feel like you’re chasing the coachee? Have you ever felt that the coaching sessions are going around in circles, and your coachee keeps resisting the main issue? As a part of my journey of Accelerating Coach Excellence, I came across Marcia Reynolds.

Article: Engaging and Being Engaged as a Professional Coach – Candid Advice for Coaches & Clients

InfoQ Culture Methods

As a coach, what do you need to know to have more success, getting your foot in the door of a client company? Coaching Coaching and Mentoring Agile Culture & Methods article

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

Every Team Needs A Coach

General Leadership

practice was what coaching. One of my favorites is from the Battle of Cowpens—a pivotal Revolutionary War battle in the South Carolina backcountry that showed how effective a leader can be when playing the role of a coach. The post Every Team Needs A Coach appeared first on General Leadership. Guest Posts coach example Jason Brown Team Wooden “Teaching the players during. was all about to me.“. John Wooden.

Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, stop teamcoaching!

It’s just that I often find that teams receive coaching while they should not even be a team. Those teams need lots of help to become truly agile, so Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches are hired to coach those teams. And so we end op passionately coaching team bottom bun.

Article: The Value and Purpose of a Test Coach

InfoQ Culture Methods

For this we really need a Test Coach role, just like we have agile coaches and scrum masters. Behavior Driven Development Test Automation Coaching Testing Automated testing TDD Acceptance Testing Coaching and Mentoring Domain Driven Design Automation Agile Culture & Methods articleIntroducing business-oriented automated testing can involve a huge cultural change.

Koos Coach in the "This is not Scrum" Comic (episode 12)

Progress. A problem with many teams is that they are not living in an environment where opportunistic discovery is supported or promoted. Teams are there to deliver, which we measure by monitoring their velocity. This is sadly a common practice. .

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Koos Coach in the "This is not Scrum" Comic (episode 7)

I want to share my discoveries via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum. In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations.


Six Disciplines

Coaching is a mainstay of corporate organizational development and has experienced a long evolution since its beginnings in the late 1950''s. Growth of the coaching industry was rapid in the 1980''s, when it was hailed as a management tool for improving work performance and for building teams. In a 1996 Newsweek article, Thomas Leonard, considered to be one of the fathers of business coaching, estimated there were 1,000 coaches nationwide.

Calling all Finnish coaches


As we mentioned in an earlier blog post , agile42 is looking to expand its team of coaches in most markets where we have a presence. Specifically, our team in Finland is looking for new members that would love to pursue a career as an Agile coach.

Thing Three – The Power of Peer Coaching

Agile Alliance

In this video, William Kammersell shares the Thing Three agile peer coaching model and tips, tricks, and lessons he have learned over the last year using it. People

The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.