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

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. How Should Coaches Start Building Relationships. How to best do that varies from coach to coach.

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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.

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. This paper is geared toward Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and change agents that work with large change initiatives. During multiple interviews, I asked how much time they spent on organizational coaching.

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. Ideally, the Coach and Facilitator have a close working relationship, and particularly if team members are learning how to work together, lots of reliance and trust will be placed on the Coach.

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. It isn't possible to attend a course and then overnight be an effective coach. What if you coached the person, allowing them to grow? . More details on the coaching can be found at [link].

Shu-Ha-Ri of Professional Coaching

The main skills a Scrum Master will employ in the Ri stage are those of professional coaching. So how do great Scrum Masters acquire the professional coaching skills? I would argue that the development of the professional coaching skills by Scrum Masters follows the same steps of Shu-Ha-Ri or the four stages of competence. Unfortunately, coaching skills do not make it to the top of their priority list at this stage, and that is a shame. The Shu Coach.

[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.

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?

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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. If this story resonates with you, please share: What does it mean when a Scrum Master "actively does nothing"? What happens if a Scrum Master is very active

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.

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.

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.

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. Being competent and confident to lead and manage is not ‘automatic’ just because you have been given the role and Read more about Coaching: Leadership Skills Can Be Learned […]. The post Coaching: Leadership Skills Can Be Learned appeared first on CoachStation.

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? If these are questions that are puzzling you in your role as a Leader, Scrum Master, Agile Coach or in any other role, this recording may be for you.

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.

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.


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.

Coach with data: Empower your team to build themselves


Use objective insights to coach and empower your software engineering team

Coach with data: Empower your team to build themselves


Use objective insights to coach and empower your software engineering team

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.

Who is the Best Coach in the World?


The very best coach that you (or anyone else, for that matter) ever knew was your mom – or whichever family member spent the most time bringing you up when you were a tiny tot: the one who was with you.

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? As a company, what do you need to know about a coaching profession, not to brush off an experienced and qualified coach, while opening flood gates for charlatans, cheer-leaders, and 'best-practices" experts - and by doing so, hurting yourself By Gene Gendel. Coaching Coaching and Mentoring Agile Culture & Methods article

Reality Coaching – Business Coaching

Rapid BI

In the second part of this mini series Mike explores coaching in the business environment. Introduction There are as many flavours of coaching are there are types of ice-cream. The post Reality Coaching – Business Coaching appeared first on RapidBi. Management CoachingEach has its time and place. And like eating ice-cream it is easy to fall into our comfort zone and repeatedly have the same flavour – […].

An Introduction to Technical Coaching for Less Technical Coaches

Agile Alliance

The benefits of agile can’t exist without the technical practices, but acquiring those technical practices when you don’t come from a technical background can feel intimidating if not impossible. In this talk, Andrea Goulet, CEO of Corgibytes, will share the important mindsets and practices required to grow technical skills.

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.