Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative – Key Accomplishments & Highlights

Agile Alliance

The team working on the Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative has been working steadily over the last six months, and we have now published a draft Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching (Code) and a set of supporting Ethics Scenarios.

Agile Coach Camp Worldwide – Going Remote!

Agile Alliance

Agile Coach Camp Worldwide (ACC-WW) was no exception. The post Agile Coach Camp Worldwide – Going Remote! The Alliance agile coach camp worldwide eventsOur world became topsy-turvy because of the COVID pandemic.


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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.

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.

How to Coach Employees to High Performance When Time is Limited

Let's Grow Leaders

When You Coach Employees, Make Every Conversation Count You want to coach employees to improve performance, but there’s just so little time. Make every coaching conversation count, by focusing on what each team member needs most.

Agile Coaching – Trust Me, I’m a Chicken

Storm Consulting

The post Agile Coaching – Trust Me, I’m a Chicken appeared first on Storm Consulting. Agile Agile coaching HumourA Pig and a Chicken were Playing Poker in a Bar… pig and chicken playing planning poker.

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.

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?

Article: Q&A on the Book Responsive Agile Coaching

InfoQ Articles

Niall McShane has written a book Responsive Agile Coaching, aimed at people who are coaching individuals, teams and organisations in new ways of working to help guide others in adapting to changing circumstances and responding to new demands.

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.

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.

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

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. 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 up passionately coaching team bottom bun.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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?

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.

Mini Series: Agile Team Facilitation Tips for Coaches


Agile is largely about interactions between individuals so it’s very important for agile coaches and facilitators to really understand team facilitation. Oftentimes, managing a team, especially during times of conflict, is the hardest part of being a 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].

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Mini Series: Agile Team Facilitation Tips for Coaches


Welcome back to the mini blog series on Facilitation Tips for Coaches. You cannot be a coach or a mentor to others if you don’t have control over your own emotions. Experienced facilitators and coaches live in the domain of relationship management.

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.


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.

How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor visionWhen I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era.

How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor visionWhen I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era.

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 – […].

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.

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.

Self-coaching methods to improve your leadership

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by John Packham The debate is still out about whether leaders are born or made, but if you are looking to up your leadership game this year, you’ll want to do what all great leaders do: practice self-coaching. … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building decisions gratitude productivity self-coaching success

Meet the Coach: Elrich Faul


How did you first start your agile path and end up coaching with agile42? The natural way for me to propagate these ideals and values is to, more in-depth, get involved in the coaching of people, teams, and organizations. After leading a set of software development teams from 2006 to 2008 using traditional methodologies I came to the insight that there had to be a better way to deliver high-quality software and create more opportunities for innovation and creativity in teams.

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.