Empathy interviews for transformational coaching

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Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative – Key Accomplishments & Highlights

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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.


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Business & Life Coaching – The Modern Day Gold Rush?

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Have you ever thought about training to be a coach? Coaching is the modern day gold rush, the only people making money are those that sell the tools (training). The post Business & Life Coaching – The Modern Day Gold Rush?

Professionalism in Agile Coaching


Recently, we’ve extended our curiosity to the topic of agile coaching. What does it mean to be professional when coaching agile teams? Does it mean you leverage professional coaching skills? What does Professionalism in Agile Coaching look like?

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.

Article: What Kind of Coach Does Your Team Need?

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Coaching is primarily client-driven, the client chooses the right coach for a particular need at a particular time. Agile Leadership Adopting Agile Coaching Teamwork Psychological Safety Coaching and Mentoring Culture & Methods article

Loops and Knots - Amplifying Your Coaching Impact


A lot of coaching is about evoking new awareness , helping clients get unstuck if they are and move forward towards the goals they desire. It is an okay choice.After all, we keep saying, for a good reason, that a lot of coaching happens between the sessions.

Coach your Architects in Agile Architecture!


The agile coaches are concerned with making the organization agile on a process level. And in some transformations, the team also has an agile technical coach who teaches the team new practices and techniques from Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and SRE. Start coaching your architects.

Cornerstones of Coaching


Co-Active Coaching has 4 cornerstones that underpin the coaching relationship between coach and coachee. . The coach lets go of problem-solving or being nice in favour of telling the hard truth or witnessing a client who is in pain. .

The Agile Coaching DNA

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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.

The Coaching Conversation Canvas


One of the most often used skills and stances in the daily life of a Scrum Master probably is coaching. I'm talking coaching as in the definition of e.g. the Agile Coaching Institute . So we are explicitly talking about coaching, not consulting or mentoring but coaching.

Coaching Exploratory Testing

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Coaching agile teams comes with many challenges - often centered around delivery. The post Coaching Exploratory Testing first appeared on Agile Alliance. Agile doesn't have room for manual testing - or at least you're going to hear that from some agile team members! There's a widespread misconception that manual testing is waste. As a result, tester team members often feel increased scrutiny during an agile … Continued.

¿Qué es un Agile Coach?


Sin embargo, el rol de coaching ágil a menudo es muy inconsistente y mal entendido. Entonces, ¿qué es un Agile Coach y qué implica la disciplina? Agile Coach? Hay mucho que decir sobre el rol de Agile Coach, pero esto debería servir como un punto de partida fundamental.

Agile Coach Camp Worldwide – Going Remote!

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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.

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.

Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

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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

The changing role of the Agile Coach – business agility requires different coaching

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Striving for business agility requires a different approach from the agile coaches. I’ll share my experience of how this insight came to me and what this shift meant for us as agile coaches. In my organisation the agile coaches where organised in an CoE. The post The changing role of the Agile Coach – business agility requires different coaching first appeared on Agile Alliance. When organizations proceed on their agile journey their needs shift.

Article: How to Run Your Product Department Like a Coach

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Having found what I thought was my calling as an agile coach, I took the tough decision to move sideways into Product Management in the hope of using what I’d learned to one day run my own department.

Es hora de repensar el "coaching" en agile coaching


En enero de 2020, tuve una entrevista telefónica para un proyecto de transformación ágil con un líder de una empresa con sede en Barcelona que estaba interesado en agile coaching. El entrevistador me preguntó si me gustaría lanzarme a una conversación de coaching y acepté.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

Leaders Coaching Leaders: One Secret to Sustainable Leadership Development

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You need leaders at every level engaged with your training as leader coaches to facilitate application and learning. The Power of Leaders as Coaches. But what if that same sales SVP showed up as an active coach in the process? Now you want them to be leadership coaches too?

Article: Agile Coaches, Agile Guides and Other Family Members

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Companies look at agile coaches as agile experts to guide teams through agile working. But that is at odds with the deeper philosophy of true coaching. Adopting Agile Coaching Culture & Methods article

Porqué decimos agile coach cuando queremos decir otra cosa


Me he encontrado varias veces que la gente en general no sabe qué hace un agile coach para las personas, los equipos y las organizaciones. Ser agile coach requiere un desarrollo de serias competencias, que en muchas sitios no están del todo bien comprendidas. Qué es un Agile Coach?

Why I’m becoming a Professional Coach


In my opinion, the biggest gap in the toolbox is professional coaching. . Since then, the market potential of agile coaching was projected at $500 million by 2023 and has moved firmly into the territory of organization transformation. And then I found professional coaching and tried it.

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.

Is a Scrum Master an Agile Coach?


The role of Agile Coach is growing in prominence in many organisations. From software development through to marketing and HR, whole organisations are now seeing benefits from agile adaptive approach to work, and are building internal positions for new Agile Coach roles. .

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.

[VLOG] Why Scrum Master cannot be compared to Agile Coach


I often get question from participants in my classes about the difference between Scrum Master and Agile Coach. In this short video I explain why Scrum Master and Agile Coach can not be compared [ and shouldn't be ]. . Hey what's good this week awesome people?

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.

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.

Technical Agile Coaching with the Samman Method

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The post Technical Agile Coaching with the Samman Method first appeared on Agile Alliance. Samman is a method for people who want to make a difference and improve the way software is built. The focus is specifically on technical practices and how people write code, and it's the best way I know to help software developers to adopt practices like TDD and Refactoring. member

Cuatro habilidades clave del agile coach


Existen cuatro habilidades clave del líder cambio que son habilidades de Enseñanza, Tutoría, Facilitación y Coaching Profesional pueden considerarse profesiones en sí mismas. Las habilidades clave del agile coach. El set de competencias del líder del cambio y también del Agile Coach .

Exploring the Ethics of Agile Coaching

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The post Exploring the Ethics of Agile Coaching first appeared on Agile Alliance. Have you ever been in a gnarly situation where you really struggled to make a decision? Should I go left or should I go right? Should I go over or should I go under?? Should I stay or should I go??? How the heck do you navigate these messed up situations?! And at the end … Continued. member

The Truth About Agile Coaching – A Candid Conversation with Business Leaders

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Agile Coaches are often promoted as the only route to success when pursuing an agile career or attempting an agile transformation. Coaches can provide objective insight and develop new strategies for organizational success.

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.

Article: How Tech Leaders Can Leverage Their Mentoring and Teaching with Coaching

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You may have heard about coaching and wondered what it entails and how you might incorporate it into your role. Do you need to have “coach” as part of your job description in order to use coaching skills?

How to Fail as an Agile Coach in Scrum


A Scrum project still needs to be managed; work still needs to be analysed; teams, people and organisations still need to be coached etc. For the sake of argument, in this blog, I won’t be talking about the value of a dedicated Agile Coach or whether there should be Agile Coaches in Scrum?

6 Tips for Leaders as a Coach


In my view, leaders are expected to have coaching skills to build competent and agile organisations that are fully resilient. I am sharing my experience in this blog post on how leaders can leverage coaching to unleash collective intelligence. Coaching does not mean spoon-feeding.

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.

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.