Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, Stop Team Coaching!

Scrum.org

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.

Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches, stop teamcoaching!

Scrum.org

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.

One Shocking Thing Many Agile Coaches Are Getting Wrong

Scrum.org

Many Agile coaches and Scrum Masters believe they know best. Because many Agile coaches are also unfamiliar with Taylorism or misunderstand it, they often fall into the same trap that Taylorists fall into. What some Agile coaches are getting wrong. The Coaching Habit.

Why and How I Became an Agile Coach

Scrum.org

As an agile coach and trainer, I have had the opportunity to reach thousands of students that are just beginning their journey into the Scrum and agile world. Throughout the years, I was repeatedly asked by students how they can get a job being a Scrum Master or agile coach.

Build a Successful and Results-Driven Sales Culture

Speaker: Gary Galvin, CEO, Galvin Technologies

This webinar will cover how sales managers can track opportunities, accounts, and sales activities, all while coaching and collaborating with sales teams on a daily and weekly basis. Every business asks the same question: How can we increase revenue?

We need disruption in Agile Training and Coaching

Net Objectives

And the people they support’s model is training and placing coaches. Brands compete – so it’s not surprising to … Continue reading "We need disruption in Agile Training and Coaching". Learning Teaching CoachingCertifying bodies promoting a particular brand have changed the industry for the better in many ways. But they are businesses. And their model is selling training. As much as possible, as you’d expect from any business.

Calling all Finnish coaches

Agile42

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.

From ScrumMaster to Team Coach – Revisited

SolutionsIQ

Where coaching used to be something you exclusively get from the outside of the organization, it is now crucial for organizations to develop an internal capacity to support, grow and sustain greater agility. What does a coach look like if you are leveraging Kanban?

Meet The Coach: Kemmy Raji

Agile42

Continuing with the “ Meet The Coach ” series, we have Kemmy Raji - an Agile Coach and Trainer who has been embracing agile principles and practices for over 10 years. Q: How did you first start your agile path and end up coaching with agile42?

A word from our coaches

Agile42

We have asked coaches Richard Dolman, Daniel Lynn, Jakob Verner, Dave Sharrock and Andrea Tomasini to sit down for a short video where they tell us about the coaching culture at agile42. We are happy to have built an environment where coaches have autonomy and can grow professionally.

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. This means coaching. According to CSO Insights, sales coaching has a double-digit impact on win rates and quota attainment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Coach your sales team and set them up for success.

Meet the Coach: Cliff Hazell

Agile42

The agile42 team in Sweden has been joined recently by Cliff Hazell , an experienced Agile Leadership coach and trainer that has worked both as an internal Agile coach and as a consultant for large organizations. How did you start with Agile and what brought you to become a coach?

Why Agile Coaches Need to Know Both Scrum and Kanban

Net Objectives

They … Continue reading "Why Agile Coaches Need to Know Both Scrum and Kanban Scrum and Kanban are the two most popular Agile team level methods available. While the difference between them is mostly thought to be sprint based or flow based that is just one aspect of how they differ.

Meet the Coach: Giuseppe De Simone

Agile42

Following the announcement of the public launch of agile42 in Sweden , we bring our series "Meet the Coach" to Stockholm to meet Giuseppe De Simone. Born in Italy, Giuseppe is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Team Coach and his relationship with agile42 goes way back.

Meet The Coach: Sunny Dhillon

Agile42

Q: How did you first start your agile path and end up coaching with agile42? Many of the organisations I worked for were proactively adopting Agile transformation initiatives, in which this was when I started coaching.

If You’re Looking to Improve Your Coaching Skills Our Advanced Scrum Master / Kanban Online Program Is Your Best Bet

Net Objectives

A 2 day class may be enough to get you understanding Scrum & another one might get you to understand it a bit better, but the only way you learn how to be a good Scrum Master / Kanban Team coach is by doing. This program, led by me, is designed to … Continue reading "If You’re Looking to Improve Your Coaching Skills Our Advanced Scrum Master / Kanban Online Program Is Your Best Bet". Learning Teaching Coaching Team Level AgileLet’s face it.

Announcing On the Job, Online Training for Scrum & Kanban Coaches

Net Objectives

… Continue reading "Announcing On the Job, Online Training for Scrum & Kanban Coaches The best way for people to learn is on the job over time. The worst is in a 2-4 day course with where you learn information about something but don’t get a chance to try it. Studies have shown that 90% of what was learned in a classroom is forgotten in less than a week.

Review - The art of coaching

Marcusoft

Just finished “The Art of Coaching”, by Jenny Bird and Sara Gornall , that taught me a great deal so I thought I’d write down some thoughts and comments. Confession time: I have no formal training as a coach, and still that is the most common name my roles have. A great coaching question that moved me ahead in my thinking. The reason the book is called “The art of coaching” is that it is packed with drawings that the authors made together with their clients.

Final Details for Agile Fluency Coaching Workshop

James Shore

Our Agile Fluency™ Game coaching workshop is coming up fast! The workshop is really a series of mini-workshops that you can use to coach your teams. 21 Mar 2017. James Shore/Blog. Signups close on March 28th. Don't wait!

Combatting Observer Bias in Coaching with the Team Coaching Framework (TCF)

Agile42

As coaches, our opinions and unconscious biases can mislead or misdirect those we are coaching. At agile42, we use a structured approach to change on teams called the Team Coaching Framework (TCF) to limit or negate the impact of any observer bias we might bring to the table.

Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

Xebia

Tools that help developers, coaches and trainers to survive in the toughest environments. Agile Agile Coach ScrumAbout 40 people gathered at the nlScrum meetup dedicated to physical and digital tools for the agile workspace.

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Even more Physical tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

Xebia

Academy Agile Coach scrum TrainingThis is the 3rd post in a series.

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Stick out your thumb, agile42 is looking for a new Agile Coach

Agile42

Many of our coaches hold impressive credentials, such as Certified Scrum Coaches, Certified Scrum Trainers or Kanban Coaching Professionals and we make a point of investing in the growth of our people. We are looking for an Agile Coach to join our team in Germany.

September 12th: The High-Performance Coach (Free Webinar)

James Shore

To attend, reserve your spot here today: " The High-Performance Agile Coach." 30 Aug 2018. James Shore/Calendar. Learn how to expand your influence and impact in this free 30-minute webinar. Presented by James Shore ( The Art of Agile Development ) and created in conjunction with Diana Larsen ( Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great ), we'll detail The Agile Fluency Model, Diagnostic, and Improvement Cycle.

Celebrating one year of Scrum Boosters!

Xebia

Colleague Nicole Belilos took me under her wings and helped me develop and grow within this group of Agile coaches. Agile Coach People Scrum scrumHistory In 2014 I started at Xebia in the business unit Agile Consultancy and Training (ACT). Together with Laurens Bonnema we formed a group who had experienced a lot of bad Scrum, fake Scrum, Scrum […]. The post Celebrating one year of Scrum Boosters! appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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Final Details for Agile Fluency Coaching Workshop

James Shore

Our Agile Fluency™ Game coaching workshop is coming up fast! The workshop is really a series of mini-workshops that you can use to coach your teams. 21 Mar 2017. James Shore/Blog. Signups close on March 28th. Don't wait! We've been hard at work finalizing everything for the workshop. We hired Eric Wahlquist to do the graphic design and he did a great job. Diana Larsen and I have also finalized the agenda for the workshop. It's so much more than just the game.

Agile Toolkit

Xebia

Pull coaching Traditional Agile Coaching goes like this: we take a look at what you are doing and we advise you what we think is a good next step in your growth and Agile Maturity. Agile Agile Coach Fun UncategorizedThese next steps are supported by exercises, simulations, insights and experience that come from our own personal Agile Backpack. […]. The post Agile Toolkit appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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More Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

Xebia

I take these along everywhere I teach and coach. Academy Agile Agile Coach Scrum ToolsA couple of months ago I blogged about some of the tools and toys that live in the trunk of my car. Since posting, people have suggested additional items that just must be in my toolbox. Time Timer Plus Time-boxing is an important component of Scrum. It […]. The post More Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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Join us, travel the world, meet interesting people and coach them

Agile42

Once upon a time (but actually just a few months ago), we published an ebook called The Hitchhiker's Guide to Agile Coaching where we tried to explain our tradition of coaching, which is continuously being adapted to the needs of our clients and our own company.

Improving a Team’s Collective Intelligence. Feedback Please!

Xebia

Agile Agile Coach Agile games coaching FeedbackIt seems all over nowadays. Teams do it, peers do it, managers do it. Feedback here, feedback there, feedback everywhere. Feedback seems here to stay. Because it makes people stronger. They learn how they behave and how their behaviour affects others. This transparency enables individuals to change and start experimenting with more effective behaviour. […]. The post Improving a Team’s Collective Intelligence.

Use Mob Programming to maximize your learning

Xebia

Agile Agile Coach Mob Programming ScrumIn every Scrum.org Professional Scrum Development class, we touch upon both technical and collaboration practices to help improve the development teams explore new options.

Why You Should Grow Your Own Scrum Masters Instead of Bringing in Outside Coaches

Net Objectives

If you are kicking off new teams there are two types of coaches you can bring in. While it's useful to bring in someone who can actually help with the work, such as a technical or ATDD coach, when it comes to Scrum or Agile coaches it's usually better to grow your own.There are several reasons for this: . The Scrum Master Coaching Academy enables people with a good understanding of Scrum to become good Scrum Masters in 13 weeks.

Scrum 3.0: Servant Leadership And Scrum Mastering

3back

Agile Coach (AC): A person who works with the Scrum Team to help them improve their skills. The Agile Coach often works with the Team Facilitator [3] to. 2-5 “Team Kaizen,” “Team Facilitator,” “Sprint,” “Agile Coach.” Scrum Mastering is a servant-leadership role. That’s a given.

Scaling Scrum to the limit

Xebia

Agile Agile Coach ScrumYou’re likely to have been asked the question: “we need to go faster, how many more people do we need?” Most people naturally understand that just adding a random number of people isn’t likely to make us any faster in the short run. So how do you scale Scrum to the limit? And what are […]. The post Scaling Scrum to the limit appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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Scrum Handbook: Servant Leadership And Scrum Mastering

3back

Agile Coach (AC): A person who works with the Scrum Team to help them improve their skills. The Agile Coach often works with the Team Facilitator [3] to. 2-5 “Team Kaizen,” “Team Facilitator,” “Sprint,” “Agile Coach.” Scrum Mastering is a servant-leadership role. That’s a given.

Why you should be a Lean coach regardless of the method you use

Net Objectives

But within the team, Agile team coaches also have the role of facilitating improvement of the system within which the team works. . An Agile team coach doesn’t make decisions for the team, but should be an energizing factor in how the team comes together and be providing new ideas that will make them more effective. . Two foundational tenets of Lean is leadership and systems thinking.

A Digital Ecommerce Transformation – Lucky to Have a Coach – Part XVIII

Joel Crabb

Much of the work we did is detailed here, or will be detailed here in the future, today the discussion is about having a great manager as coach. During my time at UHG, I had four managers in 18 months, so I received very little direction or coaching. I can’t thank Judy enough for the coaching effort she put in to teach me to be a Director at TWLER, and later a VP for Fortune 100 companies. Part XVIII in a multipart series, to start at the beginning, goto Part I.

Thermometer sessions – Gaining insight in your team

Xebia

Agile Coach howto Learning motivation Organization PeopleLooking for inspiration on how to gain a shared insight in the current state of your team? And curious how to find actions for your team to improve? Read below about the ‘thermometer session’, a workshop that we designed to improve our own business unit. The goal of these sessions is to get an insight […]. The post Thermometer sessions – Gaining insight in your team appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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What Makes A Good Stakeholder?

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And, if you’d like help with building that Stakeholder relationship, we’ve got coaching for that. Agile 3back agile agile coaching Agile Courses agile training feedback Interested Bystanders product scrum stakeholders

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Overburdening: how to cope with it and work is irrefutable

Xebia

Agile Coach Kanban Overburdening Sustainability call desk corporate policies help desk irrefutable demand kanban overburdening STATIK workflowSometimes teams must take up work that exceeds their capability. Consider a company policy that says ‘The call desk picks up calls within 60 seconds’ This policy forces a call desk team to pick up new calls within 60 seconds. Saying ‘No’ to new work would be a sensible thing to do. But just not […].