Agile Coaching is a relatively new discipline and there is a lot of misunderstanding about why coaching is useful, what skills and competencies an agile coach needs to have, how they engage with individuals, teams and organisations and how to tell good coaches from mediocre ones.
As someone who wants to become a coach, what skills and competencies do you need to build? There are training courses, but they are not enough. Becoming an effective coach requires much more than book knowledge, it needs deliberate practice and experience working with individuals and teams.
As someone who is considering engaging a coach, what should you look out for and how do you establish the relationship to ensure the best possible outcomes. How do you create the environment where we can grow your own coaches inside an organisation, what is the pathway to competency for an aspiring coach?
In this talk Shane explores these topics and relates it to his own journey to becoming a recognized expert coach through a competency-based assessment (ICE-AC).
This is the story of a team who had been working in an agilely way for a while and was struggling. They decided to get serious about their process. This is what happened In the first 5 weeks. There were highs, there were lows. It felt crazy and yet awesome. Join us as we tell you all about:
This is not the story of perfect scrum or perfect agile. Instead it’s a story of experiments, reflections, learning and growth. All done in a very agile way of course.
Agile Coaching is an approach to foster an organisation shift to improve the work, the behaviours, and the outcomes in the context of the development of solutions/products. It is not only about adopting framework X or Y. Agile Coaching is about how to enable people to respond more quickly, with less risk, and more qualitatively for business opportunities.
To provide this enablement, Agile Coaches can work on five elements: Catalyse Improvement, Promote Awareness, Boost Ownership, Develop Competencies, and Facilitate Barrier Removal. These elements work as big goals for Agile Coaches. For this reason, Agile Coaches must act as catalysers for the continuous improvement culture. Providing support and facilitation to the change journey is the primary element during the Agile Coaching process. As Agile Coaches, we need to continuously help organisations, teams, and individuals in the trip from the current state to the future state. This is the real gist of coaching and, this is the purpose of the Agile Coaching DNA.
In this session, we are going to explore how to use the Agile Coaching DNA, as a practical compass of objectives and metaskills, to overcome the challenges and barriers to adopting agile. Additionally, we are going the explore tools and experiences regarding how our community have been evolving the Agile Coaching DNA to facilitate the change journey in different companies across the globe.
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