Improving Agile coaching with amazing insights from Indian Mythology

Agile Coaching concept is relatively new to us, but coaching has been a part of our culture since 2000 years. This session is a attempt to open those hidden treasures and enhance our true coaching culture. This is an attempt to see and learn from those stories told to us by our parents, grandparents to help us understand Agile coaching and create a great future to self.

 
6 favorite thumb_down thumb_up 6 comments visibility_off  Remove from Watchlist visibility  Add to Watchlist
 

Outline/structure of the Session

What is Mythology?

What is Enterprise Agile Transformation

Who is a Lean-Agile Leader

People Creation and People Focus

Appraisals and People Recognition

Golden rules of Agile Coaching

Selecting the right Coach

Developing Coaching Competency

Coaching Challenges

Learning Outcome

Ability to judge the knowledge to day to day Agile coaching

Leadership Coaching

Developing self coaching skills

Models for coaching

 

Target Audience

Leaders, Coaches, Scrum teams and Agile Practicioners

schedule Submitted 5 months ago

Comments Subscribe to Comments

comment Comment on this Proposal
  • Rahul Sharma
    By Rahul Sharma  ~  4 months ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Anand,

    Topic seems to be an interesting one. Research has been done very well. I liked the content and the context you have set with the mythological examples. Just one query, have you ever presented this talk in any of the conferences at pune? 

    Regards

    • Anand Murthy Raj
      By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  4 months ago
      reply Reply

      No I have not presented this in Pune before.

      • Rahul Sharma
        By Rahul Sharma  ~  4 months ago
        reply Reply

        Thanks Anand

  • Vishal Prasad
    By Vishal Prasad  ~  5 months ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Anand,

    I like your idea and this will possibly be an interesting topic to discuss; I just have a concern that since most of your examples in the PPT point towards Hindu mythology, I hope this doesn't hurt someone's religious sentiments if misunderstood. I'm sure you can manage to keep the mythology and religious grounds apart.

    • Anand Murthy Raj
      By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  5 months ago
      reply Reply

      Thanks Vishal for your review.

      No there is nothing wrt religion. I am just picking up stories we have heard from child hood and relating them to the agile way of working. There is nothing wrong saying against any religion. I recently gave a flavour of this workshop in Agile NCR conference. You can check the NCR feedback on twitter and facebook. I infact won the best presenter award and I was asked to present it again for all the streams on a public demand again on the same evening.

      Regards,

      Anand

      • Vishal Prasad
        By Vishal Prasad  ~  5 months ago
        reply Reply

        Thanks Anand. Inspiring indeed.


  • Liked Hemant Gurav
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Emotional Intelligence a critical aspect of Agile Transformation

    Hemant Gurav
    Hemant Gurav
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Enough articles and literature is now available on challenges faced by organization and people during Agile Transformation. One of the biggest challenge is peoples mindset. People do all work, agile transformation will demand org change from top to bottom. However, the question is does everyone is well equipped to handle this change. Emotional Intelligence one of the most important but highly ignored element in IT or software industry and so forth during such huge transformation.

     Having better understanding of Emotional Intelligence will help everyone in organization to tackle Agile transformation far better way than one doesn’t have knowledge and skills of Emotional Intelligence.

    These are components of Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness, Self-Regulations, Motivation, Empathy and Social Skills. Research shows that one can work on improving emotional intelligence. This talk will provide guidance how to use Emotional Intelligence at work especially mapped in context of Agile Transformation.  

  • Liked Chandan
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Enterprise Agile Coaches are Systems Thinker

    Chandan
    Chandan
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    As a enterprise coach we all need to go beyond team coaching to enterprise transformation process to bring end to end agility into the organization.Coaches are connected with various business lines while coaching.They can visualize and help organization to break the organizational silos.

    To be effective, the action taken must alter the interrelationship of the parts or silos. Unless one alters the relationship between or among the parts, there is little hope for effective change.

    Using the principles of systems thinking offer coaches to new ways of seeing and of interpreting what we see.

    As an enterprise agile coach how we can apply systems thinking at our work context a journey with me.

    Sharing my learning and observations with deploying systems thinking for scaling agility into the organization.

    I have all my linked in post related to this theme.

  • Liked Sharmila Patwardhan
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Innovation NEVER starts with an idea

    Sharmila Patwardhan
    Sharmila Patwardhan
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Beginner

    Its easier to discuss challenges to get the ideas from concept to cash. But there finer human behavioral

    elements when we talk about innovation and this session tries to address fundamentals of how innovations starts.

    This session is mainly about the myth that "Innovation starts with an idea"

  • Liked Sharvari Mothe
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Test Driven Development by example(hands-on)

    Sharvari Mothe
    Sharvari Mothe
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Beginner

    Explaining about 'What and Why TDD ?'

    How to do TDD?

    Also TDD best practices and benefits.

    Demonstration (Hands-on: For java people having laptops and other required tools)

  • Liked Padma Satyamurthy
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Customer Centric Product Development - Applying Story Mapping Technique

    Padma Satyamurthy
    Padma Satyamurthy
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Every product development essentially starts with requirements collection of what product should do and what user wants. However this becomes the most difficult part to focus on what and where to start the development from. For years, the product development requirements have become inundated with requirements templates and word documents. The traditional 100-500 page requirements document that was widely practiced a few years ago was having its own limitations.  The teams particularly started feeling difficult to consume and manage these large documents and deliver value incrementally.

    With more and more organizations moving to agile, the product development teams started going for leaner structures that represent crisply what customer / user wants from the product.

    The teams are have done away with multi-page requirements documents and have adopted backlog as a source of managing requirements. The backlogs also started helping teams to break the large product expectations into multiple layers of epics, features/enablers and user stories. 

    But, at times, during this breakdown, there are chances of losing the big picture and prioritization and hence impacts the value delivered to customer as early as possible. Story mapping techniques, created by Jeff Patton is one of the most popular way to help carve out the MVP from the big picture that helps the organization to realize value at the earliest. 

     

  • Anand Murthy Raj
    Anand Murthy Raj
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    This talk will present you with the real time challenges and ideas to deal with them in a healthy way with SAFe framework.

    • Challenges the organization needs to deal when they deal with Enterprise transformation.
    • How Leaders and Agile Coaches play an influencing and critical role in enabling the organization in scaling agile practices
    • How the leadership teams can make or break the deal
    • How the 5 critical challenges are addressed with Lean practices embedded in the SAFe framework.
    • Some tips to make it happen.
  • Liked Amit Ranjan
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Agile Maturity and Empowerment Model for Distributed Teams

    Amit Ranjan
    Amit Ranjan
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The paper will highlight about how distributed agile teams will be empowered and how they can adopt different agile practices as their maturity grows.

  • Liked Vinay Ghule
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Scaling (Down!) Agile?

    Vinay Ghule
    Vinay Ghule
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Agile manifesto was born in 2001. Various lightweight methodologies came under the umbrella of "Agile" methods/practices. With the evolution, various frameworks/methods have come up to address the challenges of scaling Agile at large level. 

    When it comes to Agility at small scale such as Startup or smaller companies, the traditional Agile practices including some of the principles do not fit as is. With this talk, I would be sharing my personal experience as a startup founder and the knowledge I have built based on the newer practices to address Agility challenges at smaller scale.  

  • Liked AnkitTandon
    keyboard_arrow_down

    DIY Scaling Agile Framework

    AnkitTandon
    AnkitTandon
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Beginner

    Is the scaling framework your organization is on helping you to Be Agile or pretend to be Agile? How about drafting one that stays true to Agile principles and helps with what your organization needs most while scaling?

    While there are many frameworks available to scale Agile it is important to discern if these prescriptions address the real problems that an organization encounters while scaling up.  Does one size fits all? Is it worth adopting a framework and then retrofitting the organization into it or it is a better proposition to understand the dynamics of the organization, the existing challenges and business objectives first and then carve out a scaling approach, keeping Agile principles intact, that suits the organization's needs best.

    This interactive workshop is about discovering the best approach to create your own scaling framework, one that is custom made to respond to your organization’s needs. 

  • Liked Vishal Prasad
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Fiddling with DevOps Toolchain

    Vishal Prasad
    Vishal Prasad
    schedule 4 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Case Study
    Intermediate

    TBD

  • Liked Vishal Prasad
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Moving from Minimum Viable Product to Minimum Viable Innovation

    Vishal Prasad
    Vishal Prasad
    schedule 4 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Intermediate

    To be added

  • Liked Ravindra Thakur
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Design ‘Agile’ Thinking

    Ravindra Thakur
    Ravindra Thakur
    Gargi GK, CSM®
    Gargi GK, CSM®
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

    There are situations that agile coach and scrum master face challenges after a certain number of iterations in maintaining team’s enthusiasm adhering to core values and principals of agile and creativity. Team and stakeholders start feeling a kind of monotony and cyclic repetition of activities that largely impacts on Self organization and Cross functionality.

    Specific to agile, Design Thinking so far is seen as a way of taking care of WHAT part by means of better and precisely building product backlog in early phase of the project. However it is leant that Design thinking can be practiced successfully in the rest of agile life cycle to address said issues.

    Application of systematic and wisely selected Design Thinking techniques or methods through out the agile project life cycle significantly enhances the purpose and help us in keeping the team’s pace, interest and stick to agile manifesto. Hence Design ‘Agile’ Thinking.

  • Liked Ruchi Mishra
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Agile : Lets Think Beyond Theory!!!

    Ruchi Mishra
    Ruchi Mishra
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Talk
    Advanced

    Its high time that we go beyond the conventional thinking and learning for Agile and propagate the real essences of Agile and its various techniques. It’s truly said that half knowledge is more dangerous than full knowledge. Currently organizations are tangled with the misconceptions of Agile which are carried by managements and its high time they we help them overcome these wrong facts and misconceptions

    This session will focus on few of high flown myths like

    1. Agile is a Fad
    2. Agile is a Methodology or Philosophy?
    3. Agile is solution to every problem
    4. Agile is not disciplined
    5. Agile says no documentation
    6. Agile Says No Planning
    7. Agile has lot of changes
    8. Agile doesn’t support Architecture
    9. Agile means Fixed Cost Project?
    10. Agile Means : No Manager!!!
  • Liked Ruchi Mishra
    keyboard_arrow_down

    Innovation in Sprint Ceremonies

    Ruchi Mishra
    Ruchi Mishra
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Advanced

    Scrum ceremonies, in most of organizations which are currently on path of Agile Transformation is a substitute for SDLC processes which were earlier followed. The need is to get them out of the cocoon, and provide them with wide variety of options that scrum masters can incorporate in the scrum ceremonies, making it more effective, interactive and fun to attend along with serving the main purpose of ceremonies.

    I myself in my project have experimented with various styles of retrospective, collaborative team activities and innovative style of doing stand ups. The finding from these innovative ideas is a good take away for the scrum enthusiast.

    The entire journey of how a team considering ceremonies as burden are not reaching before time to attend them and at the same time delivering beyond expectations. We not only took the amateur group of people and delivered the goals but we created a highly functional scrum team out of it.

    The goal for coming years to make this team more mature and cross functional will also be shared.