Ever wonder how trainers coach marathon runners to run a distance of 26.2 miles or 42.1 kms?

Chock full of incredible techniques and practical advice, this session will motivate everyone to expand their thinking on coaching agile teams for optimal performance.

You will walk (or run) away with a fresh understanding of how you can inspire and uplift your project teams. As a running coach and SCRUM Master, Samir shares his insights into how you can affect small changes, inspire the right behavior and build trust among your team. You’ll learn how marathon coaches build endurance, stamina, strength and speed and how you can adopt these techniques for your project teams.

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

We set the context to the session by providing an overall understanding of a marathon training program. We start to weave in how these concepts can be applied to your agile teams.  

In the meat of the session we get into the nitty gritty of the coaching techniques. Each technique is elaborated on and explained. We also perform group exercises, give out some surprise prizes and off course do some running to get our juices flowing. Samir shares his real world experiences and provides some great examples of successful project teams. Some of the coaching techniques discussed include - holding up the mirror for your team, positive feedback, the need for consistent practice and the power of listening. Learn how marathon coaches train for endurance, stamina, strength and speed. More importantly understand how these tactics can be applied to your project teams.

Also understand how coaching your team can lead to career growth.

Learning Outcome

  • Learn about the coaching techniques for marathon runners

  • Understand how to apply these techniques in an agile team setting

  • Experience some of the techniques in action to get a feel for them

  • Walk away with practical coaching tactics that you can apply immediately

 

Target Audience

Agile team members, Scrum Masters, Product Owners

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  • AgileSattva Consulting LLP
    By AgileSattva Consulting LLP  ~  1 year ago
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    Sounds very exciting. Would also like to know if you would cover "non directive" aspects of coaching or its more from Marathon coaching perspective?

    • Samir Penkar
      By Samir Penkar  ~  4 years ago
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      Hi Deepak, 

      I do cover the so called "non directive aspects" of coaching. The marathon coahing metaphor is there for reference and becuase I am a marathon coach I try to tie coaching project teams and marathon coahing. It's really interesting, I didn't even realize the similarities until I throught about developing this talk. 

      Samir

  • Pramod Sadalage
    By Pramod Sadalage  ~  4 years ago
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    Samir,

    I was wondering if you would be willing to move to Scaling Agile Adoption theme, and clearly focus on 3/5 things that you can concentrate on and let the audience take those learnings. This will also allow you to go down to a 45 min talk instead of 90 min.

     

    Thanks

    • Sachin goel
      By Sachin goel  ~  4 years ago
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      Quite interesting and professional...

      • Samir Penkar
        By Samir Penkar  ~  4 years ago
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        Thank you Sachin. 

        Samir

    • steve ropa
      By steve ropa  ~  4 years ago
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      I like your style. Your videos show a nice easy manner with an audience. Have you done this specific talk before? I just wonder if we can really get a bunch of conference goers up and running...

      • Samir Penkar
        By Samir Penkar  ~  4 years ago
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        Hi Steve, 

        I have given this talk a number of times mostly at PMI and IIBA Chapters in the US. It's a little out of the normal session you will experience at a conference, lots of interaction and I make the audience really think. It's fun and very relevant to agile teams. 

        Samir

    • Naresh Jain
      By Naresh Jain  ~  4 years ago
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      Samir, request you to please respond to the comments below.


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