Mechanics of Agile Coaching – Ideas to keep the Agile Heartbeat, beating consistently
One of the biggest challenge Agile Coaches face when working on large transformation projects is, trying to identify ways to ensure that the teams understand the Agile values properly and also that they are following the Agile Principles regularly sprint after sprint. It is important for coaches, to identify the right approach and also implement different ideas to ensure that the stickiness of the agile mindset is retained sprint after sprint and thus maintain the discipline required to stay on track.
The basic operating mechanics of an agile software development process is highly interdependent. Thus, in order for the teams to coordinate and continuously deliver working software successfully within a highly adaptive environment, team communication and collaboration is critical throughout the agile development lifecycle. As an Agile Coach, it is important to ensure that the team’s agile heartbeat is beating at a consistent pace every day, every Sprint and for every Release. Once the team gets into the rhythm of working together as a true agile team, there is suddenly time for continuous process improvement, learning new skills and other best practices. This ensures that the team maintains the right momentum to move forward continuously inspite of adapting to changes, common in any agile development environment.
Outline/structure of the Session
2 minutes - Introduction and discuss importance of coaching teams to BE Agile
5 minutes - Real life experiences discussing challenges faced by coaches in ensuring teams continue to adapt and use Agile Principles on a continuous basis
10 minutes - Discuss few effective coaching techniques to help teams realize the true values of Being Agile and thus help retain the stickiness factor
2 minutes - What about the effect of Tools, Culture and Leadership - how can they enable teams to be Agile?
1 minute - Conclusion
In this session, I will be presenting my experiences and ideas on ways to ensure that the teams understand the basic mechanics of being agile, its value proposition and how it can help promote continuous improvement.
Through interactive discussion sessions, I will also be sharing real-world examples that can help coaches and consultants achieve success in their enterprise agile adoption initiatives.
Agile Practitioners, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Delivery Managers, Agile Program Managers
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