• We all know about Code Smells. How about the Agile Coach smells.
  • What I meant here is the bad Behavior of the Agile Coaches which never promoted Agile characteristics.
  • How to figure out the pitfalls of both
    • Agile Coaches
    • Bad Agile Coaching techniques
  • My topic of discussion includes:
    • Agile Coaches smells: [20 minutes]
      • Sell everything by the name of "Agile
      • One solution fits all (like using Scrum for everything)
      • Process dictator (either my way or no way)
      • Insist too much on the metrics to "Track"
      • Upward pleasing behavior [Not challenging the management]
    • Agile Coaching techniques: [15 minutes]
      • Providing solutions for everything without helping them to find out
      • Acting like Subject Matter Expert
      • Consultant rather than Coach
      • Lack of trust
    • Questions & Answers [10 minutes]
 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • This will be a experience report sharing session with few slides (maximum 2 or 3 slides ) to support.
  • More of the practical points I learnt from coaching many organizations. Experience sharing of those learning
  • How to identify the pitfall of people claiming coaches and just doing the same old stuff

Learning Outcome

  • Practical points help you to look out for the bad smells
  • This smells could be on both
    • Coaching
    • Coach

Target Audience

Any one who is in the journey of Agile adaptation or planning to start.

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Ellen Grove
    By Ellen Grove  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Jerry

    The idea is intriguing but the outline as it currently stands is a little thin for the reviewers to be able to evaluate this proposal.  Could you please add some details about the kinds of coaching smells you intend to talk about.  I'm also curious as to who your intended audience is - is your intent to help educate the recipients of Agile coaching or is it to help Agile coaches better spot their own inadequacies?

    Thanks!

    Ellen

    • Jerry Rajamoney
      By Jerry Rajamoney  ~  2 years ago
      reply Reply

      Apologize for the late response. I have updated the proposal with the broad sections I like to talk about.

      The indented audinace are those who are working as Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters who are looking for coaches thinking some one come and solve their problems, Managers who are planning for introducing these new roles / way of working.

  • Balaji.M
    By Balaji.M  ~  2 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Jerry,

    Thanks for Submitting the proposal, topic looks interesting.

     

    Please can you share the draft version of the slide and areas of coaching that will be covered, it would help us to understand the proposal better.

    Best Regards

    Balaji.M


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