How to accelerate 'Mindset Shift' through 'Conscious Coaching' style?

The experiments with People and Projects so far clearly articulates that the Agile Maturity is not about the process or engineering practices but behaviours.

Agile way of working can be made sustainable only by putting the values and principles into the regular practices.

Hence there is a need for a structured model to cultivate the Agile Mindset across the Organisation through a slow, but steady pace on the right track.

The Agile coaches to apply 'Conscious Coaching' style to empathise and empower the Teams by positioning 'Mindset' as the driving factor for Agility or Agile Maturity. Here is the URL for the same.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GygzKpB7A8hM6GkGaWGiR33b_4dIv_61/view?usp=sharing

'Agile Mindset Ladder' can be fully leveraged to accelerate the 'Agility'. https://www.slideshare.net/RamadeviLakshmanan/agile-mindset-ladder?qid=53957436-81a6-45bc-978c-e6a41f7db810&v=&b=&from_search=1

 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • 'Agile Mindset Enablers' - What actually worked so far?
  • Introduction to 'Conscious Coaching' style (Mindset Centric)
  • Key Outcomes of 'Conscious Coaching' ( 'Intrinsic Motivation' etc.)
  • How 'Velocity Gain' is achieved through 'Behavioural' improvements
  • Leveraging 'Agile Mindset Ladder' as an 'Agile Maturity Model'

Learning Outcome

How to change the 'Mindset' is made easier.

Conscious Coaching - An Agile Coaching style to accelerate 'Mindset Changes' .

Agile Mindset Ladder - Practical tool to measure the 'Mindset Maturity' levels .

Target Audience

Those who aspire to 'Being Agile'.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Read through 'Agile Values & Principles'

Try to understand 'Iterative', 'Incremental' and 'Inspection & Adaptation' from one of the basic 'Agile Framework' such as 'Scrum', 'XP' etc.

schedule Submitted 5 months ago

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  5 months ago
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    Hi Ramadevi,

    Thanks for the proposal.

    Where can I learn more about how you've used Conscious Coaching? Are there concrete examples from your personal experience that you can share that highlights the importance of Conscious Coaching? 

    Also, I searched online, but could not find any video from any of your past presentations. Can you please share at least one to help the team understand your presentation style?

    • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
      By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  4 months ago
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      Naresh, Due to my travel, there have been a delay. Please check the link below for the approach on 'Conscious Coaching' and let me know for any queries.

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GygzKpB7A8hM6GkGaWGiR33b_4dIv_61/view?usp=sharing

       

      • Naresh Jain
        By Naresh Jain  ~  4 months ago
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        Ramadevi, thanks for sharing the slide. From this slide I gather "The key here is how much the Agile coach is conscious about organisational, political, social elements and products & services, by understanding the big picture, aligning the business goals and helping to package different expectations into the vision." 

        I'm sorry I don't what is different between "Conscious Coaching" and the typical Agile coaching approach.

        • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
          By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  4 months ago
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          Naresh,

          As mentioned in the main column, what we are talking about is the following.

          >> The Agile coaches to apply 'Conscious Coaching' style to empathise and empower the Teams by positioning 'Mindset' as the driving factor for Agility or Agile Maturity. 

          >>'Agile Mindset Ladder' can be fully leveraged to accelerate the 'Agility'.

          The slide is just setting the flow. The flow need not be completely new (provided organisational aspects are not totally new) but leveraging the existing and adding working elements from the ground to make the things sustainable. 

          If you look at the slide, it is not framework specific. Whatever framework we choose, how conscious we need to be towards organisational specifics is what the key is.

          Bringing 'Agile Mindset Ladder' with this deep thought coaching, we get into 'Sustainable' Agility.

          Most of the existing coaching framework could not make the teams sustainable. As they don't normally traverse thru Empathy on people or position mindset as the driving factor. Upon implementation failure of such models, we few teams and colleagues found this approach very practical collectively and thought of sharing the same with some scenerios (where exactly it clicked). 

          I'm sorry if you still don't find the difference between exiting theories and this proven approach.

    • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
      By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  5 months ago
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      Naresh, I do state this from my personal experience only. I will share the skeleton this week end. Thanks.

  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  5 months ago
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    Rama - thanks for your proposal. I have a few comments:

    • As you know, there are enough theoretical ideas in our community, Practitioners these days need a solid proofpoint before they buy into something. What is the basis of your ideas, specifically practical implementation in real-world with backing data?
    • I need a strawman of your presentation. As of now, the details are too high-level for the reviewers to understand what exactly will be addressed.
    • We need a video of your talk, prefereably on the same topic. If you don't have any video, we recommend taking a short video on your phone and sharing the link.

    Please share these ASAP.

    • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
      By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  5 months ago
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      I have sent you the skeleton of what we are discussing here. Please check and let me know. Thanks.

       

      • Tathagat Varma
        By Tathagat Varma  ~  5 months ago
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        Please also send a video of your past talks.

        • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
          By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  4 months ago
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          Hope you have received the video clip. Thanks, Rama
          • Tathagat Varma
            By Tathagat Varma  ~  4 months ago
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            No. Please share the link here.

          • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
            By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  4 months ago
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            I am trying to locate one. Will send you soon.

            • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
              By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  4 months ago
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              Sent you the small clip by email. please check.

      • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
        By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  4 months ago
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        Tathagat,

        Here is the slide with the strawman for the 'Conscious Coaching' approach.

        https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GygzKpB7A8hM6GkGaWGiR33b_4dIv_61/view?usp=sharing

      • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
        By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  5 months ago
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        Tathagat, I do agree with you on the theory part. However my idea is to share what i practice currently. Even the Agile Mindset Ladder we practice along with Agile Maturity model. I will come back to you with the practical implementation part by this week end.

    • Alhad Akole
      By Alhad Akole  ~  4 months ago
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      I think the submission could be improved by:

      • There are many Agile Maturity models which measures and gives guidance to the agile teams.
      • How is this "Agile Mindset Ladder" different from others?
      • are there practical examples, and results, and predictable approaches one can take based on this?
      • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
        By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  4 months ago
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        Alhad, yes. The submission can be improved by answering these queries in the presentation.

        1. Yes. There are many maturity models. But these models mainly focus on framework related process and practices. And the people aspects are either thru measuring the proficiency levels or very generic terms like collaboration, communication etc...

        2. But this mindset ladder gives the exact pointers to relate to people behaviours and mindset for them to reflect on their own by addressing the specific cultural and team aspects.

        3. Yes. There are practical examples and results obviously. Out of 3 teams I am coaching, 2 teams are in 'Involve In' and 1 team is in 'Evolve Further'. How we assess is, we have a detailed checklist for each stage of the ladder by expanding the behaviours listed under each stage.As we tick everything, the team consider moving to next stage. The team finds this easy to use than generic and inappropriate models. The indicators in the ladder is used as the input which team decides among themselves and start from the respective stage. It is all about Mindset and Behavioural aspects and can be mapped to any Agile maturity model or framework based evaluation method. But without this mindset ladder assessment, none of the maturity model could be considered complete as we can't achieve sustainability unless we strongly make this habitual. The moment team demonstrates the constant behaviours, the obvious outcome is the predictability. I hope this clarifies.

        • Ramadevi Lakshmanan
          By Ramadevi Lakshmanan  ~  4 months ago
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          Just to add, we even think of creating this as a self assessment tool for all the Agile team members and levels. Between stage 2 and 3, the team achieves predictability as they are completely into Agile principles and certain practices by then.


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