Coaching from the front of the room
Is it coaching that’s really needed to help teams transform to an Agile way of working? Or does pragmatic and experienced leadership work better? Is there any other way to upskill a team and change the way they work?
What’s the best coaching style to use especially when the teams are completely ‘green’? The ‘what do you think?’ approach, used in ‘life coaching’ models don’t always work out well, especially with highly resistive teams.
Based on 15 years of coaching teams, executives, transformations and teams of coaches, this talk will outline my key experiences and learnings in the area of Agility transformations.
In this candid talk, I’ll share techniques that have worked wonders and those that have been absolute disasters. I will address how to handle IT teams and how business operations teams can be different and may need a different approach.
I will also cover how to scale coaching. For many large companies, even if they hire every single coach in the country it won’t be sufficient, so how could they keep up the transformation momentum?
I will talk about the malaise in our industry with regard to the quality of coaches and how to select good coaches, be a great coach and avoid being a coach crutch.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
I will start with the purpose of having coaches and the history of how the role was formed.
I will then talk about the various coaching models and also the various roles that ‘coaches’ have to play.
I will then cover coaching styles and relate it them to target groups thus providing a choice matrix that could be useful
How to scale coaching will follow.
Finally, I will cover how to spot a good coach and what you should do if you want to be a great one
Attendees would learn the following:
- What’s the purpose of coaching
- What are the alternatives to coaching to upskill teams in the Agile way of working?
- What roles should a coach play?
- How to match coaching style to team type?
- How to scale coaching when there are not enough coaches?
- How to hire great coaches?
- How to be a great coach?
• All Agile coaches, champions and scrum masters • Budding Agile coaches • All Agile transformation team members • Project and change managers • Agile practitioners
They should have an idea of what Agile is all about.
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