How do we engage individual agilists and grow real self-sufficient and self-organising teams with a resonant “we”? How do we empower individuals and teams to keep growing while keeping the focus on the delivery of valuable products for our users? How can we switch to a coaching approach where we help our teams to evolve from the backstage? How do we achieve a smooth beginning-to-end product flow while allowing failure as a way of learning?

This talk presents possible approaches and experiments that can be applied in our teams to evolve them into sustainable environments. We will follow the Integral Agile model defined by Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd to review the different interconnected domains that need to be taken into account when coaching teams.

In each of the domains we will be talking about experiments that have worked and some others that haven’t, but that were key for us to learn. We will also explain how some experiments impacted more than one domain and how, depending on the different perspectives in the team, our actions have had different levels of success and failure at the same time.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introduction
  • Coaching our teams & agile coaches? why?
  • Mindset: approach to hiring, personal development and continuous feedback sharing.
  • Practices: approach to coaching self-selecting and self-evolving teams and the emerging ecosystems.
  • Relationship and culture: Sharing individual and team profiles, sharing feedback and evaluating team success.
  • Environment: Teams owning the solution, the use of hackathons and shared innovation days.
  • Summary
  • Q&A

Learning Outcome

  • Understanding the different domains that need to be considered when coaching teams
  • A palette of possible experiments that can be used to coach teams around mindset, practices and roles, relationship and culture, and environment.
  • Gain awareness of the importance of the different perspectives held in each team and the impact of each experiment to all of them.
  • The importance of investing in coaching our teams and focusing on sustainable models.
  • The idea of experimenting and learning when coaching our teams, even when we fail.

Target Audience

This talk is addressed to all those who believe our teams form the environment where innovation and creativity must happen and they are the engine that will help us move towards a better agile ecosystem.

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