What does an Agile Coach do anyway?  We already have Scrum Masters, why do we need a coach also?  We have only a few teams or perhaps just a single team; isn’t an Agile Coach a lot of overhead?

 These are excellent questions asked by many organizations and individuals.  They deserve good answers.

 In this talk, we’ll provide those answers and discuss how Agile Coaches can have a huge multiplier effect for any organization striving to transform, execute, or improve.  We’ll cover coaching both at an abstract level as well as the nuts-and-bolts day-to-day level.  Participants will leave with an understanding of what an Agile Coach can do for them and how to explain to others why their organization should have one.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. What is a Coach?
  2. Where a Coach Fits in the Overall Picture (relative to training, self-study, etc.)
  3. The Case for a Coach
  4. Change and the Coach as a Change Agent
  5. What to Expect of a Coach Day-to-Day
  6. The Coach’s “Ask” of the Team

Learning Outcome

Participants will leave with an understanding of:

 

  • What a coach does in the abstract;
  • Some of the concrete functions a coach performs day-to-day;
  • Where the coach “fits” in the overall endeavor of transformation, execution, and improvement;
  • And some of the value a coach brings to the organization

Target Audience

Everyone interested or involved in agile transformation and execution, including executives, managers, developers, business analysts, scrum masters, testers, and designers.

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