Building Coaching Through a Mentorship ProgramDan Neumann
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Are you ready to begin your journey as an agile coach? Are you already a coach who is looking to grow your mindset and skillset? Are you in an organization and want to see its agility go to the next level? If so, invest just 30 minutes in this experience report about growing coaching within an organization.
Building coaching skills isn't the exclusive domain of a multi-day training session. In fact, the best way to build a new skills is to gradually introduce them over time and use intentional practice to build those new skills into a habit. This session is based on running coach mentorship programs that spread the learning and practice over a period of months.
Questions we will answer in this session include:
- Why is a coach mentorship program integral to growing an organziation's agility?
- What are some mistakes to avoid when creating a coach mentorship program?
- How can intentional practice be integrated into a coach mentorship program?
- What can be done to have an effective program where participants are in different time zones?
- How do you build support for investing time and money into a coach mentorship program?
You will leave this session with a set of practical tips for setting up your own coach mentorship program.
While this experience report is based on multiple iterations of building a Coach Mentorship Program within a Fortune 500 company, the lessons apply to an organization of any size.
Agile Retrospectives -- Loops of LearningEarl Everett
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Developing and delivering software and systems is hard. Individual technical skills are not enough; delivery is a team sport. A weak team’s results range from slipped deliverables and missed opportunities, to failed projects, products, and organizations, all of which result in unhappy team members, stakeholders, and customers. If Team problems are overlooked, success will overlook the Team.
Peter Senge, in his seminal book The Fifth Discipline, described the Learning Organization. The Agile community has demonstrated that high-performing Teams must first become skilled in learning as a team. Having learned how to learn rapidly (i.e. become a micro-learning organization), they can deliver working software and systems, and deliver successfully, on-time, and repeatedly.
Agility is a mindset – a mindset that learns rapidly through effective use of feedback loops. In this interactive discussion, we will explore single-, and double-feedback loops, and how to use these effectively in your Team retrospectives, to help your Team grow into a learning organization, paving the way to true adaptability and great results.
“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” -- W. Edwards Deming
“Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat.” -- Caroline Schoeder
If your Teams are tired of feeling heat, come explore mechanisms that can help you learn to learn and see the light.