The term “coach” has become an overloaded and almost meaningless term in much the same way that “agile” has.  Many individuals are calling themselves coaches who have little or no practical experience with Agile in large enterprise organizations.  Organizations are similarly confused about who they really need to bring success to their Agile transformation, and thus, are advertising for the wrong skills.

 
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This is an engaging and interactive session which has been delivered to small groups of around 30 (for Agile Delaware, DFWScrum, and PHXSUG) and larger groups of up to 600 (i.e. as a keynote address for Scrum Gathering - India, Scrum Gathering - Rio).    The format is Prezi, so it's not just your average, boring slideshow.

 

There are 7 points made during the session with anecdotes and humor to illustrate the points:

 

  • Welcome
    • Thank you
    • A bit about me
  • The Problem:  "Agile Coach" is ambiguous
    • What does an "Agile Coach" look like?
    • My story (briefly)
      • Recovering PMP
      • No Joy
  • Know WHY you want to be Agile
    • Agile pyramid (briefly)
    • Ralph Stacey - Organizational Complexity 
    • Agile values (briefly)
    • Agile Principles (briefly)
    • Simon Sinek - Start with WHY?
  • Know WHAT an Agile Coach does and does not do
    • How others often see an Agile Coach
    • How I see an Agile Coach
    • ICF Coaching Competencies
    • ACI Coaching Stance
  • Know the LEVEL of coaching that you need
    • What is NOT an Organizational Agile Coach?
    • Team Coach
    • Coach of Coaches
    • Coach of Organizations
    • Bloom's Taxonomy and Coaching Knowledge
  • CHANGE is good (and inevitable, and necessary)
    • Einstein on Change
    • "This is OUR reality..."
    • Steve Jobs on Change
    • Mutual commitments
  • QUALITY vs. Quantity
    • Dan Pink - Knowledge workers and motivation
    • Q: How many coaches do we need?
    • A: All of them.
    • Jack Welch - Competitive Advantage
    • Peter Senge - Learning Organizations
  • TRUST is a Bank Account
    • The Metaphor
    • Managers and Individual Contributors need forbearance
    • "Trust, but verify." is rubbish
  • Meaningful change requires PATIENCE
    • Everything sustainable and time-tested has required patience to build
    • We can't expect to transform organizations overnight or even within months
    • First the organization, then the world...
  • Thank you!
  • End

Learning Outcome

In this session, we will talk about the distinction between the various coaching roles in a successful Agile transformation and what characteristics accompany those responsibilities.

Those who consider themselves coaches will be challenged to really assess what level of coach they are.

Those who are aspiring coaches will learn how to move forward in their career path.

Those who are looking for coaches (recruiters, clients, executives, managers, etc.) will have a better understanding of what kind of coach they need.

Target Audience

People who need coaches, people who want to become coaches, people who think they are coaches.

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