Attaining Agile Fluency: Coaching Techniques - Focus on Goals Over Process
What is coaching?
“It is helping to identify the skills and capabilities that are within the person, and enabling them to use them to the best of their ability” — wikipedia
"Individuals and Interactions over Process and Tools"
The above is first of the 4 values espoused in the manifesto but yet it is common to see many agile coaches engage with teams and organisations advocating more and more processes. This is a common sight with new teams and also with teams on the path of agile transition from few months to few years irrespective of the competency, skills and maturity of the teams. Agile Fluency model created by Diana Larse and James Shore highlights the focus on value over compliance and practices at any given level
“ Team fluency depends on more than just the capability of the individuals on the team. It also depends on management structures, relationships, organizational culture, and more. Don’t make the mistake of blaming individuals for low team fluency, or assuming that one highly-skilled individual will guarantee high team fluency ”
An agile coach responsible for building high performing teams will need right set of powerful tools and techniques to leverage while working with teams and also to set the right expectations to both management and teams. This talk will draw from experience using few such powerful tools mentioned below while coaching teams attain fluency.
- Deliberate Practice
- Driving Empowerment & Self Organisation: Working Agreements
- Scaling Agile Transformation: Creating a Learning Org
- Driving Commitment: Key Measures Highlighting Self Organisation
This is not a beginner level talk and assumes participants having experience in leading agile teams and transformation initiatives in your respective organisations.
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
- Agile Fluency Overview - 15 min
- What do the stars mean
- Our Approach - Tweaks to the Agile Fluency Model.
- Deliberate Practice - 10 min
- Quick Overview
- Key Challenges and Patterns
- Why we need and what should it be?
- When should we establish and who creates?
- How it helps?
- Overview of Brown-bag
- How we do?
- When things go wrong?
- Why are these important?
- How this enables Self Organisation?
- Understand each of the tools outlined in detail.
- When to leverage the tools?
- Patterns that help the coach in better understanding teams and situations.
- Ideas to enable large scale transformation
- Most important....Learn to use the tools discussed and put it to use immediately when you get back to work
Agile Coaches, Experienced Scrum Masters, Functional Managers, Project Managers, Technical Architects
Delivering Business Value The Deal Breakers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyYExqyspbg
Agile India 2014: International Conference on Agile and Lean Software Methods: Evolutionary Approach for Maturing Agile Adoption in IT Services: http://confengine.com/agile-india-2014/schedule?frame=t#session-135-info
SCRUM Bangalore: Agile Adoption in IT Services – Evolution over Revolution
Agile Leadership Network Bengaluru Chapter: Agile Management - Driving Leadership & Complexity of Change
Devops Days Delhi 2012: Going LEAN in IT Services Organization
Agile India 2012: International Conference on Agile and Lean Software Methods: Agile Project Outsourcing: Dealing with RFP and RFI
Software Testing Conference – 2011: Engaging IV&V in Testing Services
CUTTER CONSORTIUM – Agile Estimation: Dealing with the Unknowns (http://www.cutter.com/offers/estimateagile.html)
BSpin – April 2011: Agile Practices Benchmarking
Agile Tour 2010: SCRUM turning Scum – Ignoring the False Negatives
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