Working with Agile coaches can be awful! While we coach teams and leaders, we aren't perfect people. Like any person, we Agile coaches also have our trials and tribulations, eccentric characters and chaos.

Join us as we explore together what it is that makes us tick and how we Agile coaches can work together. As coaches we are often looked up to as role models of what a zen or high performing team should look like - but is this really the case? Do we live the agile values that we preach, are we the best collaborators? Coaching isn't for the faint-hearted, yet the empathy that we give others seems lost with other coaches. How do we leverage what we have as coaches, bringing in our skills, complementing each other to create an awesome coaching team.

***Interactive Talk- We will be using Menti for participation***


Outline/Structure of the Talk

2' - Introduction – Vinnie intro 

30' for the next section

  • Poll the attendees - What challenges do you have working with other Agile coaches?
  • Why is it important to be able to work with other Agile coaches? An overview of coaching team diversity.
  • Understand the coaches in the system - who owns what, what do they do, what role do they have?
  • Coaching team contract
  • Empathy with other Agile coaches
  • Socialization
  • Coach archetypes
  • Coach team dysfunctions
  • Capability matrix
  • Retros
  • Fatigue
  • Practice what you preach


5' - Conclusion with a Menti poll


Remainder of total timebox - Q&A



Inevitably, as an Agile coach you will end up working with other Agile coaches. So of course you need to learn how to work with them! But it’s more than that. As an Agile coach, you need to walk the walk - the teams that you encourage on their agile journey must see you value the same Agile values that you preach. You need to be able to work well with other Agile coaches so that you create a high performing coaching team that serves as an example. And remember, Agile coaches are people too! You can’t put them on a pedestal, and you can’t put yourself on that very same pedestal either.

Learning Outcome

  •         The attendees will surface what the main pain points are collaborating with other agile coaches and why 
  •         The attendees will gather insights on tools and techniques they can use to make their coaching unit cohesive 
  •         The attendees will explore what typically happens to them and their team in the life cycle of an agile coach 
  •         The attendees will understand the need to support each other as coaching can be a tough gig
  •         The attendees will understand the benefits of leveraging skills, complementing each other to create an awesome coaching team 


Target Audience

Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Change Agents, Managers, Leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees




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