Shane will be presenting the following session
  • Shane Hastie
    Shane Hastie
    Global Delivery Lead
    schedule 1 year ago
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    90 Mins

    For the last 18 months the Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics Initiative has been working on a code of ethical conduct for Agile Coaching.  V1.o of the Code was published in May this year.   This workshop will explore the contents of the code and then go deeper into the Ethics Scenarios the volunteer team are working on.  The scenarios present real world situations and  explore how they can be tackled using the Code as a tool to help guide the conversation.

1. What got you started/interested in modern software development methods?

I came across the first XP book in 1999 and implemented the ideas with a development team I was leading at that stage.  The ideas worked and I then started looking deeper and further.  In 2002 I was working with SoftEd and we brought some of the Agile Manifesto signatories out to New Zealand and Australia to talk at conferences and I was fortunate to learn about their ideas and experiences directly from them.  

2. What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by the software product engineering community today?

The biggest challenges are and always have been people and communication. 

Today that plays out in the ways teams work together and with their stakeholders.

3. What do you think are the most exciting developments in software product engineering today?

The shift to more humanistic ways of working.  Agile development created the frame for us to explore new ways of working and the disruption over the last 18 months has accelerated a lot of those shifts. 

Sadly the benefits are not evenly spread - some organisations are doing a great job of adapting and enabling their teams, others are trying to maintain what is effectively a failed culture.

4. Why did you choose the topic(s) you will be speaking about at the conference?

I have seen active harm done by agile coaches not understanding the ethical guidelines of coaching and through unethical behavior.  The Agile Alliance Coaching Ethics initiative is an attempt to share what good looks like and enable coaches with the tools they need to be effective in supporting their teams.  Building on the Code of Ethical Conduct we now have a broad set of Ethics Scenarios which can provide guidance and help coaches make ethical practice real.  This is what we will explore deeply in the session.

5. What are some of the key takeaways from your session(s) at Agile India?
  • Explore the Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching
  • Explore a variety of ethical challenges (scenarios) and provide guidance on how to respond to them
  • Be able to apply the ethical framework to our own lives
6. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?

Sanjiv Augustine's talk on agile governance will definitely be worth attending.  Sanjiv has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

Linda Rising's keynote is  bound to be interesting and fun.

7. Any personal remarks/message you want to share with the software community?

I firmly believe that humanistic way of working and the agile mindset are desperately needed in organisations all around the globe today.  Taking agile values and principles beyond software is important and making sure they are properly embedded is absolutely crucial for success – we’re in an industry that touches every aspect of people’s lives and massively influences society as a whole and I want to be a part of making sure that industry is both ethical and sustainable