Join a panel of experienced Agile Coaches for a discussion and Q&A of their experiences as coaches. Each of the panelists has a different background, and a unique journey into their role as an Agile Coach. Along the way, they've each built up a wide and diverse set of skills, from their careers, interactions, and experiences. 

What have some successes been?
How do we even define success for ourself, as an Agile Coach?
More importantly (and hopefully more entertaining), will be some of the lessons learned... We'll explore what was tried, but had a surprising and unexpected outcome. 
And, we'll discuss some of the ways experienced coaches continue to learn, share, grow, and develop everyday!

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

Panelists will have an opportunity to introduce themselves, with a brief introduction of their experiences, followed by a set of pre-planned questions intermixed with questions from attendees of the session.  

Key topics covered will include (but not be limited to):

  • personal development as an Agile Coach: ideal for anyone in the role of Agile Coach or Scrum Master, or looking to move into these roles
  • client interactions: both as internal and external coaches, what are some levers and pitfalls to be aware of
  • team dynamics: what's worked and what hasn't with teams we've been coaching
  • organizational structure: how we've adapted our approach to constraints and existing structures

 

Learning Outcome

Attendees will gain an understanding of examples of what has, and hasn't, worked, for a range and diverse group of experienced Agile Coaches. We'll gain an appreciation that it's okay to try things, and there are safe ways to experiment to allow us (and those we're coaching), to learn, grow, and develop... We'll understand a bit more about why certain approaches were taken, and what these coaches learnt from various attempts with organizations, departments, and teams.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Product Owners, BAs, Project Managers, Change Agents

Requirements

Panel discussion: ideally one mic per panel member, plus one or two for attendee questions, but we could make do with 2-3 of wireless handheld mics.

Please note: this session could easily be adjusted to fit whatever timing (45 mins, 60 mins, 90 mins) works with the schedule.

In addition, the current, and possible proposed panel is comprised of potential speakers who have individually submitted topics to this conference; the final panel may change based on event logistics and who will be present at the time of this session. In other words, if this session and another are both selected with the same speaker, it will not make this panel invalid, but would just adjust who participates on this panel.

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  • Cherifa
    By Cherifa  ~  5 months ago
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    Hi

    Wondering if you are going to be taking questions from the audience or you would have a facilitator with a selected set of questions. I would love the panel to address the following:

    I would love the audience to learn about the "conflict navigator" as described in some literature. How do you handle conflicts?

    My second question: How an agile coach moves from coaching to teaching to mentoring to facilitating? Do you have any guidance on that.

    What is a day in a life of an agile coach

     

    Thanks

    • Jeff Kosciejew
      By Jeff Kosciejew  ~  5 months ago
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      Hi Cherifa.

      Thanks for the question. The short answer is yes.

      Our plan is to combine prepared questions, with candid questions, which we'll take from those in the room. The idea with the initial set of questions is to provoke thinking and encourage questions from others, as the most value we can likely provide will be addressing some of the current situations and dynamics of those attending the session. I have no doubt that the topic of conflict, and the role of a conflict navigator will come up. As will the transition through the various coaching stances (coaching, teaching, mentoring, facilitating). As far as a day in the life, it's a great question, and is one of those where there really isn't a single, straightforward answer, and certainly not one that will be universal as those on the panel all have very different days! Great question, and one we'll absolutely include!

  • Paul J. Heidema
    By Paul J. Heidema  ~  7 months ago
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    This will be a power-house of amazing coaches!

    • Jeff Kosciejew
      By Jeff Kosciejew  ~  7 months ago
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      Thanks, Paul. There is the possibility of conflicts with other sessions some of these people have proposed, so the actual panel lineup is subject to change based on the scheduling of other sessions.


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