Just do a quick search on the Internet, and you'll find plenty of opinions and approaches to Agile. Talk to a few Agile Thought-Leaders, and you'll find even more opinions. Then, talk to a few current practitioners, and you'll find even more opinions and perspectives. Each one of those sources likely has a legitimate perspective.

While all of the expert opinions are based in similar values and principles, how those values and principles are implemented can (and does) vary immensely. This discussion explores some of the challenges and options.

Is one right? Are some wrong?
Are they all right? How might that even be possible?
And if you're new to Agile, how on earth do you know which to listen to, and which to ignore?
Heck, even if you're not new to Agile, there's a lot of differing opinions from which to chose! 

Join Shawn Button & Jeff Kosciejew, two experienced Agile Coaches with very different journeys into Agile Coaching, explore a few of the common frameworks and approaches they've seen, and experienced. This discussion explores some of the challenges and options in what some have to offer, and possible starting points in this journey, while providing context for experienced agilists in how we could be perceived.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

~5 minutes: Intro and background of Shawn & Jeff, their journey into Agile Coaching

~25 minutes: An overview of some of the common and popular frameworks and options available; what do each of them have to offer

~15 minutes: Looking at some popular frameworks and options, through the lens of someone new to Agile

~10 minutes: Question & discussion (it's like a Q&A, but it's a Q&D instead)

~5 minutes: What conclusions, if any, might we take away; what's next for both those new and those experienced within the Agile community

Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of this session, participants will likely be even more confused. But, participants should be able to ask better questions and understand the values and principles that provide the foundation of Lean and Agile.

Experienced practitioners will gain an appreciation for the impact they have on new people looking to engage and bring agility to their businesses and personal lives. Understanding how others perceive the more experienced members of the Agile communities will provide for an open dialogue to continue to build and grow the community.

Overall, there will be an understanding that there are general approaches to adoption that transcends any single Agile framework, including some of the "meta" approaches, such as Jason's Lean Change, and the Grows method, and Toyota kata. Helping participants to see that it doesn't really matter where they start will be one of the main takeaways.

Target Audience

Those new to Agile, those experienced with Agile, and those who consider themselves experts with Agile, and everyone in between, may benefit from this session!

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