All too often people forget what was learned in a training session or struggle to apply what they have learned to real-life. Coaching enhances and extends training by helping people to understand what they have learned and how they can leverage it to their advantage in a real-life situation. Coaches work closely with you and your people, pulling information from across the organisation and supporting you in defining what success looks like. An Agile Coach will help you set goals and support you in discovering the right way for your organisation to use Agile to your advantage.
Coaching can be effective for short and long term purposes. Short term coaching is usually focused on specific activities, for example coaching a team’s planning meeting or helping groom
Today I was self-respecting – as I often do towards the end of an engagement – and found myself looking for inspirational quotes around opportunity..of which plenty abounds in India. As I considered everything I happened upon in the last six months, both professional and personal, I realise that I have been lacking in something. Courage.
As I tried to focus on when and where and how to improve I began to correlate with Scrum values. Over the last several years these ideals became so embedded in my way of working that I simply forgot about them..and recent exploration has confirmed my fears – that most people who are actively pursuing or practicing Scrum are also lacking in conscious knowledge of these core ideals. I only recall ever seeing these in black and white in the very first Scrum book I read by Ken Schwaber Read More
I spend as much of my time reading and investigating the coaching side of my business, as I do in keeping up-to-date with Agile. I also spend a considerable amount of time learning about psychology, anthropologies and general management theory..and all of the above play an integral role in shaping how I chose to interact with teams or individuals I coach.
Take Agile games for example… Read More
Thanks to Isense Prowareness for another fabulous Scrum meetup. It seems that Scrum and Agile continue to grow exponentially here in India, I could swear the crowd doubled from the last meetup! For those of you in Bangalore it’s worthwhile signing up to come along – lunch is even provided!
This time I was one of the main presenters, alongside Jesse Fewell and Sanjeev Kumar Mishra – who ran a mean marshmallow challenge!
Anyway I digress – it is early Sunday morning – I decided to present on the Agile Principles and thought I’d share it for posterity. Read More