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Coaching Agile Teams: The Being and Doing Work of an Agile Coach - with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd

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Coaching Agile Teams: The Being and Doing Work of an Agile Coach - with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd

Time: May 10, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Microsoft in Malvern
City/Town: Malvern
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Event Type: agilephilly, coaching, agile
Organized By: Andre Dhondt
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2017

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Would you like to help your team transition into the "joyful pursuit of acting as a high performance team?"  Do you want to understand what you should be "doing" as an Agile coach, but also how to "be" a coach?  More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams.  This challenging role requires new skills - as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back.  Migrating from "command and control" to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set.  This leaves many wondering, "What is my role in a self-organized team?  How do I help the team yet stay hands-off?"  "Is this a leadership role, or not?"  It is easy to go too far to either extreme - some take too much control, while others leave the team too much alone to "self-organize".  In this session, Lyssa Adkins and Michael K. Spayd explore the world of Agile Coaching and the related discipline of professional coaching, providing a framework for thinking about our new disciipline, the new competencis it requires, and the new way of being that makes it all work.

Lyssa Adkins is a Certified Scrum trainer, a Six Sigma Green Belt, a PMP and her book Coaching Agile Teams is one of only 11 books selected by the PMI for the PMI ACP exam. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear from a true Agile celebrity.

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Comment by Marie C Lord on March 9, 2017 at 10:04pm

What a coincidence...I just signed up for the Agile Coaching Bootcamp about an hour ago. Going in a couple of weeks.   Hmmm.

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on May 4, 2012 at 12:55pm

It looks like we are maxed out with the room at the Microsoft Office.  Perhaps we should move the venue.  Does anyone in the western suburb have a room that can fit more than 30 people ?  Let us know.


Comment by Richard Kornstedt on April 9, 2012 at 3:32pm

I attended Lyssa (pronounced like Lisa) and Michael's two day coaching workshop back in March and it was absolutely fantastic! I am really looking forward to this talk. If you do any agile coaching at all, this is a can't miss!

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