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.