Coaching Tenets

Coaching Tenets

Situational awareness can enable Agile leaders to empower others to problem-solve  If the situation is about:- a knowledge gap, then teach;- a skill gap, then mentor;- an options gap, then consult;- a personal growth gap, then coach. I don’t always coach, but when I...

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The Worst Estimate I Ever Gave

The Worst Estimate I Ever Gave

A Retrospective One of my first experiences as a team coach was to help the developers work with a stakeholder they found difficult because the stakeholder would constantly shift priorities and demand “more” to be delivered. There was a specific demand for all tasks...

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Dance Of The Scrum Master – Ask Don’t Tell

Dance Of The Scrum Master – Ask Don’t Tell

I recently attended an Advanced Scrum Master Certification course facilitated by Evolve Agility. I have been working on scrum teams for about fourteen years. Over the years I have been a development team member, scrum master, product owner and scrum coach. I consider...

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Decide how you are going to decide

Decide how you are going to decide

Deciding how you are going to decide can be the most important team decision you can make. Clarity in your teams decision making modes can unlock your team productivity.

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Scrum Master stances

Scrum Master stances

Here are Scrum Master stances. Although default stance for a scrum master is to be in service to their scrum team. Where in she is identifying and removing impediments to serve their team. By improving organizational systems so that impediments do not recur they serve...

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Satir Change Model

Satir Change Model

The Satir Change model applies to individuals as well as systems of individuals. It is one of the cornerstones of the family therapist Virginia Satir’s work on how change takes place. Late Status Quo A fairly stable system (individual or groups) with predictable...

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