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    What to expect and what not to expect from an agile coach-Karan Nangru What to expect and what not to expect from an agile coach-Karan Nangru Presentation Transcript

    • What to EXPECT and what NOT to EXPECT from an Agile Coach.. Karan Nangru
    • An Agile Coach tries to…Foster an excellent use of agile techniques so thatbusiness achieve their goal faster and better • Help the organization achieve astonishing results – Those that matter to the business as well as the team • Help the team evolve healthier gene • Help team members in their agile journey – so that they are better agilists who contribute to the team better not sans a better personal growth www.agiletour.org 2
    • Evolving into an Agile Coach... www.agiletour.org 3
    • DNA of an Agile Coach…You shouldnt feel the need to expect this, a good coach has it in the blood… • The nose of a dog…. they smell what’s cooking… • Expect them to be humane…. products are bi-products…. • Ever so curious : when? how? why? …..No dress codes, no protocols…. • Expect humungous appetite …. You are always learning… • Expect them to be occasionally wrong …. For they’ll accept it… • Sometimes chaotic….. Roadmap to success in the making… • If you can’t assert it, don’t expect them to follow it…. • Passionate about personal and professional excellence www.agiletour.org 4
    • Attaining Nirvana… Bespeak aspirations such as…….. … … …www.agiletour.org 5
    • You can NEVER sustain Nirvana… So close, yet so far…….. Almost assuredly, as soon as the team starts living in high performance….. • A team member gets promoted and starts micromanaging team mates • Company re-organized • New CxO…. Nirvana relocated - CxO way rather than the teams way • Maternity leaves • Marriage leaves • Team member leaves the companyTeach the team that they are capable of recovering from setbacks.. Fully and quickly!! www.agiletour.org 6
    • As an Agile Coach, what is your Native Conflict Response Mode? • Accommodating There is a world between stimulus and response, this is where Character lies…. www.agiletour.org 7
    • An Agile Coach may play the following Roles… • Keen observer • Gets out of then content and focuses on facilitation to improve quality of interaction • What to teach the team during standup? • How much time to spend on the start-up session? • How to integrate new team members in the team? • Extent to which Agile coach solves a problem VS team’s responsibility to solve it •Tools to use to detect problems • Having courage to ask “where are we weak?” is an agile coach’s duty • Resolving their conflict is not your job. Helping them see it and choose what to do about it is • Pay close attention to the team when in conflict, consciously decide whether to intervene www.agiletour.org 8
    • Expect failures from the Coach when he is a… www.agiletour.org 9
    • Expect success when the Agile Coach is a… www.agiletour.org 10
    • THANK YOUKaran NangruSenior Consultant @ Xebia IT ArchitectsTwitter ID: KaranNangru References : • Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins • Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn www.agiletour.org