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  ...
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...
Attaining Nirvana…                     Bespeak aspirations such as……..                     …                     …        ...
You can NEVER sustain Nirvana…                                                             So close, yet so far……..       ...
As an Agile Coach, what is your Native Conflict Response Mode?                                                          • ...
An Agile Coach may play the following Roles…          • Keen observer          • Gets out of then content and focuses on f...
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                                       ...
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  1. 1. What to EXPECT and what NOT to EXPECT from an Agile Coach.. Karan Nangru
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Evolving into an Agile Coach... www.agiletour.org 3
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Attaining Nirvana… Bespeak aspirations such as…….. … … …www.agiletour.org 5
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Expect failures from the Coach when he is a… www.agiletour.org 9
  10. 10. Expect success when the Agile Coach is a… www.agiletour.org 10
  11. 11. 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

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