Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen - Mechelen Mini XP Days 2011Presentation Transcript
Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen Pierluigi Pugliese Yves Hanoulle ConneX o X
Why are we here?
It all started here...
What about this?
Agile Coaches think Teams
You are part of the Team
And what about your skills?
Find the Person:Some statistics fromAgile Coaching books
We should grow also Individuals, not just Teams!
Teams are made by IndividualsGreat Individuals for Great Teams
How to support individuals?
Space to learn
An experienced Mentor
Space to interact
Invest in Trust
And now some practical soft-skills tools...
Think Solutions(Solution Focused)
Solutions instead of Problems“All of the Facts belong only to the Problem, not to its Solution” (Ludwig Wittgenstein) Here, The Future Now The Past
The Problem The Goal
The Solution State
Solution - What would beinstead of different?Problems - What resources did you use?Suppose you - How would you recognise it?have achievedyour goal...
Your Turn: Think Solution
A: “Hi there, I had a very successful day at work”B: “Oh, yeah, I told you with my help youcould have made it great” you high, me higherB: “Yeah, great, but it’s just a small victory...” you lower than you think - implies me highB: “Oh really, what a great coach you are” you high, me low - but is it sincere?B: “Oh, I wish I could be as successful as youone day” you high, me really low