Soft Skills Essentials for Software CraftsmenPierluigi Pugliese   Mike Sutton  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
Individual Coaching
Invest in Trust
Soft Skills
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 Witt...
The Problem The Goal
The Solution State
Solution        -   What would beinstead of          different?Problems        -   What resources did                    y...
Your Turn: Think Solution
Status(Improv Theatre)
Status
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”...
Status Games are Everywhere!
Your Turn: Another Status
Transactions(Transactional Analysis)
Ego StatesP      The Parent in meA      The Adult in meC      The Child in me
Complementary Transaction     Me          You      P           P      A           A     C           C
Complementary Transaction     Me          You      P           P      A           A     C           C
Crossed Transaction  Me          You  P            P  A            A  C            C
Parent Types   CP NP
Adult A
Child Types  AC FC
What goes where...   Acting as...           Elicits...Controlling Parent    Adapted ChildNurturing Parent        Free Chil...
Your Turn: CrossedP   CP NP                     CP   AC                              NP   FCA    A                        ...
Basically...
All of these Tools give you      more Choices
Use Passively and Actively
Where can you go from here?       There’s a wealth  of techniques out there:     you choose where      to explore next...
Pierluigi Pugliese            Mike SuttonConneX o     X http://blog.connexxo.com                            http://wizewer...
Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen - Turku Agile Day 2011
Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen - Turku Agile Day 2011
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Soft Skills Essentials for Software Craftsmen - Turku Agile Day 2011

  1. 1. Soft Skills Essentials for Software CraftsmenPierluigi Pugliese Mike Sutton ConneX o X
  2. 2. Why are we here?
  3. 3. It all started here...
  4. 4. What about this?
  5. 5. Agile Coaches think Teams
  6. 6. You are part of the Team
  7. 7. And what about your skills?
  8. 8. Find the Person:Some statistics fromAgile Coaching books
  9. 9. We should grow also Individuals, not just Teams!
  10. 10. Teams are made by IndividualsGreat Individuals for Great Teams
  11. 11. How to support individuals?
  12. 12. Space to learn
  13. 13. An experienced Mentor
  14. 14. Space to interact
  15. 15. Individual Coaching
  16. 16. Invest in Trust
  17. 17. Soft Skills
  18. 18. And now some practical soft-skills tools...
  19. 19. Think Solutions(Solution Focused)
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. The Problem The Goal
  22. 22. The Solution State
  23. 23. Solution - What would beinstead of different?Problems - What resources did you use?Suppose you - How would you recognise it?have achievedyour goal...
  24. 24. Your Turn: Think Solution
  25. 25. Status(Improv Theatre)
  26. 26. Status
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. Status Games are Everywhere!
  29. 29. Your Turn: Another Status
  30. 30. Transactions(Transactional Analysis)
  31. 31. Ego StatesP The Parent in meA The Adult in meC The Child in me
  32. 32. Complementary Transaction Me You P P A A C C
  33. 33. Complementary Transaction Me You P P A A C C
  34. 34. Crossed Transaction Me You P P A A C C
  35. 35. Parent Types CP NP
  36. 36. Adult A
  37. 37. Child Types AC FC
  38. 38. What goes where... Acting as... Elicits...Controlling Parent Adapted ChildNurturing Parent Free Child Adult Adult Free Child Nurturing Parent Adapted Child Controlling Parent
  39. 39. Your Turn: CrossedP CP NP CP AC NP FCA A A A FC NPC AC FC AC CP
  40. 40. Basically...
  41. 41. All of these Tools give you more Choices
  42. 42. Use Passively and Actively
  43. 43. Where can you go from here? There’s a wealth of techniques out there: you choose where to explore next...
  44. 44. Pierluigi Pugliese Mike SuttonConneX o X http://blog.connexxo.com http://wizewerx.com/blogs

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