Counterintuitively coaching agile organisations at tad 2013

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Counterintuitively coaching agile organisations at tad 2013

  1. 1. CounterintuitivelyCoaching AgileOrganisationsConneXoXPierluigi Pugliese
  2. 2. Agile Coaching:just commonsense?2
  3. 3. Counterintuitive alternatives!3
  4. 4. Slow down to go fast
  5. 5. Have you been too fast?•Pushy?•Nerving?•Got “resistance”?5
  6. 6. Current StateNew StateGraves’ Change Model2. Solutions3. Dissonance4. Barriers5.Insights1. Potential6. Consolidation
  7. 7. 1. PotentialCan we change at all?• Raise awareness, inform, ...• Maybe no immediate return
  8. 8. 2. SolutionsCan we masterthe old problems?• Support solving thoseproblems• Increase dissonance
  9. 9. 3. DissonanceDo we understand that the current solutionscannot solve the new problems we’re having?
  10. 10. 4. Barriers-Do we recognisethem?-Understand theimpact?-Are we prepared toovercome them?
  11. 11. 5. InsightsGlimpses ofthe new• Highlight successes• Reinforce, motivate
  12. 12. 6. Consolidation& supportUntil the new stateis stable• Training & coaching• Retrospectives• Sensemaking
  13. 13. Your turn...• Discuss with your neighbour:conditions not metCurrent StateNew State2. Solutions3. Dissonance4. Barriers5.Insights1. Potential6. Consolidation
  14. 14. Leading complexadaptive systems
  15. 15. Causality...15Why?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseEffect
  16. 16. ...Or the Causality Superstition*16Why?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseEffectWhy?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseWhy?CauseAnd... it’s allprobabilistic &guessworkAnd... next time it’s different!* Ref.:Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  17. 17. Organisations areComplex AdaptiveSystems!ComplexComplex Adaptive
  18. 18. Try:ABIDE18Ref.: http://cognitive-edge.com/blog/entry/5599/abide-overview-of-process/AttractorsBoundariesIdentityDissonanceEnvironment
  19. 19. Your turn:ABIDE19•Find examples of...•Attractors•Boundaries•Identity•Dissonance•Environment
  20. 20. Try: Solution Focus- Steve De Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg et al.- “All of the Facts belong only to theProblem, not to its Solution”(Ludwig Wittgenstein)Asking for Solutions ismore efficient thandigging in Problem analysis
  21. 21. 2. Experiencethe differenceHow?1. Move to the solution State3. Find path tosolution, backwards1ClientTheProblemTheGoal
  22. 22. The ProblemThe Goal
  23. 23. The Solution State
  24. 24. Where in Agile?It’s an attitude when asking questions!1-to-1 CoachingMeetingsTeam Coaching
  25. 25. Avoid Why- Use the question “why”sparingly- Elicits values- Promotes problem analysis- Rationalises the irrational- Stabilises the status quo
  26. 26. Coaching creatively26
  27. 27. Questions?Now or per email ppugliese: [at] connexxo [dot] com
  28. 28. Pierluigi Pugliesehttp://blog.connexxo.comConneXoX

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