Tag archives: awesomecoachoftheweek
We honour J. B. Rainsberger as awesome coach of the week 25, 2011!
I met J. B. Rainsberger at the XP2011 conference in Madrid, only a few weeks ago. We’ve been connected on Twitter since and I must say we resonate in a way as it seldom happens to me… So, what's special and awesome about @JBRains?
Wisdom for Life
JBrains retired at the age of 34. Not because he was so rich. He calculated the units of lifetime he invested per dollar earned and didn’t like the result. He evaluated his and his wife’s actual needs and discovered they differed a lot from those surmised previously. They didn ...
We honour Yves Hanoulle as Awesome Coach of the Week 24, 2011!
Yves Hanoulle has been one of the first people I met whom I identified as an agile coach. From the many amazing people I met at the AgileCoachCamp Germany, he was one of the few where I noticed they asked questions rather than gave answers… And he’s been a role model for me in the way he intensively connects to the international community.
One of the hardest challenges for a coach is how to replenish your energy, and, more important, where from. Coaching in pairs and working in a team of coaches is the most efficient way to ...
We honour Marc Scrumphony Löffler as Awesome Coach of the Week 23, 2011!
Marc ‘Scrumphony’ Löffler is one of the most prominent members of the German Agile Coaching community, and the one I reckon to be the most internationally active. He’s frequently speaking at international agile (un)conferences and gatherings and well connected on Twitter. I’ve first met Marc at last year’s AgileCoachCamp Germany and immediately fell in love with his mad humour, which he applies to quite serious topics. A quite sensible approach to life, I think.
Food for Thought
A few weeks ago Marc started a series of blog posts called “Food for Thought”. I loved the ...
We honour Jens Hoffmann as Awesome Coach of the Week 22, 2011!
Jens Hoffmann is an “integrative thinker, complexity wrangler, service designer, project team whisperer and team coach.”
(taken from his Twitter profile)
I first met him in 2009 at a boring conference where he facilitated a get-to-know session with 100 people—using LEGO®!
15 Years of Experience in Scrum
We started to talk in the break, continued in the next break (my talk about PRINCE2™ and Scrum was in between so I had to interrupt) and then through the rest of the day... Did I mention it was a boring conference?
Jens is the coach with the longest experience of using ...
We honour Liz Keogh as Awesome Coach of the Week 21, 2011!
Liz Keogh is a passionate lean and agile coach and trainer and one of the most prominent UK members of the agile and lean community. She's become famous for her work on BDD, which in my opinion is driven by her amazing language skills: Liz is a wordsmith in the true sense of the word...
I first met Liz at the 2009 ScrumGathering in Munich. She was teaching a group of geeks how to write Haiku. I had not done this before and it was great fun; as well as a good way to think about how we ...
We honour Ken Power as Awesome Coach of the Week 20, 2011!
Ken Power is a passionate agile coach from Ireland. We worked together in the ideation phase of the ALE network, played games at Play4Agile and met at the AgileCoachCamp Norway and two XP conferences.
This is Ken, with emphasis on the intensity of his eyes. Even in this picture where you see him intentionally diverting your attention from them his eyes still dominate the image.
I first met Ken in a world cafe about agile coaching at the XP2010 conference in Trondheim, Norway, and he impressed me with his listening skills. I hadn't heard of Active Listening ...
We honour Marc Bless as Awesome Coach of the Week 18, 2011!
Marc Bless is a passionate agile coach and one of the most prominent German members of the agile community. We met at and organised conferences and coach camps together, created games and funny business.
Agile Principles Analyser
Marc has been coaching teams in a company developing medical devices for a few years now. With this experience, he analysed the 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto and published his findings in a series of 12 blog posts, starting here. We find this work concise and intriguing.
This is how Marc reacts if you do not understand the agile principles:
Agile in ...
We honour Mike Sutton as Awesome Coach of the Week 17, 2011!
Mike Sutton is currently working with us on a project, which gave us a first-hand impression of his awesomeness... I first met Mike at the ScrumGathering in Munich in 2009, where we discovered our mutual interest in the topic of diversity. That lead to a joint session at XP2010 in Trondheim, a CoachCamp we both participated in and lots of nights on Skype...
Mike is an experienced Open Space facilitator. His commitment to the community is such that he even offers free Open Space facilitation to community events. I experienced his awesome facilitation skills at the AgileCoachCamp Germany ...
We honour Paolo “Nusco” Perrotta as Awesome Coach of the Week 16, 2011!
Paolo came to mind as the second coach who earns the Awesome Coach of the Week award by writing the awesome comment about our first laureate, Richard Lawrence.
As with Richard, one contribution of Nusco is very obvious when you read his blog: He's a Ruby guy. I've read a bunch of books about programming, heard about many more, but I have to think hard to come up with any one title that I've seen recommended as often as
Metaprogramming Ruby. Thinking in Java comes to mind, but I think that's from another century... I ...
We’ve known Richard Lawrence for years and worked with him on numerous occasions, mainly on one of the largest agile transition projects in Europe. Through this work, we came to value him as an Awesome Coach and chose to appreciate his contributions to the Agile Coaching community by honoring him with our first ever Awesome Coach of the Week award.
We’ve known Richard for years and worked with him on numerous occasions, mainly on one of the largest agile transition projects in Europe. Through this work, we came to value him as an Awesome Coach and chose to appreciate his contributions to the Agile Coaching community by honoring him with our first ever Awesome Coach of the Week award.
Richard’s most obvious contribution to the Agile world has been to the methods and tools of ATDD. He contributed to Cucumber and is the creator of Cuke4Nuke.
An Agile Family
Richard and his wife use a lot of ...