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Why People Are Turning to Agile

Iterative and incremental product delivery methods have been used for decades to define and develop some of the most challenging projects in history

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19 November 2015
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agile
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agile, coaching

From using ½ day sprints to delivering some of the most complex and critical hardware and software products in history, iterative and incremental delivery is, quite literally, rocket science1, used to manage risk and maximize learning in the most challenging situations.

Agile methods are the most recent incarnation of iterative and incremental methods, gaining acceptance over more traditional, sequential methods, as a result of a changing paradigm for software delivery. In today’s development environment, product development teams are battling five significant trends that directly impact the work they are doing:

Product Complexity: Products that 10 years ago were relatively ...

My understanding of effective Agile Coaching

Effective Agile coaching is the process of supporting the client to improve by becoming Agile: it's guiding without prescribing

On
15 April 2014
In
Coaching
Tags
agile coaching, coaching, consulting, scrummaster

Since years I work as external Agile Coach. From the beginning I searched for a good definition on what is agile coaching and was never satisfied on what I found. In this blog post I want to describe my understanding of our way of agile coaching and what is makes essential for our success at our client.

So many people call themselves agile coaches. My impression is that the impression on what agile coaching is is quite divergent.

One definition of coaching: “Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping people to learn ...

I am a Kanban Coaching Professional

I'm officially a Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) now [<a ...

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20 November 2012
In
kanban
Tags
agile, certification, coaching, kanban

I'm officially a Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) now [http://leankanbanuniversity.com/lku-kcp]

While I have always been a bit skeptical about certification, I am myself a certified CSP and PMI-ACP.
After all there's no better way to know something than to experience it first hand :)

So let's focus on KCP.

I am lucky to know most of the bright and open people in the Kanban community.
I had many chances to experience their steady experimenting, learning and sharing attitude.
This implies questioning everything :)

So, there's been some debate when the KCP program has been announced by ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Ralf Kruse

We honour Ralf Kruse as Awesome Coach of the Week 44, 2011!

On
3 November 2011
In
Awesome Coach of the Week
Tags
coaching

My first pair-coaching endeavour with Ralf was arguably the toughest setting I’ve ever been in for an agile transition. We started training teams who had basically been told by their management that all the specialisation they had accumulated over decades would be unneeded in their bright future, using Scrum... And this was an engineering company producing mechanically and electronically complex and innovative goods for a challenging small market. The setup couldn’t have been worse, and within a few days Ralf and I developed this image of standing back to back, shielding each other from the mud we were ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Stephen Parry

We honor Stephen Parry as Awesome Coach of the Week 36, 2011!

On
10 September 2011
In
Awesome Coach of the Week, Lean Management
Tags
coaching

Stephen LeanVoices Parry is an unusual addition to our list, as he is not an agile coach. Stephen is a management coach working on the same goal as we are: business transformation. What I like about his approach is that he recognises the similarity and relationship of Lean and Agile. When he submitted his talk on “Creating an Integrated ICT Value Stream Using Lean and Agile Thinking” for ALE2011 which took place this week in Berlin, I was delighted to have such an experienced Lean expert at the conference, but at the same time... Wondered why he wanted to come ...

Awesome Coach of the week: Brad Swanson

We honor Brad Swanson as Awesome Coach of the Week 35, 2011!

On
31 August 2011
In
Awesome Coach of the Week
Tags
coaching

You've got to love Brad. He's one of those all-round Agile coaches that excel at both sides of the art. He's naturally good at talking to people and tear down culture barriers, so you might be forgiven for thinking he's coming from management. Then, as soon as the conversation gets technical, you realize that Brad is actually an alpha geek, just as comfortable learning the latest programming language as he is managing corporate politics. If there were a "two for the price of one" sale for Agile coaches, this guy's face would be on the ...

Awesome Coach of the week: Martin Kearns

We honor Martin Kearns as Awesome Coach of the Week 34, 2011

On
25 August 2011
In
Scrum, Awesome Coach of the Week
Tags
coaching

I was very lucky to be present at a management coaching session where two very well known Scrum Coaches were performing: Andrea Tomasini and Martin Kearns. With this weekly post, we want to honor Martin Kearns.

Martin Kearns, the man

 His vitae is impressive. - He is one of the first three CSC in the world and was also one of the first CST, he is breathing and sweating Agile. He is an irish guy living in Australia with his wife and six children (a family of the size of a Scrum Team). How he can manage to be a Scrum ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Bob Sarni

We honor Bob Sarni as Awesome Coach of the Week 33, 2011

On
19 August 2011
In
Awesome Coach of the Week
Tags
coaching

I had the opportunity to work closely with Bob on a large enterprise transition. Bob has a great way to deal with people. He used to be an excellent contributor to the success of a project we did together. - During these four months in Greece, I learned a lot from him.


Leading people

I can’t remember that Bob ever used a phrase like “you do this”. He has a great way of leading by questions and from the back of the room. One special case where he impressed me a lot was during a planning meeting. There was nothing ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Chris Matts

We honour Chris Matts as awesome coach of the week 32, 2011!

On
10 August 2011
In
Awesome Coach of the Week
Tags
coaching

Chris Matts is one of the most inventive, creative and illustrative guys I have the pleasure to know. We collaborated on a few half-fun, half-serious projects, only one of which made it to being published—LeanProcrastionation. Chris and Olav Maassen contributed important ideas regarding the identification of the Last Responsible Moment, which lead to a game being created that’s going to be played at the Agile2011 in Salt Lake City tomorrow… Unfortunately, without me.

Chris at XP2010 

I only once met Chris in person so far, on my first night in Trondheim where we attended the XP2010 conference. We had much fun ...

Awesome Coach of the Week: Andreas Leidig

We honour Andreas Leidig as awesome coach of the week 31, 2011!

On
1 August 2011
In
Scrum & XP, agile, Awesome Coach of the Week
Tags
coaching

I first met Andreas @leiderleider Leidig at last year’s AgileCoachCamp. Since then, we met at a few other (un)conferences, collaborated in organising a new one, helped the ALE network grow… In short, we became much more than colleagues. Having met Andreas at the Deutsche Scrum in Stuttgart the week before my holidays, I was reminded of a compliment by Sebastian Schürmann that I wrote about before…

Will Disobey Anyone If Required

Andreas takes this mindset to another level. If there was a word for “dogmatic about being undogmatic”, I’d use it for him:–)
Andreas at Play4Agile
Let me give ...

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