Agile Holland: What is an Agile coach really?

What is an agile coach, really?

More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. But it’s a challenging role. It requires new skills – as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back. Migrating from “command and control” to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set.

This leaves many wondering, “What is my role in a self-organized team? How do I help the team yet stay hands-off?” Many respond by going too far to either extreme. This session turns these questions into answers, and answers into action by offering provocative views into coaching done well and practical ways to get there by adapting skills from professional coaching, conflict management, teaching, collaboration and more.

In this session, we will explore these topics:

  • Key mindset shifts successful agile coaches achieve
  • What skills from allied disciplines do agile coaches bring to their teams?
  • Ways to measure your success and improvement as a coach

As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence. Come see how.