From ScrumMaster to Program Teams to Enterprise Coach . Lyssa Adkins and Michael K. Spayd lay out the pillars of organizational agility. Lyssa Adkins. Teams often get the basics of agile running within the first few frameworks, designed to be simple, are just that—simple and easy to. Drive by Daniel H. Pink Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

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A boring book, some ideas are interesting but overall didn’t like it.

They need not be engaged in self-flagellation to prove to you or anyone else that they are in the act of improving. More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Topics like failure, recovery and perseverance are the keywords here. Jul 30, Sicofonia rated it it was amazing. This book was truly excellent, but I think that sub-title is really important.

This book was recommended by my outstanding Agile Coach, Chester Jackson. When Will I Get There? But by covering a wide array of topics it can be your starting point as an Agile coach.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread. The next part focuses on a team and it brings you through topics like mentoring, facilitating, teaching, problem solving, conflict navigating and collaboration conducting. However, the key takeaway, for me, is that an agile coach and a leader is someone who allows the teams to unfo This is a very nice book on group coaching and team building.

You get business value fasterand then you get the right business value more often. Good book with a lot of practical advises and references to other sources.


Coaching Agile Teams

You’ll put it down more than once and walk away. Coach as Facilitator Chapter 7. Agiile second style fails because it is directive and ignores important differences in context between two coaching opportunities. Are people in motion together, in conversation, at the whiteboard, or at their computers?

You can tell when the tree has taken hold. He tells people that if you have these five things, then you have everything you need, and the other details will work themselves out Mayer Notice how the team room feels when you first walk in. It requires new skills-as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back. As a large-scale program manager and director of project management offices turned agile coach and trainer, she has lived it herself.

If you have the time and truly care about the subject, it’s worth a read. Oct 18, Gerard rated it did not like it.

Book Excerpt: Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. These are the two ideas I felt more pregnant throughout the book, and ones I will definitely remember in my work as a coach. Other books in the series. These characteristics shape the leaves of the tree.

Throughout the book, Adkins points out that one thing a good coach does is look for teaching or coaching opportunities. If you’re lyyssa starting, it might be worth holding off for a while. You’ll gain a deep view into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from many allied disciplines, including the fields of professional coaching and mentoring.

Problems with projects can invariably be traced back to somebody not talking to somebody else about teama important. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I can see how I will be coming back to it in the years to come to search for inspiration. Maybe a little about coaching, something about conflicts, a drop of powerful questions but nothing about active listening and EI. A team member will get promoted and start micromanaging his teammates. Whether you are an eccentric software coder, turned agile visionary, or a former art major, turned project manager, turned aspiring agile coach, this book will speak to you.


A lot of material and sometimes a bit more though to coaaching, but a great reading! These will allow you to solve just about any coaching challenge I can imagine. Mar 18, Tiago Palhoto rated it really liked it. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Coacying can circumvent many of the problems with product requirements, including collecting sufficient information across customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to make product decisions. You need to believe in Agile.

Refresh and try again. Hear complaints, feel the energy, and focus on language Listen compassionately, take in what the complainer is saying, and make it clear you care so much that you are spending the time needed to see the full scope of the conflict.

Book Excerpt: Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

When they take up the challenge, they create the next step in their journey toward high performance. Maybe the book doesn’t go too deep in terms of exp The book covers a wide variety of topics, from how to develop individually as coach to coaching teams in Agile principles and practices. I am confident others will also learn a great deal from this book. With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. But this evaluation has a very important precondition, which you can find in the title – this book is about coaching.

I acknowledge the significance of the book for the time of its publishing, but I find it largely lacking substance. Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.