Friday, November 18, 2016

Using Agile Coaching as a Scrum Master

Initiator:
Note taker: Alison Ramoy
Participants:

Discussion / Key Concepts / Quotes / Revelations / Highlights
Good Times to Coach:
-Ad hoc if possible. There is no need to wait.
-Retrospectives at the end of a sprint.
-Retrospectives on a specific topic.
-Weekly alignment meetings with POs.
-Reorg
-At refinement sessions. Get comfortable with the unknown.
-More frequently with new teams, but mature teams need coaching too. 

Good Coaching Techniques:
-ShuHaRi
-Teach (coach) teams to solve their own problems.
-Ask powerful questions.
-Substitute terminology for what the team is comfortable with.
-Don't invalidate their previous experiences and successes by telling them how they used to do something (Waterfall) is wrong.
-Use positive terminology (BEST that can happen vs, WORST that can happen)
-It's about us vs. you alone
-Reward system-snacks, lunch, fun activities
-Competition as a motivator
-Coach to change habits for self-improvement


Recommendations / Next Steps / Actions
Read Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins
 

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