Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition (Google eBook)
The Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams
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.
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.
In Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment. 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.
Whether you’re an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?
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Review: Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in TransitionUser Review - Renato Willi - Goodreads
Excelent for those who want to be agile coaches, for those who already are and for those that think they already are... There's always space for improvement. Some explanations about the work, what to do, great ideas of dynamics, concepts, guidelines for acting and ways to evaluate the job. Read full review
Review: Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in TransitionUser Review - Emily Leathers - Goodreads
Making my way through this slowly, a chapter or so at a time. Liking it so far, but there's not a lot of easy-to-put-into-practice-immediately advice so far. Read full review
Chapter 6 Coach as Facilitator
Chapter 7 Coach as Teacher
Chapter 8 Coach as Problem Solver
Chapter 9 Coach as Conflict Navigator
Chapter 10 Coach as Collaboration Conductor
Getting More for Yourself
Chapter 11 Agile Coach Failure Recovery and Success Modes