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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.

Coverage includes
Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coachMastering all of the agile coach’s roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coachCreating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emergeCoaching teams past cooperation and into full collaboration Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changesStaying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growthRecognizing failure, recovery, and success modes in your coachingGetting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey
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?

GENRE
Computers & Internet
RELEASED
2010
May 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
341
Pages
PUBLISHER
Addison-Wesley Professional
SELLER
Pearson Education Inc.
SIZE
4.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Paul Heidema ,

Coaching Agile Teams is a Must Buy!

Coaching Agile Teams is an essential book for current coaches and those on their way to become coaches. I have been an Agile coach for more than 4 years, and this book is a key book in my coach development program to train and develop new coaches. It is filled with great "try this" exercises, well placed quotes, and even a summary of what you should take away at the end of each chapter. I have also had the privilege of attending a coach training by Lyssa Adkins. She is a leader in the agile coaching world - this book is a must-have-book must from a must-learn-by agile coach guru. Download Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins today to advance your journey on becoming a phenomenal agile coach.