The Agile Coach Game

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Agile Coach Game is murderous fun for Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, and Agile Teams. It is based on the game mechanics of Trial by Trolley™, Explosm LLC, and Skybound, a game of moral dilemmas and trolley murder. You are placed in the role of an agile coach deciding which of two teams shows a more dysfunctional behaviour. You can play the game in several variants being either a benevolent or severe coach. The important part is the discussion inside each team and later on the arguing with the coach. Here the learning takes place.

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Agile Game|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Core Protocols – Make Yourself And Your Team Great

Reading Time: 7 minutes Productive and high-performing teams need psychological safety. Jim and Michele McCarthy's Core Protocols are an instrument to ensure this safety. This set of practices enables people and teams to learn results-oriented behaviour, to enter a state of shared vision and stay there focused, to trust each other, to stay rational and healthy, to make decisions effectively, and to keep moving toward the team’s goals. The Core Protocols are patterns of human behaviour to support teams in collaboration, communication, and commitment to the common goal. As rules and guidelines, they describe how to behave properly as a team, in meetings, and in interpersonal interactions. They are best practices to become an exceptional team. 

You Consent, I Dissent — The Five Levels of Agreement

Reading Time: 3 minutes Making decisions by consensus, people seldom agree equally to the decision found. Instead, they commit themselves to their own level of personal agreement. All of a sudden, you have ignored several levels of agreement. And sometimes to disagree is a sign of commitment. - Weird, isn't it?

Agile Coaching and Project Team Leading — What's the difference?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agile Coaches focuse on Agile practices and orient themself at the Agile Manifesto: (1) people and interactions; (2) delivery working software; (3) customer collaboration; and (4) responding to change. The role of an agile coach is a transitory role not tied into project duration.

By |February 16th, 2015|Categories: Coaching|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Scaling Technique and Agile Coaching

Reading Time: 3 minutes The use of scaling techniques in coaching forms part of the Solution Focus approach. Using scaling techniques can be a really useful way of helping a coachee assess their progress or their state of satisfaction in relation to their desired outcomes, or clarify their commitment to a way forward.

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Coaching|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Drama babe! – "Theatre Stage Experience for Agilists" at Annual Conference Agile Consortium NL 2014

Reading Time: 2 minutes Broad toolbox of communication skills: workshop held at #WTTW, Annual Conference Agile Consortium NL, Ermelo NL, Sept.2014.

Go to Top