Agile Coach Starter Pack
What is the Agile Coach Starter Pack?
The agile coach role is a demanding one. You are expected to help everyone else improve through coaching while instigating change within the wider organisation, often with little coaching support yourself.
This starter pack is a set of six 90-minute one-on-one sessions – either face to face or virtually over the internet – where I will effectively replicate the support you offer to other people. Think of me as your coach supervisor or mentor-coach.
The topics we cover will be completely up to you but some of the more common topics include:
- How do you know if you are doing the right thing?
- How to balance short-term learning with the long-term impacts?
- When to adopt which stance within your agile coach remit?
How does the starter pack help Agile Coaches?
“I was given the title agile coach but I had no idea of the world of professional coaching. Having a professional coach opened my eyes to what this role was really about and gave me the support to put the theory into practice.”
The main benefits you will get from the Agile Coach starter pack are:
- The skills and characteristics of great ScrumMasters.
- How to generate, maintain and increase engagement from the team.
- How to increase the effectiveness of the Scrum meetings, such as retrospectives and daily scrums.
After the starter pack, there is an opportunity to migrate to an ad-hoc less-frequent cadence as necessary or even an email support option.
Why does a coach need a coach?
Agile coaching is a relatively new industry and, as such, is lacking a lot of the discipline and rigour present in other helping professions. Because there is no requirement for agile coaches to have a coach themselves, very few agile coaches do.
Yet what message does this send out? You need a coach, but I don’t? You should pay for coaching but it isn’t worth it for me?
The best agile coaches walk the talk and practice what they preach; they are relentless in their pursuit of personal and professional development; and they realise the danger of becoming simply a consultant or “going native” without any supervision.
Supervision helps agile coaches retain their objectivity and their neutrality, challenge themselves and their approaches and work through challenging scenarios they are facing in their practice.
Starter Pack sessions.