Professional excellence arises from disciplined practice. Coaching Circles give us a safe environment to learn, practice and hone skills.
Who should attend and why:
- Agile coaches who are keen to perfect their skill-set beyond coaching IT teams.
- Agile Team Facilitators (aka Scrum Masters) who would like to broaden their expertise.
- Leaders wishing to develop and refine their coaching skills, and .
- Each session begins with a check-in and a quick orientation.
- We will then identify the topics or skills to be covered in the session, using a leancoffee.org format
- We will then learn, practice or share experiences
- We will conclude with a short recap and reflection
- Any outstanding topics left over at the end of the session will serve as input for planning the next session
- People at the centre – people/customer focus
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Safety culture – focus on rapid experimentation and learning
- The language barrier – be mindful of reactions to acronyms (MVP, etc.)
- Feedback – reinforcing/redirecting. Doing away with blame
- Frustration – building trust and credibility
- Be mindful of seasonal variation in demand (mura) – sensitivity to market demands
- Understanding what’s possible – tech is not magic (muri)
- Prioritisation and ordering work – MVP/MLP, speed/acceleration to value
- Dealing with ambiguity – targets/deliverables/processes
- Induction processes and discipline
- Hoshin Kanri
- A3 and the Improvement Kata
- Measurement [systems] and KPI’s
- Role impacts e.g. when introducing Scrum (Product Owner, Scrum Master roles)