Category Archives: Coaching

Hiring an agile coach

A colleague of mine was once asked for help in creating a job description for an agile coach. One of the suggestions was “5 years of agile project management experience”. Though longevity is certainly helpful, it is not sufficient to … Continue reading

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No applause, just throw money

I have an aversion to the applause that occurs in some iteration showcases (aka sprint reviews) on agile teams. The showcases are the meetings at the end of an iteration where the team shows working software to project stakeholders. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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XP Game redux

I assisted in another XP game with legos last Tuesday – led by my ThoughtWorks colleague Conrad Benham. Several other ThoughtWorks folks helped to facilitate. We did this at the Atlanta Agile User Group meeting. Kris Kemper captured some of … Continue reading

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