Cincinnati: What is an agile coach, really? with Lyssa Adkins

Cincinnati, OH United States

Cincinnati Agile Roundtable

1 Feb 2011
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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What is an agile coach, really?

Lyssa Adkins will be in town and has agreed to lead a discussion at our next meeting.

 Lyssa Adkins has taught Scrum to hundreds of students, coached dozens of agile teams and served as master coach to many apprentice coaches since 2004. Coaching coaches one-on-one and in small groups, she enjoys a front-row seat as remarkable agile coaches emerge and go on to entice the very best from the teams they coach. Prior to agile, Adkins had more than fifteen years of expertise leading project teams and groups of project managers in large and small consulting firms, commercial software companies, and the Fortune 500, yet nothing prepared her for the power of Agile done simply and well. She teaches the “Coaching Agile Teams” training course which allows agile coaches to learn, practice and deepen the skills and mind-sets offered in the book of the same title.



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.

This leaves many wondering, “What is my role in a self-organized team? How do I help the team yet stay hands-off?” Many respond by going too far to either extreme. This session turns these questions into answers, and answers into action by offering provocative views into coaching done well and practical ways to get there by adapting skills from professional coaching, conflict management, teaching, collaboration and more.


Contact Name: Mark Windholtz
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1 Feb 2011



3333 Burnet Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45299


free ($5 for Pizza if you register)

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