The Eight Hats of an Agile Coach

By |2020-03-25T14:33:04-04:00June 12th, 2017|Process|

Back in 2012, I worked with a colleague to develop a new course for ScrumMasters (and other Agile change agents).  Our goal was to figure out a way to support learners on a progressive educational journey from ScrumMaster to Agile Coach (CSP-SM).  While the specific offering we developed did not ...
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Facilitator Kit For Agile Coaches

By |2020-03-25T14:33:05-04:00December 12th, 2016|Process|

For just a small investment of $13.99, you can have your very own facilitation starter kit!  It has post-its!  It has Sharpies!  It has stickers!  It has everything you need for your next collaborative, engaging and productive conversation with the Team, your users and the customers.  For just $13.99 you ...
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We Need 10000 Agile Coaches!

By |2020-03-25T14:33:06-04:00December 11th, 2016|News|

As of today [2016], the Scrum Alliance identifies 322,157 people as Certified ScrumMasters (CSM). You can find 66,813 people identified as Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO), and a number of people have both certifications. Although the anemic number of Product Owners relative to ScrumMasters raises some questions, the more serious ...
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Agile Coach: Champion, Catalyst, Capacitor, Coach

By |2021-09-23T17:35:08-04:00December 12th, 2015|Process|

Champion: A person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else. Catalyst: A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change. Capacitor: A device used to store an electric charge. Coach: A tutor who gives private or specialized teaching. In our first article, we ...
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65 Tasks for an Agile Coach

By |2020-03-26T12:47:55-04:00December 11th, 2015|Process|

Agile Coaches (CSP-SM) are really busy people!  There is no way one person can do all these activities on this list each week nor would it make sense to do so, but an effective Agile Coach would be working on most these jobs every six months or so.  Rome was not ...
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What Does an Agile Coach Do?

By |2022-04-23T12:08:29-04:00December 10th, 2015|Process|

“Yes… but what does an Agile Coach do all day?” If I had a quarter for ever time I was asked that question in Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course, I would have a lot of quarters.  Thankfully, we have an excellent article from Bernd Schiffer (@bernrdschiffer) that lays out forty-two tasks ...
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