November 8, 2017

It Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin

It Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin The Ronseal TV slogan has become a common British idiom for saying that someone or something is exactly what it claims to be.  If you want to protect smooth planed wood in a dark mahogany satin finish that won’t flake or peel and dries in one…

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November 10, 2016

An Agile Tale – Destined to Fly

An Agile Tale – Destined to Fly At what stage do you think a caterpillar knows it will one day be something else? Even if it knows it is destined to transform, do you think it realizes that one day it will flutter over the same ground it currently crawls along, and that many will…

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August 25, 2016

What is an Agile Coach?

What is an Agile Coach? This post follows on from What is Agile? If you didn’t read that, then please it read it now. Otherwise, this isn’t going to indake a whole lot of sense. OK, let’s begin. What is an Agile Coach? The word ‘coach’, like the old stage coaches, can be taken to…

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May 27, 2016

Coaching skills for agile coaches

Coaching Skills for Agile Coaches I’ve noticed that the word ‘coaching’ is often used to describe anything from teaching to professional coaching, and everything in between. So how much of what we do as agile coaches or ScrumMasters is really coaching – and how much of it should be? The Agile Coaching Institute’s coaching competency…

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