May 22, 2017

Increase your Scope as a Coach & Go Beyond the Team

Increase your Scope as a Coach & Go Beyond the Team The role of ‘Agile Coach’ has become a ubiquitous catch-all for anyone doing anything with agile outside the role of Scrum Master. However, the Scrum Master role, according to the Scrum guide, is also a coaching role. Therefore, the Scrum Master and Agile Coach can…

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May 4, 2017

The 6 Misconceptions of Agile Coaching & How to Overcome Them

The 6 Misconceptions of Agile Coaching & How to Overcome Them Agile coaching is in a muddle. This post is an attempt to de-muddle the role and offer further learning for those who want to progress on their agile journey into the world of coaching or to better define the role they are currently in….

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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 post What is an Agile Coach isn’t going to make 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…

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July 16, 2014

The Tester

Testing has become so important in software development that it is everyone’s responsibility. At every stage of the product development, tests are being created and run to ensure the code does what it is supposed to be doing. The old approach In the days of waterfall development, all the testing was done at the end…

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July 8, 2014

The Architect

An architect, like a traditional building architect, is the designer of the system. There are different types of architect that specialise in different parts of the system, but essentially they all do the same thing, which is create a design and the necessary artefacts that allow others to understand the design to ensure the solution…

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July 5, 2014

The Manager

Every financial organisation has managers. There are some Agile purists who suggest that managers are no longer required in an Agile led methodology, there is no mention of the manager role in Scrum, but managers exist everywhere. This page is all about the manager role in financial organisations and how you might become one. Manager…

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July 4, 2014

The Developer

What does the developer do? The developer is the person who codes (builds) the software from the lowest level components. The term developer has been expanded to also mean tester and deployment manager as these skills often require coding expertise as well. For this discussion we will use the term developer to mean anyone who…

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July 2, 2014

The Product Owner

The Product Owner’s role is defined as part of the Scrum methodology. It is one of the three roles defined in Scrum. The Product Owner is responsible for what features are in the product, what order the features get developed and it is the Product Owner’s responsibility to accept or reject the feature based on…

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June 28, 2014

The Scrum Master

The Scrum Master The role of Scrum Master is perhaps the easiest to explain even though it can be hard to do. A Scrum Master’s responsibility is simply to ensure that the Scrum Process is followed by the team and that the people external to the team give the team the space required for them…

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June 10, 2014

Scrum – An overview

Scrum – An Overview Scrum is an implementation of a development process based upon the concepts in the Agile manifesto and the Agile principles. Scrum’s purpose is to provide a framework within which it is possible to plan, design, build and deploy complex working software that is fit for purpose, in priority order first. The…

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