From ScrumMaster to Program Teams to Enterprise Coach . Lyssa Adkins and Michael K. Spayd lay out the pillars of organizational agility. Lyssa Adkins. Teams often get the basics of agile running within the first few frameworks, designed to be simple, are just that—simple and easy to. Drive by Daniel H. Pink Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

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Everyone tastes the sweet fruits of high performance.

I want to know: Maybe the book doesn’t go too deep in terms of explaining why the techniques that are presented could be useful, in that sense it is not a comprehensive book. Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread. Embrace Change, Second Edition. What mindsets need to change? The book is broadly laid out into three sections and the first hint you have on what it takes to be a good coach is that two of the three sections have to do with you.

Oct 26, Flavius rated it it was amazing Shelves: She provides solid tips, actions and exercises. Jul 10, 54 Comments. Coach as Coach-Mentor Adiins 6. It also talks about the different “modes” for an Agile coach, that is teacher, mentor and coach. It hangs there, a quiet reminder that agjle performance is tsams and your ardent expectation. The tree has become an inviting place, and the team notices they have sprouted some things themselves—the characteristics of high collaboration and, thus, high performance adapted from Tabaka If you are already getting “extraordinary” results from agile and want to “love” your team more then this book might be for you but otherwise stay away.

Concrete feedback about the current state of the system is absolutely priceless. Only, the book may not be of value as a one-time read – one should be prepared to make personal notes and keep referring back over the years, and re-learning this as new insights are bound to make one see the book very differently.


Book Excerpt: Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

You can tell when the tree has taken hold. It is important to respect the different people who comprise a team. These are the two ideas I felt more pregnant throughout the book, and ones I will definitely remember in my work as a coach.

Strive to bring out different angles so that people can excavate their assumptions. Thus invigorated, everyone wins. You won’t leave this book with memorized solutions to problems, but you will leave knowing dozens and dozens of new tools and ways of approaching situations. With the assumptions laid bare, it becomes possible to see new ways of working, maybe even breakthrough ideas for creating products that make a difference.

What is the simplest thing that could possibly work?

By subscribing to this email, we may send you content based on your previous topic interests. Emotional intelligent quotient But is it valid?

Instead, something of a combination between the scrum master and product owner has replaced the more traditional and plan-driven approach to software development.

But by covering a wide array of topics it can be your starting point as an Agile coach. The one holding the purse strings has great influence. These are the fruits of high performance. Agipe are making progress on the coacning they create together but spinning in the hamster wheel nonetheless. I still want to be one, but this book certainly tested my mettle.

Join a community of oversenior developers. I seek not to pin it down but to free it by acknowledging that high performance is not as much about achieving a certain state as it is a journey toward something better.

Coaching Agile Teams

It will be whatever this collection of bright, complex, curious, willful, powerful people wills it to be. Sep 03, Nikolay rated it really liked it Shelves: Adkins’ book is very different. With Safari, you learn the way you learn best.


pyssa Once introduced, refer to it as situations arise in the team and use it as material for retrospectives. They know better than you. Quotes from Coaching Agile Te Journey toward greatness works well, too.

You need to Register an InfoQ account or Login or login to post comments. Brilliant book with many practical activities and helpful notes This book is a must-have for every Scrum Master, Agile Coach, and those who want to become one.

Your expectation that they will achieve greatness together, a contagion they catch and then expect of themselves, will sustain them even when the way is rough. It Starts with You Chapter 1.

Coaching Agile Teams – A Book Review

This could arguably be in the good things, you just need to be aware about it. So, they make a pact: Teams use metaphors the same way. In Coaching Teasm Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment. The idea of creating a void so that the team can fill it is amazing. Clients use the metaphor to guide them through the events unfolding in their lives.

Every time one of these things happens, team dynamics will change, and the team will take a step back from high performance. To ask other readers questions about Coaching Agile Teamsplease sign up.