Discover how to coach your team to become more Agile. Agile Coaching de-mystifies agile practices--it's a practical guide to creating strong agile teams. Packed with useful tips from practicing agile coaches Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley, this book gives you coaching tools that you can apply whether you are a project manager, a technical lead, or working in a software team.
To lead change, you need to expand your toolkit, and this book gives you the tools you need to make the transition from agile practitioner to agile coach.
Agile Coaching is all about working with people to create great agile teams. You'll learn how to build a team that produces great software and has fun doing it. In the process, you'll grow a team that's self-sufficient and skillful.
This book provides you with deeper knowledge of how agile practices work and how to inspire your team to improve. Discover how to coach your team through the agile lifecycle, from planning to writing software. Learn the secrets of running effective agile meetings and how to get your team following a consistent approach to creating software. You'll find chapters dedicated to introducing Test-Driven Development, designing Retrospectives, and making progress visible.
Find out what works and what to avoid when introducing agile practices to your team. Throughout the book the authors share their personal coaching stories from experience with real teams, giving you insights into what works and what to avoid. Each chapter also covers hurdles that you and your team may face and what to do to clear them.
I am co-author of a book on "Agile Coaching" with Liz Sedley.
I live in the UK where I coach teams in agile software development techniques, such as planning with user stories and test-driven development.
I love going to agile conferences and running interactive workshops. In my spare time, I like organizing agile conferences large and small. I got a great buzz putting together Agile2008 conference with 1500 attendees and 400 speakers. But my favorite events are much smaller, like Agile Coaches Gathering.
I have also served the agile community on the board of directors of not-for-profit Agile Alliance (from 2003 to 2010).