February Meeting: AGILE COACHING VALUES

When: Wednesday February 26, 2014

Where: Burlington MA (Nuance)

Who: DANIEL MEZICK

Description

AGILE COACHING VALUES

The Agile revolution: what’s changed?

It’s obvious that the Agile movement is not producing the kind of transformative results that are entirely possible. If current approaches actually worked well, then by now, thousands of organizations would have reached a state of self-sustaining, “freestanding” agility.

Clearly, that is not the case.

Stories abound about typical failure patterns.  Organizations that seem to start well eventually slide back to waterfall practices. Organizations employing coaches spend millions to obtain a mere 25 to 30% improvement in whatever they are measuring! And they seem happy with that! Meanwhile, the Agile-obtainable multiples of 2X, 3X, even 4X improvement in those same measures is not even discussed. It’s just left on the table.

Coaches in some cases are setting up camp for years in large client organizations. Organizations never actually realize the benefits of rapid learning and adaptation that the Agile approach purports to deliver. Clearly current coaching methods are not delivering lasting agility. If they were, we’d be celebrating hundreds– even thousands– of successful and sustained Agile transformations.

The time has come to begin a new story…a new dialogue…a conversation that assumes nothing…and questions everything. A conversation that stops asking “why”…and starts asking “how“. A conversation that focuses on how to minimize coaching days…not increase them.

We might start with a set of guiding value for internal and external coaches. In this session we will explore what a set of core Agile Coaching values can do to help your organization get a rapid and lasting Agile adoption.

What you will learn:

  • What are the Statistics on Success With Agile? The Surprising Answer
  • Core Values: Why do You Care?
  • What Do the Agile Manifesto Signatories Have To Say?
  • What would a set of Core Values for Agile Coaches LOOK LIKE?
  • How can you use these values to select a great Agile coach in service to getting a rapid and LASTING Agile Adoption?

About DANIEL MEZICK

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 8.43.54 AMDANIEL MEZICK is a management consultant, author and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. The book is based on five years of experience coaching 119 Agile teams across 25 different organizations. Daniel’s client list includes Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, Harvard University and many smaller enterprises. Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.

 

REGISTER HERE for DANIEL MEZICK on 2/26 at NUANCE (Burlington MA)

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