Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches and Project Managers in Transition

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Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa is certified as a Scrum Trainer and she is an Agile Coach. She came to Agile as a project leader with over 15 years’ project management expertise. Even with all that experience, nothing prepared her for the power and simplicity of Agile done well.
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Publication date: July 31, 2010


Very little in their education or experience properly prepares a ScrumMaster or Project Manager for the role of Agile Coach. This leaves most wondering, "What is my role in a self-organized team? How do I help the team yet stay hands-off?" Many respond by going too far to either extreme. Coaching Agile Teams turns these questions into answers, and answers into action by offering practical ways to adapt skills from professional coaching and other disciplines to coaching agile teams toward high performance.

Table of Contents

It Starts with You
1 Will I be a good Agile Coach?  
2 Expect High Performance  
3 Master Yourself  
4 Let Your Style Change  
Helping the Team get More for Themselves
5 Coach as Coach-Mentor  
6 Coach as Facilitator  
7 Coach as Teacher  
8 Coach as Problem Solver  
9 Coach as Conflict Navigator  
10 Coach as Collaboration Conductor  
Getting More for Yourself
11 Agile Coach Failure, Recovery and Success Modes  
12 When Will I Get There?  
13 It's Your Journey