Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : The Nitty-Gritty Practices of Agile Coaching for DevOps

Conference archive


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

The Nitty-Gritty Practices of Agile Coaching for DevOps

Add to calendar

How do you coach a team from showing progress every two weeks to delivering multiple times a day? Challenging the status quo, running experiments, and forming learning communities may be part of the answer. Research has shown that using the right kind of metrics can promote a generative culture, creating a space where people want to continuously improve and innovate. These metrics that drive culture also can help us know if our coaching is effective. Allison Pollard and Amit Bansal will blend their stories with an interactive workshop to teach you agile coaching practices you can implement with your teams as soon as you get home. Regardless of your job title, learn how to improve processes with four key delivery metrics to inspire new thinking and practices from your teams. Whether you are wary of metrics or love them, find out how to use them to evaluate your coaching and enable high performance from your teams.

Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard helps people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Allison enjoys mentoring others to become great ScrumMasters and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer. 

Amit Bansal

As a senior consultant with Improving, an agile software consulting company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Amit Bansal assists teams in making a successful transition to cloud technologies. He is a sports fanatic and believes in living life to its fullest. Amit recently went skiing for the first time in his life. When he is not daydreaming about traveling to different parts of the world, Amit enjoys watching movies with his wife and girls, working out at the gym, reading, and learning new technologies (yes, that is one of his passions).