Agile + DevOps East 2023 Tutorial: Getting Unstuck: Playful Techniques for Agile Coaching Effectiveness

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Monday, November 6, 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Getting Unstuck: Playful Techniques for Agile Coaching Effectiveness

Do you ever feel stuck with your current agile coaching style? Ready to expand your coaching range and amplify the impact of your coaching? Join this tutorial to experiment with sprinkling more playfulness into your agile coaching growth wheel! Drawing inspiration from Co-Active coaching, ORSC, and Liberating Structures, this session will guide you through a number of powerful and playful ways to generate new insights, coach leaders, and help your teams effectively navigate conflicts. Already using cards, games, or Lego in your coaching? This workshop will offer you five new playful coaching tools that require no packing! Experience them, practice them with your peers, and learn to introduce playfulness in your organizations, dialing it up (or down) based on the context you are in.


Dana Pylayeva is a DevOps culture coach, ICF Credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach(CEC), trainer, international speaker, author of several books and business games. Her games (“Introduction to DevOps with Lego and Chocolate”, “Fear in the Workplace” and others) are all based on stories from the trenches. She draws inspiration from 20+ years of hands-on experience in IT, from her Agile/ DevOps culture coaching and facilitating change in Fortune 500 companies.

Dana is passionate about unleashing leadership potential in individuals and teams. She brings a powerful combo of multiple coaching styles (Co-Active, Positive Intelligence, Executive Coaching), facilitation with Liberating Structures, deep knowledge of Agile and DevOps space as well as a breadth of experience working with remote teams and international clients (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Japan, India etc).