Agile + DevOps West 2023 Concurrent Session : Everyone...Is an Agile Coach

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Everyone...Is an Agile Coach

Some perspectives imply Agile Coaching is for a small set of specialized agilists who serve to improve everyone else. Or that it’s a unique role that others, including managers, Scrum Masters, and leaders, will find difficult to impossible to master. This session intends to debunk those notions. Bob Galen subscribes to several generic notions in agile contexts. One is that everyone has leadership potential and can rise to be a leader. And the other is that everyone is a coach, can coach, and has a foundational responsibility to coach, regardless of their role. The only questions are will, skill, and experience. In this session, Bob will explore the nuance associated with agile coaching to demystify it and encourage you to find your inner agile coach in whatever role you currently hold. He’ll share and explore the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel as a competency model for agile coaching. Next, he explores the critical aspects of an agile coaching mindset. And finally, he’ll give you a chance to practice having a coaching conversation. Bob hopes to inspire you, so your inner Agile Coach emerges, grows, and shines.

Zenergy Technologies, Inc.

Shaun Bradshaw is Vice President of Agile & Quality of Zenergy Technologies, a modern software delivery solutions firm with multiple industry experts under one roof. With more than 25 years in the IT industry, Shaun is a recognized expert, coach, and thought leader in QA and test process improvement, metrics, and agile adoption. Shaun has architected the test strategy and managed large teams of testers for numerous projects, including multi-year software development implementations. Shaun has been practicing agile since 2006 and spends a majority of his consulting time assisting organizations through their agile transformations, coaching leaders, managers, and teams to embrace both agile practices and agile mindsets.