In order to understand the role of manager as coach, it is first vital to understand the difference between coaching and … well, everything else. I often find that people confuse coaching with other things such as dictating, micro-managing, performance managing, mentoring, teaching, and other things that I can’t quite name. The interesting thing is that coaching is completely different … Read More
Information radiators are a great way for you to communicate information to a team that they just are not seeing for themselves. It also helps you to not have to nag the team with information they aren’t ready to hear about things they are doing that self-sabotaging. I created this radiator when I was working with a team that had … Read More
Information Radiators are a great way to make things transparent for a team or organization. The radiator pictured above I a sprint health radiator. It can be used however you choose to implement and using whatever colors you select. I just happened to be using a white board and green, blue, and red dry erase markers when I created the one … Read More
This short video gives some helpful tips on improving the daily scrum.
This presentation was given at the 2017 Keep Austin Agile Conference by me (Cherie Silas) and Allison Pollard.
Change Your Questions – Change Your World Questions are powerful tools in the hands of agile teams that can help people discover innovative solutions that have been locked inside waiting to be released into our products! This high-energy workshop teaches how questions can be used to help a team learn, grow, and break through thought barriers. Learn what makes certain … Read More
Beyond Removing Impediments – Scrum Master as Team Coach The role of the Scrum Master is about more than removing impediments and facilitating meetings. Scrum Masters act as mirrors for their teams and mentor team members great Scrum Masters coach their teams to high performance every day. We will share a metaphor for teams to use on their journey to … Read More
This video presentation will describe the five appreciation languages and talk about effective ways to use them with individuals in the workplace as motivators using real life success stories as examples. Attendees will be given the opportunity to take a short assessment to determine what their primary and secondary appreciation language is and will do a team based exercise to … Read More