Investing in the Agile Community

In October of 2018 I realized that I wanted to make a larger impact on the Agile Community. Working with a coach of my own, I determined that I could make a more powerful contribution to agility by shifting my focus away from the full time work I was doing with my clients. Instead, I believed that if I were … Read More

STORMMES Coaching Agreement – A Coaching Tool for You

A great way to get a start with a new client or new coaching objective is to create a coaching agreement. STORMMES is a sample model you can use to gain greater clarity on the client’s goal and how you will work together for success. STORMMES Coaching Agreement S – Subject What do you want to work on with me? What … Read More

Manager as Coach (Part 1)

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

Gut Check Information Radiator

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

Sprint Health Information Radiator

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

Change Your Questions – Video

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