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[ANN] Agile Bazaar Dec 3rd - Five Pillars of Agile Coaching

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  • Nancy Van Schooenderwoert
    What: New England Agile Bazaar December meeting Topic: Five Pillars of Agile Coaching, with Mike Hill When: Thursday Dec 3, 6 - 9pm Where: Constant Contact
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 29, 2009
      What: New England Agile Bazaar December meeting
      Topic: Five Pillars of Agile Coaching, with Mike Hill
      When: Thursday Dec 3, 6 - 9pm
      Where: Constant Contact offices, Waltham just off 128
      Cost: Free including food, courtesy of our sponsors:

      Avid, http://www.avid.com/
      Big Visible Solutions, http://www.bigvisible.com/
      Constant Contact, http://www.constantcontact.com/

      Details and RSVP at http://www.agilebazaar.org

      Topic Abstract:
      In this session, Mike "GeePaw" Hill presents and describes his Pillars
      Of Coaching, the basic sources of all successful coaching efforts:
      Situating, Modeling, Laughing, Sorting, and Empowering. These are the
      wellsprings from which an experienced coach draws ideas, insights, and
      inspiration. The GeePawHill style, funny and pointed and spot-on
      accurate, should make this session informative and pleasurable.

      More Detail:
      All software development teams have problems - even agile teams. But
      having the *right* problems is a sign that the team is on their way to
      succeeding. Mike "GeePaw" Hill watches for the "right problems" in teams
      he coaches. The next thing he looks for is that the solutions come "from
      inside the group mind". You can learn and use these techniques no matter
      what role or level you are in. Mike has even seen administrative
      staffers become good coaches.

      Coaching an agile team well means identifying and choosing the 'right
      action' every day, for the whole range of situations a team encounters.
      Many people struggle to create or identify good acts of coaching. The
      results of 'running out of ideas' can be profoundly negative to the
      team. Worse still, choosing the wrong acts can even undo the precious
      progress a team has achieved.

      Sound familiar? Don't miss this Thursday's Agile Bazaar meeting,
      where Mike Hill -- a successful coach for over ten years -- explains the
      pillars of his coaching practice. Situating, Inviting, Releasing,
      Modeling, and Sorting, each one of which is a creative source for
      everyday coaching. Learn how to get past the challenge of forming good
      ideas for action, and into the direct actions that will help your team
      move forward.

      Your RSVP allows us to plan the right amount of food and drinks.
      Don't wait - there is limited seating!

      Our Speaker:
      Mike "GeePaw" Hill has been a professional programmer for twenty-eight
      years. For the last ten years he has focused his efforts as a trainer,
      coach, and team lead on XP software projects and transitions. Mike is a
      well-known leader in the Agile community and is a regular speaker at
      related industry events. His chief interest over the last few years has
      been on the perils and rewards of coaching agile development teams.

      Nancy Van Schooenderwoert, Lean-Agile Partners Inc.

      781 301 1822 US mobile


      Specialties: Agile coaching for Embedded Systems, for Data Migrations,
      and for leadership of Lean-Agile change organization wide
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