Finding a Good Agile Coach

“Agile is all about teams working together to produce great software. As an Agile coach, you can help your team go from first steps to running with Agile to unleashing their full Agile potential.”

“The art of Agile coaching is understanding the situation, the values underlying Agile software development, and how the two can combine. As an Agile coach, you don’t need to have all the answers; it takes time and a few experiments to hit on the right approach. We’ve worked with teams who’ve come up with great solutions, and we learn from every team we work with.”

“Don’t expect to get recognition for your work as an Agile coach. It’s a supporting role rather than one that delivers direct benefits. A good coach gives credit to the team. When you work on an idea with Frank, it’s Frank’s idea if it succeeds, and if it doesn’t, then commiserate together.”

Some good points to keep in mind the next time you will be looking for some help to transition to Agile.

Source: “Agile Coaching”, Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley, Pragmatic Bookshelf, 250 pages