28 September - 30 September 2016

Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Coaching tools for agile leaders

Paul Field Clarity of Purpose Ltd

Session type: Workshop
Session duration: 90 minutes

About this Workshop

Coaching is fundamental to agile: scrum masters are expected to coach teams; managers are expected to adopt a supportive, coaching style and agile coaches have the word in their job titles.

So what is coaching? What differentiates it from mentoring, training or just telling people what to do? And how can you use it to become an effective agile leader?

In this interactive workshop, you'll learn fundamental principles of coaching, powerful questions and have the opportunity to practice coaching and being coached.

You will learn:

  • the differences between coach, mentor and consultant and when each style is appropriate
  • the qualities of a good coach
  • coaching tools like the 'motivating in a moment' model - taking people from problem to action in a few minutes
  • the relationship between coaching and the agile roles (product owner, scrum master, agile coach, managers, agile PMs)
  • where to use these specific techniques in an agile process

About the Speaker

Paul Field is an independent agile leadership coach. He has run agile teams for over 15 years, coached senior management in transforming 100+ person programmes and led agile adoption globally at a top investment bank with over 10,000 IT staff.

He's worked hands-on in the complexities of enterprise environments, distributed teams and large-scale programmes. He has simultaneously trained and practised as a leadership coach for over 6 years, with professional qualifications in clean coaching and language and behaviour profiling.


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