March 24, 2010 Meeting: Lyssa Adkins on WHAT IS AN AGILE COACH REALLY? (Meeting Venue: MICROSOFT WALTHAM, 6:30PM)

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MEETING VENUE: MICROSOFT offices in WALTHAM. REGISTER NOW for this meeting

DIRECTIONS TO MICROSOFT WALTHAM.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 24 2010, 630PM to 830PM

LYSSA ADKINS ON: “WHAT IS AN AGILE COACH REALLY?”

Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins is certified as a Scrum Trainer and is an Agile Coach. She came to Agile as a project leader with over 15 years’ project management success. Even with all that experience, nothing prepared her for the power and simplicity of Agile done well. Lyssa’s Agile experience, along with her professional coaching and training abilities, gives her the perspective needed to guide teams and Agile leaders to harness Agile as the competitive advantage weapon it was meant to be. She knows the transformation path is rocky. As a large-scale program manager and director of Project Management Offices turned Agile Coach and Trainer, she has lived it herself. This makes her uniquely able to help others change their existing world to the Agile world. Lyssa holds triple certifications: Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB). She is also a professional co-active coach. She is the author of the forthcoming book from Addison-Wesley’s Mike Cohn Signature Series, Coaching Agile Teams.Learn more about Lyssa Adkins here.

Presentation: LYSSA ADKINS ON: “WHAT IS AN AGILE COACH, REALLY?”

Everywhere I go people ask me, “What is an agile coach, really?” Very little in most people’s education or experience properly prepares them for the role of agile coach.

This leaves most wondering, “What is my role in a self-organized team? How do I help the team yet stay hands-off?” Many respond by going too far to either extreme.

In this session, let me offer you one good definition of agile coaching, perhaps one that provokes you into thinking about how that definition affects your current practice of coaching (or your coaches current practice).

We’ll move from that definition into these topics:

Key mindset shifts successful agile coaches achieve

What skills from allied disciplines do agile coaches bring to their teams?

Ways to measure your success and improvement as a coach

Lyssa’s forthcoming book COACHING AGILE TEAMS. Learn more about the book here.

MEETING AGENDA:

6:30 PM: AGILE ORIENTATION: Scrum as described by Dan Mezick of New Technology Solutions

7:00 PM: Food and networking time. LIVE MUSIC from BOB MAC WILLIAMS

7:15 PM: MAIN EVENT: WHAT IS AN AGILE COACH ANYWAY? with Lyssa Adkins

8:25 PM: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION OF MEETING

MEETING VENUE: MICROSOFT WALTHAM. REGISTER HERE for this meeting

LIVE MUSIC FROM BOB MAC WILLIAMS DURING THE BREAK !!

Bob MacWIlliams plays eclectic instrumentals and songs on acoustic guitar. Bob hails from AUBURNDALE, Massachusetts and plays for us during the break

Bob MacWilliams on MySpace: links, MP3 audio, song clips, more

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