These essays are a series of posts related to Agile coaching.
They are posted in service to Agile coaches throughout the world.
The guidance here is distilled from over 8 years and over 10,000 hours of advising, consulting with, and providing coaching to, Agile teams and organizations in the USA and Europe.
NOTE: If you find value in these essays and find yourself curiously drawn to them, you may also enjoy OpenSpace Agility. OSA is is a repeatable technique for getting a rapid and lasting Agile adoption. It works with what you are currently doing, and can be added at any time. OSA Workshops are listed here.
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About the Author , Daniel Mezick
Books by this author include:
THE CULTURE GAME (link)
THE OPENSPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK (on Amazon now in print and Kindle editions) (content link)
This podcast covers Agile, Open Space and Scrum in 1 hour.
It’s a pretty good summary of my thinking with respect to “enterprise Agile transformations”:
AGILE COACHING LESSONS: TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Lesson 01: Signal That You Have No Authority
Lesson 02: Positioning Is Signaling
Lesson 04: Self-Organization Is Self-Management
Lesson 07: Invite Facilitation
Lesson 08: Practices Change, Principles Don’t
Lesson 09: Start in Open Space
Lesson 10: Open Space Tells The Story
Lesson 12: I Want To Write The Story (and be IN the story…)
Lesson 13: When They Say No, Reduce the Ask By Half
Lesson 14: Engagement is Everything
Lesson 15: Real Leaders Go First
Lesson 16: Help The Team Identify Their Core Values As Soon As Possible. Or Sooner
Lesson 18: Definitions Are Agreements
Lesson 19: Agile is a Game. Agree About The Rules
Lesson 20: Only the Engaged Can Actively Self-Manage
Lesson 21: Ending in Open Space
Lesson 22: Get It In Writing
Lesson 25: Most (Group) Behavior is Unconscious
Lesson 30: Read SPIRIT by Harrison Own. ALL of it
Lesson 35: All Learning is Change. Most Change is Grief
Lesson 40: Without a Coherent Story, Liminality Reigns
Lesson 45: Human Culture Abhors a Storytelling Vacuum
Lesson 50: Most Problems Are Problems with Authorization
Lesson 55: Only the Engaged Can Actively Self-Manage
Lesson 60: Forget Everything They Tell You on the Phone
Lesson 65: If It Works Small, It Might Work Big
Lesson 70: Use Invitation To Create Engagement
Lesson 90: Every KPI You Are Measuring Depends on Engaged Human Beings Who Actually Give a Damn
Lesson 100: The Authoritative Mandate of Specific Agile Practices Routinely Switches Them Off
Lesson 110: Don’t Say “Self Organization” to Executives, Say “High Performance” Instead
Lesson 120: Don’t Say “Play” to Executives, Say “Experimentation” Instead
Lesson 130: Nurture an Emerging Culture of “Committed Experimentation”
Lesson 140: Announce The Date You Are LEAVING
Lesson 150: Make the Cultural Advantages of Facilitation Blatantly Obvious
Lesson 160: Never Facilitate An Open Space Meeting
Lesson 170: Sharpen Your Rhetoric
Lesson 180: Teach Them Everything You Currently Know, But Be Discerning In Terms Of When, What and Who
Lesson 190: Embody The Spirit of Open Space
Lesson 200: Agile Adoption Is Very Triggering For Participants- Gird Your Loins
Lesson 210: Pay Attention to the Anxiety Iceberg
Lesson 220: Worried People Can’t Learn
Lesson 230: Be Predictable and Reliable
Lesson 240: Deliver Control, Progress, and Belonging
Lesson 250: Facilitators Must Be Authorized
Lesson 260: Let The Lessons from Open Space Guide You
Lesson 270: Attend a Group Relations Conference
Lesson 280: What No One Wants To Admit… About Open Space
Lesson 290: Never Win an Argument
Lesson 300: Reduce the Coaching Days
Lesson 310: Shut The Door
Lesson 320: Your Presence Cannot Trigger The Transformation, Only Your ABSENCE Can Do That
Lesson 340: Teach Them To Sit With It
Lesson 350: Let The Culture Take Care of It
Lesson 360: Everybody Knows
Lesson 370: Effective Use of The Silent Treatment
Lesson 380: Less is More
Lesson 390: Vacate the Circle
Copyright 2015 Daniel Mezick. All Rights Reserved. Contact the author via www.DanielMezick.com to receive permission to reprint.