New to Agile Coaching? Trying to get your head wrapped around how to help people without any official authority? Have a tough coaching problem you’re not sure how to handle? Not a coach – but you need some Agile Advice – come ask a question.
We may not be able to solve all your problems but we can help start down the right path. Come to Agile 2011 Coaches Corner (located in the Open Jam). Unlike the Canadian hockey version it won’t be loud brash former coaches telling it like it is, it will be a clinic where you can catch sometime with an experienced coach.
The original idea was to provide a safe place for a new Agile coach to ask questions, learn the ropes and find some good starting points. It was pointed out that the same “Experienced Coaches” who can do that can also help answer more general Agile Coaching/Implementation questions. So we’re open to help anyone who wants to ask a question.
During office hours: 8-9, 12-1, 5-7 – daily – we will ensure that there are people there. Outside of office hours just drop by there’s a good chance someone will be happy to chat.
Otherwise write a question on an index card and leave it in the “Ask a Experienced Coach Box”. Questions will be discussed in OpenJam and after the conference on the Agile Coach Support mailing list.
- You’re an Agile Coach (of any breed: Scrum, XP, Kanban, FDD, Crystal, …) – volunteer to help out (please contact Brad Swanson who has agreed to help coordinate).
- You need help just show up, meet a coach, ask a few questions.
- Need help now join the Agile Coach Support mailing list (see: Agile Coach 911 for the groups mandate)
After the conference we will setup an FAQ at agilecoach911.com.
Hat tips: Sanjiv Augustine for an earlier of this idea in Washington and Chicago. Roger Brown for giving me more recent inspiration.