Diane is the owner and principal consultant at Green Jeans Consulting. She is active in the agile community not only as a speaker – Agile 2015, SDEC 2015, AgileDC 2015 – but also as a program chair for Agile 2016. Diane is passionate about the role of the Business Analyst (BA) on agile projects and shares her insights on her blog.
Zach is a self-described “benevolent trouble-maker” and seeks to foster servant leadership that cultivates growth, learning, and discovery. He is a systems thinker who shares his thoughts on his blog – Agile Out Loud. Zach is great at pushing agile thinking forward and has authored many popular posts on next generation agile theories and practices.
Amitai is a software development coach, speaker, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, award winning bad poet, and the creator of the Agile in 3 Minutes podcast. He blogs at schmonz.com and is a frequent guest on Agile for Humans. Amitai has published many of his agile observations and musings in his new book – Agile in 3 Minutes on Lean Pub.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- There are many paths to becoming an agile coach
- Coaches need coaching too
- Who we follow on Twitter for agile coaching inspiration
- Our favorite books and resources on agile coaching
- Some of the internal thoughts that we focus on when coaching agile teams
Links from the show:
- Some of the agile coaches we follow on Twitter: @gdinwiddie @estherderby @docondev @donaldegray @geepawhill @dianaofportland
- How to Get Hired as a Coach
- How to Get Decent at Coaching
- How to Develop Humans
- Agile in 3 Minutes – Influence
Question: What challenges have you faced as an Agile Coach? How did you overcome them? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
Want to hear another podcast about the role of an Agile Coach? — Listen to my conversation with Zach and Amitai on episode 13. We discuss when a team needs an agile coach, when it’s time for the agile coach to move on to other teams and organizations, and how coercion is the enemy of influence.
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