AFH 058: Agile Coaching Strategies with Llewellyn Falco [PODCAST]

Llewellyn Falco (@llewellynfalco) and Amitai Schleier (@schmonz) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss Agile Coaching, types of coaching, hiring coaches, and some #MobProgramming.

Llewellyn Falco

Llewellyn is a professional teacher, speaker, agile programmer, and creator of the Approval Test project. He blogs here, appears on podcasts there, and helps make agile teams awesome everywhere. Llewellyn generously shares his insights on YouTube. Watch his videos, they are great. Seriously.

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:

  • How to hire an agile coach
  • Different ways agile coaches work with teams
  • Why you may want to get out to Boston on April 6th and 7th for the Mob Programming Conference

Links from the show:

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Want to hear another podcast about the life of an agile coach? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

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