Agile Notes (No. 19)

This week, we continue with Notes from the excellent Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins. I love how Lyssa brings her practice of mindfulness and being present into her coaching. Being an agile coach is about listening and communication.

This will be the last note from Coaching Agile Teams.

I really love this table. This would make a great weekly, monthly, sprint-ly or retrospective-ly (yep, totally made those words up) set of review points. It does an excellent job of really getting to the essence of what Adkins tried to do with this book.

There is really a TON of excellent guidance provided. This is one of those reference books that you can return to again and again. You could easily create a practice of opening to a random page and trying to adopt whatever is prescribed.

It can also be used not just as a personal set of check points but teams could use this as well. In both use cases, its about the essence of agile which is continuous improvement. Are you moving from the left side of the ledger to the right side? You could take a row and include it in your next Sprint Goal. This Sprint, let’s focus on Cultivating Creativity. And have the team note the instances during the Sprint where they looked at a situation with fresh eyes and mind.

Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.

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