Agile Notes (No. 36)
Hey, all! Welcome to a special holiday addition of Agile Notes! :) We are continuing our re-read of the EXCELLENT Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins. This week Chapter 8: Coach as Problem Solver.
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So many great frameworks in this chapter! I am having thoughts of creating an edit of this work in the format of Tom Peters(!). (Who was my Gateway Drug into Lean/Agile/Toyota Way/Etc.) Lots of ALL CAPS! And !!!!!! And Red and BOLD highlights. I love the rubric shown above from page 185; the Team Dynamics Survey from page 189; the BART Analysis on pages 190-192; and that she brings it all together with a reminder of the Agile Manifesto and 12 Principles. (One framework to rule them all!)
I love the Problem Solving Rubric. It applies to our everyday lives not just when were “doing” Agile. I thought it might be helpful during this holiday season. Even if you don’t celebrate anything in particular, you are still going to feel the stress this season causes us to put on ourselves. I think about adding an additional step between the Pause and the Taking it to the Team step. And I love the Pause (no, really, Pause. Take a few breaths, take a walk, go make yourself a cup of tea or something) and then ask yourself…Is this really a problem?
Please share your favorite frameworks and rubrics in the comments. I would love to learn about them and the results you have seen from using them.
Have a Happy Christmas!
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