About the book
About the Author
I really like that some of this is based on U.lab leading from the emerging future. This is really for anyone wanting to learn how to coach agile ways of working. I found it an easy read and full of practical ways that I’m sure will improve my way of coaching.
Regardless of your job title, everyone needs great coaching skills, and this book brings you the latest thinking and techniques.
If you’ve got great Agile experience over a number of Agile Frameworks and a number of years, you’re probably great at spotting problems and ‘knowing’ how to help your team/client. You’re great at ‘showing’ or ‘telling’ people the answer.
This only works some of the time. What do you do when you meet resistance to change?
This book mostly focuses on what to do when you meet resistance/push back to your suggestions. Niall shows us many great coaching techniques to help us move the conversation from debate (argument) to dialogue and down into collective creativity and co-creating solutions (where resistance dissolves because you’re no longer dictating to the client).
This book is packed with knowledge and written with passion. As an Agile Coach, it is crucial to understand how you can influence the environment around you. As a coach, you need the ability to coach teams and leaders as well. I have seen many Agile Coaches behaving like teachers, rebels, or managers. This behavior was harming their influence. This book helps you to become a better Agile COACH with meaningful conversations and drive the adoption of agile in your organization.