DANIEL MEZICK on AGILE COACHING VALUES
WEDNESDAY 2/26: DANIEL MEZICK of NEWTECH on: AGILE COACHING VALUES
The Agile revolution: what's changed?
It's obvious that the Agile movement is not producing the kind of transformative results that are entirely possible. If current approaches actually worked well, then by now, thousands of organizations would have reached a state of self-sustaining, "freestanding" agility.
Clearly, that is not the case.
Stories abound about typical failure patterns. Organizations that seem to start well eventually slide back to waterfall practices. Organizations employing coaches spend millions to obtain a mere 25 to 30% improvement in whatever they are measuring! And they seem happy with that! Meanwhile, the Agile-obtainable multiples of 2X, 3X, even 4X improvement in those same measures is not even discussed. It's just left on the table.
Coaches in some cases are setting up camp for years in large client organizations. Organizations never actually realize the benefits of rapid learning and adaptation that the Agile approach purports to deliver. Clearly current coaching methods are not delivering lasting agility. If they were, we'd be celebrating hundreds even thousands of successful and sustained Agile transformations.
The time has come to begin a new storya new dialoguea conversation that assumes nothingand questions everything. A conversation that stops asking "why"and starts asking "how". A conversation that focuses on how to minimize coaching daysnot increase them.
We might start with a set of guiding value for internal and external coaches. In this session we will explore what a set of core Agile Coaching values can do to help your organization get a rapid and lasting Agile adoption.
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