Agile + DevOps East 2021 Tutorial: An Agile Coaching Practicum in 360 degrees


Monday, November 15, 2021 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

An Agile Coaching Practicum in 360 degrees

Let’s face it, agile coaching isn’t for the timid or faint of heart. In most companies, it’s an incredibly challenging and nuanced role. And an important part of it is having the ability to coach in 360 degrees: downward—across your teams, outward – across managers and peers, and upward—towards those pesky leaders. Oh, and did we say that virtually EVERYONE is an agile coach? In this workshop, join Bob Galen as he share tools and experiences coaching in all directions. He will review three different coaching models from the X-Wing, to Powerful Questions, to 9-Stances, to the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel. Then, he will explore aspects of Crucial Conversations and Radical Candor. All in an effort to quickly build your coaching toolbox and chops. But then, he does something even more exciting. You’ll spend ~50% of the workshop doing something wonderful. That is COACHING. We’ll break up into 3-person coaching dojo’s and you’ll get a chance to sharpen your saw with lots of practice using his scenarios or your own. You’ll leave this workshop with new tools, insights, and practical skills towards becoming a better 360 degree coach.

Bob Galen

Bob Galen is an agile practitioner, trainer & coach based in Cary, NC. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is a Principal Agile Coach at Vaco Agile, a leading business agility transformation company. He is also President and Head Coach at RGCG a boutique agile coaching firm. Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), CAL I trainer, and an active member of the Agile & Scrum Alliances. He’s published three agile-centric books: Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing in 2012, Scrum Product Ownership, 3rd Edition in 2019, and Agile Reflections in 2012. He’s also a prolific writer, blogger, and podcasterBob may be reached directly at [email protected] or networking via LinkedIn