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Surviving Year One: Avoiding Common Agile Implementation Challenges

In the first year of an agile change program, it may seem like a lot has happened; it is usually the time when sponsors are starting to ask questions ...

2 questions to ask before an Agile transformation

Be curious, keep your eyes open! Don't be wooden; ask! Be curious like at school. I have been an advisor and coach for a few big and lots of smaller ...

Three unexpected insights i learned on the incubator course

I have always loved to learn new things, not only new skills, but theories and concepts; anything that will boost my curiosity and keep me alert and ...

4 focus areas to accelerate your agile transformation

Changing a personal habit is very difficult. Taking up exercise, quitting smoking or learning to meditate are all practices we know are good for us, ...

WHY and WHEN to hire an agile coach?

Some people have a problem with the role of AGILE COACH Mention the role AGILE COACH to a group of senior executives embarking on a transformation ...

Designing a leadership offsite workshop using the RAMP approach

When I was asked to come up with some ideas for designing a leadership team’s offsite all day workshop, I approached the situation by framing the ...

4 reasons why every agile coach should have a mentor

Here are four reasons you won’t fulfil your potential as an agile coach without a mentor: You won’t see your blind spots You’ll think you’re more ...

Five steps on the pathway to becoming an agile coach

Here are the five steps; consider these then read on to get more details:

A critique of PMI’s Disciplined Agile; just another certification or ...

Let’s get straight to it. PMI’s Disciplined Agile (DA) has the potential to be a game-changer for the industry; but can PMI sell it and gain traction ...
Source Agility - Responsive Agile Coaching book


In “Responsive Agile Coaching” – Niall McShane draws on over a decade of agile coaching experience to document a clear and well-researched model that lifts the lid on how agile coaching actually works. The book starts by defining what the role of agile coach has become in recent times before putting forward a field-tested and theoretically sound model for conducting agile coaching conversations.