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Event Report: Growing Agile Coaches

We milled around trying to find our tribe.
We laughed and shouted uncontrollably.
We gathered round a topic with serious intent to do good.
We made sense; we came to brilliant conclusions!

During the course of the evening the attendees at the October 2010 SUGSA event identified ways forward to growing agile coaches and establishing coaching circles.
It was invigorating to have so many enthusiastic participants.
They even stayed after half-time eats and drinks! Incredible!

Some of the useful actions going forward are to:

  • Create and join a Google group called Agile Coaching ZA
  • Add substance to the notion of a Coaching Academy by using said Google group
  • Reach out to people in other companies than our own and share our experiences
  • Lower atmospheric emissions to below 350…(oops, wrong event!)

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October Event: Growing Agile Coaches

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Where: Allan Gray Portswood office in the Presentation Room on the third floor. You canĀ download a map here. Everyone parking in the Portswood parking area will have to pay for their own parking tickets. There is also parking available in Beach road.

When: 7 Oct, 6PM

Topic: Growing Agile Coaches – a facilitated discussion

Building on an open space session at the South Africa Scrum Gathering, Peter Hundermark and Karen Greaves, will facilitate a further discussion on how we can effectively grow agile coaches and ScrumMasters in our community.

If you are a ScrumMaster who has realised that implementing Scrum is hard, an internal or external agile coach who would like to improve your facilitation, or an agile manager responsible for helping ScrumMasters grow their skills, this forum is for you.

Peter and Karen will each provide their own views on what coaching is about, and some of the techniques they have used to grow their own skills. They will then facilitate a group discussion to discuss different ways to grow agile coaches.

During the course of the evening you will all assist with making some decisions about how we take this forward in practice, and take the first steps towards establishing a way you can personally benefit.

To help us with catering for this event pleaseĀ sign up here.