Archive for January, 2017

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As an Enterprise Agile Coach, I want to help ScrumMasters sharpen and, if necessary, develop coaching skills to complement the tools already in their Agile toolkit. In my Keep Austin Agile 2016 session, I introduced 16 professional coaching skills that ScrumMasters can cultivate, which fall into four categories: (Video starts at category #2 – bottom lining.)

  1. Internal Control skills – focus on self-control, self-management
  2. Verbal Communication skills – making distinctions, direct communication, articulating what’s going on, bottom lining (Video starts at bottom lining.)
  3. Relational/Forwarding skills – help make a connection between coaches and the team, helping the team go beyond their current beliefs and solutions,  critical thinking
  4. Creative Thinking skills – changing geography, taking different stances, using visual aids and reference points