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Coaching Skills for Scrum Masters

Enterprise Agile Coach, Cherie Silas wants to help ScrumMasters sharpen and, if necessary, develop coaching skills to complement the tools already in their Agile toolkit. In her Keep Austin Agile 2016 session, Cherie will teach 16 professional coaching skills that ScrumMasters can cultivate, which fall into four categories: (Video starts at 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

Interview Agile Amped

Cherie Silas to ScrumMasters: “Add Coaching Skills to Your Agile Toolkit” at KAA2016

ScrumMasters have an important role in Agile: they help delivery teams achieve high-performance by removing impediments and taking care of the workflow process so that other team members can focus on producing excellent value quickly. Too often, however, ScrumMastery devolves into an administrative role. While functioning as de facto admin may be part of an SMs responsibilities, Enterprise Agile Coach, Cherie Silas wants to help ScrumMasters sharpen and, if necessary, develop coaching skills to complement the tools already in their Agile toolkit. In her Keep Austin Agile 2016 session, Cherie will teach 16 professional coaching skills that ScrumMasters can cultivate, which fall into four categories:

  1. Internal Control skills – focus on self-control, self-management
  2. Verbal Communication skills – making distinctions, direct communication, articulating what’s going on
  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

SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts at Keep Austin Agile 2016.

Motivating People Through the Language of Appreciation

Language of appreciation

This presentation will describe the five appreciation languages and talk about effective ways to use them with individuals in the workplace as motivators using real life success stories as examples. Attendees will be given the opportunity to take a short assessment to determine what their primary and secondary appreciation language is and will do a team based exercise to determine methods for identifying ideas for ways to implement the language of appreciation into their workplace.

 

Beyond Removing Impediments – Scrum Master as Team Coach

Scrum Master as Team Coach

The role of the Scrum Master is about more than removing impediments and facilitating meetings. Scrum Masters act as mirrors for their teams and mentor team members great Scrum Masters coach their teams to high performance every day. We will share a metaphor for teams to use on their journey to high performance and teach Scrum Masters how to be coaches for their teams.  Additionally, this presentation teaches the coaching skill of asking powerful questions to help a team resolve problems and design solutions.

 

Change Your Questions – Change Your World

Change Your Questions

Questions are powerful tools in the hands of agile teams that can help people discover innovative solutions that have been locked inside waiting to be released into our products! This high-energy workshop teaches how questions can be used to help a team learn, grow, and break through thought barriers. Learn what makes certain questions provoke more thought than others and how to make your questions more impactful. Participants in this session will discover how to change the way they currently communicate to incorporate powerful questions that will unlock new thinking patterns in their teams. They will also interactively learn how to identify if the way questions are being asked are actually impacting others in the manner intended.

 

 

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