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This week, Dan Neumann is joined by Christine Bush, an experienced Agile consultant, sharing how she got where she is on her Agile journey.
This episode is dedicated to those who might be new in the Agility field and are looking for guidance and inspiration to persist in moving forward on this continuous learning journey that the enables Agility. Listen to Christine’s testimony about a Special Education Teacher and Agile expert, who applies and combines her training to assist organizations following Agile principles.
Where did Christine start?
Her education started in history and political science, but then turned toward the field of special education, where she spent almost five years.
Special education requires teachers to build specific curriculums adapted to each student’s needs.
These skills are helpful now in Agile, while she helps clients achieve their particular goals.
The reasons Christine turned her attention to a technology-related field:
Writing a grant showed how passionate she felt about “management” tasks.
During her time in special education, she researched, learned, and taught others about brand-new computer software.
Christine started working for a Software Company.
Joined the PMI
Obtained her PMP
Later, she got her PMI-ACP.
Christine began her education on the Agile ways where she met all kinds of different professionals shifting to Agile.
Willing to try on different roles
What overlaps did Christine see between special education and a more technology-oriented environment?
The common points among these fields were:
- Implemented robust frameworks.
- Research-based studies are in both fields’ foundations.
- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
- Problem-solving in general.
- Collaboration and communication.
- Coaching a Team.
How is coaching similar in Special education and the Agile methodology?
Coaching is done in different parts of the organization.
Coaching is helping others grow; students or organizations.
People enjoy down-to-earth examples that coaches give to define abstract concepts.
Students of all ages love activities.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Turn the Ship Around! - David Marquet
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