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In this episode of The Agile Coach, host Vivek is joined back again by Adam Miner, an experienced Agile Coach with a background as a Scrum Master. He has worked in various roles in the Agile space, including coaching and mentoring teams in Agile practices. Adam has a deep understanding of the Agile mindset and values and is skilled in facilitating change and driving organizational agility.
Adam shares his experience transitioning from a Scrum Master role to an Agile Coach role. He emphasizes the importance of developing the skill of influencing people through organic trust and respect. Adam believes that the ability to influence is crucial for both Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. He also highlights the value of understanding the Agile mindset and principles, rather than focusing solely on specific frameworks or certifications. Adam discusses the challenges of working with leadership and management teams, particularly in overcoming resistance to change. He emphasizes the need for Agile Coaches to balance their knowledge of Agile practices with strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Adam encourages new Agilists to be opportunistic and step out of their comfort zones to gain experience. He also advises seeking guidance from experienced professionals in the desired role.
- "The most effective skill in an Agile environment is the ability to influence people through organic trust and respect."
- "If you understand the mindset of agility and take the values and principles to heart, you can apply them to any process or situation."
- "It's difficult to convince leadership that changing the way they think is necessary to achieve different results."
- "The best coaches have a delicate balance of training and coaching, combining Agile knowledge with strong interpersonal skills."
- "The goal for any coach should be to scale Agile leadership and create self-organizing teams."
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