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Welcome to Keep Austin Agile 2017, an exciting conference packed with 35 sessions crafted by speakers from the Austin agile community and around the country. Whether you are a newbie or a experienced Agilist, we’ve got you covered. Join Agile Austin for our 5th Keep Austin Agile Conference. Register Today!
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Thursday, May 25 • 9:35am - 10:35am
Power Coaching - Pushing the Boundaries to Build Better Teams

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The first rule of coaching Agile teams is that the team knows best. Allow the team to solve its own problems. Let them learn through failure. But where is the line? Do we allow them to do anything? If that’s the case, then how do you challenge them to get better? It’s time to stop compromising our own values in the name of self-organization. In order to help teams improve, we have to be willing to give direct feedback and challenge decisions when appropriate. But sometimes in our zeal to push people to the next level, we cross the line and push too hard. That’s why it is important to be prepared with a strategy for repairing the relationship ahead of time.

This interactive learning session will give participants (1) insights on why it is important to understand that working from a coaching stance is not utilizing the full breath of the role as an Agile coach, (2) a pattern for designing an alliance with teams that creates the container for a strong partnership, and (3) strategies to repair the coaching relationship when a breach happens.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard

Agile Coach, Improving
Allison Pollard helps people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Allison enjoys mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering... Read More →
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Cherie Silas

Director, Enterprise Agile Coach, Cox Automotive
Cherie is a Certified Enterprise Coach who enjoys leading, training, and mentoring people to arrive at the place they define as success in both personal and professional life. Her goal is to invest the experience and talents she has gathered through years of learning, often times... Read More →


Thursday May 25, 2017 9:35am - 10:35am
Room 5