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Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition by Lyssa Adkins

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Chapter 7. Coach as Teacher

An agile coach takes on the job of teacher many times throughout the life of a team. There is much for the team to learn. Right from the start, agile coaches teach agile at its simplest and most powerful. Then, they constantly coach teams to come back to the simple and powerful, where agile thrives.

This chapter details prime teaching times and topics: teaching agile during team start-up, during restarts, and during unexpected moments; teaching the roles in agile; and continuously holding people to the best expression of those roles.

The first time to teach comes up fast—at the outset of the team. Done well, the team start-up can be jet fuel to a team, helping them to go further and faster than they ever imagined. ...

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