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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 11. Agile Coach Failure, Recovery, and Success Modes

I know so much about the many ways agile coaches fail because I have failed by falling into the trap of every one of them presented in this chapter. I know a lot about agile coach success factors, too, because I have picked them up from watching others coach successfully, and I have asked those same coaches to tell me what I do that helps teams outperform even their wildest imaginings. (I often can’t see that myself.) Over time, I have categorized common failures and successes as ways of operating, or modes. This chapter presents the various failure and success modes I have cataloged so that you can consider how they operate in your coaching.

It’s probably human nature, but I have ...

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