Agile Coaching, Mentoring and Facilitation

Scrum Master Certification, Scrum Certification, Agile Certification, Scrum Training, Scrum Course, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont
Scrum Master Certification, Scrum Certification, Agile Certification, Scrum Training, Scrum Course, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont

Experienced and Certified Professional Agile Coach​

As an Agile coach I use my deep experience, knowledge and training to dance between the stances of Agile coaching, mentoring, facilitation and teaching for Scrum Teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners to leaders and even a CIO of a Fortune 75 company.  Below is a sample tasting menu of what I have done.

A Tasting Menu

  • Provided 1:1 hands on coaching and mentoring to numerous Scrum Teams, Scrum Masters and Product Owners, helping move them beyond mechanical Scrum to professional Scrum.

  • Facilitated and designed workshops and coaching to help new Scrum teams get started with a Product vision, roadmap, personas, initial Product Backlog, working agreements, team norms, definition of “Done”, estimation, and team building.

  • Educated the organization to leverage metrics to think beyond velocity and burn-down charts, designing a team health check template for teams to adopt and measure more effective outcomes, based on dimensions of value, flow, quality and team health.

  • Developed a team maturity health check to drive continuous improvement within teams and organizations.

  • Facilitated multiple training events including

    • Scrum for Managers

    • Metrics

    • Roles & Responsibilities.

    • Scrum Fundamentals

    • Story Mapping

    • User Story Workshops

    • Estimation

    • Adaptive Planning

    • Scrum Mastery

    • Liberating Structures

    • ‘Ask an Agile Coach’

    • Lean Coffee sessions

  • Introduced teams to Management 3.0 techniques through facilitated workshops, including Moving Motivators, Delegation Poker and Personal Maps.
  • Partnered with a colleague to build an Agile studio of recommended Agile practices and anti-patterns, serving an organization of over 270 Agile Teams.
  • As a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), facilitated workshops on Scaling, Value Stream Mapping and Agile Release Train creation used the Scaled Agile Framework toolkits.
  • Nurtured Agile Communities of Practice. Frequently blogged on relevant Agile topics.
  • Coached a program of 10 Scrum Teams to leverage scaling patterns to become more effective at value delivery.
  • Provided Scrum Team tune-ups and boot camps.
  • Assisted with a SAFe Agile Release Train's preparation for and facilitation of Program Increment (PI) Planning.
  • Prepared a client's 'State of Agile' Scrum Master Survey on a quarterly basis.