With this coachs cookbook, Jon has managed to create a thing of both great simplicity and immense value. A must read for the coaching community, this is an easily referenceable guide to coaching excellence, full of handy hints, tips, tools and techniques. As a coach, no matter your experience, expertise and specialism, this is a resource you will all want in your back pocket. Gustav Bjorkeroth, CEO at Radtac There are so many self-proclaimed-and-promoting agile experts, and best\-selling agile authors. Its challenging to decipher whos right, who to engage with, or who to follow. Then theres Jon Ward of Beneficial Consulting. Jons pragmatic and catalytic approach nullifies these challenges. Within the world of agile transformation, transitioning from waterfall to agile, Jon stands up and out providing practical advice based on successful recent experience. This book provides an essential read for agile coaches who wish to make a difference. Alan Gedye, Head: People Change Management and Enablement, Absa Johannesburg
The Agile Coach’s Cookbook About the Author Dedication Copyright Information © Acknowledgement Introduction How to Use This Guide The Hors D’oeuvre Starters for the Coach and the Organisation Agile – A Dish with Many Spices PDCA Lean Principles Test-Driven Control Synchrony Ways of Working Coaching Competency Framework Coaching Contract Recipe Coaching Contract Ingredients Introducing the Coach to a Team The Coach’s Plan Recipe Coach’s Plan Ingredients Use of a Team Health Check Model Team Health Check Recipe The Health Check Ingredients The Questions for Team Development Coaching Diary Recipe Coach’s Diary Template The Reflective Practice Recipe Reflective Practice Ingredients Changing the PMO Recipe Changing the PMO Ingredients The Lean-Agile PMO Recipe Implementing the Lean-Agile PMO Ingredients Serving Suggestions the Hors D’oeurves The Entrée – Recipes for Working with Teams Team Charter – Recipe Rapid Team Start-Up Recipe Roles and Responsibilities Recipes Agile Process Tailoring Recipe Agile Process Tailoring Ingredients Definitions of Ready and Done Ingredients Requirements Analysis Recipe Requirements Analysis Ingredients The Benefits Mapping Recipe Benefits Mapping Ingredients Sprint Backlog Refinement Sprint Backlog Refinement Recipe Kanban Backlog Management Kanban Backlog Management Recipe Estimation Recipes The Initial Estimation Recipe T-shirt Sizing Recipe T-shirt Sizing Ingredients Kanban Estimation Recipe Kanban Control Ingredients The Design to Cost Recipe Design to Cost Ingredients Agile Risk Management Recipe Agile Risk Management Ingredients Release Planning Recipe Release Planning Ingredients Agile Testing Recipes Agile Testing Ingredients Test Planning Recipe Test Plan Ingredients Test-driven recipe Acceptance Test-Driven Development Recipe The Acceptance Test-Driven Ingredients Behaviour Driven Development Recipe Test-driven Development Recipe Continuous Testing Recipe Model-based Testing (MBT) Recipe Applied Test Metrics Recipe Activity Control Recipe Activity Control Ingredients Managing Activities Using Scrum Recipe Scrum Control Metrics Recipe Managing Activities Using Kanban Recipe Kanban Work-in-Progress Limits Recipe Kanban Control Metrics Recipe Continuous Improvement Sprint Retrospective Recipe Retrospective Ingredients Recipes for Long-lived Teams Long-lived Maintaining a Coaching Position Avoiding Declining Productivity The Entrées – Serving Suggestions Set Menus – For Programmes and Larger Activities Self-Selecting Teams’ Recipe Self-selecting Teams’ Ingredients. Large Team Process Tailoring Recipe, The Big-Room Planning Recipe To Scale a Team or Not? Scaling is Hard What Can Be Done Instead of Scaling? The Scaling-Scrum Recipe Aggregating Kanban DevOps Recipes The Agile QA Coach Recipe The Recipe for Agile Outside of IT Agile Outside of IT Ingredients Set Menus – Serving Suggestions Transformational Dinner Parties! Enterprise Agile Coaching Recipe Why is Agile so Hard? The Situational Analysis Systemic “Blockers” Recipe Executive Action Team Recipe Executive Action Team Ingredients Lean-Agile PMO as a Catalyst PMO As a Catalyst Ingredient Agile Portfolio Management Recipe Portfolio Management Recipes Rolling Wave Portfolio Planning Ingredients Agile Transformation Stages Recipe Exploration – The Initial Stage Essential Benchmarks Recipe We Tried It Once but… Formalisation – the Transformation Stage Step 1 – The Formal “Go-Agile” Decision The Why Agile? Recipe – The Link Between Strategy and Agile Transformation Business Case Recipe Step 2 – The Transformation Sundial Recipe The Transformation Sundial Ingredients Ownership of the Plan Ingredients The Plan – the Coaching Ingredients Broad and Shallow or Narrow and Deep Strategies Broad and Shallow Ingredients Narrow and Deep Ingredients Identifying the Anti-Agile Patterns Following the Finances Recipe Systemic Challenges Recipe Systemic Challenges Ingredients Planning the Communications Recipe Communications Ingredients Managing Stakeholder Recipe Communications Plan Template Step 3 – Support Model Recipe Agile Champion Recipe Step 4 – Creating the new WOW – the framework fixation Tailoring of the Framework Recipe Role Mapping Recipe Building the Agile Ecosystem Quality Assurance Recipe Step 5 – Train the Team Members Coach and Support Teams’ Recipes Coaching and Supporting the Sponsor’s Recipe Coaching Sponsor’s Ingredients Step 6 – Mobilise Step 7 – Transition of In-Flight activities Candidate Activities to Transition Ingredients Step 8 – Coach and Support Allocation of Coaches to Teams’ Recipe Communities of practice The PMO As a Catalyst Step 9 – Measure the Results Recipe The Benefit of Measuring Recipe Transformation Progress Recipe Measuring Progress Ingredients Normalisation Stage – Moving to BAU Activity Assurance and the PMO The Activity Assurance Recipe Dinner Parties – Serving Suggestions References
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