Agile Coach Camp Canada 2013 Snapshots from a far...

As much as I would love to travel the world only attending agile conferences and agile unconferences I simply can't. Instead i'll review the outputs and create learning snapshots to add to my coaching tool kit. These are some favourites from the Agile Coach Camp held in Canada June 2013. Note: If you recognise any of your words in these snapshots please let me know so that I can assign you credt. Some of the videos don't give presenter names.

How to teach anything; 1. The first lesson of teaching is to teach them where they are at 2. We need to discover what their hurdles are – emotional & knowledge 3. Understand what their motives – work with them to find that motivation Motivation is where you will get the engagement All learning is made through meaningful association

How many coaches does it take to change a light bulb? 1. Well, it depends 2. Why do you ask? 3. Who’s willing to pay, i’m tired of freebies 4. Who has the problem 5. Do you mind if I ask you 5 questions first 6. Lets visualise this 7. How do you know the light bulb is the problem 8. How do you know it’s fixed 9. We need to add some disciplines to this so we can scale 10. Do you know what your organisation culture is?

"Solve problems, real problems and don't just focus on agile as the only solution...cause I just want to make the world suck a little less"

"What ever you are scared to do on stage - is exactly what you should do! Is there anything in your life, in this conference come up and do it. The more you get out of your comfort zone, the more you'll get out of it."

10 steps to proper motorcycleing cornering, and leaning into the corners of your life - using motorcycling as a metaphor 1. position yourself so you don't catch your toe 2. prepare your body before the corner 3. use counter-force to lean into the corner 4. set your sites on the next horizon 5. and release into it

"As a coach we ask questions that allow the student to come up with the answer." (Questions that lead to the insight needed for the student to learn.)