Agile Coaching is a relatively new profession in the world of software. In the very beginning of agile, there was no concept of the “Agile Coach” as a role. There were two fan favorites on the scene in the beginning. There was Extreme Programming (XP), with the “Coach” role as the facilitator of the process, Scrum with the “Scrum Master as the facilitator.As people started seeing the benefits of agile, companies wanted to change. Shortly after the signing of the Agile Manifesto, Agile Coaches started to emerge. Companies needed help transitioning to Scrum and/or XP.
At first, Agile Coaches were mostly agile teachers, teaching people the “practices” of the frameworks primarily at the team level. Quickly, as organizations wanted to expand their adoption of agile, the profession grew to be much more than that of a teacher. Now, with scaling frameworks becoming ubiquitous, there is yet even more that is required of the agile coach.
During this Webinar, we will go review where Agile Coaching started, where it is now, and where it should go.