The next Agile KC meeting will be 6:30 PM  Thursday February 25, 2016 at Centriq Training.

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Meeting Topic:   Retrospective on Being an Internal Agile Coach

Meeting Learning:
As we’ve discussed numerous times over the years, getting organizations to change is difficult.  Often times the changes aren’t fully understood and many different issues and impediments arise along the way.  The role of the ‘Coach’ has often times been assumed to be the one to help deal with these challenges.  This coach might be an internal W2 employee of the organization or they may be an external consultant.  Each perspective has its unique strengths and challenges.  
This month the Agile KC group is going to look at the role of the internal coach.  Are they a change agent responsible for driving the change? Are they a truth teller responsible for keeping the organization transparent?  Are they responsible for ensuring alignment across the enterprise? 
Meeting Description:
Join us as Scott Bird shares his thoughts on being and internal coach.  In Scott’s words,
“I’ve been doing agile for over 10 years now, and a full-time internal coach for the past 4 years. In those 4 years, I’ve had my share of annual reviews, but I’m not sure my boss quite knew what to do with me, as I’m the only coach in the building. But I never remember doing a true agile retrospective on being a coach. So in the spirit of being agile, this presentation will be a retrospective of my work over the last four years. What did I do well? What could I have done better? What will I commit do doing better in the future? And along the way, I think my observations will be able to help coaches, teams, and managers navigate their own agile journeys.”
Bring your questions and experiences to share.
Speakers Bio:
Scott Bird is the Process Excellence Leader for se2, responsible for process definition, training, and coaching for teams and projects at se2. He also contributes to a variety of process improvement projects and helps teams facilitate dynamic, productive, and valuable meetings and planning sessions. He has over 10 years of agile and agile implementation experience and over 20 years of traditional project management experience. He has a bunch of alphabet soup behind his name, but bottom line it’s really all about the collaboration and communication between teams in the organization.

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