Coaching Agile Teams – Interpersonal Skills a Must

I know that coaching is hard. It requires many skills including: facilitation, encouragement, experience, an openness to learn, and interpersonal skills. I have learned that many believe that good Agile training and coaching requires technical skills (in a software development environment) above any other ability. I do believe that technical are important. However, those skills can be learned and advanced within the time with a team, training and/or coaching.

I have met many people that would like to train and coach. The one thing that seems to be lacking in many of them that would like to be effective is strong and well-developed interpersonal skills. I mean skills that include the ability to relate well with others, the ability to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with others as they learn and practice the art of being Agile, and the ability to observe and offer suggestions with humility.

Technical skills can be learned over time. Interpersonal skills are much harder to learn and have a much deeper impact on those that are being trained and coached. The second set of skills help teams develop, aid management in becoming part of the Agile transformation, and allow individuals to become partners in the process of culture change.

Wouldn’t you want an Agile coach that has integrity, wisdom, and humility over one that is proficient in .Net, Java, and can build databases?


Affiliated Promotions:

Try our automated online Scrum coach: Scrum Insight - free scores and basic advice, upgrade to get in-depth insight for your team. It takes between 8 and 11 minutes for each team member to fill in the survey, and your results are available immediately. Try it in your next retrospective.

Please share!
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
Berteig
Upcoming Courses
View Full Course Schedule
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
Toronto
C$1395.00
Jun 4
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Jun 8
2019
Details
Certified Agile Leadership® (CAL 1)
Toronto
C$2200.00
Jun 10
2019
Details
Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO)
Toronto
C$1695.00
Jun 11
2019
Details
Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP)
Toronto
C$1095.00
Jun 19
2019
Details
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
Toronto
C$1395.00
Jun 20
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1359.15
Jun 29
2019
Details
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
Toronto
C$1185.75
Jul 4
2019
Details
Kanban System Design® (KMP I)
Toronto
C$1440.75
Jul 4
2019
Details
Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster® (CSP-SM)
Online
C$2199.00
Jul 5
2019
Details
Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO)
Toronto
C$1440.75
Jul 11
2019
Details
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
Toronto
C$1185.75
Jul 16
2019
Details
Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster® (CSP-SM)
Online
C$2199.00
Jul 20
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1359.15
Jul 20
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Jul 26
2019
Details
Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP)
Toronto
C$930.75
Jul 31
2019
Details
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
Toronto
C$1185.75
Jul 31
2019
Details
Kanban Management Professional® (KMP II)
Toronto
C$1355.75
Aug 1
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Aug 9
2019
Details
Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO)
Toronto
C$1440.75
Aug 13
2019
Details
Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster® (CSP-SM)
Online
C$2199.00
Aug 16
2019
Details
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
Toronto
C$1185.75
Aug 21
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Aug 30
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1359.15
Sep 7
2019
Details
Kanban System Design® (KMP I)
Toronto
C$1440.75
Sep 10
2019
Details
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
Toronto
C$1185.75
Sep 11
2019
Details
Coach Skills for the Agile Workplace®
Toronto
C$2018.00
Sep 16
2019
Details
Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO)
Toronto
C$1440.75
Sep 17
2019
Details
Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP)
Toronto
C$930.75
Sep 19
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Sep 20
2019
Details
Leading SAFe® with SA Certification (+FREE Scaling Workshop)
Toronto
C$1185.75
Oct 1
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Oct 4
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1359.15
Oct 12
2019
Details
Kanban System Design® (KMP I)
Toronto
C$1440.75
Oct 24
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Oct 25
2019
Details
Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP)
Toronto
C$930.75
Oct 28
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Nov 22
2019
Details
Kanban Management Professional® (KMP II)
Toronto
C$1355.75
Dec 5
2019
Details
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (ACSM)
Online
C$1599.00
Dec 6
2019
Details
Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP)
Toronto
C$930.75
Dec 10
2019
Details
Kanban System Design® (KMP I)
Toronto
C$1440.75
Dec 11
2019
Details