In the days leading up to the Global Scrum Gathering (Orlando, FL), the Braintrust Consulting Group organized a two-day Training from the BACK of the Room (TBR) workshop just up the road from the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. It was a fast-paced, high-energy two days with Sharon Bowman and 32 attendees, set in a
Recorded at the Scrum Coaching Retreat in San Diego, Vic (@AgileCoffee) sits down with Daniel Gullo (@danielgullo) of Scrum Alliance's global steering committee for retreats, Stuart Young (@Stuartliveart) of Radtac, and participants Leon Sabarsky (@LeonSabarsky), Michael Bode (@ContactBode), Andrew Webster (@AndrewMWebster), Dr. Sam Swapn (@swapnassinha), and Bella Musial (@bellabianca).
Here's a video of Stuart at
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Recorded at the Scrum Coaching Retreat in San Diego with Vic (@AgileCoffee) and guests Bernie Maloney (@berniemaloney) and Kim Brainard (@agilebrain1). Dr.Dave joins near the end.
Bernie and Kim talk about their experiences with their team (Transformers!). For two+ days at the retreat, Bernie acted
Vic is joined by Zach Bonaker (@ZachBonaker) and Larry Lawhead (@LarryLawhead) at the Cape Rey in Carlsbad for a lively morning of Agile and Coffee.
In this episode, our Agile heroes discuss:
Why companies lose Scrum focus
Power of Metaphor
What have you been reading lately?
Here's the long list of books that Larry started and Zach and I added to:
Are you new to Scrum Coaching Retreats? Wondering what exactly you’re signing up for? I was in that position last year, and I’d like to share my observations.
It is not a conference, as there are no sessions or speakers. It is Agile Coaches working in Scrum teams, diving deep into topics that they are
Recorded live from the Agile Open SoCal (Irvine, California), Victor (@AgileCoffee) is joined by three new guests: Aaron Griffith (@Aaron_Griffith), Colleen Kirtland (@CSKirtland) and Brock Nunn (@BANunn). In addition to general comments about the Open Space event, we also discuss:
Mob Programming and the Anti-Sprint Invasion
Were you surprised at the Agile Open?
The Importance of Culture
Lean Coffee recorded in Seattle, June 24, 2015
Vic (@AgileCoffee) attended the Scrum Alliance's fourth Scrum Coaching Retreat in the USA. It was three days of examination of what it means to be a coach in a scrum environment and how we can improve our coaching methods worldwide.
In the first two days, participants had the
Scrum Day San Diego 2015
Victor (@AgileCoffee) participated in Scrum Day San Diego and interviewed a number of participants, including the winners of the Agile San Diego usergroup's annual Agile Awards. Congratulations to Joe Dailey (winner of the Agilist of the Year, 2014) and to ID Analytics (recipient of the 2014 Agile San Diego Team
Back in March I led a pair coaching workshop at Scrum Day Orange County 2015. My goal with the session was to examine a few pair-coaching roles, share a list of competency areas for Scrum Masters, and use dominoes to demonstrate viable situations where pairing will help the coach, her team, or the larger organization.
Theme: Agile Community Events
Dr. Dave (@DrCorneliusInfo) joins Vic (@AgileCoffee) for a beautiful morning on Huntington Beach discussing all manner of Agile community events: Agile Opens (and other open space uses), coaching retreats and camps, lean coffees, hackathons. Dave talks about the 5Saturdays model, and we tell how to find, get involved and host these