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Being a Technical Coach. Part VII

Being a Technical Coach. Part VII

OKR -- the golden thread / tie that binds...CFR -- the conversations, feedback, recognition that makes the OKR more meaningful, purposeful, and impactful. Objectives and key results (OKR) -- is a powerful and useful tool. You set objectives and its corresponding key result (Feedback loop) to see how you are progressing towards the achievement of the goal/objective. Without OKR, inattention to where you are heading and inattention to result happen. Inattention to results is a sign of a team dysfunction. Setting goals/objectives with key results defined is paramount. At the team-level, every iteration must have an iteration goal and key…
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Being a Technical Coach. Part VI

Being a Technical Coach. Part VI

Team-level. Why bother having a Daily Standup (DSU)? Every iteration has at least one iteration goal... and it must be S.M.A.R.T. goal... and meaningful goal. A meaningful conversation about a meaningful goal at a DSU is a good DSU. A conversation with the team on how you are progressing the iteration goal is more meaningful than you just telling what you have done for a particular story on the iteration. You can also talk about any impediment that is stopping you from progressing... or any dependency that could put the iteration at risk. Feedback -- fast feedback from the team…
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Being a Technical Coach. Part V

Being a Technical Coach. Part V

OKR and CFR ... you have heard these before... right? OKR = Objectives and key results. CFR = Conversation, Feedback, Recognition. SAFe has OKRs and CFRs written all over the place but not explicitly called as such ... but the spirits of these two live in and alive in SAFe. So where can we find OKRs and CFRs in SAFe? How do these two relate to scaling up from teams to program to large solution to Portfolio to the enterprise's? As a SAFe technical coach (I am referring to SAFe SPCs) and a business coach, you must be aware of…
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Being a Technical Coach. Part IV

Being a Technical Coach. Part IV

SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) -- if SAFe were a school, it would be much like a huge public school with 1000 + students. A small magnet school scaled up; Scrum scaled up! It can also be scaled up to a huge University! SAFe's core -- at the team-level -- is Scrum. Scaled up to a team of agile teams (Agile Release Train (ART)) at a program-level. Scaled up to a team of team of agile teams at a large solutions level. On top of that, there is a portfolio-level with themes to connect to the enterprise's strategy. Its power is…
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Being a Technical Coach. Part II

Within the Lean-Agile domain/subject of interest, the following will be covered here: Kanban, Scrum, and SAFe. Let's start with Kanban. If these three (Kanban, Scrum, SAFe) were schools, Kanban would be a Montessori school... where free-spirited children thrive... children who take things as they come and complete all things whenever these get completed. The car shop is another analogy ...they take in car repairs as they come ... no pre-planning ... no constraint on how long the repair will take ... just an estimate ... it will be done when it is done. A related good read about this car…
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Being a Technical Coach

Being a Technical Coach

Yes, there is such a thing as technical coach... and not solely a transformational coach. There is also a business coach -- if you are curious as to what else is out there...many more types of coaches of course; but we will stick with these three types of coaches. One person can be all of these three types of coaches; or be a specialist to one type. The context of this series is about 'Lean-Agile'. Just setting the stage/boundary... for better focus and clarity. It is not all about mindset shift ... one should also be superior in technical matters...…
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