I first started using XP in 2000, learned about the Agile Manifesto in 2002 directly from some of the authors and have been teaching, mentoring and coaching organisations, teams and individuals in agile values, principles and a wide range of practices for 16 years. I have attained the ICE-AC expert certification in agile coaching, which requires proving competency to a panel of existing experts.
What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
What is the current state of practice in agile coaching and how can we as a community of coaches raise the bar and ensure that coaching is doing good rather than causing harm in the community. Agile Coach is a very popular role title today, but how many coaches are truly competent in the discipline - how do we help each other on our coaching journeys?
How do you plan to contribute?
I've joined ICAgile and am a part of the "agile-industrial complex" - we provide certification pathways and learning outcomes for training providers to build training classes against.
Are we perpetuating evil or providing a service to the community?
I want to discuss the value or otherwise of the learning outcomes, certification approaches, and ways we can make them more useful to the community.
How do we uphold standards in accreditation, training, certification and assessment to build credibility rather than skepticism.
What makes a good coach, and how do we know?