An Exit Strategy for the Agile Coach

The End is Just the Beginning

My entire mission as a coach can be summed up by answering one question: How fast can I make myself no longer necessary? Well, it’s not as extreme as it sounds but from the first moment I begin coaching in an organization, I’m working to foster an environment where the momentum of change and growth is naturally generated […]

Episode Three: Even Happier Product Owners

The Illustrated Agile Podcast CoverThe role of a product owner in an organization transforming to greater agility brings its share of challenges but can also be quite fulfilling. Listen to Len Lagestee talk about the blog post “Even Happier Product Owners” and share his experiences when coaching the amazing people in this linchpin role.

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Even Happier Product Owners

Many years ago I suggested a noble cause for Scrum Masters…to create an amazing workplace and to have happy product owners. Pretty simple right? While measuring the happiness of others will always be subjective, the premise of this noble cause is to stress the importance of creating an environment for product owners to thrive and […]

Episode Two: Four Insights for an Agile Coach

The Illustrated Agile Podcast CoverThis one gets a little personal. Listen to Len Lagestee share some of the insights into his own growth and development as an Agile coach detailed in the post “4 Insights for an Agile Coach.” From acceptance to amplification, there is something powerful when we diminish the resistance.

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Episode One: The Togetherness of Agile

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The first ever Illustrated Agile podcast episode. Listen to Len Lagestee give a behind-the-scenes look into the origins of the blog post “The Togetherness of Agile.” 15 minutes packed with stories and practical advice for those doing the hard work to bring joy and productivity to their workplace.

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I’m a Scrum Master…Now What?

The Journey Starts With a Single Step

Key Takeaways Your decision to become a Scrum Master triggers the start of a journey to become the catalyst your organization needs. Becoming a first-time Scrum Master requires more than just attending training or receiving a certification. Agile education comes in many shapes and sizes so your training selections should align with your own learning […]

Should I Become a Scrum Master?

You Could Be The Spark Your Organization Needs

As Agile continues to expand its reach, more and more people are deciding to become a Scrum Master or they are being asked (told) to shift into to the role of a Scrum Master. If you are finding yourself in this situation, should you make the move? Perhaps you’ve been a project manager for much […]