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Thursday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Coachasaurus Rex

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There are a growing number of agile coaches offering services today. It seems to grow with each year and each update of a methodology or offering of a new certification. Yet, the quality and value of an agile coach does not seem to be increasing. According to Payscale.com, pay for an agile coach does not change much by experience and there are many agile coaching positions, even enterprise agile coaching positions, that require 5 years or less of experience in agile, with specific frameworks as a plus. The perceived need for actual coaching at many companies is immediate, while the perceived value of specific coaches is often less than stellar. Yet, the coach is seen as higher in the agile delivery chain than a scrum master or a developer, perhaps driving the desire of anyone who has been on one program and done something agile to brand themselves as an agile coach.
So why do we continue to sell ourselves as agile coaches (in full disclosure, I am an ICAgile Expert Agile Coach)? What is the value that we provide? Is it worth it to companies or to the community?
We can use the Agile Coaching Institute's coaching wheel or we can use the ICAgile learning objectives or we can use the Scrum Alliance CTC or CEC requirements to measure what a coach should be, yet does that really answer the underlying problem facing agile coaching today?
I propose that we do something different and start illustrating what specific value we bring as individuals and provide a framework to identify the right fit for a company and coach. Are you or do you need a process mechanic, a technical guru, or a transformation guide?
Come and help me discover how we can do this together.

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Joshua Seckel

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Josh is speaking about agile coaching and about agile acquisitions at Agile and Beyond. But is more than happy to chat about many agile topics and has strong opinions, loosely held on most of them.Joshua Seckel is Sevatec’s Chief Solutions Architect for Agile/DevSecOps. As an industry-recognized... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Conference Room B