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Modern XP Game, Agile Games 2018, Boston, MA

Carlos and I presented “Modern XP Game” at the Agile Games 2018. As we mentioned in one of the opening slides, we took the original XP Game and added more concepts to it. In this specific instance, we added experimentation and modern collaborations to the original gameplay. The following from  Alistair Cockburn resonated with us and… Continue reading Modern XP Game, Agile Games 2018, Boston, MA

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Coaching, Coach & You Talk; A Shorter Version of Effective Yet Effortless Coaching

I talked on one of my favorite topics, Coaching for the Torontonians in an event organized by Envision Agile. The audience was a group of Agile enthusiasts. The organizers were present at one of my prior coaching talks, reached out and asked me to give a talk at their event, and I gladly accepted it. This time, I… Continue reading Coaching, Coach & You Talk; A Shorter Version of Effective Yet Effortless Coaching

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Simple Coaching Program At Points

I ran a coaching program at Points. This mini-coaching program, which I called it Simple Coaching Program was mainly designed for Scrum Masters. However, Scrum Master Managers, Development Leads, and Project Managers joined the program as well. The Simple Coaching Program consisted of the following topics: Coaching (Simple Coaching Model) Conflict and how we deal with… Continue reading Simple Coaching Program At Points

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Coaching Triads – The Most Effective Way to Practice Coaching in a Safe and Confidential Space

Coaching Triads are a setting in which you can practice coaching and get better at it. It requires a safe and confidential space to practice coaching. So be clear about that. How does it work? In three rounds, you practice coaching as a coach, a client, and an observer. In each rotation, you play a… Continue reading Coaching Triads – The Most Effective Way to Practice Coaching in a Safe and Confidential Space

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The Art of Asking for Feedback – How to Avoid Feedback Failure Modes?

I was asking for feedback. It is a habit of mine. Maybe I am doing it too much. I learned much from feedback that I can not live without it! It was for a session I taught and facilitated. I asked for feedback in different ways. The outcome was very interesting. Some of the feedback… Continue reading The Art of Asking for Feedback – How to Avoid Feedback Failure Modes?

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My Learnings from a Session I Taught, Myself (XP, Feedback + Notes)

I facilitated a session to simulate planning, development, feedback and iteration in an Agile fashion. I used a simulation called XP Game. This game originated based on the concepts introduced in eXtreme Programming book by Kent Beck. It provides a visual and interactive way to understand the values of XP, and to a wider extent… Continue reading My Learnings from a Session I Taught, Myself (XP, Feedback + Notes)

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iLEAD Coaching Kick-Start

I attended “iLEAD Coaching Kick-Start” course in September 2016. This course offered by Donna Robbins and focused on coaching and its fundamentals, and eventually becoming a better coach-like in our daily lives. It also touched on feedback and different approaches of communicating it. The following is the outline of the course: Description:To align with the… Continue reading iLEAD Coaching Kick-Start