What we're about

We are the local Agile community for Hampton Roads.

We host regularly scheduled meet-ups for all things Agile, including speakers, discussions, and networking.

No matter your level of experience, your job title, or your industry, we welcome you. Agile is for everyone! Agile is for more than just IT.

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Stop Coachsplaining - Finding Your Coaching Stance

Main Street Library

Join Agile757 for the July Meetup! As Agile Practitioners we're not just Scrum Masters, Product Owners, or team members, we're also servant leaders, continuous improvement mavens and coaches! Come hear Braz Brandt, Agile Coach, help us navigate the coaching space. Topic: Stop Coachsplaining - Finding Your Coaching Stance As Agile Coaches we straddle the fine line between "expert" and "coach". We work tirelessly to create the right environment and ask the best questions to unlock the goodness in those around us. Sometimes, though, we get asked a question or to facilitate something and we forget. We get excited. We get on a roll and jump into expert mode and forget to come back up for air. We start "Coachsplaining". In this workshop, we will learn about the different stances we take when we're coaching, and discover how to probe continuously to ensure we are taking the appropriate stance in every interaction. Agenda: 6:00 - 6:25 - Networking 6:25 - 6:30 - Community Announcements 6:30 - 7:45 - Presentation 7:45 - 8:00 - Cleanup and Networking Speaker: Braz Brandt Braz has been an Agile change leader and champion for more than a decade, working in the nonprofit, for-profit, government, and higher education sectors. During that time, he’s been a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Coach, and has most recently focused on management and leadership coaching – helping leaders, regardless of title, internalize their principle-based Agile mindset through coaching, training, and practices.

Does Your Team Need Psychotherapy?

TBD - Newport News, VA

Abstract: Experienced Agilists know that new ways of working are not sustainable apart from deep culture change. But their teams’ cultural artifacts— values statements, social contracts, and other "intangibles"—are not effective because they are not actionable and measurable. This session will provide new tools for the Agile toolbox: simple, psychotherapeutic principles and practices, proven to build high-performing teams and transform organizational culture, that may be introduced subtly by any Agile leader. We will walk through a simple Agile retrospective to demonstrate one way high-performing Agile teams are beginning to integrate psychotherapeutic techniques. Agenda: 6:00 - 6:25 - Networking 6:25 - 6:30 - Community Announcements 6:30 - 7:45 - Presentation 7:45 - 8:00 - Cleanup and Networking Bio: A former CIO, Maurice “Mo” Hagar is an enterprise Agile coach based in the USA. He has helped more than 60 Fortune 500 companies around the world, currently IBM, accelerate organizational change, performance, and outcomes. And he is at the forefront of a global conversation on the integration of Agile and psychology, including Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and Solution Focused Therapy.

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