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Boulder ScrumMaster Meetup (MAY) Coaching Techniques (pt.2) w/ Christen McLemore

  • May 17 · 6:00 PM
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Come join us!

*** Please Note: We are meeting on the 3rd Wednesday this month ***

We are thrilled to announce the Christen McLemore will be returning this month for Part 2 of her March talk, "Common Coaching Techniques and Answers We Keep Getting Wrong"!  Even if you were unable to attend in March, this talk will still be valuable to you.

This should be another fun, interactive, informative evening with Christen, from which you'll all be able to immediately take these techniques back to your office to utilize to benefit yourselves, your teams, and your organizations.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Marie& Kim :)

Co-Organizers, Boulder Scrum Master meetup

Title: Common Coaching Techniques and Answers We Keep Getting Wrong (Part 2)


How should teams use Spikes? Which sizing and estimating technique are we teaching? What about dedicated SMs or POs and tasking out stories during Sprint Planning? If there’s more than one coach in the room, you’ll have different advice and opinions.  From the team's perspective, sometimes they want options but often they just want a single "right" answer and are frustrated with different answers.  In Christen's talk, she will cover a few key areas where coaches disagree on the techniques and share some of her experience when working with multiple coaches that led to a common approach and consistent guidance.  With examples and advice in this talk, you will have some common practice ideas to take back to the office and discuss with your fellow coaches.

About Christen:

Christen is a Principle Transformation Consultant with CA Technologies in Denver, CO. After seeing a need for better software at United Airlines reservations, she left to begin her IT career in 1996 as a Business Analyst with Airline Tariff Publishing Company and continued to grow her career in Systems Analysis, Project Management and Program Management at AOL.  Christen has over decades of experience in a variety of roles and environments and is passionate about using Agile methods to help guide teams in the implementation of quality products and deliverables that would stand out as successful examples to other teams and encourage Agile practices at an organizational level. She brings a unique combination of coaching at the team, manager and executive levels to reinforce their roles and how they are each responsible for the success of Agile.


• (6:00pm-6:30pm): Networking, Food, & Drinks

• (6:30pm - 6:45pm): Announcements (including job openings & job seekers)

• (6:45pm-8:00pm): Interactive Presentation (including Q&A)

We look forward to seeing you!

If you have questions or comments, please contact the Boulder Scrum Master Meetup Co-Organizers, Kim Chiarello & Marie Struckman.

Food Sponsor for this event: Alteryx

Attendees can receive 2 SEU's per meeting toward the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).

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  • Ben W.

    Conference call in real life:

    1 · May 24

  • Marella C.

    Where is the link to the YouTube video someone was going to share?

    May 23

  • Marella C.

    Thank you, Christen!

    May 23

  • Christen (.

    Here is the revised deck that I presented at MileHigh Agile 2017 this week! Enjoy!

    May 23

  • Nancy D.

    Great presentation!

    May 18

  • Marie S.

    Thank you, Deb Choate, Ben Wiz and Mike for your help with manning the door, setting up, and cleaning up. Your help and support is invaluable!

    May 18

  • Marie S.

    Nancy Dodds and Alteryx, Thank you for hosting us last night. You make it so easy. You are the hostess with the mostest :)

    May 18

  • Marie S.

    Thanks, Christen, for a simple, practical view of the areas in scrum that we all struggle with. I picked up a few tidbits and shared with my product owner when I got home. Your presentation style is so enjoyable! Thanks for spending the night with us.

    May 18

  • Lynn W.

    Child graduated yesterday and I overestimated the amount of energy I would have today, after the event and the party! I need a nice quiet evening at home ;-) I look forward to seeing this presentation at Mile High Agile next week!!!

    May 17

    • Marie S.

      Dang, we won't get to see your smiling face! See ya tomorrow at the Mile High Agile conference volunteer event.

      2 · May 17

    • Lynn W.

      Absolutely! Gotta save my energy for that! Have fun tonight :-)

      May 17

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