Understanding Agile and Lean Coaching by Paul Boos

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Excella Consulting

2300 Wilson Blvd. · Arlington, VA

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6th floor Excella Arlington Tech Exchange

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This session will explore what coaches do, how they build their expertise, and considerations one can have when they think about coaching (including hiring one). We’ll integrate some development psychology from Spiral Dynamics and Integral Theory as a way of explaining coaching journeys. In taking this view, you get a very detailed understanding of coaching and what type of coach you may need for your long haul or even your shorter term needs.


Paul Boos (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulboos) (@paul_boos (https://twitter.com/paul_boos)) serves as as a coach helping executives, senior managers, and teams transform their software development thinking and how to effectively lead. A passionate learner, he has continued to experientially learn better ways to do things in management positions inside the Federal Government, in contractors, in the commercial software product industry and as a Navy officer over his 28 year career.

Paul’s passion is helping others; he has been a key organizer of the US Agile Coach Camp (http://agilecoachcamp.org/) for almost every year since it started and has run the local DC-based Government Lean-Agile Software and Systems Conference (GLASScon). He also runs the Games for Agility, Learning, and Engagement (http://www.meetup.com/Games-for-Agililty-Learning-Engagement/) meet-up group and has spoken at several conferences including Agile2014, Path to Agility 2015, Saturn 2015, and most of the Agile DC conferences.

Book Giveaway: 1 agile-related book

When: November 16th, 2015 at 6:00 pm (See Agenda Below)

Where: Excella Consulting, 6th Floor Arlington Tech Exchange, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201

Cost: Free thanks to our sponsors


Thank you to our main sponsor Excella Consulting for hosting our meetings and providing pizza and refreshments.

Excella is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities (http://www.meetup.com/DC-Scrum-User-Group/pages/Open_Job_Opportunity/) page. Excella is offering DCSUG members a discount for upcoming Agile training classes (https://www.excella.com/training). Just ask us. .


6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network

6:30 – 8:00 Presentation/Discussion/Game/Workshop

8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and more networking

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