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Dublin North Agile (DNA for short) is a not-for-profit agile support group. If you're a scrum master, product owner, developer, agile coach, agile leader, or have an interest in agile product delivery, Scrum, Kanban or any agile practices, then this group could be for you.

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Upcoming events (2)

"Extraordinarily BadAss Agile Coaching - Conversation Practicum" with Bob Galen

Really happy to welcome Bob Galen to DNA in May. Over to Bob to describe the event:

My name is Bob Galen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobgalen/) and I’m currently writing a book on agile coaching. The tentative title is 'Extraordinarily BadAss Agile Coaching' or EBAC.

I’m exploring some of the critical models in the book and am looking to run a session with your group that explores practicing agile coaching. It’s a great way to sharpen your skills and experience by running through some simulated coaching scenarios.

We’ll be using the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel and a Coaching Arc model in our coaching practice session.

We’ll have the following agenda:
1. Introductions.
2. Introduce the ACGW and the Coaching Arc models.
a. Specifically exploring the Coaching, Advising, and Facilitate Learning stances from the wheel.
3. I’ll explain the coaching Dojo (Triad) structure we’ll be using for practice. https://rgalen.com/agile-training-news/2016/6/12/coaching-dojo-with-a-twist
4. Break into Dojos in breakout rooms, 3-per room for 30-minutes of practice.
a. I will be rotating thru the rooms providing some lite guidance as needed.
5. Exit and debrief the Dojo learnings.
6. Close the meeting…

What you’ll learn
1. You’ll takeaway some understanding of two great coaching models—the Wheel and the Arc.
2. You’ll experience a Coaching Dojo as a safe place to practice your coaching chops.
3. You’ll collaboratively increase your agile coaching situational awareness (sensing) and coaching skills.

What’s in it for me?
1. I’m looking for general feedback on the usefulness of some of the core models from the book.
2. I’m also looking to potentially use some of the Dojo scenarios you capture, and the coaching conversations, in the book. Of course, with your permission.
3. And finally, I’m looking to improve the world of Agile Coaching for the good of humanity.
Grandiose, but true ;-)

I hope you join us for the coaching practicum.


About Bob Galen:
Bob Galen is an Agile Practitioner, Trainer & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards agile methods of working. Bob has been doing that since the late 1990s, so he’s deeply experienced. He is the Director of Agile Practice at Zenergy Technologies, a leading business agility transformation company. Bob is also President and Head Coach at RGCG a boutique agile coaching firm.

Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to agile software development, testing, scaling, and organizational leadership. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), CAL I trainer, and an active member of the Agile & Scrum Alliances.

He’s published three agile-centric books: The Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing in 2015, Scrum Product Ownership, 3’rd Edition in 2019, and Agile Reflections in 2012. He’s also a prolific writer & blogger (at - www.rgalen.com ) and podcaster (at www.meta-cast.com )


Bob may be reached directly at: [masked] or networking via: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bobgalen

"Lost in Translation: The Manager’s Role in Agile" - with Michael K Sahota

DNA is delighted to welcome Michael K Sahota for what promises to be a really great conversation.

"Lost in Translation: The Manager’s Role in Agile"

About this event:
Your organization has moved to autonomous, self-organizing teams. Everyone is trained and coached on their new role. But what about managers? The role of a manager is _undefined_. Management is told, “Go figure out your new role” or simply “Stop micromanaging”. They are often still responsible for the outcomes, yet are stripped of authority. Managers were seen as the glue that holds an organization together: How can we all journey together?

Success depends on shifts in the behaviours of both staff and management. The Agile Mindset or Being Agile is a prerequisite for making structural changes. Jumping to advanced stages of evolution where there is high autonomy is a painful trap. An incremental and iterative (Agile) approach to shifting power away from managers to individual contributors is more effective.

About Michael K Sahota M.Sc. CEC:
Michael K Sahota is a Speaker, Trainer, & Consultant on Evolutionary Leadership. He is the founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc - a boutique training and consulting organization that specializes in the organizational, cultural and leadership shifts needed to unlock success with Agile, Digital, Lean, etc.

Michael is the co-creator of the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides practical step-by-step for the inner and outer shifts needed to unlock Business Agility, Teal and other new ways of working. Michael has trained thousands of leaders worldwide through his highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership Training.

Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. As a thought leader, in 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". In 2018, he published “Emotional Science: The Key to High Performance”. Michael’s upcoming book “Leading Beyond Change” will be released Aug 2021. His vision is to support the evolution of leadership capabilities that can create change and impact on a global scale.

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