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Monday, August 3 • 16:30 - 17:00
99 Problems but a Coach Ain't One (Susan Evans) POPULAR

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Abstract:
Life as an agile coach is never dull with growing, shrinking, international, self-managed and completely brand new teams, to backlog management, code deployment, production support, and old school executives that want one throat to choke. It can be overwhelming to check one issue off the list yet feel that you have 99 more to address. It can feel like you are fighting a losing battle and no longer have the ability to influence anymore.
In this session, I’ll cover how I had to coach myself to see that I was making a difference and accept that a passionate agile coach was NOT one of the problems. I’ll also provide insight into how I handled some difficult and frustrating situations and ultimately used the agile principle of inspecting my job satisfaction and making adjustments for the better.
Learning Outcomes:
  • You’ll learn:
  • • When you are overwhelmed by the backlog of process things to improve, make a list of the improvements that have been made to see how far you’ve come.
  • • When you aren’t able to influence anymore, understand why and know that you can’t do it alone. Ask for help.
  • • When you don’t want to go to work anymore, write your job satisfaction acceptance criteria and strive to find an environment that meets it.
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Susan Evans

Product & Agile Consultant, VersionOne
Agile is tough and I thrive on coaching teams who are getting bumps and scraps along the way by mending their wounds and encouraging them to continue on. I’ve experienced agile failing fast but I’ve also experienced lots of inspecting and adapting that lead to success. As a consultant, I have the chance to share my knowledge and experience with the goal of steering clients away from failure and closer to success. As an experienced user of... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 16:30 - 17:00
Potomac 4