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Wednesday, August 15 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Coaching is More than Telling People What to Do: David Hussman

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A wise Greek coach said “We have two ears and one mouth so we listen twice as much as we speak. Sadly, many coaches fail to listen before starting to train people around “how to do agile.” This session will challenge you to pragmatically map context (people, product, technologies) to a subset of agile practices and principles. Going beyond simply teaching process we will create outcome based coaching plans that introduce tools that augment existing strengths and address contextual challenges.

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David Hussman

Founder, DevJam
I split my time between leading DevJam and coaching at client sites. My coaching ranges from small teams to large enterprises and entails working with teams, programs and leadership groups. Some days I am doing discovery work, teaching product thinking and agile design and augmenting real agility with user centered design and user experience tools. Other days I am deep in the delivery space helping teams adapt agile methods to meet their needs within their context, working on lean planning, test driven and the many other tools that help teams learn from delivery. | | I also work with many leadership groups, helping them use the evidence produced by agile methods to answer the difficult questions they face while trying to pivot towards the most real value for their company and their products. I am pragmatically focused on producing evidence of success, and I have very little concern about how people are "doing the process" and instead steer people towards "how well they are doing" with process as a tool and not a goal. | | Back at home, at DevJam Studios, we coach, teach and build software products. Working in domains like digital biometrics, medical, government, legal, security, financial, retail, and education (to name a few) has grown a substantial pragmatism around using agile methods as tools focused on product and business goals. Whether we are building our own products, building products for others, or coaching companies of all sizes and shapes around the globe, we believe that producing products which help others, and helping others to learn to better produce products are the real and valuable goals we want to achieve. | | If you are looking for more information about DevJam coaching, education or product development, check out our website... Read More →

Wednesday August 15, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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