—Scott Duncan, Agile Coach
“ Lyssa explains brilliantly how skills from professional coaching can be applied to coaching agile software development teams. What I love about this book is how Lyssa brings practical advice to life by relating it to everyday experiences we all recognize. An essential guide for every agile manager’s bookshelf.”
—Rachel Davies, author of Agile Coaching
“ As I read this book I could actually hear Lyssa’s voice, guiding me and sparking precious ‘a-ha moments.’ This truly is the next best thing to having an experienced and wise coach sitting by your side, helping you be the best coach you can be for your team.”
—Kris Blake, agile coach
“ Lyssa Adkins presents agile coaching in a gentle style with firm underpinnings. She resolves the paradox of how coaching can help a team to self-organize, and shows how a nurturing environment can push teams to perform better than ever.”
—Bill Wake, Industrial Logic, Inc.
“ I love Lyssa’s three qualities of an agile coach—loving, compassionate, uncompromising—sweet. Every chapter offers a compelling blend of philosophy and action, framework and freedom, approach and avoidance, as any agile book should. Coaching Agile Teams is a good candidate to become dog-eared on my desktop rather than looking good on my bookshelf. The depth and quality of expertise that Lyssa sought, sampled, and sounded out along her own coaching journey have been synthesized in her own voice of experience.”
—Christopher Avery, Responsibility Process mentor, www.LeadershipGift.com
“ In my experience with agile projects, the agile coach is one of the most important roles to get right. Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins gives the details and practical insights for what it takes to be a great agile coach.”
—Dave Hendricksen, software architect, Thomson-Reuters
“ I remember the first time I met Lyssa at a Scrum gathering in Orlando, and realized very quickly how inspirational she would become in the agile community. This book encapsulates her thoughts and ideas into a fantastic literary work that, I believe, fills a void in our community. We knew the role of a coach was needed, but for a long time we were not sure what that role actually was. We struggled as a community to explain what to do, when to do it, and what to do next. Lyssa not only collates all of the things we as coaches aspire to be, but has provided some great advice with realistic direction on how to be the best coach you can be for your team.”
—Martin Kearns, CSC + CST, Principal Consultant, Renewtek ply. Ltd.
Really great practical knowledge which is due Lyssa Adkins' personal experience in the world of Scrum.
"Coaching Agile Teams" is more than a how to guide for Agile Coaches; it is Lyssa's testament about how to be more fully present in your work as a coach.
It has quickly become a well worn copy and I will continue to refer to it regularly for some time to come.
Theoretically, an accurate description of how to achieve maximum efficiency. Unfortunately the normal workplace politics will bastardize the efforts described... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Trent
I recommend this book for those who wish to become agile coaches, for those who already are coaches and wish to improve and those who think they are coaches to see what else... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Willi
This book is a personal description of the author's experience which is only applicable if you are the author. Read morePublished 1 month ago by hdchdtv
Imagine taking a series of instructional YOGA videos and putting them in book form. That's about how this book reads. Read morePublished 2 months ago by adamj
In the week it has taken me to read this book, I have already had numerous opportunities to apply some of the advice that has been presented. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steve Beaverton OR
Whether you are already an Agile Coach or aspiring to become one, this book will be tremendously helpful and inspirational. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bo Hawkes
In my years as a customer of Amazon since its inception I have only written 5 or less reviews, but I can't pass the opportunity to praise this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anoosh Ghajar
Lyssa gives some great tips and techniques, that are definitely worth pursuing. Graphics on my plain Kindle are painfully small and almost unreadable.Published 6 months ago by Han van Loon