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Thursday, August 9 • 09:00 - 09:30
Self-organizing competency building and practice sharing with a group of 12 Agile Coaches (Gerrit Lutter) Popular

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By now there is a good body of knowledge on how teams can self-organize to do their work. But how about groups that aren’t teams? How might they profit from self-organization? How might they find ways to collaborate better, build competency and share good practices?
This experience report reflects on the journey of the Agile Coach group at idealo, one of Europe’s largest price-comparison platforms. With 12 coaches and about 280 people in the product and development department, there are plenty of lessons learned. The report will reflect on how the need for new solutions came about, how they serve us today and how things might evolve in the future.
In doing so, it will also build on the author’s experience working with Scrum Master teams in three other organizations. The lessons aren't exclusively for Agile Coaches, but for other working groups as well.
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Lessons Learned from Your Experience:
  • Wanting to work Agile outside of a regular (development) team can quickly lead to a cargo-cult
  • How we found our nearly perfect format to discuss all relevant operational topics with 12 people in less than an hour each week
  • Forming smaller groups (Communities of Practice) within larger working groups will get everyone closer to meeting their needs
  • Agile Coaches are a diverse group, but maybe quite similar in some regards (which might make it hard to form a team)
  • If you want to collaborate with other Agile Coaches, be clear about the desired outcomes of that collaboration


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Gerrit Lutter

Agile Coach, idealo
Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Facilitator, Mediator, Coach

Thursday August 9, 2018 09:00 - 09:30 PDT
Torrey Pines Room 1, 2, & 3