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Self Reflection Working as an Agile Coach

Creating Involvement During Change

It is widely known that participation of people in organizational change is very important. But even though most have accepted this to be true, involving others in designing change remains a challenge. Consequences became visible to me when our latest reorganization as agile coaches at idealo started. I will share my experiences with you, point […]

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Self Reflection Working as an Agile Coach

Gaining Focus – a Self-Reflection

Being an Agile Coach – not bound to distinct teams but rather working with several people within bigger organizational structures – comes with a challenge. There are many topics I could start working on immediately. If I did I would be busy and feel good about doing stuff, but most interventions would not result in […]

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Guiding Principle of the Agile Coaches @idealo

Today I am sharing the guiding principle of the agile coaches @idealo with you. It helps us a lot to better understand our role and behave accordingly. Maybe it is valuable for others, too. Just mentioning: this is a quick translation from German to English. We empower people and organizational units to act effectively. Even […]

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Bottlenecks As Triggers for Organizational Development

Product units and teams started to compete for the support of the agile coaches at idealo quite a while ago. The reason was simple. Even though we are 10 coaches we do not have enough capacity to work closely with more than 35 development teams. Some of the teams do not have agile coaches to […]

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Thoughts About Agile Coaching and the Disappearance of Agile Principles

I started my work as a Scrum Master at idealo in 2014. Nowadays I call myself Agile Coach. It is not only the name of the role that changed. I got a completely different job by now. But which one? Recently I stopped facilitating most team ceremonies as well as training agility in teams – […]

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The Tandem Effect – A Supporting Factor for Overcoming Resistance in Role Transformations

In this article I will share my experiences and learnings regarding how expert-role-tandems help to successfully master job-role transitions.