The concept of the learning organization is getting more and more popular. Still most enterprises struggle when trying to establish a learning culture. In this braindump I’ll take a look on how “proactivity” prevents us from developing learning organizations. In his book “The Fifth Element” Peter Senge states that learning organizations continuously increase their ability […]
Working as an Agile Coach
Creating Involvement During Change
Based on my experience I will point out the importance of organizational structures and personal relationships in change processes and build up a hypothesis on how values help to overcome resistance and get yourself into the change process.
Gaining Focus – a Self-Reflection
Being an Agile Coach comes with a challenge. There are many topics one could start working on immediately. It would feel good being busy that way, but most interventions would not result in meaningful effects. Read on if you want to know what helped me to stay focussed and effective.
Guiding Principle of the Agile Coaches @idealo
Our main principle – base of our self-understanding as agile coaches at idealo. It is very high level – but it helps me a lot not getting lost.
Bottlenecks As Triggers for Organizational Development
It seems like there are never enough agile coaches to fulfill all the demands at idealo. Some people therefore started discussion about the “right” allocation of “human resources”, i.e. agile coaches, within the organization. Unexpectedly this triggered a meaningful organizational change. Amazing.
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 – […]
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.