Agile Coach (Basic): Activities

What an Agile coach does

The Agile coach performs many activities when working with a transition. The table below lists the most common activities. Junior coaches would be responsible for a subset of these activities.

Category Coaching practices include…
Consulting and Deliverables Presentations to executives, management, and teams

Working with trainers to customize courses for the client’s context

Developing Agile process

Defining / Refining the Agile glossary

Helping the Business learn to write definitions of value for features

Refining the coaching statement of work

Transition Executing the Agile Roadmap and transition plan

Moving the Agile implementation plan forward

Adapting the transition based on Agile proficiency assessments

Developing the organizational model, job descriptions for the roles, and definitions of standard work by role

Using the Inflection Point System to choose approaches

Sponsors and Leaders Managing the actionable issues list, including:

  • CRM reports
  • Action items – assigned
  • Progress tracking

Organizing and facilitating working sessions

Project Management Facilitating the team to decompose requirements into Capabilities, MBIs, features, stories, and tasks.

  • Refining templates
  • Creating artifacts
  • Visual controls

Facilitating pilot projects, attending to

  • Objectives for the pilot, including what the organization wants to learn from the pilot
  • Criteria
  • Roles / skills
  • Deliverables / metrics
  • Implementation, ongoing coaching, and proficiency plan
  • Success criteria
Reporting Progress reporting

  • Pilots
  • Agile rollout
  • Self-sufficiency