The Path to Transformation

Photo by Daisy Gutierrez

Photo by Daisy Gutierrez

People sometimes act as if there is a prescribed way to "install the agile" within their organization, but the truth is, adopting agile across the organization is a culture change. 

We can talk about being prescriptive so people have a framework to operate within and rules to abide by, but while they learn the "muscle memory" of going through these new agile motions, how do we insure they're getting the benefits?  I've observed teams that aren't continually improving; they're unwilling to experiment with the way they work when their current practices are working.  There's no drive to do more, do better, and innovate.

The path to agility--to transformation--is dependent on people.  We must never forget that because we must talk to people, often one-on-one, to coach them through transformation.

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.