Believing in the Capacity of Others to Meet Your Dreams

Photo by Christopher James

Photo by Christopher James

Benjamin Zander, co-author of The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, gave a TED talk around classical music that challenges the way we think.  It opens up possibility.  As I watched the video, I wondered if "agile" could be substituted for "classical music" and result in the same talking points.  What would it look like to believe everyone can love and appreciate agile?  As coaches, how are we creating shining eyes?  What would becoming "one buttock" coaches mean?

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.