I feel lucky that Geof shared with me this article about Human-Centric Agility Coaching a while back. I was very skeptical at a first glance. Why do we need yet another model? And, Why Human-Centric? The first value of the agile manifesto says that in agile we value “People and interactions more than processes and tools”.
I had to find out!
To that second question, Geof has a great answer that started with:
We haven’t really lived up to that value
Geof presented then in-depth the two paradoxes:
- The expert paradox
- The ideology paradox
We had a discussion on the model and how to use it without creating harm.
Find out more by listening to this episode!
Here are the references mentioned in the episode:
- Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition by Lyssa Adkins
- The Construction of Reality in the Child by Jean Piaget
- Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change by Bill Joiner
- Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness by Frederic Laloux
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Picture by Dylan Gillis.