The Agile Coach's Dilemma with Alan Dayley

Agile and Project Management - DrunkenPM Radio

Nov 6 2023 • 58 mins

With each new round of layoffs, the existential crisis facing the agile coaching community deepens. Alan Dayley joins me to discuss how the community is retrospecting on this moment and whether or not it is asking the right questions. Over the past year, a number of high-profile organizations have made a decision to let go of their agile coaches. The impact of that choice on those organizations will become apparent in time. The impact on the coaches, however, has been more immediate. In this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Alan Dayley for a conversation about how the agile coaching community has responded to this existential crisis. With all the current conversations about whether or not Agile is dying, or how coaches could make the value they add more obvious to the organization, but there is very little discussion about the systems and environment that led to the decision to get rid of the coaches I'm the first place. What were these organizations trying to achieve and did they actually get it? Have they reached a level of agility that no longer requires the help of a coach? Is it just change fatigue? Alan and I dig into these topics throughout the conversation. This interview is also available in video. You can find that version here: https://youtu.be/TZ2KoSzkEB8 Contacting Alan LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alandd/ X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/DayleyAgile Mastodon: https://mastodon.world/@adayley