Agile Coaching Backlog

You’re an Agile Coach! Now what?

You can search the Googles for years and get results upon results on topics of agile, scaling agile, and program/team agile, enterprise agile etc, but research where or how to start coaching a client - you'll find nada.

When I began my coaching journey I dove in feet first and went with the flow (I'm an "Orange." To learn more about what I mean visit the blog post about Color Personalities for more info). I didn't really know where to start. So, I spoke one-on-one with a co-worker with more experience on the topic and we came up with a starting point.

Let's talk "Epic Backlog!"

I'd say there are at least 10 Epics to begin your coaching backlog (if you think of more, please email me!):

  • Agile Training
  • Agile Organization
  • Agile Coaching
  • Agile Ceremonies
  • Product Management
  • Information Radiators
  • Agile Sponsorship
  • Agile Measurements
  • Agile Maturity
  • Agile Readiness

Features & Stories

  • Agile Training
    • Leadership Training
      • Provide Training to Senior Leadership
        • Epic Proposal Workshop (SAFe)
        • LPM Workshop (SAFe)
        • LPM Guidebook (SAFe)
    • Team Training
      • Provide Training to Agile Team Members
        • Roles & Responsibilities
        • Cadence Best Practice
        • Implementation Roadmap
        • SAFe Foundation Workshop (SAFe)
  • Agile Organization
    • Agile Team Structure
      • Team Observations & Recommendations
      • Determine needed agile team roles
    • Agile Teams
      • Form Agile Teams
  • Scrum Framework
    • Team Ceremonies
      • Implement Sprint Planning
      • Implement Sprint Demos
      • Implement Stand-ups
      • Implement Sprint Retrospectives
    • Program Ceremonies
      • Implement PI Planning (SAFe)
      • Implement System Demos (SAFe)
      • Implement ART Sync (SAFe)
      • Implement Product Sync (PM/PO)
  • Agile Coaching
    • Agile Coaching Network
      • Staff Additional Agile Coaches
    • Agile Coaching Backlog
      • Build Agile Coaching Backlog
    • Leadership Agile Coaching
      • Regular 1-on-1 with IT Accountable Lead
      • Regular 1-on-1 with Delivery Accountable Lead
      • Regular 1-on-1 with Business Accountable Lead
    • Team Agile Coaching
      • Active Team Coaching
  • Product Management
    • Product Definition
      • Define the Product(s)
    • Product Team
      • Identify Product Managers/Owners
      • Conduct Feature Writing Workshop
      • Conduct Story Writing Workshop
    • Product Backlog
      • Build the Backlog
    • Prioritization Model
      • Identify Prioritization Method
  • Information Radiators
    • Physical Work Boards
      • Build Story Board
    • Digital Work Board
      • Build application (JIRA/Rally etc.) agile team space
  • Agile Sponsorship
    • Executive Sponsorship
      • Identify Appropriate Executive Sponsors
  • Agile Measurements
    • Quantitative Measurements
      • Pull Agile Progress Metrics
  • Agile Maturity
    • Agile Maturity Assessment
  • Agile Readiness
    • Scrum Readiness Assessment