Agile Coaches Gathering is a gathering of people interested in coaching agile software teams.We encourage partcipation from experienced practitioners, coaches, and mentors with experience in Scrum, XP, Lean, and other agile disciplines from the UK and beyond. The schedule of sessions will be created using Open Space technology during the event.
Agile Coaches Gathering is at Bletchley Park, United Kingdom because everyone liked the venue last year. There are great rooms for Open Space with natural light and space outside for sessions on the lawn. We also want to support the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park, which currently does not get funding from UK government.
Our goals for this gathering are to:
- Develop our agile coaching skills by sharing our experiences, knowledge, puzzles, and history.
- Discuss the business aspects of agile coaching, both from an internal perspective and an outside-the-company perspective.
- Grow a network of agile coaches
We consider this and our 2009 Agile Coaches Gathering events form part of the Agile Coach Camp movement. This gathering is run as a not-for-profit event.
You may be interested to know that there is a Lean SSC 2010 UK event running all day Friday before the Agile Coaches Gathering starts in the evening. It makes sense to collocate these events because there's likely to be overlap in attendees. Please note you must register for each event separately.
We are currently seeking sponsors for the evening dinners. Contact organizers to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.
You can also sign-up at http://groups.google.com/group/agile-coaches-gathering/ for news annoucements. The gathering twitter tag is #acguk
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Rachel Davies is co-author of the first book on “Agile Coaching” and currently works in London at Unruly Media - the leading global platform for social video marketing. She started out applying XP as a software developer in 2000 and worked with Scrum since 2003.
Rachel has presented workshops on these thinking tools at international conferences across US and Europe, exploring topics such as Gumption traps and Trust building.