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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The agile coaching contradiction

Agile teams are supposed to be self organizing. And yet when teams have trouble organizing, the common solution is to bring in an agile coach. But the agile coach is not on the team. If the agile coach provides the motivation or approach to organization, or organizes the team him or herself than the team did not self organize. If all teams, according to agile, are supposed to be able to self organize, what does it mean when a team can self organize? In the agile philosophy if a team does not self organize do you disband the team and try again? Or do you assume that that show this work?