KEYNOTE: Technical Agile Coaching with the Samman Method

By Emily Bache

Becoming agile as an organization is a journey. It takes time to change attitudes and behaviours. Especially for a larger organization, you need a multitude of coaches and change agents to succeed. My focus is specifically on coaching technical practices and how people write code. Over the years I’ve tried several approaches and this talk is about the best way I have found so far to promote agility amongst developers. I work daily with teams, ensemble programming in their production code. I also lead a short ‘learning hour’ practice session. The combination of these two kinds of activity tends to have a powerful effect on a team and the way they behave in their production code afterwards. In this talk I will explain more about the method, which I have named ‘Samman Technical Coaching’.