Agile Leadership Chaos! How I kept my CoOL through it all.

My story of moving from tester role to Agile Coach while helping other leaders grow and support their teams in our Community of Open-minded Leaders.

As a tester I cared about quality of the product, as an Agile Coach I care also about the quality of process, working experience and relationships in my organization.

Just after a pandemic started I have been given an amazing opportunity that required for me to take a jump into unknown waters of leadership and [a little known] agility. I love challenges, but being a newbie Agile Coach when the technical organisation is undergoing major changes [including technologies used], people leaving, new hires coming in and first-time leaders being introduced into the mix - whoa! I have asked myself many times if I really can do it. Each time I decided to stick to the "fail fast, learn fast" strategy and positive thinking and... Here I am - loving my work and my team. Still experimenting. Still challenging myself. This is a story of a Quality Assistant turned Agile Coach during a total change of technical strategy and a thorough team-revolution. Let me tell you how it went, what was a success and what was a total fail. I will walk you through the frameworks and exercises we use to learn about ourselves and be better leaders at our CoOL - Community of Open-minded Leaders.

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