The Agile Tour Vienna 2017 is presented you by FH Technikum Wien, sIT Solutions, RBI, Bearing Point, TechTalk and SinnvollFühren.
In his talk, Learnings from an agile coach and how to coach executive teams, Guðfinnur shares his learnings and insights from transforming a startup in hypergrowth into an agile organization and later from consulting and coaching executive teams. Guðfinnur begins with sharing his story from QuizUp, where he joined as an early employee knowing little as nothing about software development but was given the opportunity to learn the art of team coaching. Following the QuizUp story, Guðfinnur shares his experience as a consultant where he has mainly focused on applying agile tools and methods to coach executive teams at companies in various sectors. He will reflect on the differences of executive teams compared to typical agile teams in software development, identify the factors which a successful executive team has to fulfill and share advice on how to coach a team of managers. In the talk, Guðfinnur will offer new ways to think about coaching and even advices team coaches to step aside as the team’s coach from time to time. Attendees can expect to hear an honest and unpolished story about the speaker’s experiences along with gaining some hopefully useful advice.