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Mike Hill, Professional Coach

 Mike  Hill

Mike Hill, widely known as "GeePaw", has been helping geeks produce for over a decade using the techniques of Extreme Programming, Scrum, and Kanban. As a professional coach, he's worked with every category of software, be it desktop or embedded, web service or bit-flipping.

Nowadays his practice is an even split: half-time helping *coaches* help geeks produce, and halftime helping geeks produce when they're in the dark gnarled forest of deep legacy code.

Presentation: "How Individuals Help Teams Become Excellent"

Time: Monday 10:50 - 11:50

Location: Salon I

Excited about agile methods? Wondering about how to share the excitement, even when you're not the boss?
Guess what: that's exactly what a coach does.
There's no big secret to coaching a team, just a million tiny ones. In this presentation, you'll learn the ins and outs of basic coaching technique:

  •    The Three Basic Coaching Requirements
  •    The Coaching Pillars:
    Sorting, Releasing, Situating, Modeling, and Inviting
  •    How *Not* To Win Over a Team
All of this and more, in the well-known GeePawHill style: funny, irreverent, and right to the point.