What Agile Teams Can Learn From Sports Coaching

(Experience report, 30 min)

Author(s): Padraig Brennan (Ericsson)
Session: Collaboration
Session chair: Xiaofeng Wang (Lero)
Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 10:30-12:00
Experience from numerous agile teams in the transition to agile methods in the Ericsson Operation and Maintenance has shown that teamwork and collaboration are crucial to achieving success. This finding motivated a review of how sports coaches work to build effective teams. The review highlighted certain characteristics that sports coaches deem fundamental to success. This report details these finding and how we use these characteristics to helping teams improve.

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