This is not a book full of theory and too-good-to-be-true principles. We wanted to give the authentic voice of pragmatism over idealism. We have strived to convey Agile as it really is. No barriers and pretenses; our realistic, honest experiences in the world of Agile coaching, acknowledging our failures, and successes alike. This book will address uncomfortable questions and include accounts of difficulties that we have encountered coaching both leadership and teams in their quest to become more Agile. Our aim to not only inform but also give you a bit of a smile along the way.
About the Authors
Mike Crook is a Senior Agile Transformation Coach. He has worked in the IT industry for over three decades. Mike originally started out as a ‘C’ programmer for the motor industry. He later moved into JAVA development. His work mainly focuses on the helping financial institutions. This last decade he made the transition from Software Development to Agile coaching. Mike is also a certified Mindfulness facilitator.
Peter Lê is an Agile coach, who is passionate about empowering others to be successful by being accountable and making it happen. He has been involved in numerous Agile initiatives, where he contributed to the success of the transformation. He has over 10 years of Agile coaching and 20 years of consultancy experience therefore understand what drives the mindset change across an organisation.