Join us for Sharing Agile Experiences on October 6

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Agile Alliance Experience Reports help us understand how Agile really works, the challenges that arise, and how Agile approaches evolve.

They are valuable resources for the Agile community.

There has traditionally been a track at Agile20xx for Experience Reports, where the authors share their stories. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Agile2020 was cancelled.  Yet most of our reporters still finished writing their reports.

On October 6, Agile Alliance is delighted to present three amazing Agilists who will recount their very personal Agile coaching and transformation experiences.

  • Kaluhi Anzigale will discuss her report, “What Happens when Agile Goes Away?” Kaluhi joined a company that was on a robust Agile journey where healthy team dynamics and practices were the norms. Then things drastically changed when the company laid off the entire Agile Lead Team. Kaluhi faced the challenge of being lone Agile coach retained for a three month period to help transition her role to others in the organization. What was a real eye-opener to Kaluhi was how quickly the company culture changed.
  • Nate Ashford in his report, “Transformation Begins with Me”, will explain how he saved his life by deliberately living the principles he espouses at work every day and how that decision made him a better person and a better coach. Nate’s personal story of how he transformed after a life changing health scare is an inspiring one. As Nate remarks, “…the unknown unknowns we cannot anticipate. They can feel like huge setbacks in the moment, yet they are the measure and the instructor of our Agility.”
  • Drew Boyer will share his story of personal growth in, “The Transformation of a Transformation Agent”. Over time, as an Agile transformation coach at Envisage Information System, Drew learned to be at peace with being in service and not have coaching be all about him fixing things. Drew is now “convinced more than ever that a transformation of an organization requires personal transformation. It requires being willing to look at ourselves deeply. Scars and all. It requires caring more about others than ourselves, whether it be the customer or the employees.”

All three of these coaches are deeply engaged in personal awareness and growth in their service to others. We hope you join us and engage as we engage in a lively discussion about the challenges, rewards, and joys of Agile coaching.

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About the Author

Rebecca is President of Wirfs-Brock Associates and former Director of the Agile Experience Report Initiative. She helps organizations and individuals hone their design and architecture skills, improve system quality and manage technical debt. In addition to coaching and mentoring she conducts workshops on agile architecture, design heuristics, and pragmatic software design. She invented the set of design practices known as Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD) and by accident started the x-DD meme.

Rebecca is also a shepherd for the XP 2023 Experience Report Track. She is on the Board of the Hillside Group and writes patterns and essays about sustainable architecture, agile QA, and design heuristics. If you want to share experiences or wisdom in pattern form, Rebecca can help you turn your itch for writing into the written word.
Read her blog at and find articles and patterns and essays on her resources page,

This is an Agile Alliance community blog post. Opinions represented are personal and belong solely to the author. They do not represent opinion or policy of Agile Alliance.

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