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📚 Technical Agile Coaching with the Samman method

14 Jun 2022

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I wasn't sure what to expect when I started the book. But I gave it a try anyway as I greatly respect the work of Emily Bache, who is one of my role models in this profession.

The first part of the book is about mob/ensemble programming and details a lot of interesting ideas and concrete examples on how to lead a mob session. The next chapter was the most interesting for me. It explains the concept of the Learning Hour, an hour dedicated to enhance the development practice. This concept is not new per se, but again, numerous concrete and interesting examples are detailed. More importantly, the author shares its methodology to build a clear and effective training plan. The last chapter is about what it takes and what to expect in becoming an agile coach.

It was a very pleasant reading. Apart from all the interesting ideas I've discovered, I also really liked the tone of the writing. It reminded me of Kent Beck's wisdom and kindness.

Reading this book confirmed my desire to become a technical coach in the years to come. The road is long but for sure this book will be a stepping stone.