In this episode of AgileNEXT, Lyssa Adkins joins Daniel and Stephen to discuss her thoughts on coaching, where Agile is headed NEXT and organizational culture.

Some topics include:

  • The breakdown of the Agile brands and doing “Sustainable Agile”
  • Dying Corporations
  • The Agile Organization
  • The Agile “Jedi Council”
  • Corprate Innovation
  • Agile Coach Development

Lyssa’s bio:


Since 2004, Lyssa Adkins has taught Scrum and Agile Coaching to well over a thousand students, coached many agile teams, and served as master coach to scores of apprentice coaches. She says:

In both one-on-one settings and small groups, I enjoy a front-row seat as remarkable agile coaches emerge and go on to entice the very best from the teams and organizations they coach.  With Agile Coaching Institute, I have trained over 2,000 people in the skills and mindsets of great agile coaching.

Prior to agile, I had more than fifteen years of expertise leading project teams and groups of project managers (I was even a PMO Director — twice!), yet nothing prepared me for the power of agile done simply and well.

I believe that agile is more than an alternate project management methodology and I am passionate about deepening the roles in agile – specifically agile coach and agile manager – to help agile move into its fullest expression.

I hold an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC).  I am also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader.

In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.