Thing Three: The Power of Peer Coaching

location_city Washington schedule Oct 15th 11:00 - 11:10 AM place Ballroom D people 20 Interested

Agile methods not only promise us a better way of working, but also a better way of life. Through owning our personal objectives and iterating constantly towards our better selves, we can reap the rewards of agile philosophy in our personal lives.

Enter "Thing Three", an informal peer coaching framework to make personal agile a reality. In this framework, three people, with commitment to the process, hold each other accountable and offer coaching through brief weekly standups. The process includes personal adherence to agile techniques like limiting WIP, and iterating with purpose to ensure focus and progress. Ultimately, Thing Three leads to faster personal achievement, no matter the individual's goal. Plus the journey is so much more enjoyable with others to help you.

We look forward to sharing not only the process of our Thing Three agile peer coaching model, but also tips, tricks, and lessons we have learned over the last year using it. You will leave with the will and skills to use agile peer coaching to achieve your most ambitious goals yet.


Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

Introductions (1 min)

Our process (5 min)

Outcomes (3 min)

Call to action (1 min)

Learning Outcome

Learn how to leverage agile practices and peer coaching to reach your personal goals.

Target Audience


Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisite necessary.

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  2 years ago
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    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Giving the reviewers a better idea of the content.
    • William Kammersell
      By William Kammersell  ~  2 years ago
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      Thanks George for your feedback! I added more detail to the abstract. Does that give you a better idea, or would you like more? I wasn't sure how long you'd like the abstract to get for a 10-minute talk, so I can also go more in-depth in another of the submission detail boxes that's just for reviewers if that's more appropriate.

      • George Dinwiddie
        By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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        I still have no idea what Thing Three might be. The name does not suggest anything. The outline/structure is so generic it could apply to any topic. From the description I gather that Thing Three consists of weekly standups, limiting WIP, and iterating. I don't know who is involved in doing these things, though, or why these three activities are special.

        • Lieschen Gargano Quilling
          By Lieschen Gargano Quilling  ~  1 year ago
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          Hi George,

          We updated the proposal again to try and clarify what the Thing Three peer coaching model is, and why it is special. It is a peer coaching model for any three people ready to commit to the process, hold each other accountable and offer reciprocal coaching. It should be generic enough for any personal goals or topics and to people in any industry or in their personal life. We have found great success with it and would like to share what we have learned and demonstrate how to try it yourself through our own personal stories, trials and successes.

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