Welcome Kathryn!

9. Sep 2021

Hi, I’m the new Agile and Systemic Coach at VSHN.

I coach the teams with the larger VSHN ecosystem in mind. Scrum, Kanban, and Sociocracy 3.0 are in my toolkit along with Kaizen from classical music and traditional Chen Tai Chi.

How exactly do I work with the teams? It depends.

The way that I work is different from many coaches. I am very hands-on, go straight to what the team needs within their context, and we figure out fitting practices from there. I don’t insist that the teams use certain frameworks or practices. Instead I customize Agile, S3, etc, to fit the team and the organisation.

The cool thing is, ultimately it is not about what I know or understand, but the collective intelligence and passion of the teams that leads to their growth. They are the experts with all of the insight and skills necessary to get where they want to go. I just help them see how to get there.

In the past few years, I enabled training and reteaming of engineering teams, coached teams to high performance, coached the development of an initiative prioritisation process and roadmap development, brought Business and IT departments into a closer collaborative relationship, and coached a team to develop a new mobile app from scratch. It’s been an amazing journey of learning, and I’m excited to take my next steps together with VSHN!

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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