Peer Coaching with Agile-Intervision

photo by Stephan Ridgway - - licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0

photo (CC-BY-2.0) Stephan Ridgway

You’ll be surprised how much new awareness and creativity comes from your 45-minute Intervision session! You’ll leave inspired about how to approach your work next time.

Intervision is a professional reflection practice, inspired by the “Supervision” practice used in medical, social science, and coaching fields, to safeguards the quality of professional services. In Supervision, the practitioner is reflects on a work experience with a more senior practitioner, and gets expert advice and feedback, based on a shared framework of professional standards and ethics.

Who’s an Agile "expert"? “It depends…” Agile is a set of values and principles, not standards and ethics. Our methods vary, and every organization holds a different constellation of factors to dance with. But we still want to offer quality service, and value feedback!

Within the Agile coaching community, some of us have instead adopted Intervision – in which a small group of peers offers keen listening and focused discussion to bring new perspectives and ideas to the practitioner presenting their case – with confidentiality, a facilitator and a clearly structured format to help participants offer valuable feedback without veering into opinion and advice.

In Germany, local in-person groups meet monthly for Agile-Intervision sessions. In this video, Deborah Hartmann Preuss describes the online version she helped create, which people also love!

Read more about it at There you’ll find the facilitation format guide for use under a Creative Commons license, and a longer demo video, showing how the session is structured.

At CoachingCocktails we occasionally do public Agile-Intervision calls, so you can see how it works. And if you contact Deb and Steve directly, we can create a demo session specifically for your group.