Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins
Coaching Agile Teams is a training experience that covers both the being and the doing of agile coaching.
The material is taught in two 2-day courses. There’s a lot to learn, experience and practice!
At the end of each course, you will be capable of applying many new tools and techniques, as well as your own mindset changes, to coach agile teams to high performance.
As practical as it is provocative, the Coaching Agile Teams courses challenge agile coaches to rise to the fullest expression of their role and offer simple, practical ways to get there.
You’ll walk away from each of the two courses with your personal coaching improvement backlog – a tangible plan you can use to thoughtfully improve your coaching when you’re back in your daily circumstances. We use your real world situations and scenarios throughout the class allowing you to craft powerful ways to address the challenges you face. You’ll also have many new things to try with your teams and you will probably depart with a few provocative ideas to chew on (in fact, maybe wrangle with for a while). All of these outcomes add up to your ability to become the excellent agile coach your teams need.
- What is Agile Coaching? :: Why is it Important?
- The Being and the Doing of Agile Coaching
- Interlocking Roles: Agile Coach, Product Owner, Agile Manager
- When to Coach the Team, When to Coach Individuals
- Skills for Coaching Teams, Team Members, Product Owners, Managers, Stakeholders
- Coaching Styles and When to Use Them
- Setting the Environment for High Performance Teams
- Detecting and Solving Problems
- Starting up Great Teams :: Repairing Existing Teams
- Agile Coach Failure, Recovery and Success Modes
The Coaching Agile Teams course is meant for ScrumMasters, agile coaches and project managers in transition – people who are ready to take the next step beyond practices and principles and move into activating teams to achieve the full promise of agile.
This course is tailor-made for you if:
- You’ve had a few experiences as an agile coach and it just doesn’t seem to be working for you.
- Your job has become routine and you notice the teams seem to be going through the motions, too.
- Your teams get the practices and are doing well, but not getting the fabulous results you were supposed to get.
- Your are an awesome agile coach and you want the skills that will help you earn the Certified Scrum Coach designation.
- You are spread across many agile teams because your managers think agile coaching is not a full-time job.
- You are not sure if the agile coach role is really right for you.
You must be a practicing agile coach with Certified Scrum Master or equivalent experience. This is not an Introduction-level course and we will not be covering the basics of agile or Scrum. In addition, you will be asked to use what you know about your real teams throughout the class so that you can leave with ideas for helping them as soon as you get back.
Since 2004, I have 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. 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 ACI, I have had the pleasure of training 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.