Coaching Agile Teams is a training experience that covers both the being and the doing of agile coaching. At the end of this course, you will be capable of applying many new tools and techniques to coaching agile teams to high performance.
As practical as it is provocative, the Coaching Agile Teams workshop challenges agile coaches to rise to the fullest expression of their role and offers simple, practical ways to get there. The course is taught by Lyssa Adkins, author of Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.
You’ll walk away from this course 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 This Workshop Covers
- 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 People Through Key Changes in their Role Transitions
- 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
Who should attend
Coaching Agile Teams 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 is not an introductory 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.
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About the Instructors
Lyssa Adkins is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB). She is also a professionally trained Co-Active Coach. Adkins has over fifteen years’ project experience, and has been a large-scale program manager and director of Project Management Offices. For the last four years, she has been coaching teams in the financial services industry and coaching coaches who hail from across the agile spectrum, from small consulting firms to large enterprises.
Adkins’ book, Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition was published earlier this year.
Michael K. Spayd helps clients change, facilitating transformation through cutting edge coaching and organization development technologies that yield business results. Over 20 years, Michael has worked with Fortune 500 to non-profits. For 10 years Michael has specialized in agile and lean teams and associated enterprise transformation efforts, working with over 50 teams in that time. Michael loves coaching and mentoring agile coaches in these transformation methods and skills. He is a Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).
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