Coaching Agile Teams Training

Agile_coach_inst Kiev, Ukraine
11 Apr 2013 (till 12 Apr 2013)
http://scrumguides.com/

We are glad to announce that on 11-12 April 2013 we are hosting a “Coaching Agile Teams”class. The class is run by Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd from AgileCoachingInstitute.org.

CLASS PRICE

- 1200 USD per person
- 10% off for groups of 3+ people

 

Coaching Agile Teams: 

The Mindset and Skills of Great Agile Coaching

Coaching Agile Teams is a training experience that covers both the being and the doing of agile coaching.  There’s a lot to learn, experience and practice! At the end of the 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 course challenges agile coaches to rise to the fullest expression of their role and offer simple, practical ways to get there.

 

OUTCOME

You’ll walk away from the 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.

 

AUDIENCE

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.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  • 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

 

PREREQUISITES

You must be a practicing agile coach with at least 6 months of hands-on experience. Ideally, you will also have Certified ScrumMaster or equivalent agile training.  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.

 

TRAINERS

Lyssa Adkins

Since 2004, I have taught Scrum to hundreds of students, coached many agile teams, and served as master coach to many 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 they coach. 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), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB) and I am also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader and, in 2012, I am pursuing certification in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching.  

In 2010, I authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.

 

Michael K. Spayd

In a word, my professional work is about transformation.  I seem to be wired to help people–and systems–change. I am drawn to cutting edge ‘technologies’ for coaching and developing organizations, leaders and teams.  I have worked as an organizational change coach and consultant for more than 20 years, working with Fortune 500,  small businesses and non-profits. For 11 years I have specialized in large-scale Agile transformation efforts, working with numerous organizations, leaders, and over 75 teams in that time.

I was trained as a Team and Organizational Coach and hold a Masters degree in psychology,  and I am trained in Co-Active leadership, executive coaching, and organizational behavior.  I am a Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). I am currently writing a book in the Mike Cohn series called Coaching in the Agile Enterprise.

 

 

Organizers Contacts

Organization SCRUMguides
Contact Person Lina Shishkina
Phone Number +380-50-374-0438
Email info(at)scrumguides(dot)com
Participants: 21

Seats remained: 4 of 25