Time & Location
Sep 24, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT – Sep 26, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT
Virtual Zoom Classroom
About the Course
Friday, September 24th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Septeber 25th 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 26th 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Designed by key thought leaders who defined the discipline of agile coaching, the Agile Coaching certification verifies an understanding of the tools, skills, and techniques needed to coach agile teams.
At the Agile Coaching step, the coach has expert-level understanding of current lean-agile practices; is significantly skilled in team facilitation; and has developed some professional coaching and mentoring skill. Coaches with these skills are likely operating at a scope of several teams or a program, starting new teams, mentoring others, or spending significant time working with managers and engaging with impediments outside the direct control of teams.
Featured Learning Outcomes
- Conducting the Coaching Conversation
- Contrasting Mentoring with Coaching Helping Team Members
- Experience the Agile Mindset Shifts
- Leadership Engagement
Why Agile Coaching
Change. The Agile Manifesto changed the world. It introduced us all to the idea that change can be harnessed and celebrated. It provided us values and principles upon which to stand and from which to build practices that help us keep pace with an ever-changing world. It taught us that change is the only constant and that it should be embraced.
But, it didn’t change the human truth that change is hard, and in the face of constant change, we can be lost, hurt, confused, or left behind. Change challenges our thinking, our worldview, and our self-view.
Agile coaching is a craft intended to guide others in understanding, processing, and embracing constant change, so that the change is sustainable, lasting beyond the individuals.
Agile coaches guide individuals and teams to get clear about the change they desire, identify places where current reality does not match desired reality, and then take action to close the gap -- all in service of delivering business results that matter. Along the way, coaches hold the bigger view of desired change, even when others may have lost sight. Agile coaches support, guide, coach, teach, mentor, and facilitate change without colluding with the current reality.