Do you want to learn what it means to be an effective Agile Coach? Do you want to be mentored by our experienced Agile Coaches who can help you facilitate your organization’s journey towards high-performing empowered teams? Do you want to do it in a way that combines theory and practice, increasing your chances of successfully applying your knowledge in real-life situations? Then our program is for you.
This year, for the first time ever, we offered our tried and tested program that we’ve previously only been running with clients, as a public program, open to everyone. The program is currently running and we’re so happy about how it’s working out that we have decided to run a second cohort in 2023!
What is the difference between a course and a program?
A course can be a great experience but it is often like going to a great movie: when the movie ends, you are back to reality and nothing has changed. You may feel inspired but you have not really changed. Lasting change in mindset and behavior requires practice over time. That is why we need a program that lets you practice over time and allows you to build a community.
Our Agile Coach Program
The program combines theory with insights gained from practicing the theory to allow for positive learning feedback loops. We do that by spreading a 4 day workshop out over a 3 months period. We kickstart the program with a 2 day startup that allows the participants to get to know each other, clarify expectations and set their learning goals. We follow up with shorter learning labs, 3-4 hours every other week, online. We also support and coach each participant individually between each learning lab.
Expected program outcomes
- Developing individual Agile Coaching skills.
- Building a “learning community” of Agile Coaches for sustained continued learning
- Each participant delivers an outcome in their organization as an integrated part of the program by leading their own change initiative within the program
Our experienced teachers
Mikael, Joakim and Christophe have been teaching Leadership, Agile Coaching and product development for many years. They have also worked together with clients and have extensive hands-on experience helping organisations to high performance.
- Team leads, Scrum Masters, new Agile Coaches, Product Owners, RTEs, line managers, or project managers who want to develop their coaching skills in the agile workplace
- Experience working with Agile teams as team lead, Scrum Master or similar.
- Experience of Agile methods, such as Scrum and Kanban.
Curriculum in short
- Empowered organizations
Why is agile eating the world?
The core insight of the agile movement.
The three laws of agile.
- Coaching & Facilitation
The role of coaching in empowered organizations.
The GROW coaching model and powerful questions.
How to effectively facilitate decisions and meetings
- Developing high-performing teams
What is high-performance?
Team performance models and how to assess your team.
Measuring and improving team performance.
- Servant Leadership
From traditional management to servant leadership.
What to do and how to act as a servant leader?
- Empowered teams
The empowered team concept and why it’s critical today.
From output to outcomes: solving meaningful problems.
Moving from delivery or feature teams to empowered teams.
- Team of Teams
The concept of tribes as team-of-teams.
How to kickstart, maintain and develop tribes
Agile at scale.
- Improve Continuously
Models and methods to improve continuously (e.g. Toyota Kata).
Start up days in Stockholm, Wednesday March 8th & Thursday March 9th
Learning labs (remote) – bite sized chunks of learning where theory is introduced. Remote labs on Thursdays morning every two weeks (08:30-12:00 CET). Dates;
- March 24th
- April 20th
- May 4th
- May 17th
- June 1st
Agile Coffee (remote) – socialize with fellow coaches and discuss any topic you’re struggling with. Remote agile coffees on Thursdays morning every two weeks (10:00-11:00 CET). Dates;
- March 16th
- March 30th
- April 27th
- May 11th
- May 25th
At least two mentor coaching sessions (by course instructors) between Learning labs.
Program buddies – participants are paired up to support each other, and to practice their coaching skills together.
Breakthrough project – a real change initiative designed by yourself to provide an opportunity to continuously practice new skills and tools while adding value to the organization