Agile Coaching Academy

Create a culture of learning and build your organisational capability by embedding coaching and facilitation throughout your business.

Agile Coaches are integral to establish and embed the institutional capability required to become an agile, nimble and responsive organisation. Coaches support not only self-organising teams but foster a culture of high performance and continuous learning. 

 
For many organisations seeking to build their agility, opting to bring in external coaches to get teams up to speed can be an attractive proposition. We can help you with this at the outsetalternativelywe offer a unique program where we can partner with your business to build your own coaching capability. This will ensure that your teams are self-sufficient, that your best source of competitive advantage is your own talent, and that your organisation is better prepared for sustained ongoing improvement. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our facilitation and coaching program provides a comprehensive pathway for Team Facilitators/ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches. Through training, goal-setting, on-the-job practice and mentoring, we work with identified individuals to build their competency.  

Our coaching service is an end-to-end program that includes assessments, training, coaching, mentoring and coaching accreditation. It encompasses: 

  • Pre-program development 

  • Assistance with assessment and initial screening of internal agile coaches 

  • Development of a coaching competency framework and individual development plans 

  • Training in Agile Facilitation aligned to ICAgile's Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) and ICAgile's Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) 

  • Mentoring to build capability as a Team Facilitator/ScrumMaster and Agile Coach 

  • Preparation for ICAgile’s Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) assessment   

  • The creation of a learning portfolio complete with learning journal, facilitation and coaching experience, and peer assessments

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

 

Coaching Pathway Structure

PHASE ONE

Identify

Agile Facilitation Training 
(3 Days)

ICAgile accredited Agile Team Facilitation course 

  • Iteration Manager (ScrumMaster) roles and responsibilities
  • Facilitation skills in collaborative work environments​
  • Facilitation  tools and techniques 
  • Facilitating various Agile work practices

 

Identify

Sess
ion #1​

Program Kick-off,  Agile Team Facilitator  role and mindset
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Program understanding​
  • Self-assessment review​
  • Alignment to individual goals​
  • Frame of mind and constraints​
  • Workplace context​
  • The Team Facilitator role​
  • Background​
  • Anti-patterns

Identify

Ses
sion #2​
Day to day agile facilitation
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Daily stand-ups​
  • Retrospectives​
  • Showcases​
  • Story identification​
  • Backlog refinement​
  • Defining Done

Identify

Se
ssion #3​
Instilling the agile mindset
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • High performing teams​
  • Creating safety​
  • Purpose alignment​
  • Team health​
  • Dealing with conflict​
  • Interventions

Identify

Se
ssion #4​
Open discussion
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Concepts review
  • Workplace challenges

Identify

Ses
sion #5
Designing and organizing workshops, conversations
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Planning, running and reviewing different workshops
  • Prioritisation and decision-making approaches
Identify

S
ession #6
Facilitating planning
(Virtual 2 hours) 
  • Forecasting
  • Sprint planning
  • Release planning
  • Roadmapping
  • Capability lifecycles planning

Identify

S
ession #7
Bootcamp
(Face-to-face 1 day)

  • Practical facilitation skills with key deep-dive on particular areas

Identify

Ses
sion #8
Facilitating discovery
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • More advanced discussion on discovery activites and kicking off initiatives for success

Identify

Se
ssion #9
Advanced day to day agile facilitation

(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Advanced discussion on day-to-day activities of running a high performing team

Identify

Se
ssion #10
Individual competency assessment
(Face-to-face 90 minutes)

  • Each participant will have the opportunity to showcase their portfolio of progress, perform a ceremony for assessment/peer-review

  

PHASE TWO

 

Identify

Agile Coaching Training 
(3 Days)

ICAgile Agile Coaching course 

  • The mindset and role of the Agile Coach  
  • Techniques to coach and communicate effectively  
  • How to mentor and coach people  
  • What is needed to effectively start up an Agile team  
  • Techniques to help grow and develop teams

 

Identify

Sess
ion #1​
Program kick-off and Coaching
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Program understanding 
  • Self-assessment review 
  • Alignment to individual goals 
  • Listening skills 
  • Powerful questions

Identify

Ses
sion #2​
Coaching 
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Arc of the conversation 
  • Issue identification 
  • Issue exploration 
  • Committing to action

 

 

Identify

Se
ssion #3​
Mentoring
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Mentoring models and  practices and contrasting  with coaching

Identify

Se
ssion #4​
Open discussion
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Concepts review
  • Workplace challenges

Identify

Ses
sion #5
Facilitation
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Review and discussion  on effective facilitation  practices and designing  effective meetings
Identify

S
ession #6
Teaching
(Virtual 2 hours) 
  • Modes and methods of effective teaching to improve agile practices

Identify

S
ession #7
Bootcamp
(Face-to-face 1 day)

  • 1 day face-to-face session to practice facilitation  skills and an opportunity  to deep-dive on particular  areas

Identify

Ses
sion #8
Advanced Coaching  Techniques 
(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Handling dysfunction  in teams 

  • Individual and Team  coaching techniques

Identify

Se
ssion #9
Individual preparation for the ICAgile Expert

(Virtual 2 hours)

  • Practice competency  review

Identify

Se
ssion #10
ICAgile Expert Accreditation  session
(Face-to-face 90 minutes)

  • Panel review of your competency  against the ICAgile rubric
 

HOW WILL A CULTURE OF COACHING HELP MY ORGANISATION?

A coaching culture will help to transform your business into a learning organisation, it provides the following results: 

 

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Supports organisational business agility
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Develops leadership at all levels of the business
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Fosters high performance
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Supports organisational change
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Increases employee engagement 
 

 

 

PREREQUISITES

  • Participants have started an agile journey, with a least some training in the fundamentals and exposure to agile teams​
  • Participants are dedicated to the journey and have leadership support so that expectations are clearly set about the commitment each person will need to make in terms of time and effort.

READY TO FIND OUT MORE?  


If you're looking to build your internal coaching capability, contact us for a free consultation. 

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