Coaching Corner: Advanced Agile Coach Class Coming - Materials Available Now

September 7, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Thought I'd let people know about Net Objectives' building an advanced Agile coaching class. This will essentially cover what we've learned over the last 10+ years of doing Agile at scale while being thought leaders in Scrum, Kanban and the Kanban Method.  The idea started out as we've been hiring great coaches but realized that not all of them had the deep toolbox we've built over the last decade (actually, longer).  We realized we had to put together a full set of these insights as part of the induction process when we hire new coaches.  But then we realized, that many already competent coaches would be interested in adding our toolbox to theirs. And, of course, this has morphed into part of our train-the-trainer program we have with our clients.  In any event, we are putting together an advanced Agile coaching class designed to take proficient Agile coaches to the next level.

Our work in the software industry has demonstrated that:

  • predefined solutions typically don't solve all of the challenges facing organizations
  • consultants should not be attached to any particular method, but usually (e.g., Scrum, Kanban Method)
  • there are many ways to coordinate teams (and most of the ones we know are not included in the common approaches to Agile)
  • there are many ways to create close to cross-functional teams that are not discussed in the Scrum or Kanban world, yet are extremely valuable
  • some of the methods we've found to be incredibly valuable fly in the face of "common sense" Agile, yet make perfect sense when viewed from a Lean perspective

Many of the insights needed to assist beyond a single team Agile are already documented on our site, but haven't been organized as well as might be (we're working on that now).  The most current collection we have is our Lean-Agile Basics page.  The contents of this page is being used as the basis for the course.  This page is being moved to our new online knowledge base system so it won't be available for free for too much longer, so you might want to check it out.

If you are interested in learning more about this class, please contact me.  Or just work through the materials online and ask questions on our Net Objectives Discussion group.

 

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Alan is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design.



        

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