Net Objectives Coaching Academy: Growing Great Coaches

The Coaching Academy is for companies that want to improve the effectiveness of their own internal coaches. Whether they are using SAFe®, Scrum or Kanban, effective Lean-Agile transformation requires effective coaching. The Coaching Academy is designed to work either as a standalone program or as an integrated part of Net Objectives Lean-Agile Transformation. Equipping internal coaches maximizes the return on investment for a Lean-Agile transformation and enables continuing improvement afterwards.

The Net Objectives Coaching Academy is 13-week program designed to equip coaches and change agents with the understanding, skills, and abilities needed to increase team performance and effectiveness within a Lean-Agile eco-system.

Begin Where You Are: Become a Great Coach

Individual assessment, integrated coursework and mentorship, and a clearly defined learning path combine to ensure that participants’ needs are continually met throughout the 13-week program. Class sizes of 12-15 provide participants with the personalized learning environment they need to be effective in their organization.

Team-Level, Program-Level, and Product/Management Tracks

The Coaching Academy has tracks for coaches at the team and program levels and for organizations that want their product owners and development managers to work together better. All tracks follow the same philosophy and structure.

Structure of the Academy

The Coaching Academy has tracks for coaches at the team and program levels and for organizations that want their Product Owners and development managers to work together better. All tracks follow the same philosophy and structure.

Tracks in the Coaching Academy consist of:

  • An Agile maturity assessment appropriate to the level (program or team) being worked with
  • Pre-work to get people on the same page and accelerate the benefits of the Coaching Academy
  • An introduction to Lean-Agile that provides the principles and practices needed to be effective in creating solutions
  • Twelve weeks of follow-on training and coaching that provides interactive experience in Lean-Agile fundamentals, coaching mindset and skills, and helping teams learn how to solve their problems. This includes
    • The Net Objectives Six Essential Guardrails System to guide the selection and application of practices
    • A toolbox of situational team practices to equip teams to adapt practices to meet their own needs

Team-Level Core Curriculum

This track is to take team coaches and make them better. We work with all Agile team level approaches (Scrum, Kanban, ...) and make them better. This track focuses not just on how the team can work better together but also how it fits into the overall flow.

Program-Level Core Curriculum

This track is to take team coaches and convert them into coaches capable of coaching an entire program. Program coaches must know how teams need to coordinate with each other. The scope of this work focuses on the value stream from when the work is pulled by technology through deployment.

Product / Management Core Curriculum

This track is for organizations that want to include the product owner in the coaching. This can be tailored for organizations with development managers or Technical Project Managers as well. This track puts more emphasis on how these roles can work together than individual coaching skills.

On-Going Support for Coaches in the Academy

The Coaching Academy is based on the Net Objectives approach to Lean-Agile Software Development for products and IT. The Net Objectives Portal provides on-going support for members with integrated learning and community support tools and can be made private to your organization.

More Information

For more information, contact Mike Shalloway and download a brochure about the Coaching Academy and the Coaching Academy: Team Track.