Certified Agile Coach (CAC) – Live Onlineadmin2021-07-26T18:19:08+00:00
Trainer Elizabeth Thakkar
Category CSU Courses
Delivery Live Online
Master’s Eligible Yes
One-of-a-kind training focusing on “being agile” and “doing agile” of Agile Coaching
Highly interactive training program that makes ample use of discussions, group activities, and real-life scenarios and challenges to enhance participants’ learning experience
Learn soft skills necessary to be an effective Agile Coach
Learn to turn Agile Teams into High Performance Teams by utilizing Agile Coaching techniques
Guiding teams and organizations to simplify their agile journey and achieve true agility
Trainer led Remote Live Online Training Class
Tips for successful Agile Career / Business
Chicago State University (CSU) Certification
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
PMI: 15 PDUs
Scrum Alliance: 15 SEUs
IIBA: 15 CDUs
NASBA: 16 CPEs
The Agile Coaching Workshop is an Instructor Led Live Online training program that is offered in 10 sessions. Each session is one and half hour in duration. This training is unique and one-of-a-kind that focuses on both the areas of “being agile” and “doing agile”. This is a highly interactive workshop that makes ample use of discussions and exercises to help participants hone essential coaching skills like self-awareness, coaching stance, mentoring, facilitation, active listening, powerful questioning and coaching for action. The course explores real-world scenarios/situations and challenges, and helps you devise powerful solutions. It will help the learner differentiate between teaching, mentoring, facilitating, consulting, and coaching, and will help him/her gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an agile team.
Whether the coach is internal or external to the organization, agile coaching covers a broad spectrum that covers teaching, mentoring, problem solving, planning, leadership, team-building and mastery of skills and knowledge. Agile Coaches must challenge organizations to change culture for establishing new paradigms which permit agile-lean thinking and quickly deliver value. A coach must be competent, professional and ethical, having business and technical knowledge and an understanding of the change and the impact it has on individuals and organizations.
Some of the elements that participants will learn during the workshop:
The various roles, skillsets and disciplines of an Agile coach – coaching, facilitating, mentoring, teaching and how to develop “your style,” moving in and out of those roles while remaining flexible, open and confident.
The philosophy behind servant leadership and practices and techniques to enable you to become a true servant leader; putting the needs of others first to facilitate the development of high-performance teams.
Agile Coach Thinking – the mindset shift necessary to help you, and others, focus on team improvement, value-driven delivery, and leveraging constraints while living in the present moment, staying curious, innovative and having fun.
Ways to establish mutual trust allowing you to create a safe, supportive environment in which your team can excel.
Active listening and powerful questioning techniques utilized to leverage your ability to focus on what is being said and maximizing communication and collaboration through seeking and receiving information.
Mastering agile coaching skills will require both time and practice. This workshop will enable you to:
Understand and utilize the key skill areas and knowledge areas applied by the best agile coaches.
Create healthy teams that are resilient, creative, resourceful and resonant.
Listen fully and ask essential, powerful questions that open up new possibilities and propel people into action.
Clearly ascertain the distinction between coaching and mentoring and know when to apply each of these most successfully in any given situation.
Understand how to address the dysfunctional approaches to conflict that teams often develop.
Coach and mentor people through all kinds of change, especially the change required to occupy agile roles fully.
See the broader organizational context more clearly and determine the best interventions, and best actions to create a positive impact.
You’ll walk away from the course with your personal coaching improvement backlog – a tangible plan you can use to thoughtfully improve your coaching when you’re back on the job.
You’ll have many new things to try with your teams and you will probably depart with a few provocative ideas to chew on or to wrangle with for a while. All of these outcomes add up to your ability to become the excellent agile coach your teams and organization needs.
Introduction to Coaching
High Performance Teams
Agile Coaching – Practical Considerations
Challenges faced by Agile Coaches and how to overcome
Knowledge of Agile Manifesto and Agile Methods (Scrum, Kanban, XP) would be very helpful.
Interested to work in team environment with team members.
Willingness to learn and apply softskills to teams.
Curious, eager, patient, and calm.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for:
Project, Program, and Portfolio Professionals who aspire to take up the role of an Agile Coach.
Scrum Masters, BAs, QAs, Agile Project/Program Managers or Iteration Managers who want a more comprehensive understanding of the complete range of business and Agile coaching skills.
Agile coaches who want to enhance and improve their professional skills as Agilists and professional coaches.
Coaches who wish to increase the ability to break through seemingly insurmountable problems with their teams.
Agile managers, Product Owners and others wishing to access a broader range of skills in working with teams.
Skilled coaches who wish to polish their skillsets and learn a few new tricks and techniques.
Functional managers or Scrum Masters with some experience as an Agile coach, but when Agile seems like it is not working for your teams.
Someone coaching or mentoring Agile teams that get caught in a rut or just going through the motions and not making progress.
July 31 – Aug 1 | Saturday and Sunday | Total Sessions – 2 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM US Central Time Register Here
Elizabeth Thakkar has trained 1,000+ professionals in Agile Fundamentals; various Agile/Scaled Agile methods – Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe; Agile Coaching and Facilitation; Enterprise Coaching and Agile Transformation, and DevOps Transformation. She has provided Agile consulting services for Walmart, Bank of America, Freddie Mac and several large Canadian Corporations such as Bell Canada, CIBC, and Bank of Montreal. She is first Professional in the WORLD to receive World’s first and only “Master’s Certificate in Agile Management (MCAM)” and “Advanced Master’s Certificate in Agile Management (AMCAM)” at Chicago State University (CSU). She leads and manages two Agile Meetup Groups – Agility For All – Charlotte and Agility For All NOVA. She speaks regularly at various meetups on Agile Topics.