Agile Team Coaching Professional

Agile approaches and methods are growing in popularity with teams across the organisation, not just IT or product delivery teams. The Agile Coach’s job is to monitor the health of the team, facilitate, mentor, to counterbalance the Product Owner’s value stream demands and support the long-term health and sustainability of delivery of the team. Structuring, mentoring and protecting are all aspects of the Agile coach’s role. This course is for those with Agile project experience looking to move into a servant-leader coaching role. Ensuring your team’s health, sustainability, personal and team growth opportunities and commitment to Agile and business value are all aligned is vital to the long-term success of the team. Coaching has been recognised as a key ingredient to help individuals and teams reach the potential. Agile team coaches can be members of the team (can be from a technical or non-technical background) who act a parallel capacity helping their team mates. More experienced coaches in larger organisations can be full time and may support multiple teams. This course provides comprehensive coaching skills, techniques and knowledge to begin your journey to developing professional coaching competencies in an Agile context. 

Course Objectives

  • Coaching fundamentals in the Agile context
  • Building a culture of collaboration
  • Team and individual facilitation
  • Structuring teams and team leadership
  • Agile processes, frameworks and methods
  • Articulate the Agile coach’s responsibilities to both the Agile Team, Enterprise and Product Owner
  • Understand the Team’s contribution to the Agile delivery framework
  • Identify specific techniques that contribute to the delivery of artefacts that add value to the enterprise initiating Agile projects
  • Appreciate the importance of, and how to contribute to, continuous improvement

This course is offered on regular public or as a private course for organisations. It can be customised to your organisation’s needs.

  On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate the role of the coach in the Agile context
  • Understand the fundamentals of delivering projects using Agile concepts
  • Coaching individuals and team to reach their true potential
  • Learn key coaching skills that can be applied in an Agile environment
  • Tools and tips for enhancing Agile projects
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Agile team members
  • Your future goals and learning journey to build your coaching competence 


Course Outline

  • The Agile story and role of coaching introduction
  • The coaching learning path, developing competencies and the road to mastery
  • Assessing your ability as a coach to serve the team
  • The Agile facilitation mindset
  • The coach as an Agile role model
  • Shifting mindsets, creating self-awareness and self-management
  • Coaching professionalism, maintaining standards and projecting values
  • Building trust to partner with individuals and teams
  • Designing flow to help teams achieve their desired outcomes 
  • Neutral facilitation
  • Facilitating within an Agile framework (Stand-ups. Retros, Planning, Reporting and other Agile Ceremonies)
  • Assessing team maturity 
  • Professional coaching skills (Presence, EQ, Active Listening, Powerful Questioning)
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Exploring and resolving issues
  • Mentoring skills and change cycles
  • Teaching skills and checking for understanding
  • Coaching teams and the path for high performance
  • Handling conflict and dysfunction within the team
  • Identifying and handling organisational impediments 
  • Engaging organisational stakeholders to help with the adoption of Agile
  • Establishing the Agile coaching framework
  • Further learning on your Agile coaching journey  

Agile coaches come from a wide variety of backgrounds and skillsets. Preferably you have experience working in an Agile environment, have taken formal Agile training or attended our Agile Fundamentals course beforehand. You understand the principles and values of Agile and want to enhance your coaching skills. You enjoy developing others and building teams that strive to achieve high performance. 

Prerequisites: There are no course prerequisites however relevant experience is preferred.


Benefits of taking this course

  • Comprehensively understand the role and responsibilities of an Agile coach
  • Start or enhance your Agile coaching skills on the pathway to mastery
  • Learn globally recognised skills that are in demand right now
  • Learn the most up-to-date thinking, techniques and methodology
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Learn with trainers who have proven track records



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