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Developing Your Organization’s Agile Coaching Capability with Lyssa Adkins

Most companies transition to Agile because they want the speed and innovation that Agile promises. However, to realize that organizations need solid Agile Coaches to help establish the deep, institutional capability required to become a truly Agile organization. Team agility is a first step, but ultimately withers without organizational agility. 

Most ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches inside organizations are assigned to the role by default, quite often without the requisite skill to foster team agility, much less organizational agility. Yet, this is precisely what organizations need of them. To answer the need, an internal Agile Coaching capability must be built. In Agile Coaching Institute’s years developing Agile Coaches, we see that creating internal Agile Coaching capability is not only possible, it is quite straightforward. 

In this talk, Lyssa will offer insight on how to develop ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches as their scope of influence expands from one or a few teams to a program or value stream. The skills, knowledge and self-leadership needed at each step will be revealed, as well as what an organization should (and should not) expect from them at various levels of development. This talk will help managers and transformation leads put flesh on the bones of their Agile Coaching capability development strategy. It will also serve as a guide for ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches as they develop themselves. Everyone will leave with the resources they need to take their next steps toward greater Agile Coaching skill.

Target Audience

This seminari is targeted at persons that have Agile experience. Each person in the audience is expected to:

  • have worked one year in or closely with a Scrum team; or

  • be a Certified Scrum master; or

  • have obtained a similar level of Agile knowledge/experience by some other means.

About Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins is a passionate player in the Agile Coaching profession. She develops Agile Coaches to be the skilled and visionary change leaders that their organizations need, and that Agile calls for. In 2010, she co-founded the Agile Coaching Institute to answer that call. Since then, ACI has up-leveled the skills of close to 6,000 Agile Coaches and strategized with their organizations to develop Agile Coaching as a core capability for Agile transformation. She is the author of Coaching Agile Teams, which is still a top-10 Agile book many years after publication. When you meet, she is likely to truly listen to you. 

Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa Adkins

Lyssa likes to explore agile coaching, agile transformation, adult human development, human systems dynamics, societal change, organizational change, the benefits and costs of being human in the workplace, facilitating intense conflict, the role of nature, and books of all sorts. She tends toward a balance of the provocative and practical, and likes to make sure she really understands someone's question before answering.

Lyssa holds an alphabet soup of certifications: Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), ICAgile Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC).  She is also a trained Co-Active Coach and Leader. In 2018, she is engaged as a student in an intense certification program in Integral Facilitation.

Lyssa authored Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition.

More in Depth

If you would like to spend more time on these topics and gain a deeper understanding Lyssa is giving a two day course on Agile Facilitation and a three day course on Coaching Agile Teams 3.0 at Crisp AB in February.


This seminar is open to registration by members only until February 12th. Log in to register as a member. Starting on February 12th it will also be possible for non-members to register.

Ort: Stockholm
Plats: Visuell Planering, United Spaces, Sthlm Waterfront Building, Klarabergsviadukten 63, 101 27 STOCKHOLM
När: 2018-02-21 (kl 18:00-20:00)Lägg till i din kalender

Language: English

Typ: Seminarium
Kostnad: Gratis
Avbokningsbar: Nej
Antal bokade : 50/50 (4 st i kö)

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