Description

This course assists team-level Scrum Masters and coaches using Scrum and/or Kanban to become great coaches and to facilitate the Lean-Agile approach that teams should be using: Skills, behaviors, understanding, continuous improvement, and collaboration skills.

There are 13 sections in the course, each focused on one aspect of coaching for Lean-Agile teams. Each section has a set of readings and videos that cover the topic. Then there is an assignment that helps students learn by doing and discussing what they have learned with other students in the course and with Net Objectives consultants.

For more information about the course, see the course description.

Relevant resources and support for your coaching

  • Expand your understanding

    Skills, behaviors, understanding, continuous improvement, and collaboration skills.

  • Discussions

    Discussions with fellow coaches and instructors to compare ideas and share insights

  • Learn by doing

    Each week, an assignment helps you learn by trying a specific exercise within your own context.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Getting Started
  • 2
    Team Agility as a Tool Box: Scrum as Example
  • 3
    The Mindsets of Business Agility
    • Introduction
    • Outcome-Based Thinking (Reading and Exercise)
    • Definitions of Ready and Done
    • Team DoR-DoD Template (Download and Exercise)
    • MBI Mindset (Reading and Exercise)
    • Mindsets of Business Agility (Discussion)
  • 4
    Systems Thinking, Explicit Workflow, and Agreements
    • Introduction
    • Systems Thinking: A talk by Russ Ackoff (Video)
    • Flow: The Three Oiled Wheel Demonstration (Video)
    • The Art of Action: Why there is resistance (Book Summary)
    • Understanding the Value Stream and Value Stream Mapping (Video and Text)
    • Turning a Value Stream Map into a Kanban Board (Video)
    • Systems Thinking, Explicit Workflow, and Agreements (Homework and Discussion)
  • 5
    The Team Agility Coach and the Guardrails
    • Introduction
    • An Overview of Guardrails
    • Guardrail 1: Work on the greatest business value
    • Guardrail 2: Collaborate across boundaries
    • Guardrail 3: Make all work visible
    • Guardrail 4: Sustain or increase predictability
    • Guardrail 5: Keep WIP within capacity
    • Guardrail 6: Continuously improve
    • The Team Agility Coach and the Guardrails (Homework and Discussion)
  • 6
    The Value of Consistent Objectives Across Teams
    • Introduction
    • The Value of Consistent Objectives Across Teams
    • The Value of Consistent Objectives Across Teams (Homework and Discussion)
  • 7
    Using Business Agility as a Guide to Working with Other Teams
    • Introduction
    • Foundation: Team Agility is a subset of Business Agility
    • Techniques
    • Using Business Agility as a Guide to Working with Other Teams (Homework and Discussion)
    • Realization, Not Just Development