Agile Coach powered by bg

The agile coach is a driving force in the design of an agile organization. If you believe this is your calling, then we have an offer for you: Become one of the best agile coaches in the industry! You will masterfully introduce agile work methods into organizations of all sizes und will support them during the transitional phase. You will learn to lead teams consisting of agile coaches and ScrumMasters and work with top management to achieve their goals.

„Agile Coach powered by bg“ is a foursix month long, career-accompanying seminar, resulting in a certification upon completion. In three modules, you will learn how to independently plan, coordinate and accompany agile transformations.

“The training is great – didactically and in terms of content!”
Previous participants tell you in the video what you can expect from the Agile Coach Training powered by bg.

The starting point is your own behavior

In this seminar, you will work intensively on your knowledge of leadership und will learn to take responsibility as well as the consequences of that responsibility. Your colleagues in the seminar will help you self-reflect and will act as mentors – they will show you where your potential for improvement lies.

Target Audience

What can you expect?

Practical work, self-reflection and theory. You will receive a long list of texts and videos of topics that will be intensively discussed in the large group. You will solve team tasks when you are in the seminar.

What will you receive?

We will show you the essence of our work, explain coaching to you from our perspective, let you participate in real experiences and support you with your own challenges. On top of that, we will convey to you the necessary theoretical foundation and demonstrate how to make your team successful. This way you can be confident in front of your peers.

Many employees of borisgloger succeeded independently because they were taught the necessary fundamentals and mindset by us. Over the 15 days, we will let you take part so you can also be a successful agile coach.

We will show you our success stories, talk about the reality our customers face daily and let you take part in what has made borisgloger successful. 

Requirements

You already possess months of experience in the leadership of agile teams. Ideally, you will have also worked as a ScrumMaster or in a similar role (e.g. agile team facilitator) and have collected experience with multiple teams. Intensive preparation is required for each module – the required materials and contents will be provided.

Feedback from previous participants:

Very high level: We are trainers ourselves with years of experience - but you have set the bar extremely high, respect.

Extra praise for the hybrid model: It worked great, I wouldn't have thought!

How you as a trainer team interacted and acted - great! Great range of topics and content, very professional!

Remote Agile Coach Training powered by bg

Training content & dates

June until November 2021

In order to get everyone on the same level, we initially discuss the theoretical foundation of Scrum and other agile frameworks. We will explain the responsibilities and how you, as a coach, can help embrace these responsibilities. On a related note, we will also show you the essential techniques of visualization, which make borisgloger consultants popular facilitators.

Admittedly, the theory of agile frameworks is, to some extent, 40 years old. At borisgloger, we did not just design many practices of agile frameworks – we also update these practices with the aid of current experiences und scientific knowledge. Young influences are, for example, the principle of voluntarism and open space agility.

We will ask ourselves the following questions under our motto “Agile Essentials”:

  • What differentiates Scrum from Scrum 3.0?
  • What connects Scrum, Kanban, and Design Thinking?
  • Why is Lean Startup only a derivative of Scrum?

The main question is what is my role as coach? How do I integrate myself into an organization? Which tasks do I have as an agile coach and which tasks come from my organization? We will not be able to resolve this conflict of roles, but we will show you how you can deal with it.

Trainer:

Kathrin Tuchen

Dates:

22.06.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00

The Agile Coach often works as a ScrumMaster with the agile team (also Scrum team), although this does not describe his actual job. This module is about,

  • how the Agile Coach works with a team to make them successful
  • how the Agile Coach can work effectively with the ScrumMaster or Agile Master – in other words: coaching the coach
  • how a High-Performance Team is created and which impulses are necessary to foster these teams in an organization
  • how a transformation team can lead an agile transformation and the role of the Agile Coach


Coaching Techniques

  • Role coaching of ScrumMasters and Product Owners also on overlapping levels (e.g. role archetypes)
  • Basic knowledge of change management and SCARF model
  • Facilitation tool box: Appreciative Inquiry, collegial case consultation, future conference, RTSC


The goal:
At the end of this module, participants will have development plans for their teams in their hands. This makes a possible start into the agile transformation tangible and an important cornerstone in change management is set.

Trainer:
Kathrin Tuchen

Dates – Part 1:
23.06.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
24.06.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00

Dates – Part 2:
06.07.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
07.07.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
08.07.2021
| 09:00 – 15:00

Agile Organization Models

If a team works self-organized and the practices are learned, then the design of the organization takes priority.

We will explain different organizational models, contrast the differences between them, and will, through the use of examples, analyze how companies apply these models: 

  • Spotify-model
  • Holacracy
  • Sociocracy
  • Open Space Organizational Model
  • Objectives and Key Results (OKR)

 

Fundamentals of Systemic Thinking

We believe an organization is a system of communication. Which implications does this have for working with organizations and management?

Purpose of the manager in an agile organization

Management significantly influences communication in an organization. Which are the tasks for management to be able to successfully and goal-oriented direct this communication and how can the agile coach help? New leadership concepts are definitely necessary to achieve this.

The goal: We will explain the model of leadership design in such a way that you can immediately develop one with your own management.

 

Trainer:
Carsten Rasche

Dates – Part 1:
14.09.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
15.09.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
16.09.2021
| 09:00 – 15:00

Dates – Part 2:
28.09.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
29.09.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
30.09.2021
| 09:00 – 15:00

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

The agile coach has to set a good example. Hence, this module covers your impact: How do you communicate and how do you behave?

Among other things, the following communication models and theories will be discussed:

  • Communication quadrant according to Schulz von Thun
  • Reflection and self-management
  • Solution-oriented systemic approaches
  • Leading through invitation

The goal:We will cover elements out of module 2 more in-depth and intensively analyze how you can get management on your side in a non-agile organization. Self-leadership is the key to this. As agile coaches, we know how fast one can be assimilated into an organization and thus miss opportunities for change. We will show you, how you can create enough distance, in order to not oversee the opportunities.

Trainer:
Paulina Heins

Dates – Part 1:
19.10.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
20.10.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
21.10.2021
| 09:00 – 15:00

Dates – Part 2:
09.11.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
10.11.2021 | 09:00 – 15:00
11.11.2021
| 09:00 – 15:00

Trainings contents & dates

Approximately 4 months

Certification

In order to receive the certification, you will write a final paper after the last module about the contents of your training, for which you will have two weeks to complete. The paper will be examined by one of our coaches and will be reviewed with you during individual coaching.

Moreover, you will receive access to our bg portal, where you can retrieve all documentation and content from your training.

Price for Remote Coaching

€ 4.411,- excl. VAT
(€ 5.249,- incl. VAT)
Payment by installments per module also possible

Location

Remote

Training content – Group 2

(Starting october 2020)

To bring everyone up to speed, we first have to talk about the theoretical basics of Scrum and other agile frameworks. We explain the responsibilities and how you as a coach can help to live up to these responsibilities. In this context we will also show you the essential techniques of visualization that make borisgloger consultants sought-after facilitators.

However: The theory of agile frameworks is partly 40 years old. At borisgloger we have not only helped to shape many practices of agile frameworks – we also constantly update these practices based on current experiences and scientific findings. More recent influences are for example the principle of voluntariness and Open Space Agility.

Therefore, we dedicate the introductory day under the motto “Agile Essentials” to the following topics, among others:

  • Difference between Scrum and Scrum 3.0
  • Similarities and differences of Scrum, Kanban and Design Thinking
  • Practical exercise on agile frameworks, including a trainer’s perspective

The central question is: What is your role as a coach? How do you contribute to the organization? What are your real tasks as an Agile Coach and what tasks are assigned to you by the organization? We will not be able to resolve this role conflict, but we will show you how to deal with it.

Trainer:
Kathrin Tuchen
Michael Friedmann

Dates:
06.10.2020
10:00 – 18:00

Work with the Scrum Team

The Agile Coach often works as ScrumMaster with the agile team (also Scrum Team), although this does not describe his actual task. This module is about this,


  • how the Agile Coach works with a team to make it successful.

  • how the Agile Coach can work effectively with the ScrumMaster or Agile Master – in other words: coaching the coach.

  • how a high performance team is created and which impulses are necessary to promote these teams in an organization.

  • how a transformation team can lead an agile transformation and what role the Agile Coach plays in this process.

Coaching techniques

  • Role coaching of ScrumMasters and Product Owners also on comprehensive levels (e.g. role archetypes)
  • Basic knowledge of change management and SCARF model
  • Facilitation Tool Box: Appreciative Inquiry, collegial case consultation, future conference, RTSC


The goal:
At the end of this module, participants will have development plans for their teams in their hands. This makes a possible start into agile transformation tangible and sets an important cornerstone in change management.

Trainer:
Kathrin Tuchen
Michael Friedmann

Date:
07.10. – 09.10.2020
09:00 – 17:00

Agile organization models

If the team works in a self-organized way and the practices are learned, the focus shifts to the design of the organization.

We will explain different organizational models, highlight the differences and use case studies to examine how companies apply these models:

  • Spotify Model
  • Agile Scaling Frameworks
  • Holacracy & Sociocracy
  • Portfolio Management
  • Objectives and Key Results (OKR)
  • Maturity models

Basics of systemic thinking

Our opinion is: The organization is a system of communications. What implications does this have for working with organizations and with management?

Importance of the manager in the agile organization

The management has a significant influence on the communications in an organization. So what are the tasks of management to lead these communications in a goal-oriented and successful way and how can the Agile Coach work on this? In any case, new leadership concepts are necessary.

The goal: Participants gain a comprehensive insight into various organizational and scaling models and learn what principles lie behind these models and how they are established in their companies. In parallel, we work on the leadership model of the future and what this means for their own role.

Trainer:
Nina Laenen
Carsten Rasche

Dates:
15.12. – 18.12.2020
09:00 – 17:00

Verbal and nonverbal communication

The Agile Coach must be a role model himself. Therefore, this module is about your impact: How do you communicate and how do you behave?

Among other things, the following communication models and theories are covered:

  • Reflection and self-management
  • Moderation possibilities in conflict
  • Solution-oriented systemic approaches
  • Guiding through invitations

The goal: We take up elements from the first two modules, deepen them and show you concretely how you can develop yourself and your team. “Self-leadership” is the key to this in leading others. As Agile Coaches, we ourselves know how often we encounter resistance and conflicts. We will show you a constructive approach, coaching methods and ways to find solutions.

Trainer:
Paulina Heins
Katharina Clauss

Dates:
09.02. – 12.02.2021
09:00 – 17:00

WE ANSWER GLADLY YOUR QUESTIONS

Kathrin Tuchen

Management Consultant

Nadin Mach

Trainingskoordination