Coaching Distributed Agile Teams Through A Coaching Cohort

Collaboration, a cornerstone of agility, is inarguably a key success factor for self-organized productive teams. Despite being separated by thousands of miles, the need to collaborate successfully and to build team synergy is unchanged for agile transformation journey.          

We are going to share some key highlights from our recent work for standing up agile coaching cohort and how it helped to coach highly distributed teams and scale agility at an enterprise level.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

Problem Statement:

Coaching geographically distributed agile teams in agile practices that had challenges in collaboration due to conflicts in time zone.


Groom and build Agile Coaches locally and create synergies within team that spread across time zones.


  • “Train the Trainer” – Enterprise Coaches training the apprentice coaches in respective geographies
  • Forming Coaching Squads – Create groups of trained coaches across geographies
  • Coaching Using 2-Week Iteration
  • Re-energize the team with coaching by time-zone centric coaches
  • Coaching Squads connecting the dots with Enterprise coaches
  • Retrospectives for Squads to continuously improve coaching

Learning Outcome

  • How to develop and build coaches for an enterprise
  • How to coach distributed agile teams in an enterprise

Target Audience

Enterprise Agile Coaches, Agile Coaches, Agile Transformation Champions, Agile Transformation Governance Leads

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  • Vivek Ganesan
    By Vivek Ganesan  ~  2 years ago
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    Thanks for your submission, Felix and Ravikumar!

    Will you be able to upload any video (even a 2 mins trailer of your session recorded on your phone) so that the program team can get a feel of your presentation style?

    Thank you.


    • Ravikumar Rajasimhan
      By Ravikumar Rajasimhan  ~  2 years ago
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      Sure Vivek. We will do that today.

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