Session name - Outcome based agile coaching

We all want to become good agile coach. But what does that mean? How do you get better outcome from your agile coaching sessions? In this session, participants will experience how to improve outcome of your coaching session. Some areas we will focus in this session are output Vs outcome, why, what, how of coaching, how to make coaching outcome etc.

This will be a hands on workshop with very minimal guidance from facilitator. Participants will have experiential learning through the activities to understand how to align agile coaching to deliver maximum impact on business outcome.

 
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Learning objectives:

What is agile coaching?

What is output and outcome?

Agile coach and results of the team - what is the connection?

Are you doing coaching/training/consulting?

Coaching anti-patterns and how to overcome.

Learning Outcome

Participants will understand how to align agile coaching strategies with organizational goals and effectively create coaching roadmap to provide better outcomes.

Target Audience

Agile coaches, senior leaders in the organization, managers, scrum masters, developers etc.

Prerequisite

Participants should have some knowledge of agile implementation. They would be either receiving agile coaching or providing agile coaching.

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