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The Agile Facilitator: Catalyzing Collaboration, Delivering Results
11/7/2013 12:00:00 AM Agile Coaching Institute Near UQAM Montreal Montreal QC H2X 1L7 Canada 45.5086699 -73.5539925 1600


Agile Coaching Institute


  • Course

    Date: 7-8 November, 2013
    Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

    Regular Price: 1600

    A Two and one-half Day Workshop for Experienced Agilists (class certification accredited through ICAgile)

    The Agile Facilitator is a two and one-half day class for experienced Agilists who wish to dramatically increase their facilitation skills in general, especially as applied to Agile ceremonies, collaborative events and other team “moments of truth.” The workshop will focus on professional facilitation skills and techniques as applied specifically within the Agile context.

    Outcomes the Class Will Produce

    While mastering facilitation skills in the Agile context will require both time and practice, our class will allow you to:

    • Gain an in-depth and practical understanding of a wide array of techniques practiced by professional facilitators.
    • Understand and practice the art of collaborative meeting design, including the importance of smart preparation that will reduce overall cost and increase the effectiveness of your meetings.
    • Practice techniques for skillfully facilitating core Agile meetings and ceremonies with playfulness and a collaborative spirit, while still focused on key deliverables.
    • Gain rich, well-delivered feedback on your growing facilitation skills.
    • Give you ideas for designing meetings in which the team interacts with the team so they can do the heavy-lifting.
    • Understand how to address some of the dysfunctional behaviors you see preventing your team from achieving maximum success.
    • Learn how to define, discuss, and ACHIEVE consensus with the team for faster and better decision making.
    • Come away with your own facilitator self-development plan.

    In addition

    • This class satisfies the Agile Team Facilitator portion of classroom learning for the IC Agile Coaching & Facilitation track.
    • Scrum Alliance SEUs toward the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) level. (in progress).
    • It also counts for PMI PDUs.

  • Details

    Date: 7-8 November, 2013
    Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

    Near UQAM
    Montreal, QC H2X 1L7 Canada

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    Regular Price: 1600

  • Agenda
    • Levels of Agile Coaching. How the Agile Team Facilitator fits into a development path for agile coaching.
    • The Facilitator Stance. A powerful way to “do” and “be” that let’s you serve the team without being their servant.
    • Designing meetings. Learn how to design agile team meetings that are both full of interaction and discovery, and are able to achieve their purpose in record time.
    • Aiding Decision-Making. Stop the recycling issues and half-made decisions that plague teams by helping the team reach consensus that sticks.
    • Facilitation vs. Telling Them What to Do. We’ll help you see how to walk this tightrope with tips and tricks, and also with insights you begin to see about yourself.
    • Facilitating at the Start. “Well begun is half way done,” as Mary Poppins says. Learn how to facilitate team chartering sessions and get them kicked off the right way.
    • Facilitating the Agile Practices Throughout. Learn how to design, facilitate and follow-up (without nagging). We’ll go through each agile meeting step-by-step: sprint planning, sprint review, retrospectives, standup, release planning.
    • The Tricky Parts. Learn to address difficult attitudes, dysfunctional behaviors and unproductive actions that keep meetings from achieving their outcomes. And yes...this includes YOUR attitudes, behaviors and actions.
    • Facilitation Practice. We won’t just talk about it. You’ll do it. And, you will receive clear and useful feedback so that you can improve fast! (DRC)
  • Who Should Attend
    • Beginning ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers well versed in the agile basics and who have experienced an agile team.
    • Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers or Iteration Managers.
    • Agile Coaches who want increased facilitation skills and results.
    • Anyone interested in bringing more rigor and structure to their facilitation of Agile ceremonies and other collaborative events.


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