Agile Essentials Workshop: Coaching

Agile practitioners: even if you’re not a “coach,” this workshop is for you! This interactive session is aimed at enhancing the coaching abilities essential to every Agile role. It focuses on the basics of Agile coaching, teaching how to create supportive environments that encourage team creativity and high performance. Using intentional activities and flow sets the tone, the mindset, and underpinning psychological safety for participants. Join us to learn how playing soccer, cutting paper, and Dixit cards can support your ability to facilitate an amazing workshop. By the end, attendees will gain practical skills to support the evolution of their team’s efficiency, adaptability, and success in Agile projects through the use of quick activities to promote a comfortable environment for learning and driving solutions. Agile Essentials sessions are designed for first-time Agile Alliance conference attendees and anyone new to Agile or looking for a refresh. Each one provides a broad overview of key Agile practices and the principles behind them. You’ll leave feeling grounded, up-to-date on the latest Agile concepts, and ready to take on new challenges in any role or any Agile framework.

Matt Takane
Date & Time
Monday, July 22, 2024, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Name
Austin 4-6
Session Type
Agile Essentials
Learning Level
Learning Objectives
• Creating permission and safety for everybody to contribute
• Navigating sometimes tough conversations on topics of status and power
• Why even icebreakers should be intentional
• Different coaching stances, and weaving them together