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Agile Coaching Learning Path

I am back again to talk about the Agile Coach Learning Path. I hope you have gone through the Scrum Master learning path. If not, then we highly recommend you to read the Scrum Master learning path. Our Agile Coach learning path is based on the ICAgile learning roadmap. The ICAgile program from Agilemania is created to help organizations attain business agility.

Before we dive into the program, let’s talk about the history of Agile.

Agile came into existence after the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001. Seventeen software developers got together and published Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The values highlighted in the Agile Manifesto laid the foundation for Agile Software development.

And, what are those values?

First: Individuals and interactions precede over tools and processes. That is to say, competent people need to work together, and there needs to be seamless communication between them.

Second: Working software over comprehensive documentation. While good documentation helps people understand how the software is built, the main focus should be building the software.

Third: Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. A contract should be in place but shouldn’t be prioritized over work based on customer needs.

Fourth: Responding to change over following a plan. A project plan is the standard way to go, but it should be flexible enough to accommodate changes as per stakeholders’ requirements and customer pain points and solutions.

The agile way of working is not the same as agile software development. There is a paradigm shift in doing business, organization structure, policies, and operational activities when we talk about agile ways of working.

Firms need unorthodox coaches who deliver results instead of conventional bosses. There is a dire need for agile coaches who can understand organizational functions beyond IT. Coaches with extensive experience in marketing, HR, finance, sales, operations, and quality assurance are required. Likewise, organizational design consultants, process consultants, quality assurance, and people coaches should learn agile to use it while bringing positive change.

So, that was the brief history of Agile.

Now, let’s dive into the main topic that you’re eagerly waiting to hear.

Agilemania’s agile coach learning path has 4 phases.

The first phase is to learn the basics of agile mindsets and tips and tricks to facilitate agile ways of working.

In the agile facilitation phase, there are two training certifications. The first certification is Agile Fundamentals Bootcamp, an Agile basics workshop covering the Agile mindset, values, principles, and elementary concepts to start the Agile transformation.

The second certification is the Agile Team Facilitation certification. It focuses on the mindset and role of an Agile team facilitator and the provision of group facilitation tools and techniques. They will help in successfully designing meetings and workshops that will produce favorable outcomes.

The second phase is Agile Team Coaching to learn coaching conversation and business agility to connect leaders outside the team.

The second phase has two certifications. One is Agile Team Coaching, where attendees will learn foundational team coaching and team development concepts. It will help you build and grow your team.

The other certification is Business Agility Foundation. It will help you delight customers and bring innovation and constant improvement to your work and organization. You will be able to build a strong organization through team dynamics, adaptive planning, value-based development, and iterative feedback cycles.

The third phase is Enterprise Agile Coaching to learn how to introduce Agility in an organization and support change.

In the Enterprise Coaching phase, there are two certifications. The first one is Agility in the Enterprise, where participants will gain a concrete understanding of Agility at the enterprise level. This certification will teach you how firms become highly responsive and more purpose-driven.

The second certification is Coaching Agile Transition. The workshop will help attendees learn prime elements of an Agile Transformation, key enterprise coaching competencies, Organizational and human change processes, and transformational strategies.

The fourth and final phase is Business Agility Coaching to expand your coaching tools to help people working in different functions.

In the Business Agility phase, there are two certifications. One is Leading with Agility, where attendees will learn the need for business agility and personal key competencies to lead the Agile transformation. They will also learn about the organizational elements required to emerge victorious in today’s cut-throat competitive business environment. By taking this course, participants will be able to develop leadership skills. It focuses on transformational behavior and skills to increase business agility.

The following certification is Agility in Human Resources. This certification is for business leaders, personnel developers, recruiters who work closely with the HR department in organizations. They will learn about agile mindset, organizational design, roles, career paths, performance, goals & motivation, promotions, talent acquisition, retention, and learning and development.

And that brings us to the end of the Agile Coaching Learning Path.

We have the learning cohort program for all these four steps but don’t worry, that’s a topic for another day.

We hope you liked the learning path. See you soon with some more learning paths.

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Naveen Kumar Singh

Naveen Kumar Singh

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Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) @Agilemania, Servant leader @Agile 30 and Developer @GitHub, Ranting @LinkedIn & an Artist @YouTube