What we're about

Welcome to the Agile Coaching Exchange (ACE). We are a long running Agile meetup group linking up Agile practitioners around London with some of the best and most creative speakers, thinkers and doers the community offers.

Since we started in 2012 we have been passionate about providing a free space for people to learn, share ideas, seek support and connect with each other.

Based in London, our simple philosophy and approach to meetup groups have inspired 6 chapters across the US.

As a Scrum Alliance affiliated group you can earn SEUs towards your Certified Scrum Practitioner certification by attending our events.

Helen Meek, Benjamin Cooke & Vlad Mihailescu

Upcoming events (3)

Scaling Agility - Principles over Frameworks With Colin Bird

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We open with a mingle at 18-15pm BST and then kick off the talk at 18:30 BST.

About the Session

  • Are you attempting to implement Agile at a larger scale?
  • Do you have numerous teams that need to collaborate as a cohesive unit?
  • Are you implementing Agile throughout your organisation?

If you are exploring the need for a scaling framework, this presentation offers an alternative perspective. We will explore an evolutionary and principle-led approach, based on a forthcoming body of work. Our discussion will emphasise the importance of starting with principles and considering our current context. We will delve into some essential scaling principles and offer guidance on their effective application, with or without a scaling framework.
A group of five Agile coaches has been collaborating on a framework-agnostic approach to scaling since October 2020. The concepts, principles and approach are packaged into a body of work referred to as ScaleAgility, the first version of which is due to be published in the Summer of 2023.
The ScaleAgility team: Colin Bird (England), Jan B. Olsen (Denmark), Pierluigi Pugliese (Germany),
Matt Roadnight (England), Simon Roberts (Scotland).

About the Speaker
Colin is an Agile coach and trainer working with the lovely team at RippleRock. While widely recognised for his long association with Scrum, he has a wide range of interests including Organisational Agility, Agile Leadership, Psychological Safety, and of course, the challenges associated with scaling Agile. His Scrum journey started in 2003 and by 2005 he was grappling with the challenges of multi-team Scrum. He has since learnt many valuable lessons (some painfully!) from a highly diverse range of interesting contexts that include scaled programmes, organisational transformations, and the application of Agile in non-technical domains.

Lean Coffee with Ben & Helen

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We are taking August off! Go sit in the sun..

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We are not having a meet-up this month. Go and have fun with your friends and family.

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Past events (130)

Agile Alchemy - Transforming apathy to engagement in your ceremonies

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