What we're about

Welcome... We're a global community of practice focused on agile and organisational change. Expect advanced discussion, influential speakers, certified courses and a friendly group. Our vision is to make working life better. We do this because Agile improves the way people learn, share and communicate, resulting in shorter delivery times, motivated and happier people, increase in customer value and longevity in the marketplace. We look forward to meeting you soon :)

We organise free events every month including:

• international speakers

• local learnings

• agile games

We're a Scrum Alliance Endorsed Group!

AWA are a Scrum Alliance Endorsed User Group, which means you can earn SEUs for attending our events and watching our videos. You can find the videos for this group on our youtube channel. Please visit our website www.adventureswithagile.com to learn more.

Upcoming events (5+)

Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp (ICP-ENT & ICP-CAT) - SOLD OUT!

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SOLD OUT! Our next Enterprise Agile Coaching (ICP-ENT and ICP-CAT) courses will run in London, Chicago and Dallas this Autumn see our website for more details on how you can take part. The 5 day intensive Enterprise Agile Coach bootcamp combines two advanced ICAgile Certified courses, Enterprise Agility Masterclass and Coaching for Enterprise Agility into a week-long intensive bootcamp. During this highly interactive and advanced training, we will cover organisational development, leadership coaching, large group facilitation, structural and process design, organisational change process, human change process and organisational design. By attending this bootcamp, you will gain the advanced skills needed to coach at the enterprise level within an organisational change context. If you want to learn how to help individuals, teams and whole organisations through the challenges they face when moving towards enterprise agility then attend the Enterprise Agile Coach bootcamp with Adventures with Agile this August. Participants will also be eligible to attain both the advanced ICAgile Certified Professional - Agility in the Enterprise and Coaching Agile Transitions certifications. HIGH PRAISE FOR THIS TRAINING “Expanded my skills in executive coaching, transformation and lean thinking. It has provided me with a practical and useful framework for enterprise transformation “– Guillermo De Anda, VP of Agile CoE “This is not just for agile coaches. All leaders for whom enterprise agility is important should attend” – Sachin Sharma – Agile Coach “I can’t think of another course that has had such an immediate impact on my skills as an enterprise coach and my ability to apply them in my work.” – Ed Marshall – Agile Coach WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN WITH AGILITY IN MIND How does an organisation become more responsive and more value driven? What changes will your organisation need to go through in order to be sustainable and successful? The AWA Enterprise Agility Masterclass modules will teach you the answers to these questions. You will learn how to design processes with agile in mind as well as how marketing, sales, finance should be engaged for business agility. You will also gain skills, tools and techniques to overcome common dysfunctions like handoffs and waste and how to design a system that supports high-performance, customer focus, and facilitates agility. CO-CREATING CHANGE WITH LARGE GROUPS Purely top-down approaches cause resistance and fail. What we need is active participation and self-organisation in solving real business problems. To include everyone, we need facilitation techniques that allow everyone involved in the structure or process, to participate in its co-creation. Our Coaching for Enterprise Agility modules will teach you the skills and understanding of how to generate alignment, innovation, and clear direction forwards in large groups with diverse opinions, identify and overcome resistance systemically. You will gain the skills, tools and techniques for large group coaching in the context of enterprise-wide change. OUR TRAINERS: Our highly-experienced ICAgile Authorised coach trainers facilitate this course. All our Enterprise Agile Coach trainers are qualified professional coaches and trainers with deep experience in the fields of coaching and enterprise-wide agility. HOW TO BOOK: To book your place please visit the course page: https://enterprise-agile-coach-bootcamp-august.eventbrite.co.uk Please read our terms and conditions for bookings. http://www.adventureswithagile.com/events-training-terms-and-conditions/

Agile Team Coach (ICP-ACC) with David Lowe

"Wonderful, amazing. Really gave me some awesome tools/techniques and shifted my whole mindset. 5 stars!" - Scrum Master Join us on our July ICAgile-Certified Agile Team Coach course, facilitated by Professional Coach & Trainer David Lowe. Agile and Lean work when there is deep respect and consideration for people. However, often the behaviours we experience and sometimes exhibit at work are not in alignment with our own goals and the goals of the organisation. This is what makes achieving agility so hard. Professional coaching helps individuals and teams increase transparency of their own internal and external blockers that stop them from being successful in achieving their goals. During this 3-day highly interactive ICAgile-Certified coaching course you will learn specific professional coaching skills required to help others who are moving towards Agile ways of working. You will also gain the understanding and skills required to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an agile team and be exposed to team dynamics and the role the wider organisation system plays. Plus following completion of the class you will have access to our regular coaching practice group that's available exclusively for our Agile Team Coach graduates to support your continuous professional development. BOOK YOUR PLACE 19th - 21st AUGUST in London https://agile-team-coach-august.eventbrite.co.uk/ Early Bird: £1450 Standard: £1550 all prices ex vat. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: What an agile coach is and how this role plays out with your teams. An introduction to neuroscience and why it’s important as coaches we understand how the brain reacts when we’re stressed. Gain fundamental professional coaching skills and insights, like what powerful questions are and how to use them effectively and one of the important tools for team and personal growth – giving and receiving feedback. How to create a psychologically safe environment for your teams by looking at how to set up the team environment and help the team to know themselves and create a shared culture and vision. How to conduct the coaching conversation including techniques to improve the way you listen, brainstorm and help your client be effective with actions. Why it’s important to design a coaching contract with your team and stakeholders. How to coach and mentor through different kinds of change. How to coach toward high-performance and gain effective skills in encouraging team collaboration and trust and how to resolve conflicts. A powerfully effective conflict resolution coaching tool not found anywhere else. Connect with other participants/peers and exchange experiences first hand. Experience what it is like to offer and receive professional coaching and how profoundly helpful it is. AGENDA Team Emotional Intelligence Defining agile coaching The agile mindset Roles and responsibilities Achieving self-awareness Coaching principles, contract & patterns Neuroscience and coaching Coaching vs Mentoring Training & Facilitation Conducting the Coaching Conversation Goal & action based outcomes Presence & Listening Giving & receiving feedback Powerful questions Creating a psychologically safe environment Understanding team development Setting up the team environment Creating a team kickoff / startup agenda Characteristics of an agile team Coaching the journey towards high-performance Handling organisational Impediments Planning to facilitate a conflict within a team Putting it into practice WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE “An excellent course, hugely engaging, fun, learned loads of powerful tools and techniques” – Clare Ryland – Head of Learning and Coaching “If you are looking for an agile coach course please consider this course. Very interactive 3 days of pure awesomeness teaching practice trainer is very knowledgeable” – Guy Gusto – scrum master PRE-REQUISITES: This an intermediate-level course for practitioners with at least 6 months of hands-on agile experience. You will build upon the experience you already have working with agile teams. ACCREDITATION Agile Team Coach is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Agile Coaching track. After successful completion of Agile Team Coach, you can apply for the ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC). OUR TRAINER - DAVID LOWE David is a coach, mentor, trainer and author. He has coached a variety of individuals and companies over a range of industries. David has a post-graduate certificate in Business & Personal Coaching from University of Chester, is certified by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach, and is one of only two people in the UK with both CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) and KCP (Kanban Coaching Professional) certificates.

Thinking Environment with Anneke Panman

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The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. Imagine working somewhere with an effective, engaging environment where you can think for yourself and contribute your best work. A place where thinking is encouraged, people listen to your thoughts and diverse views are sought. Using the​​ ​Thinking Environment​​ ​(TE) can make this happen even in a complex, fast-paced and frequently changing agile environment. The TE has found that the single most important thing that affects the quality of our thoughts is how we are treated while we are thinking. Often interactions in meetings don’t encourage the best thinking. The TE has observed ten behaviours that generate the finest independent thinking. These are known as the​​ ​ten components​. In this meetup we’ll focus on three of these components: attention, equality and ease. We’ll practice using these components in two different applications: Thinking Pairs and Thinking Rounds. OUTCOMES ● Improve business by increasing quality of thinking, and effectiveness, of employees at all levels. ● Facilitate meetings and have better results in shorter time. ● Review existing coaching methods to see if applying the components will improve sessions. ● Enhance personal relationships by changing interactions with others. ● Help children/family/friends think well for themselves. ABOUT ANNEKE What makes me tick is creating a place where agility, innovation and effectiveness flourish and continuous improvement thrives. I get reward from facilitating moments that challenge the status quo, shift mindsets and create opportunity. We’re all recruited for our skills, talent and knowledge and I enjoy using the TE to unleash these. I help evolve Agile frameworks as teams grow, products mature and the needs of the business change. The TE is a path to autonomous teams who remove impediments, innovate and produce strong market-leading solutions. I am a qualified Time to To Think facilitator, ICAgile Certified Professional in Coaching Agile Transitions with a 1st class degree, and PhD, in Physics. AGENDA: 18:00 - 18:30: Arrivals, Welcome & Pizza 18:30 - 20:00: The session 20:00 - 20:30: debrief, closing

Online Course: Remote Agile Facilitator with Judy Rees - 5 SEATS LEFT!

We are proud and excited to partner with Judy Rees to bring you, what may be a world first, an online course in Remote Agile Facilitation! Are you a Scrum Master, Coach or Manager who works with distributed or remote teams? Do you dread leading your online meetings? Would you like to have a set of tools that bring your online meetings to life; that inspire and fully engage everyone? With 50% of UK employees (ONS) expected to work remotely from next year, mastering remote meetings is fast becoming a critical skill. During this interactive online learning series, we will teach you a set of quickly-effective remote facilitation skills and tools to add to your Agile Facilitator’s toolkit. You will learn how to energise your online meetings resulting in better team connections, communication, and outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to try out these new tools and experience the online world in a fun and interactive way. By attending this interactive online course with Judy Rees - an expert in distributed team communication - you will gain an effective toolkit to design and facilitate impactful and engaging online meetings. FORMAT: This is an interactive online training course which will take place over four separate blocks lasting 100 minutes each. Each course is limited to 12 participants only. The dates and times for this course are: 18th September -12:10 - 13:50 25th September - 12:10 - 13:50 2nd October - 12:10 - 13:50 9th October - 12:10 - 13:50 HOW TO BOOK Remote Agile Facilitator £395.00 Bundle with Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) £1,495.00 Bundle with Agile Coach & Facilitator (ICP-ACC & ICP-ATF) £2,695.00 all prices ex VAT Secure your spot here: https://remote-agile-facilitator-autumn.eventbrite.co.uk WHY ATTEND? You dread leading online meetings Feel disempowered and frustrated when you can't see all your participants You want to feel the energy in the room and make real connections with the people involved You want to build trust and better relationships with your remote team members Overcome common remote meeting challenges like distraction, disconnection and discomfort. You want to make your remote meetings as good (if not) better than in-the-room ones. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Design and host great online meetings of all kinds, including meetings (eg updates, reviews, stand-ups, retros), innovation (eg brainstorming), training workshops, influencing events (e.g presentations) Adapt your in-the-room toolkit to work effectively online Eradicate distraction, make focus the default Inspire high-quality dialogue Create the conditions where great online meetings of all kinds 'just happen'. YOUR FACILITATOR: JUDY REES Author, speaker, consultant, trainer and coach based in London, UK. Leading on distributed diversity and communication clarity in complex contexts. I'm a facilitator, coach and trainer - mostly working over the internet. Not long ago I facilitated what was probably the world's first "video unconference" in which 150 people self-organised to talk about the things that mattered to them. I'm the co-author of a bestselling book, "Clean Language", which describes a precision inquiry toolkit which works especially well in complex systems. I coach using this methodology, and I also teach Clean Language to Agile coaches and others, mostly online. I'm the co-founder of the Rees McCann Partnership. T&Cs In this learning series, each live, experiential online workshop builds on the last. Attendance at - and active engagement in - all four workshops is expected. Please make sure you will be available, and in a quiet place with a decent internet connection, for all sessions. Together we'll make sure time flies - and you learn loads. Please read our full T&Cs here. http://www.adventureswithagile.com/events-training-terms-and-conditions/

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