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+)

Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) with Belinda Waldock - SOLD-OUT!

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SOLD-OUT! Join our next one 13th - 14th May in London >> https://agile-coach-bootcamp-london-may-2019.eventbrite.co.uk/ Facilitation is a key skill required to foster collaboration and enable self-organizing teams. This two day ICAgile Certified workshop focuses on the mindset and role of an agile team facilitator and provides a range of tools and techniques that can be used for designing engaging meetings that drive towards agreed-upon outcomes. Participants will come away with both updated toolkits and practical experience that they can use back in the workplace while leveraging their new skill sets to facilitate agile practices towards successful team outcomes. You will also be eligible to attain the ICAgile-Certified Professional Agile Team Facilitator certification. This course has been designed and developed by Simon Powers and AWA Team, the global community of practice for agile and organizational change. AGENDA: Team Emotional Intelligence Development Path for Agile Coaching Defining an Agile Coaching Development Path Assessing One’s Ability to Serve the Team The Agile Team Facilitation Mindset Definition of Facilitation Definition of Agile Team Facilitation The Facilitation Mindset Foundational Facilitation Skills Defining the Purpose and Outcomes Design the Flow Conducting a Facilitated Session Maintain Neutrality Create a Collaborative Space Facilitating Full Participation Using the Meeting Organizing Tools Facilitating Collaborative Conversations Clarify Team Decision-Making Authority Facilitating Collaborative Meetings Facilitating Agile Framework Meetings Facilitating Retrospectives Facilitating Stand-ups Facilitating Selected Agile Meetings Skillfully Facilitating the Agile Practices Design and Facilitate an Agile Meeting Adjusting Facilitation Given Team Maturity Practice WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers, Agile Coaches and aspiring coaches, Product Owners, Business Analysts, and anyone with the desire to explore the power of facilitation. HOW TO BOOK: Early bird: £1150 Standard: £1300 click the link below to secure your seat https://agile-team-facilitator-march.eventbrite.co.uk 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: This course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Agile Team Facilitator track. After successful completion of this course, you can apply for the ICAgile Certified Professional-Agile Facilitator (ICP-ATF). This continuing education certification is a key step toward achieving the ICAgile Expert-Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), the industry’s first competence-based certification. To be eligible for the ICP-ATF, you must not miss more than 1 hour of class. Learn more at ICAgile. Endorsed by Scrum Alliance By attending this course you will be eligible to earn up to 15 Category C SEU Points. WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE: “One of the most engaging and creative courses I have been on that flew very naturally and made me feel well equipped to be a facilitator in any situation.” – Harsh Kesarwani, Project Manager “This is my second course with AWA and they consistently wow and impress with their delivery.” – Alan Jennings, Senior Delivery Manager “The trainer was really inspiring and it was a huge learning opportunity to grow personally and in my professional career.” – Shubhang Vishwamitra, Scrum Master “Great trainers, brilliant flow, time flew by but I had fun and I learned a lot.” – Giulio Folino, Scrum Master “A challenging and engaging course which built up gradually so that activities were always just enough in my comfort zone for me to enjoy them and learn from them.” – Lynda Watson, Senior Developer “Great trainer & training, very practical training. Thanks!” – Tom Van Baarle

Enterprise Agile Coach Bootcamp with Simon Powers - SOLD OUT!

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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 organizational development, leadership coaching, large-scale facilitation, structural and process design, organizational change process, human change process and organizational design. By attending this bootcamp, you will gain the advanced skills needed to coach at the enterprise level within an organizational change context. If you want to learn how to help individuals, teams and whole organizations through the challenges they face when moving towards enterprise agility then attend the Enterprise Agile Coach bootcamp with Simon Powers. Participants will also be eligible to attain both the advanced ICAgile Certified Professional – Agility in the Enterprise and Coaching Agile Transitions certifications. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN WITH AGILE IN MIND How does an organization become more responsive and more value driven? What changes will your organization 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-organization 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 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 HOW TO BOOK to see the bootcamp's agenda, course booking information and to secure your seat please click the link below book now to avoid disappointment: https://enterprise-agile-coach-bootcamp-april-2019.eventbrite.co.uk ACCREDITATION ICAGILE ACCREDITED This bootcamp is offered for the ICAgile Certified Professional- Coaching Agile Transitions (ICP-CAT) and ICAgile- Certified Professional – Agility in the Enterprise certification. This continuing education certification is a key step toward achieving the ICAgile Certified Expert-Enterprise Agile Coaching (ICE-EC) designation the industry’s first competence-based certification for Enterprise Agile Coaching. To be eligible for the ICP-CAT and ICP-ENT you must not miss more than 1 hour of class. WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE “The trainer does an incredible job presenting and teaching this class. His knowledge and experience is very evident. There are few classes taught that really stand out as career-influencing, and this is one of them.” – Frank Rios – Senior Agile Coach “The best way to spend your money and your time is doing this Bootcamp training. Amazing! ” – Emanuel Henrique Fonseca – Team Lead & Agile Coach “Excellent class bringing agility, business and modelling, highly recommend.” – Aland Acuna – CEO “This training was great and full of information and tools that are very helpful for those that involved in the Agile transformations at companies.” – Angel Pacheco – LDI Manager “A definite must for anyone involved with change or transformations.” – Maurice Caracter – Principal “Shifted my way of thinking from agile value delivery to solving complex business problems with a systemic coaching approach.” – Glenn Bolan – Head of IT Portfolio & Agile “A truly eye-opening learning experience.” – Chris Palmisano – Lead Agile Coach “This course gave me the tools and language to have a brand new depth of conversation.” – Brietta Easterlin – Technical Program Manager 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 - SOLD OUT

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"Wonderful, amazing. Really gave me some awesome tools/techniques and shifted my whole mindset. 5 stars!" - Scrum Master Join us on our next 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. BOOK YOUR PLACE 3rd - 5th April in London https://agile-team-coach-april.eventbrite.co.uk Early Bird: £1350 Standard: £1500 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. 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 “Absolutely brilliant course – it should be made mandatory for all people/project/agile managers. Inspiring, empowering, educational.” – Rozalia Jaki, Executive Producer "I am a happy, enthusiastic Scrum Master and I have to say this makes me realise where my next step in my career journey will be. Loved this training so much and I feel a better person now! Thank you to the AWA amazing team!" - Bianca Schobel, 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). This continuing education certification is a key step toward achieving the ICAgile Expert-Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), the industry’s first competence-based certification. To be eligible, you must not miss more than 1 hour of class. OUR TRAINER - DAVID LOWE David is a coach, mentor, trainer and author. He has coached a variety of individuals and companies (ranging from start-ups to traditional organisations) over a range of industries (including wine, travel, health, fashion, government, automotive and finance). 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.

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Our next interactive large scale facilitation and systemic coaching session will happen on the 25th April in London. Watch this space for more info coming soon!

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