What we're about

Welcome to the Agile Coaching Exchange (ACE) Austria!

This is the place for you and a community to share, learn and grow.

We have a lot of interactive formats going. Next to our online meetups (and unfortunately missed in-person meetups), we are more and more emphasizing the deliberate learning and growth bit for agile coaches:

• Regular Coaching Dojos in small groups

• Intervision Sessions with Practitioners

• And NEW to come: A pro bono Agile Coach Apprenticeship Program

This group draws inspiration from various sources. Many of us are Agile & Lean Coaches as a professional background. We regularly joined Agile Coach Camps. And we want to hone our our coaching skills on a regular basis. Last but not least several similar groups grew before ours in other areas on this planet (specifically ACE in London (https://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange/)).

Coaching is no one-size-fits-all discipline. It is not an exact science. It stems from various similar and also different sources. Still, it is always about helping to engage clients own powers, strenghts to find their own way. Agile Coaching goes even further in a world of dynamic change, new ways of working and collaboration.

We connect Agile Coaches and changemakers from various backgrounds

• Provide a place for coaches to learn from each other and seek support
• Exchange coaching skills and experiences
• Develop new concepts collaboratively
• Learn from others and from diverse approaches
• Share, explore and learn together - and have fun

The target audience is everyone, interested in connecting the dots of Agile / Lean and Coaching, Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters, but also Life Coaches, people who care about making a difference with the art of coaching.

No matter, if you feel already like a master or start fresh right away. Always feel free to share and also bring others along, people from your current workplace, clients, friends, anyone who could benefit from our meetups.

The general language we use on this online platform is English, being as open as possible for all people from Austria, but also international colleagues. In case a meetup is only attended by German-speaking members, well then let's talk 'Austrian'. Oh and yes, we don't want to chat only, but we really want to learn from experience.

We currently explore the option for using your contribution to our meetups as part of a potential application for the Certified Scrum Professional in category A.

Upcoming events (1)

Product Strategy - The Land That Scrum Forgot

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Session Summary
The terms product and business strategy are used a lot, often in ways that are distinctly unstrategic. A set of objectives, initiatives, or OKRs while potentially useful, do not form a coherent strategy.

As Product Owners, it is your job to ensure not just that the right product is being built and for whom, but also that there is a viable business model around it, and that there is sufficient uniqueness to allow it to succeed against its competitors. In this interactive talk, we will cover the integrated set of strategic choices Product Owners must make so outthink, and out-deliver, the competition.

This session is for Product Owners, product leaders, and product-focused coaches who enjoy delighting customers with amazing products.

Your Learning Outcomes
After this session you will be able to:

  • explain what a product strategy is, what it is not, and why it is so important to the success of your product
  • describe the high-level choices Product Owners must make to create, and test, a coherent product strategy

About Karim
Karim is a leadership and business agility expert, entrepreneur, author, non-executive director, and international keynote speaker. Over the past 20 years he has worked with some of the most complex agile transformations anywhere in the world.
Karim is one of only a handful of people globally to hold the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator, Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST), and Certified Enterprise Coach® (CEC) status. He is also an ICF Professional Certified Coach® (PCC),Certified LeadershipAgility® 360 Coach, and holds a master’s degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

He is the creator of the Business Agility Canvas, a widely-used strategic tool for driving agile transformations. He also served as a non-executive director at the Scrum Alliance, and is the author of the best-selling book The 6 Enablers of Business Agility: How to Thrive in an Uncertain World.

Connect with Karim here.

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