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 (2)

Joy of Agility - With Joshua Kerievsky

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About this Session
Becoming agile involves knowing the difference between being quick or hurrying, moving with ease or difficulty, being in or out of balance, graceful or awkward, adaptable or rigid, resourceful or resentful.

In this talk, based on his book, Joy of Agility: How to Solve Problems and Succeed Sooner, Joshua will share six essential agile mantras, plus unforgettable, real-world agile stories that will empower you to be quick, adaptable, and resourceful in the face of opportunities and challenges.

About Joshua
Joshua began his career as a professional programmer on Wall Street while still in university. In 1996, he founded Industrial Logic (http://industriallogic.com) to share the “light and magic” of software development.

During the late 1990s, Industrial Logic helped pioneer lightweight software methods and today is considered one of the oldest and most well respected agile consultancies in the world. Joshua and his global team of experts love to help people and teams leverage agility in software engineering and product management.

He and his colleagues have helped organizations including Google, GE, John Deere, Nielsen and Ford grow high-performance teams that deliver better outcomes sooner.

Joshua is an international speaker, and author of the bestselling and award-winning book Refactoring to Patterns, as well as his forthcoming book, Joy of Agility.

Software Profit Streams™ - With Luke Hohmann

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About this Session
Profit is the net income resulting from revenue minus expenses. Profit is essential because, without profit, a business is unsustainable. The problem is that while there is lots of guidance on how to price regular goods and services, there is little guidance on how to design profitable software-enabled solutions - until now.

This session will introduce you to Software Profit Streams™, the natural - and necessary - evolution of value streams.

By the way, also title of the brand-new book, co-authored by Luke together with Jason Tanner, which will officially launch on April 4th!

About Luke
Luke Hohmann is Chief Innovation Officer of Applied Frameworks, a boutique consulting form helping companies create more profitable software-enabled solutions.

A serial entrepreneur, Luke founded, bootstrapped, and sold Conteneo, an enterprise software company that helped global companies manage investment portfolios using Participatory Budgeting.

Luke is one of six people in the world recognized as a Principal Contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework, one of the world’s most widely adopted Agile Software Development frameworks.

A prolific author and creator, Luke’s contributions to the global agile community include six books, Profit Streams™, Innovation Games®, a pattern language for market-driven roadmapping.

Luke is also co-founder of Every Voice Engaged Foundation, where he partnered with The Kettering Foundation to create Common Ground for Action, the world’s first scalable platform for deliberative decision-making. Luke is a former National Junior Pairs Figure Skating Champion and has an M.S.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Luke loves his wife and four kids, his wife’s cooking, and long runs in the California sunshine and Santa Cruz mountains.