What we’re about
We are a community-led group, comprised of volunteers dedicated to spreading learning in Agile. Our goal is to help spread knowledge for Agile/Lean Coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Leaders, and Developers.
Come along to learn from top guest speakers, network, pitch for new job opportunities, and have some fun along the way.
Upcoming events (4)See all
- Network event58 attendees from 4 groups hosting3 Coaching Essentials for Effective Agile LeadershipLink visible for attendees
The biggest challenge for anyone leading Agile change (or any change) is to successfully transform culture and change human behaviour, enabling team members to learn more efficient ways of working and collaborating so that they can deliver business value and ROI earlier.
This is where managers and agile leaders may be missing a vital component... working on building their core coaching skills and competencies. Many people mistakenly believe that coaching is all about giving instruction, guidance, telling people what to do. That can be useful sometimes, but it doesn't encourage team members to be more self-sufficient, to problem-solve for themselves, to have more agency and empowerment when it comes to how they work. This is where real coaching can help.
Join us for an interactive session to get a taste of the top 3 coaching skills that can help you become a more impactful leader and maximise your influence.... to ensure there's clarity, commitment and accountability. Whether you're a leader or team member, you'll take away some practical tips for having more impactful conversations with your colleagues and clients - and who doesn't want that?!
Aimed at: Project & Programme Managers, Agile Leaders & Coaches, Agile Team members
- Network event27 attendees from 4 groups hostingColourful Connections – harnessing personality colours for team performanceLink visible for attendees
In the realm of team dynamics, understanding behavioural preference is paramount. Enter the world of personality colours: Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green. Each color provides a lens to view not just individual motivations and strengths, but also how they interplay in a team setting.
Red personalities, with their assertiveness and drive, often lead the charge, setting the pace and direction. They thrive on challenges and are quick decision-makers.
Blue personalities, meticulous and thoughtful, ensure that every detail is considered, making them invaluable in planning and execution phases. Their analytical nature complements the Reds by providing depth and structure.
Yellow personalities infuse teams with creativity and enthusiasm. Their adaptability and spontaneous nature can spark innovation, making them crucial during brainstorming sessions or when a fresh perspective is needed.
Meanwhile, Green personalities, with their nurturing and harmonious nature, play the role of team glue. They ensure cohesion, mediate conflicts, and provide the emotional support that teams often need during stressful times.
We all have all four energies within us, simply in different orders of preference. By recognizing and valuing these colour personalities, teams can optimize collaboration. Leaders can assign roles that play to each member's strengths, ensuring not just task completion, but also team harmony. This talk will delve into the practical applications of personality colours in team settings, offering insights on building resilient, harmonious, and high-performing teams through the power of understanding.
Speaker: Lou Mills
Learning and Development Specialist
I have been working as an L&D professional for over 24 years, in the roles of Leadership and Talent Consultant, Learning and Development Business Partner, and Regional Trainer for the UK and Northern Ireland. I have experience in retail, construction, telecommunications, and financial services.
I have founded my own business, ‘Growth With Grace’, which develops programmes espousing the concept of ‘Courageous development: Authentic achievement’. I collaborate as ‘Lou and Liz Development’, delivering ‘Simple life skills to simplify life’. I work as an Associate for Bluesky Experiences, Seymour John, and Alumier MD. My specialisms are leadership and team development, coaching, and psychometric profiling. I am driven by the desire to be of service to others in reaching their potential and honouring their uniqueness. My vocation is to help individuals build meaningful relationships through strength of character, credibility and trust, and the investment of time and energy.
My industry-related qualifications are:
- British Psychological Society Level B Intermediate in Psychometric Profiling
- Licensed Practitioner for Insights Discovery and Insights Deeper Discovery
- Certified Workplace Facilitator in Everything DiSC
- Licensed Practitioner for Wilson Learning Social Styles
- Accredited to deliver SHL OPQ and TMSDI Team Management Profile
- Post Graduate CIPD in HRM (Year 1)
- NVQ Level 4s in L&D, Coordination of L&D Provision, and NVQ Assessor Award
- CIPD Certificate in Training Practice
Alongside these professional qualifications, I am a Reiki Master Practitioner, working with people and horses. Outside of work, I like to go to the gym, yoga classes, networking events, the theatre –
especially the ballet, and to watch live music and snooker tournaments.
- Network event10 attendees from 3 groups hostingDev Manager to Agile Coach: Through the Agile Coaching WheelLink visible for attendees
Join Fred Deichler as he recounts his transformative journey from Development Manager to Agile Coach, guided by a set of crucial competencies. Through the lens of the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel, Fred will demonstrate how these competencies align with common roles in the Agile landscape today. This interactive session will delve into key aspects of the 21 competencies, covering areas like Self Mastery, Foundational Skills, and Mindsets, among others. Learn how to create your own Growth Wheel and chart a focused path for your career development.
It will be an interactive session with breakout rooms.
- Network event23 attendees from 4 groups hostingTBC with Artur MargonariLink visible for attendees
Arthur is fervently working on an electrifying talk that promises to captivate and inspire with us with its innovative ideas and dynamic delivery.
Speaker: Artur Margonari
Artur Margonari is passionate about Agile, which he applies daily in his personal life. He works as Agile Coach, Trainer and Facilitator at InspirationOwl Belgium and has more than 10 years of experience in practicing and helping organizations in their Agile journey, forming high-performing teams, and delivering great products/services. Having worked as an Agile Coach and Scrum Master in different departments (IT, HR, payroll, procurement, marketing, portfolio) and in various industries (banking, insurance, software house, pharmaceutical, brewery), he was able to learn more about the end to end flow and product cycle, with a 360° view. He invests his free time organizing conferences (Agile Tour Brussels and Agile Consortium Belgium Conference previously), an…