Worum es bei uns geht

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.

Bevorstehende Events (5+)

Training from the BACK of the Room with Ben Maynard

etc.venues Prospero House

Do you design and teach training classes and workshops? Would you like to learn a set of powerfully effective skills for designing and teaching empowering, engaging and memorable training that really helps people learn? Then this is the course for you! Take your training skills to a more advanced level as you discover how the human brain really learns. Anyone involved in designing and delivering training should attend this invaluable two day train-the-trainer course. “A mandatory program for anybody delivering a training. Full of practice so you can’t just read the books and have the same results. Highly recommended!” BOOK YOUR PLACE 16th – 17th SEPTEMBER in LONDON https://training-back-room-september.eventbrite.co.uk/ Early bird: £790 [sold out] Standard: £890 all prices ex vat. Talk to us about our training passes and bundles for a flexible and cost-effective way to meet your learning goals this year. email [masked] Want the skills and know how to design empowering, engaging and memorable training that really helps people learn? Then this is the course for you! Attend this course to discover six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science, then apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others. These Accelerated Learning principles go hand-in-hand with team-based Agile and Scrum processes and principles. If you are an Agile coach or Scrum trainer, you will be especially pleased to discover how to combine Agile/Scrum concepts with collaborative learner-engagement. During this dynamic, two-day training program, you will also practice using the 4Cs instructional design “map” with the content you teach, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of the class, or level of learners. The 4Cs is a brain-based, four-step, Accelerated Learning instructional design model now used by thousands of trainers, teachers, and Scrum and Agile coaches worldwide. WHY ATTEND? After participating in this informative and interactive program, you will be able to: Explain and define the most current brain science about human learning – information that is directly applicable to all instruction, whether in classrooms, one-on-one, or computer-based. Apply “The Six Trumps”– six learning principles based on brain science that will significantly enhance learning and retention, regardless of the content being taught. Recognise these six learning principles in action. Use these principles in any learning environment: classroom, elearning, one-on-one, small and large group instruction. Design any learning experience using “The 4Cs Map” as your guide – a four-step brain-based instructional design and delivery model. Combine brain science and technology and enhance learning by using both in creative, collaborative ways. Access new resources that will expand your knowledge of the most current brain science about human learning. Utilise a trainer’s tool-bag of practical tips and activities – a collection of best practices that you created during the training program. For Agile coaches and Scrum trainers: Combine Agile and Scrum processes and principles with Accelerated Learning to create collaborative, interactive, fun and memorable learning experiences. RECENT HIGH PRAISE FOR THIS TRAINING “Amazingly energetic & engaging course. Lots of learning to apply to creating better workshops.” – Clare Gridley, Scrum Master “I loved this training so much I cannot stop talking about all the learnings!” – Bianca Schobel, Scrum Master “The trainer was amazing and has opened me up to many new ideas to make my teaching more engaging & purposeful.” – Jonathan Lines, Customer Support Trainer “Best training I have received. Thank you.” – Fred “A must for any trainer.” – Karen Fleming, Scrum Master “This was a real learning by doing course! Ready to go back home and use what I have learned right away.” – Ana Roje Ivancic – DevOps Consultant WHY Gain the trainer’s tool-bag of practical, brain-based instructional strategies you can put to use immediately in your own training programs. Receive a 55-page workbook filled with new resources and brain science information – the workbook is only available with this train-the-trainer program. Get two copies of Sharon Bowman’s best-selling book Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick,and a copy of her globally acclaimed book Training from the BACK of the Room. WHO SHOULD ATTEND trainers, teachers, coaches, facilitators, leaders, educators See the class registration page for course and trainer info and to book your place: https://training-back-room-september.eventbrite.co.uk/

Online Course: Remote Agile Facilitator with Judy Rees - SOLD OUT!

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/

Enterprise Agility Masterclass (ICP-ENT)

etc.venues Farringdon- The Hatton

Are you working as a coach, change agent or manager in an organisation that’s moving to agile ways of working? Do you want to learn how to engage the right people of influence in conversations that effect real change? Or whether agile will even work in your organisation? If you are tasked with helping organisations transition to agile, and these or similar challenges resonate with you then attend the Enterprise Agility Masterclass. During this three day highly interactive course you will learn what changes your organisation needs to go through in order to be sustainable and successful, 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. This course can be taken alongside our other Enterprise Agile Coaching course “Coaching for Enterprise Agility” which teaches co-creating change with large groups of people. BOOK YOUR PLACE 25th - 27th September https://enterprise-agility-masterclass-september-2019.eventbrite.co.uk WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Why and how agile works and its place in the wider context of organisational change. You will be able to determine whether agile will work in a given context and the investment it needs. Learn how organisational structure impacts your desired agile ways of working, the end-to-end relationship of elements across the whole value stream and how they fit together from a systems thinking perspective. Core concepts of business agility, how it extends beyond team- level and how the organization can support or hinder business agility. How to work with end-to-end business processes and model how they can be improved using an Agile approach. Leadership styles and blockers for effective leadership team formation including coaching and advising skills to improve leadership relationships and effectiveness. Gain a variety of approaches to sustaining a healthy team culture and the common pitfalls that could emerge from their misuse. How to communicate with leaders and demonstrate how the organisation’s culture supports or inhibits Agile adoption. WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS COURSE “Amazing course with an amazing journey. Seems to attract people who are genuinely trying to make a difference and give them a space to explore. Thank you!” – Seamus Keogan – Agile Coach “An awesome, challenging and rewarding course, that has at once deepened my knowledge as well as providing directly applicable tools.” – Jas Singh – Agile Delivery Manager “A really valuable investment that stretched my thinking, and encouraged me about the exciting opportunities for whole organisational agility.” – Joel Robinson, Head of Strategy PRICE ex VAT: EARLY BIRD: £1500 STANDARD: £1700 CERTIFICATION - ICAGILE ACCREDITED Enterprise Agility Masterclass is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Agility in the Enterprise track. After successful completion of Enterprise Agility Masterclass, you will be eligible for the ICAgile Certified Professional-Agility in the Enterprise (ICP-ENT) certification.

Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) with Simon Powers & Matthew Dodwell

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 the 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 [sold out] Standard: £1300 click the link below to secure your seat https://agile-team-facilitator-sept2019.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

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