Certified Agile Coach
This is an abstract.
You accompany organizations in an Agile transformation? You want to support your agile environment to be more effective and efficient?
You want to take the next development step for yourself?
Then the Certified Agile Coach education is made for you.
The next trainings:
Mark Kepler, Frank Eberhard
One of my best decisions
"New perspectives, new approaches and an open mindset. In the year and a half, I learned to approach many things differently and thus prepared our company for the big changes in our industry. Result: new ways of making decisions, new sales methods, the development of our own agile fundamentals course for our industry, and a teaching position at my almer mater. The Agile Coach course at wibas was one of my best decisions in recent years - the one and a half years have changed my view of many things for the better in the long term."
- Jens Gnad, Managing Director LOGIC media solutions GmbH -
Combining agile ideal with real work
The wibas lecturers succeed very well in combining the technical input of an agile ideal with the real work on site. In every unit so far we got important impulses and this contributes decisively to the success of the introduction of the agile mindset.
Entertaining, challenging and unique
Entertaining, challenging and unique. The team around Jochen Kraus from wibas succeeds in creating a space in every single session that allows your own personality and agile attitude to grow. This is not an off-the-shelf training but the chance to experience and internalize agile coaching.
Module 1: Agile Universe, 3 days, May 24th. - 26th. 2023
Modul 2: Product Ownership, 2 days , June 10th. - 23rd. 2023
Modul 3: Agile Haltung und Coaching, 2 Tage, 13. - 14.09.2023
Modul 4: Agile Scaling, 3 days, November 08th. - 10th. 2023
Modul 5: Agile Transformation, 3 days, December 11th. - 13th. 2023
Individual Coaching (2 x 1 hour by arrangement)
self-organized study groups
Certified Agile Coaches – the all-rounders when it comes to agility
Our working world has become complex and demands fast, confident action. No one can keep track of everything on their own. Interdisciplinary teams and agile working methods help to be effective in these challenges. But who orchestrates the good soloists in the team to real interaction and who shapes the environment in the organization in which such teams also thrive? As a wibas Certified Agile Coach, you bring the right skills and the necessary attitude for this.
Our understanding of the role
You build an inspiring environment, spur on fellow employees, challenge and lead the way. You have ideas, tools and techniques at the ready that help individuals, support the team and move the organization forward. To do this, you need knowledge and skill, empathy and expertise. All of these elements are part of the Certified Agile Coach training. We have developed the "House of the Agile Coach" as a guardrail for this training program.
Learning journey through the "agile universe"
Together with eight to twelve participants, you undertake an 18-month learning journey through the "agile universe". In a personal preliminary discussion that you have with our trainers in advance, we match prior knowledge and expectations and make sure that the training program fits your needs. We ensure a balance of theory and practice so that you can immediately apply what you have learned. Pre- and post-training assignments and personal mentoring create an individual learning path that ensures maximum transfer and guarantees holistic development.
Our coach program is characterized by the fact that our trainers have many years of own experience as Agile Coaches, bring broad industry knowledge, and they thus convey the content from theory and their own experience.
5 modules with different focuses
The modules alternate between two and three days. They take place as classroom events in Darmstadt at wibas. The modules extend over seven months, during which you remain together with the other participants as a learning group. The group setting enables intensive exchange and at the same time forms a protected space for joint learning.
In each module, we set a different content focus in order to illuminate agile working from different perspectives and to test it in practical exercises.
Module 1: Agile Universe
We start by aligning the agile equipment of knowledge and experience that everyone brings with them in order to lay a common foundation for all. It is about the working mechanisms behind the agile principles, about the interaction of the agile roles and about deepening aspects in the frameworks like Scrum and Kanban. Already in the first module, the contents are worked out, made personally tangible and linked to one's own everyday work.
Module 2: Product Ownership
The second module focuses on how products/services are developed and maintained in an agile manner. It is about the understanding and decomposition of requirements and the question of how clarification is brought about iteratively between the implementers and the requirements. This process and the responsibilities within it are essential for the effectiveness of an organization, regardless of the framework used (Scrum, Kanban,...).
Module 3: Agile Attitude
In the third module you will deal with agile attitude. The module touches on topics of individual responsibility as well as the topic of leadership in an agile environment. You will learn how the Agile Coach helps to ensure that the agile attitude is lived and experienced throughout the organization. The module concludes with a reflection on the learning journey so far.
Module 4: Scaling agile
Many organizations use agile working at the team level. For greater leverage, agile teams must work together. This is the only way to develop more complex products and services and manage dependencies. This module will take you through the concepts of key scaling models and provide immediate experience of their mechanisms of action in a simulation. On the last day, we dedicate ourselves again to reflecting on the individual learning journeys and design a conscious farewell together.
Module 5: Agile Transformation and final colloquium
Since most organizations are about moving from previous ways of working towards agility, in this module you will deal with change processes in social systems. With this, you will work on the role of the Agile Coach as a catalyst of change. You will receive implementation tools for the success factors of successful change and develop a change approach that is agile in itself..Scaling agile practices and final colloquium
Mentoring by experienced Agile Coaches
The overall Agile Coach training includes two two-hour individual sessions with one of our experienced wibas coaches. Here you have the opportunity to clarify and deepen personal questions.
Why did you decide to take the Certified Agile Coach training?
The agile transformation of our site in Budenheim is a key task for me as Head of Site Development. To promote and demand the transformation, training as an Agile Coach is very helpful, as I can apply the broad content of the training in many ways in the collaborations with the stakeholders and the teams.
How did you like the CAC training with us?
I liked the training very much. The modules were clearly conveyed by the trainers in a good mix of theory, exercises and practical examples as well as using various media. The exchange with the other participants on the respective topics also helped me to better understand and internalize the content.
What was your personal highlight that you took away?
My personal highlight was the suggestions and ideas on how we can take agile scaling to the next level at our site. These were very important impulses for me. Another highlight was getting to know the other participants. These new contacts and future exchanges will certainly generate further mutual impulses and suggestions.
Why did you decide to take the Certified Agile Coach training?
As a manufacturing company, E-T-A has long had good experience with Lean. Since 2019, we have also been working with agile methods and according to agile principles. We see Lean and Agile as sister disciplines that fit very well together. As Managing Director, I am involved in this further development of the organization, together with our management team and the group of Agile coaches. In 2019/2020, colleagues participated in the CAC training at wibas and brought a lot of it into the company.
Now it was time for us, from the level of awareness that had grown in the meantime, to participate again with a small group in the CAC training to see what possible white spots we have, to bring further impulses into the company and to define next meaningful experiments for us.
What was your personal highlight that you took away?
My personal highlights were that we are doing really well as a company and at the same time that there is still a lot we can develop further. The group size during the training contributed to a good and deep exchange with the other participants and we were able to learn a lot from each other. That was very valuable!
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Answers to frequently asked questions
What requirements should I fulfill?
The Agile Coach training is an in-depth training for people who already have experience in agile working. We do not require any formal qualifications (such as Certified Scrum Master of the Scrum Alliance or PSM of scrum.org), but we do expect real practical experience in agile working in or with self-organized teams to the extent of at least two years. We also desire openness to engage with topics from other industries and to self-reflect.
What training materials will I receive?
Documentation of all contents and work results in the modules;
Book: Organization in a digital age
What do I do if I cannot attend a module?
We have not scheduled any catch-up or repeat dates for the individual modules. We therefore ask you to keep the dates of the training bindingly free. If you miss a module, we will be happy to provide you with the documents from the respective module and recommend that you catch up on the content in the learning group.
Will I receive a certificate?
Upon completion of the training, you will receive the "Certified Agile Coach" certificate.
What does "early bird" mean?
The early bird price applies to registration up to four weeks before the start of the training. The prices are subject to change. All prices plus statutory value-added tax. Accommodation costs are not included.
What cancellation fees are due if I have to cancel?
A cancellation fee of EUR 100 plus VAT is due for cancellations up to 15 calendar days before the start of the training. For registered participants whose cancellation occurs after the invoice has been sent, as well as for no-shows, a payment obligation for the entire training fee applies. If a participant cannot attend a training, their organization may have another person attend in place of the enrollee until the morning of the course start date. wibas will decide whether a training will take place no later than 15 days prior to the start date. wibas may cancel training if fewer than eight participants are enrolled at that time.
Are all costs really included?
The course price includes all costs for attending training modules one to seven, the training and learning material, break catering during the day and lunch during the modules. In addition, you may incur travel and accommodation expenses. If you wish, we can organize hotel accommodation for all modules (from the evening before each module to the last day of training - i.e. a total of 18 nights) for a fixed price of 3,000 euros.
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