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Agile Coaches

Agile coaches are the alchemists that help transform organisational lead into gold. They work closely with teams to cultivate high-performing, Agile organisations that unleash people’s creativity and passion.

So how do you become an Agile coach?

It is a journey, from apprenticeship through to mastery, marked by certification paths and milestones. Agile Centre are committed to growing the next generation of great Scrum Masters and Agile coaches. Our certification paths and programmes are designed to help you move through each level of apprenticeship, journeyman and mastery.

Agile Coach Training Courses

On-Demand Introduction
to Coaching
Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)
Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM)
Agile Coach Academy
(ACA)
The Science and Art
of Coaching
Certified Agile Team Coaching
(ICP-ACC)
Leading SAFe – Certified
SAFe Agilist
Certified LeSS Practitioner
(CLP)

Agile Coach Resources

Powerful Questions in Coaching

A powerful question is a question that evokes or draws out a reaction, an insight, a fact, or an opportunity for greater exploration. Think of questions as doorways. Questions open the door to dialogu…

Benefits of Coaching to the Coachee

As the world becomes more complex, many managers and leaders are turning to certified coaches to help them make decisions and take effective action. How big is the market for coaching? The coaching in…

Avoiding Assumptions in Coaching

Assumption is defined as ‘a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof ‘ by the Oxford Dictionary, whilst the Cambridge Dictionary define assumptio…

5 Levers for Changing Organisational Culture

Organisational culture is one of the most powerful, and misunderstood, concepts around. Leaders and coaches alike understand the power of culture to make—or, more likely, break—an agile transformation…

Is your Agile getting stale? Take the Mani-fresh-to Challenge today!

TLDR; Everything changed in 2020, even the Scrum Guide got an update, but the Agile Manifesto didn’t. With my good friend Chris, we came up with an idea to re-develop it and in the process, really pic…

On Agile & Mastery

I’m lucky enough to find my job professionally satisfying. That’s because I think that the line of work I’m in actually matters—not just to me, but to anyone who works in teams or with processes that …

Meetup: ‘Co creating Great Employee Experience’ with Natal Dank

Online event, hosting Natal Dank – who heads up learning, coaching, and community at PXO Culture and is seen as a pioneer in the Agile HR movement. Overview of the event In a disruptive world, i…

Meetup: ‘Testing Business Ideas’ with David Bland

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup hosting David Bland – co-author of Testing Business Ideas with Alex Osterwalder and CEO & Founder of Precoil —Overview of the event— Build…

Meetup: ‘Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty’ with Tracy Sinclair

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup event hosting Tracy Sinclair – Director at Large on the International Coaching Federation Global Enterprise Board & co-author of ‘Becomi…

Meetup: ‘Agile Skills in a Digital World’ with Lyn & Simon Girvan

Lyn and Simon Girvan discuss Agile skills in a digital world and answer crowdsourced questions on the topic. Key Q&A topics include: • Why is Agile important in a digital world? • Businesses have…

Meetup: ‘Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to!’ with Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman

Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to! – Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman What changed in 2020? Well, pretty much everything! We went in to the office, stayed at home, struggled at the home-…

Meetup: ‘Bringing Leadership Agility to Agile’ with Bill Joiner

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Bill Joiner – author of Leadership Agility and founder of the Leadership Agility 360 assessment.- –Overview of the event— Everyone is tal…

Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age

by Roman Pichler Comprehensive and insightful, this book will enable you to make the right strategic decisions in today’s dynamic digital age. Written in an engaging and no-nonsense style, Strategize …

User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

by Jeff Patton User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help …

Big Book of Virtual Teambuilding Games

by Mary Scannell, Michael Abrams & Mike Mulvihill The Big Book of Virtual Team-Building Games is packed with games and activities for developing productive virtual teams across all digital platfor…

Group and Team Coaching: The Essential Guide

by Christine Thornton This book offers a new perspective on the subconscious and non-verbal processes through which people learn and communicate with each other in groups. Describing these processes i…

Wisdom of Teams

by Jon Katzenbach This book thoroughly explores the remarkable benefits of teams at all levels of the organization. The authors provide dozens of real accounts and case studies that illustrate success…

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown & James Macanufo This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors …

How long is the CSP-SM course and how is it structured?

The Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master course is a total of sixteen (16) hours. We deliver the course in two formats. The first is over two (2) full days, from 9am to 5:30pm and the second form…

How much of a difference will the CSP-SM course have on my career?

It could have a significant impact on your career if you embed the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques into your everyday practice. A certification in and of itself will always hold value for emp…

What will I learn on the CSP-SM course?

The Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) course was designed by the Scrum Alliance to build on the advanced knowledge of the Advanced Certified Scrum Master course and certify individual…

Is the ACSM a steppingstone to the CSP-SM course?

The Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) course was designed to act as a bridge between the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course and the Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) course. Th…

How difficult is the ACSM course?

It depends on your current skills, experience and mindset. If you find that you have mastered the basics of Scrum and are actively looking for more advanced knowledge, tools, and techniques to overcom…

Does the ACSM course translate into a better salary?

Curious about the impact an Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM) course will have on your earning potential? John McFadyen takes some time out to explain how the course will benefit you. Very few co…

How long is the CSP-SM course and how is it structured?

The Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master course is a total of sixteen (16) hours. We deliver the course in two formats. The first is over two (2) full days, from 9am to 5:30pm and the second form…

How much of a difference will the CSP-SM course have on my career?

It could have a significant impact on your career if you embed the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques into your everyday practice. A certification in and of itself will always hold value for emp…

What will I learn on the CSP-SM course?

The Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) course was designed by the Scrum Alliance to build on the advanced knowledge of the Advanced Certified Scrum Master course and certify individual…

Is the ACSM a steppingstone to the CSP-SM course?

The Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) course was designed to act as a bridge between the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course and the Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) course. Th…

How difficult is the ACSM course?

It depends on your current skills, experience and mindset. If you find that you have mastered the basics of Scrum and are actively looking for more advanced knowledge, tools, and techniques to overcom…

Does the ACSM course translate into a better salary?

Curious about the impact an Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM) course will have on your earning potential? John McFadyen takes some time out to explain how the course will benefit you. Very few co…