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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

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

Agile Coach Resources

Why Coaching is the Number One Skill for Leaders in in an Uncertain World

It is often said that everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change themselves. There are few groups for which this is more apt than senior leaders. It was once thought that leaders n…

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 …

Introduction to SAFe

SAFe® is an acronym for Scaled Agile Framework® and was introduced in 2011 by co-creators Dean Leffingwell and Drew Jemilo as an actionable framework for Business Agility, inspired by the Agile Manife…

Why OKRs aren’t enough on their own: Goals and Standards

Objectives and Key Results – OKRs – are a well known goal-setting technique; there’s a wealth of great content that explains what they are. This post is about OKRs as part of the ble…

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 Agile Mani-fresh-to!’ & ‘Uber reteaming’: 2 short talks

Details Join us for our first-ever Agile Coaching Network event (live online), hosting two short talks by experienced and passionate Agile Coaches. —Overview— Talk 1: Welcome to the launch of th…

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 …

SWARMing across Strategies with Graeme H

In this video, Graeme discusses SWARMing across Strategies, from principles to practices, for implementing agile principles at scale. With an introduction to tools and techniques, Graeme explains his …

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 Agile Mani-fresh-to!’ & ‘Uber reteaming’: 2 short talks

Details Join us for our first-ever Agile Coaching Network event (live online), hosting two short talks by experienced and passionate Agile Coaches. —Overview— Talk 1: Welcome to the launch of th…

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-…