What does an Agile Coach do?
Agility is the skill to develop value from needs creatively, quickly and flexibly while controlling risk in complex environments. Agility is not an innate talent but a skill anyone can develop.
An Agile Coach helps teams and leaders gain this skill and develop it on their own, for example, through the following activities:
- Help teams, managers and stakeholders to see agility as a response to complexity and as an opportunity for competitive advantage
- Help managers to broaden their understanding of leadership and, above all, to see themselves as enablers of agile teams (servant leadership)
- Support leaders and teams in building bridges between the agile and traditional worlds in the organization
- Help teams and leaders effectively leverage agile principles and practices that optimize the value of their work
- Promote the self-organization and cross-functionality of agile teams
- Help teams, managers and the organization align their work with the needs of their customers/users
- Promote a culture in teams and organizations where everyone learns together and becomes more agile by themselves
How does an Agile Coach work?
An Agile Coach adopts a variety of stances to promote agility in teams, leaders, and organizations as needed for the situation:
Why an Agile Coach from Amazing Outcomes?
- We know that agility is not an end in itself. Therefore, we start by asking the question “Why?” to clarify your real goal and if agility is the best approach for you.
- We work with teams and managers. As a baseline, we provide a clear and method-independent understanding of agility.
- We have been exploring agility since 2005, and have successfully supported many teams, managers and organizations from different industries. To do so, we draw from an extensive toolkit, for example, Scrum, Kanban, Flight Levels, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Lean UX, User Story Mapping, Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), Outcome Mapping and Evidence-based Management. And we are constantly developing our skills.
- We thrive on diversity and have different personal and professional backgrounds. We use that diversity of thought in regular intervision sessions (peer-coaching) to tap into each other's experience and creativity. This means our clients and their agile teams benefit from our whole organization.