Scrum Master Coaching Academy
This course assists team-level Scrum Masters to become great coaches and to facilitate the Lean-Agile approach that teams should be using: Skills, behaviors, understanding, continuous improvement, and collaboration skills.
There are 13 sections in the course, each focused on one aspect of coaching for Lean-Agile teams. Each section has a set of readings and videos that cover the topic. Then there is an assignment that helps students learn by doing and discussing what they have learned with other students in the course and with Net Objectives consultants.
Special pricing options are available for organizations and groups.
- Systems Thinking: A talk by Russ Ackoff (Video)
- Flow: The Three Oiled Wheel Demonstration (Video)
- The Art of Action: Why there is resistance (Book Summary)
- Understanding the Value Stream and Value Stream Mapping (Video and Text)
- Turning a Value Stream Map into a Kanban Board (Video)
- Systems Thinking, Explicit Workflow, and Agreements (Homework and Discussion)
- An Overview of Guardrails
- Guardrail 1: Work on the greatest business value
- Guardrail 2: Collaborate across boundaries
- Guardrail 3: Make all work visible
- Guardrail 4: Sustain or increase predictability
- Guardrail 5: Keep WIP within capacity
- Guardrail 6: Continuously improve
- The Team Agility Coach and the Guardrails (Homework and Discussion)
Al Shalloway and Luniel de Beer
About the instructors
Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas. Al was the co-founder of Lean Kanban University and the Lean Systems Society of which he is a former board member.
Al has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped Net Objectives' clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. Al is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained, Essential Skills for the Agile Developer, Lean-Agile Software Development, the Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, and The Leanban Primer.
Luniel de Beer
Luniel de Beer has worked extensively as a product manager. He is passionate about helping clients achieve Business Agility and institute Agile Product Management. Applying his background and expertise, Luniel helps organizations develop their own ability to respond to changes in a timely manner, while consistently meeting customer and stakeholder expectations, and doing so at a sustainable pace; to identify and realize thin slices of business value; and, to preserve and curate the knowledge that drives the creation and maintenance of its business capabilities, and the software and technology that enables it.