Professional excellence arises from disciplined practice. Coaching Circles give us a safe environment to learn, practice and hone skills.

Who should attend and why:

  • Agile coaches who are keen to perfect their skill-set beyond coaching IT teams.
  • Agile Team Facilitators (aka Scrum Masters) who would like to broaden their expertise.
  • Leaders wishing to develop and refine their coaching skills, and .

Session Structure:

  • Each session begins with a check-in and a quick orientation.
  • We will then identify the topics or skills to be covered in the session, using a leancoffee.org format
  • We will then learn, practice or share experiences
  • We will conclude with a short recap and reflection
  • Any outstanding topics left over at the end of the session will serve as input for planning the next session

Sample topics:

  • People at the centre – people/customer focus
  • Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Safety culture – focus on rapid experimentation and learning
  • The language barrier – be mindful of reactions to acronyms (MVP, etc.)
  • Feedback – reinforcing/redirecting. Doing away with blame
  • Frustration – building trust and credibility
  • Be mindful of seasonal variation in demand (mura) – sensitivity to market demands
  • Understanding what’s possible – tech is not magic (muri)
  • Prioritisation and ordering work – MVP/MLP, speed/acceleration to value
  • Dealing with ambiguity – targets/deliverables/processes
  • Induction processes and discipline
  • Hoshin Kanri
  • A3 and the Improvement Kata
  • Measurement [systems] and KPI’s
  • Role impacts e.g. when introducing Scrum (Product Owner, Scrum Master roles)

When: Every Wednesday 8-9pm NZST
Where: http://appear.in/CoachingCircle
Capacity: up to 10 participants per session, first come, first served.
Host: Horia Slușanschi, Kaizen Artist

About the Host

Why I host these Coaching Circles:

The agile mindset is grounded in the pursuit of customer delight while making work joyful as well. I am passionate about helping people to develop and refine their skills to make this easier to accomplish reliably.

Reading a few books and attending a few courses is insufficient to establish and refine skills to the point of excellence. Developing excellence requires disciplined practice and experimentation. Coaching Circles provide a safe and fun environment to experiment and improve our skills, learning from each others’ experiences.

I have participated in Coaching Circles and similar events for almost a decade already, and have found them an excellent opportunity to both learn and share. Professionally, over the past three decades, I first developed a highly technical skill set, then specialised in resolving critical situations. That then naturally led to refining lean and agile ways of thinking, working, coaching and growing.

Host: Horia Slușanschi

Upcoming courses and workshops

HobartWorkshops & Training
August 17, 2017

Lean Change Masterclass, Hobart

WHEN: Friday 29 September 2017 9-5pm WHERE: General Practice Training Tasmania Level 3/179 Murray Street TRAINER: Jude Horrill, Accredited Lean Change Trainer Masterclass outline: The ‘why’ of the changing business and social landscape and how to make sense of it What Agile is and how to apply…
SydneyWorkshops & Training
August 10, 2017

Agile Internal Communications

A workshop on Nov 2nd (2017), hosted by the Ark Group, in Sydney and facilitated by Jude ...who is also chair of the event. Registration is at 8:30 am; Workshop starts: 9.00 am; ends: 12.00 pm About the workshop: How do we approach employee communications in…