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In my 11 years coaching in agile enterprises, it has struck me that while we in the Agile community continue to develop ever greater tools and practices supporting the evolution of agile teams, programs, and agile coaches, it remains the case that very little has been offered for agile managers and leaders: no coherent set of tools, few if any practices, and an utterly unclear role definition. Lacking education, lacking distinctions, and frequently lacking credence from within the Agile community that the role is even valuable, it is no wonder managers and leaders have struggled with what it means to lead and manage in an agile environment. Read More

Agile Enterprise Transformation – Michael’s book excerpt

by Michael K. Spayd January 9, 2014

Well, I am proud and gratified to be able to release the first complete version of Downloading the Integral Operating System: A Framework of Enterprise Agile Transformation. I am very grateful for all the feedback we have received from the two Deep-Dive Study Groups and numerous class and conference presentations of the framework. I am especially grateful to my two friends and colleagues, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Hamman (co-author of the Integral Agile chapter) for their tireless and selfless support of this project.

I am hopeful the Integral Agile Framework will start a new, more inclusive, multi-perspective conversation on what enterprise agility means, how we can get there, and what our role is in such a world transformation.

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ACI’s Agile Coach Bootcamp

by Michael K. Spayd August 3, 2013

Agile Coach Bootcamp to Launch at Agile 2013 We are both pleased and proud to announce the launch of Agile Coach Bootcamps at the Agile 2013 conference this week. These Bootcamps targeted to Scrum Masters, agile coaches, agile project managers and other team leaders who want the full range of competencies and mindsets required for […]

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Agile Coach Certifications and ACI

by Lyssa January 26, 2013

The mission of Agile Coaching Institute has always been to develop agile coaches into the change agents we know they want to be, and that today’s organizations desperately need.  To this end, we have focused on creating a “pathway” for agile coach development and have been working over the past two years with certification organizations. […]

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Just Me and My Kanban Board

by Lyssa October 28, 2012

You probably don’t remember that song that goes, “Just me and my shadow, walking down the avenue.”  Well, suffice it to say that the song rolled through my head one long weekend, only it was “Just me and my Kanban board, gettin’ all this work pulled through.”  (If you know the tune, sing it in […]

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What’s so great about assisting an ACI class?

by Lyssa July 26, 2012

Assistants continue to rave about the experience from the “back of the room” as an ACI assistant.  You might recall that it felt a little unusual to have an assistant or two sitting behind you, and then by the end of the class you couldn’t imagine how it would have been without them.  Yes, assistants […]

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Meet Marita Fridjhon

by Lyssa July 26, 2012

Meet Marita Fridjhon, the co-creator and co-leader of ACI’s Leading from the Next Level. Marita is a leader in the systems coaching and leadership world and we are lucky to have her join with ACI to bring her world to you.  She is a wonderfully engaging teacher and inventor in professional coaching, especially in organization and […]

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