Author: Michael K. Spayd

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...

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...

At the time of my first journey to China, while Lyssa and I were preparing a keynote for an internal company conference and the Shanghai Scrum Gathering, I decided to re-publish the Tao of Scrum, a post which originally appeared in 2010 on the CollectiveEdgeCoaching.com...

2012 promises to be an exciting year in the world of agile coaching. We are hoping to kindle that excitement and turn it into a raging bonfire of transformation! We wanted you—our community and collaborators—to know what we are dreaming, in hopes you will add...

We know some of you may be asking about this new class of ours, The Coaching Stance. 'Why should I attend,' we hear you saying? 'What the heck is it about, anyway?' And 'just how is it different from the Coaching Agile Teams class.' Well, here are the top reasons you will want to attend... Reason # 10 - Top notch training In case you haven't heard, our training is quite different than most, and pretty darn good as a transformational experience. And guess what? The Coaching Stance features the people that trained us! We didn't just make this stuff up, you know; we learned it from some of the best trainers in the world at Coaches Training Institute and CRR Global (Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching). The person co-teaching with us is a master teacher with both CTI and CRR Global. These were also some of the key people in the founding of the ICF (International Coaches Federation). How cool is that? Reason # 9 - Professional coaching is key to our success If you believe Lyssa and I are good at what we do, you will want to be trained in some of the same ways. The thing that makes the biggest difference for us: professional coaching skills. Learning how to coach will take your Agile Coaching to a significantly higher level of maturity, of freedom from owning other's responsibility unnecessarily, and will magnify your impact in service to others.

At Agile 2011 today, the Agile Coaching Institute released the first part of our Agile Coach Competency framework. We will have more detail later in the week, but wanted to make this content available ASAP. Please click to view: Agile Coaching Competencies whitepaper - part one -Michael...

Lyssa and I are so excited to be launching this website for the Agile Coaching Institute. This day--a Monday in most of the world, July the Fourth in the US--seemed a good day to proclaim it. The mission of the Agile Coaching Institute is to develop--in...

We have decided upon the following schedule: Coaching Circles - begin every other month Mentor Groups - offered on a pilot basis, Lyssa just began the first one CAT Alumni - coaching circles for CAT class graduates will be held 2x/year; next group starts October 2011 For detailed information, click...

Why Develop Agile Coaches? Is there value in having great coaches? Will they help your Agile implementation achieve greater business value? Is the cost worth the effort? Read on to learn more about what great Agile coaches can do for your organization...

Work In Progress Lyssa and Michael are currently working on ACI's Agile Coach Competency Framework. We have begun using the competency framework in classes and with corporate clients. We will be publishing a whitepaper in the August 2011. Check back for emerging details. In the meantime, here...