Agile Coach

Agile teams are expected to be self-organized, collaborate with their customer, respond to change in an effective manner, build high quality products and – of course – deliver early and often. But, this is easier said than done. To begin with, Agile teams need an environment go grow – an environment of trust, respect and mutual interest. This is usually where the typical ‘command and control’ type of traditional project management fails to deliver. What the team needs is an Agile Coach who mentors and coaches different Agile roles or a Scrum Master who has acquired the required coaching skills.

The Indian IT industry is slowly realizing the value and need of coaching skills and, as a result, the demand of Agile Coaches is growing fast. Besides a possible need of technical or business expertise, Agile Coaches are expected to possess a unique set of behavior skills like self-awareness and self-management, perspective taking, active listening, powerful questioning, facilitation, etc. After all, coaching is less about delivering results and more about building capability for self-learning and self-growth.


  • Current or aspiring Agile coaches
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Professionals in a leadership role for Agile projects
  • Scaling Agile professionals/Enterprise Agile coaches

  • Exam Duration - 2 Hours
  • Exam Pattern - Descriptive 
  • No. Of Questions - 15
  • Exam Method - Paper Based
  • Exam Pass Mark - 75% or above

  • Coaching Fundamentals
    • Teaching vs. Mentoring vs. Coaching
    • The Agile Coaching Mindset
    • Setting Boundaries for Coaching
  •  Coaching skillset
    • Professional Coaching Skills
    • The Coaching Stance
    • Responsibilities and Skills of the Coach
  •  The Coaching process
    • Coaching for Potential
    • Coaching for Action
    • Effective Coaching Conversation
  •  Mentoring and Coaching Agile roles
    • Teaching the Agile Basics
    • Understanding Agile roles and the Mindset Shift
    • Mentoring Agile Roles & Transitions
  •  Coaching the Journey toward High Performance
    • Understanding Team Development
    • Setting up the Team Environment
    • Handling Conflict and Dysfunction within the Team
    • Handling Organizational Impediments

  • To develop the Agile mindset
  • The roles and responsibilities of a coach
  • Mentoring Agile roles and transitions
  • To understand team dynamics and coach the team to become self-aware and motivated
  • Handling conflict and dysfunctions within the team
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Defining the coaching contract and maintaining neutrality
  • Identifying and addressing issues
  • Mentoring practices
  • Handling resistance from individuals
  • Coaching a high performance team
  • Breaking down impediments for team success
  • Understand pillars of organizational agility and how to identify systemic challenges
  • Create your personal coaching improvement backlog