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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

In August, I (Lyssa) "go into the studio" to film a series of short video lessons taken from the Coaching Agile Teams book.  I have always wanted to do this, primarily because I much prefer higher-bandwidth ways to access knowledge -- maybe you do, too....

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...

If you're not getting the stellar results you were promised with agile, look to the belief system that agile is trying to work within.  Is agile bringing some positive and useful changes but floundering as it tries to work within old, unsustainable systems?   Agile brings...