Stefan Wunder’s Agile Coaching Kata – A role play based training for challenging communication situations in teams

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I have been working out a training to improve communication skills of Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, and other leaders.

The training is based on the idea of a coding kata and provides a framework to practice techniques and tools, which are based on coaching, conflict management, and moderation, in a role play setting. The goal is that the participants strengthen their ability to communicate and to lead their team(s).

Below you can download the material needed for practicing the kata.

The facilitators guide includes all information for the facilitator / trainer of the kata. Read this first!

The handout includes all information for the participants of the kata. Each participants should get one.

The thinking hats by De Bono as poker cards includes a printing template for the six thinking hats by De Bono as poker cards. This is a useful tool for the kata.

Downloads (current version: 1.0):

Currently the downloads are only available in German!

Agile Coaching Kata – Facilitators Guide (PDF)
Agile Coaching Kata – Facilitators Guide (Microsoft Word 2016)

Agile Coaching Kata – Handout (PDF)
Agile Coaching Kata – Handout (Microsoft Word 2016)

Thinking hats by De Bono as poker cards (PDF)
Thinking hats by De Bono as poker cards (Microsoft Word 2016)

I am currently working on an English version, which will be published within next next weeks.

Feel free to comment, taylor, and republish. The material is licensed unter the CC BY 4.0 license.

I am happy about your feedback, experience reports, and taylored versions. Please share them in the comments. Based on your feedback I plan to provide updates in the future.

I would like to thank everyone who supported me with this work! Special thanks to my colleagues at AVL, the participants of my sessions at Agile Coach Camp 2017 and Agile Facilitation Lab 2017 and the moderators of the Scrum User Group Graz who provided valuable feedback.





Agile Coach Camp Austria 2014

From Friday, 12th to Sunday, 14th of September a small group of highly motivated agilists from Austria (and other European countries) met at Hotel Krainerhütte for the first Agile Coach Camp in Austria. Starting from Friday evening till Sunday afternoon we spend an energized time together in workshops, games, presentations, discussions and plenty of other fun activities (like guitar playing, singing, swimming, power point karaoke, beer drinking,…). Having the event happening on a weekend I expected to meet only enthusiastic professionals, but the richness of our discussions and the experience everyone had, was more than I expected. The participants made it a real invigoration and enriching experience for me. Admittedly after the weekend I felt kind of overcharged with information, I was clearly exhausted and my brain needed some rest and time to process all the new experiences that we were able to share. Nevertheless the time to rest was short and Monday came too early, I felt inspired and happy. Agile Coach Camp 2014 was a great event made by great people! Thanks to all participants making the Agile Coach Camp 2014 such an experience and hope seeing you next year again!

Agile Coach Camp 2014 Austria - Krainerhütte

Foto by Alfred Karner