What is Agile Training?
Agile Training is the creation of an environment for the attendees to increase the odds of being able to learn. Every training class has…
- …a name and a description of the overall theme of the training,
- …a training outcome, which is what attendees should be able to reach by the end the training class,
- …an agenda, which is a more fine-grained break-down of the different topics covered during the training class, and
- …a trainer who facilitates the training class.
Manager: "What if I train people and they leave?"
Coach: "What if you don't train them and they stay?"
An Agile training usually lasts for one to several days, and can be also done on a continuous basis, such as two hours once per month for several months.
What is an Agile Trainer?
The trainer's role is to create the learning environment by…
- …offering knowledge, behaviours, skills, values, and preferences in the training class' domain in a clear and entertaining way, and
- …facilitating the attendees learning process with techniques like reading, audiovisual presentations, demonstrations, discussions, exercises, and letting attendees teach each other.
All trainings have similar characteristics and special features, for example, our training mechanics, lifelong class material, the Resource Reference Record, a flexible agenda, etc.
What is Agile Training Not?
While in each training class there's plenty of space for the attendees to ask questions, we don't focus on how the learned knowledge, skills, etc. will be applied to a present and specific existing environment or situation, such as the attendees own organisation. The better environment for this purpose is a workshop or an Agile retrospective. However, in each training class there will be plenty of examples of real world applications, since our trainers are all highly experienced practitioners.
Characteristics and Special FeaturesWhat makes Bold Mover's Agile training classes so special? Maybe it's…
- …the training mechanics, where we use techniques from Training from the Back of the Room (TftBotR) to emphasise learning instead of just listening;
- the lifelong class material, which means that you will always have access to the latest training material;
- the flexible agenda, which enables the attendees to influence the training class so they get the best out of it.