Facilitating Effective Agile Workshops
The course is part of this learning path
This module introduces you to the Facilitating Effective Agile Workshops course.
The objectives of this course are to provide you with and understanding of:
- The structure and components of the Learning Path
- How to use the reflective activities
This course is aimed at Scrum Masters who want to improve their individual knowledge of facilitating workshops in service to their Scrum team and their wider organization.
Prerequisites of the Certifications
There are no specific pre-requisites to study this course.
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Hi and welcome to the QA Facilitating Effective Agile Workshops course. Scrum masters will often need to facilitate workshops. These aren't official scrum events, but as the scrum master, you are best placed to do so. This means you'll need to know what best practice for Agile workshops looks like. It's worth remembering that facilitating effective workshops is an art and will take some time to master. This course aims to help you understand what good workshop facilitation is all about, but you'll still need to facilitate a whole lot of workshops before you become a true master. At the end of this course you'll be able to: describe what an effective, trained, and independent facilitator looks like, demonstrate flexibility in workshop formats within clearly defined objectives, practice thorough preparation, use outputs from previous workshops, and support agreement and decision making. The course itself has three short modules. Module one clarifies exactly what a workshop is, why we use them and what facilitation is. In module two, you'll learn how to set great workshop objectives, use effective workshop planning to ensure success, and take a deep dive into creating great agendas. In module three, you'll focus on how to use smaller groups in workshops and the importance of note taking and coaching note takers to be consistent. It ends with a quick look at workshop anti-patterns and some of the damaging behaviors that can derail your workshops. Each module delivers the knowledge you need through a series of short videos. It'll take you around 40 minutes to complete them all. Alongside the videos, there's a series of short reflective activities and you can access these in the reflective activities PDF. Activity one relates to the first video in the course Agile Workshops and Why We Use Them. To get the most value out of the course, we recommend that you do each activity before you watch the corresponding video. One last thing. Feedback on this course is important to us and future learners. If you've got anything to say, good or bad, let us know. Thanks and we hope you enjoy the course.
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