The Amplio Development Master Class is an advanced workshop that educates participants on how to lead teams to create value for their stakeholders. Its scope ranges from single teams to groups of teams of up to 90 people. It is an alternative to advanced team workshops, Scrum-based scaling approaches, and Essential SAFe.
The workshop takes participants through a series of problem-solving methods. This teaches them how to identify challenges their teams are likely to face and how to solve them. By using the latest learning methods, Amplio Development creates a foundation for participants to continue extending their abilities to work with teams after the workshop. It uses over a dozen virtual collaboration whiteboards (Miro) to do this. These are all provided to the participants to use in their work during and after the workshop.
This workshop is primarily for coaches who want to transcend particular approaches and think for themselves using advanced practices and theories. It is also helpful for people in an organization responsible for their coaches’ effectiveness. Those new to Agile can also take this workshop but must be prepared to do extra work to keep up with the advanced themes.
The intention of this workshop is not a “one and done” but to be an ongoing study program. Your enrollment enables you to attend classes and get advice/coaching from the instructor for an entire year.
The Amplio Development Masterclass is a different kind of workshop in several ways:
It is grounded in the science of learning and integrates coaching
- Taught in small increments over time to allow the adoption of what’s learned in the workplace
- Integrates coaching since participants must be able to convey what’s learned to the people they work with
- Presents a blend of theory and practice, which not only improves retention but enables participants to go beyond what is presented
It uses virtual collaboration whiteboards to present and learn concepts
- These boards enable a significant amount of learning
- They are provided to participants to use after the workshop in their work
- This enables asynchronous learning in both the workshop and when they are used in the participants’ workplaces
Mindset and practices
- Based on the theories of Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints
- Includes several essential practices not taught in the popular frameworks
- Based on a pattern language enabling it to be simple to start, but richer as needed, and tailorable to the people using it
The workshop is just the beginning
- One-year program provides for after-workshop support
- Tools used to teach participants are made available to them to use in their workplace
- Q&A sessions enable participants to ask experts for real-time advice as needed
Grounded in the science of learning and integrating coaching
It has been well-established that intensive training over 1-4 days is very ineffective. Over 80% of the information presented is lost in just a few days. It’s why no college teaches this way. People learn best in little chunks and where they can apply it between sessions. Amplio Development is presented as 12 lessons over four months. All the sessions are recorded with open weeks every three lessons to enable participants to catch up. This accommodates the busy professional’s schedule.
Amplio’s approach is based on Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise and Seeing what others don’t: The Remarkable Way We Gain Insights. “Peak” tells us that it’s essential to stretch people’s skills a little on an ongoing basis. Presenting concepts in patterns instead of just practices makes the material more applicable and creates the foundation for continued learning. “Insights” provides methods to enable people to connect the dots of the advanced concepts presented. These two approaches manifest each week based on a virtual board that participants use to see a problem and learn how to solve it. This not only trains participants in needed skills but these virtual boards can also be used in their workplace.
Great information has little value if it can’t be conveyed in the workplace. Amplio Development, therefore, integrates coaching methods in each lesson.
Workshop uses collaboration boards (Miro virtual boards) to present and learn concepts
One or more boards are used each session. Each board is oriented toward identifying challenges and showing how to solve challenges.
The challenges board
This starts the workshop off by identifying the challenges participants are having. It sets the stage for how to solve them.
First principles and the Value Stream Impedance Scorecard
Amplio is based on Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints. When these are understood, many complex problems become much more straightforward.
Feedback on feedback
Knowledge work is mostly invisible until something is demonstrated. Eliminating waste is mainly accomplished by eliminating delays in feedback.
Agile requirements and using Minimum Business Increments
Agility is predicated on creating small items of value. This board facilitates identifying stakeholders’ values and writing up what can be quickly created and released.
Value creation structures
How people are organized has a big impact on how work flows.
Timeboxing or flow
This board helps participants be clear when each approach is better.
Capabilities for a quick start
Although Amplio is incredibly rich in options, it can start as simply as Scrum. This board is used to create a quick, simple start for any situation.
Learn how to run Café Conversations
Cafe conversations are a great way to get 20-50 people learning together about what they think is happening.
Do a pre-mortem
An easy way to teach the essence of Agile in an hour in a remote manner.
Two different After Action Review boards
Boards are used to help during retros.
Create an improvement backlog board
While the earlier “quick start” board is used to start an Agile transition, this board identifies what improvements are needed and the order to implement them.
Wrap up board and clean slate boards
The wrap-up board is a valuable reference, while the clean slate exercise is a way of clearing the air.
About our boards
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Why you should take this workshop if you are a professional coach.
Most “coaching” workshops today are about how to follow a given framework. This workshop enables you to see what the people you are coaching needs based on their situation. Go beyond being a mere facilitator. Learn how to assist teams in working in better ways.