The Amplio Community of Practice Amplio Team Curriculum

This is a summary of the Amplio Community of Practice Amplio Team  curriculum. More information is available in the workshop. To see the full materials, join the ACoP.    Here’s the announcement of the program

Foundations    Amplio        Coaching.     Amplio-Team       Highlights      YouTube Play List

The path from challenged Scrum or challenged Agile to Amplio Team.

This track takes you from challenged team agile to Amplio Team. We don’t need to worry if the reason you are having challenges is due to Scrum’s design or if you are not doing it right. The two are interrelated – not understanding the why often causes misuse. We just want to get better while taking advantage of what you’ve learned and what you already know.

The order these lessons are presented is what is often the easiest transition path, but feel free to follow any order that makes sense to you. As you can see many of the lessons are already linked to.

Members of the Amplio Community of Practice can attend weekly Q&A sessions to assist in their learning. They also get access to the videos quicker and are provided with a few virtual collaboration boards that will be useful.

If you are an Agile coach or Scrum Master, we suggest you do as much of the Coaching track as well.

Future lessons are provided without active links to indicate the curriculum path.

There is a virtual board you can learn more about the topics presented below. You can also leave comments to improve things. Don’t forget you can ask questions on the Amplio Conutant Educators LinkedIn group.

Lesson 1: Do Lesson 1 of the Foundations track.

Lesson 2: Read The Hows of Scrum and How to Go Beyond Them so you can learn what Scrum was telling you to do so now you could understand what you needed to do and could create a more fit-for-purpose approach.  To get a deeper understanding of why this is so important read What Agile Has Gotten Backwards That’s Killing It – Agile Starts With How Instead of Why 

Lesson 3: Factors for Effective Value Streams. Factors for effective value streams provides list the primary aspects of what makes value streams effective. While theoretically, just knowing first principles could guide people, using them is a bit abstract for many people. The factors for effective value streams provide a concrete way to see if the workflows in value streams are effective

Lesson 4:  Sprints, Daily Flow, and Cadence. Scrum and Kanban use different methods of planning. Neither are always correct. This article describes how to decide which to use.

Lesson 5: Manage your work in process by creating a focus on finishing.

Lesson 6:  Learn on a continuous basis – not daily or weekly. This requires fewer meetings and allows for faster course correction.

Lesson 7: Learn the shared team member pattern and the borrow team member pattern in case you can’t get a fully cross-functional team

Lesson 8: Learn how to better challenge your assumptions with double loop learning and Plan Do Study Act.

Use the equivalent of minimum valuable increments – not present in Scrum – which allow you to focus on actual value delivery instead of what you can get done by the end of the sprint

Lesson 9: Attend to the customer journey to increase innovation, understand what would be useful for customers, and avoid having to fail fast.

Lesson 10: Visual control vs Information radiator

Lesson 11: What is an Effective Kanban Board

Lesson 12: The difference between leaders and managers a la Marcu Buckingham in “The One Thing You Should Know”