The Amplio Community of Practice Curriculum

The Amplio Community of Practice Curriculum Highlights

The Amplio Community of Practice mostly presents topics that are not in popular Agile frameworks. This lists highlights from the program. To see more details go to the different tracks in the Amplio CoP. Click here to join.

Get details on each of the tracks: Foundations      Amplio        Coaching       Amplio-Team      YouTube Play List

Lesson 1

Recording of Session: A summary of Amplio Foundations. The foundations of Amplio comprise first principles of knowledge work, guidance and the factors for effective value streams. This session focuses on how a few key principles that are helpful for any Agile team approach. This “physics of flow” can be used in any approach.

Lesson 2

Recording of Session: Agile Coach as a Guide. Presentation. Watch a vibrant discussion on what it takes to be an effective coach. Different intentions and atttidues are discussed.

Week of May 6

The Minimum Valuable Increment: The Artifcact Focusing on the Next Increment of Stakeholder Value.. Presentation

Week of May 20

The need for systems thinking.

Future talk

 An Easy Start That Does Not Become a Trap. Presentation. Upcoming event

A list of concepts that are not in our current popular frameworks that the ACoP has or will cover.

  1. Identifying the values and success criteria of critical stakeholders.
  2. How to create agreements on how to work across an organization while enabling teams to decide on their own workflows instead of being told to work one way across the organization.
  3. Why thinking of Scrum  as a partial implementation of Lean is useful while recognizing that Scrum is only using a few Lean practices and calling it Lean based
  4. Why a model of understanding is important to add to empiricism.
  5. Identifying first principles of knowledge work and factors for effective value streams so people don’t need to be limited to preordained practices made up by people who don’t know them
  6. Why double-loop learning to challenge your assumptions is important.
  7. Why missing practices such as attending to the customer journey, using MVIs and fill kitting, how to decompose MVIs by attending to the customer journey, how to manage work in process and avoid the multi-tasking and having the completion of stories be delayed to the end of a sprint or having to be carried over
  8. Why it’s important to have flexibility in both the depth and rate of adopting new methods
  9. How management can help create better environments for teams to work in while helping grow people at the same time
  10. How to decide if one should use sprints or one-day timeboxing.
  11. How to do “training” in the workplace instead of the workshop. And how to do it so what’s learned is retained.
  12. How to take advantage of people’s dormant knowledge so that they can understand right from the beginning.
  13. How to create an approach as easy to start as Scrum but is fit for purpose and enables teams to adjust their workflow to stay effective even as their needs change.
  14. How coaches can convey information in the proper order so people can understand it better
  15. How coaches can avoid creating resistance in the people they are coaching.
  16. How to use virtual collaboration boards to help remote teams make decisions, work together, learn quickly, and avoid making simple mistakes.
  17. How to improve the quality of the software you are building