IC Agile - Coaching Agile Transitions - Virtual Cohort

25 October 2022, 18:00 —
15 November 2022, 21:00
Japan Time   (now 14:22)
Stefan Nüsperling
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Coaching Agile Transitions with LEAN CHANGE MANAGEMENT

ICAgile accredited course on Business Agility

This workshop is for everyone who wants to positively change his organization and needs answers to those questions:

  • How to manage resistance by modifying the way of thinking about change?
  • How can you transform an organization in an Agile way?
  • How to reduce the uncertainty of change through short feedback cycles?
  • How to apply agile practices in complex Change Management programs?
  • How can you create trust and support within your organisation by being transparent and inclusive?

As Change Agents and Agile Practitioners, we are always looking for new approaches to facilitate meaningful change, especially in today's fast-paced environment

On completion of this workshop, attendees receive the ICAgile ICP-CAT (Coaching Agile Transitions) certification and the Virtual Agile Pioneer from Lean Change Management.

This online workshop “Coaching Agile Transitions with Lean Change Management” (ICP-CAT) is an ICAgile accredited training. It is designed to let participants experience how to use Lean Change Management in order to coach a successful organizational transformation.

This course is part of the Business Agility learning roadmap and can lead to the Expert Enterprise Coaching certification (additional training is needed). ICAgile-accredited courses and trainer meet the highest level of standards developed by worldwide agile thought leaders

Lean Change Management is a feedback-driven, transparent and inclusive approach to change. It is designed for all those passionate to facilitate such meaningful and trust-building change into their organization. It has been developed by Jason Little and is used by companies worldwide. Based on Agile, Design Thinking, HR and Lean Start-Up, it helps you and your organisation to facilitate successful change in today's complex world.

With this workshop, you expand your Change Toolkit and discover more practices to introduce change across your organizations. You will benefit from diverse group discussions, fun and engaging exercises which will deepen your learning. This workshop is designed to be delivered online and gives you a new perspective on how to manage change, even when you are working remotely.

This workshop is specially designed for

Executives, Managers and Team Leaders involved in an Organizational / Agile Transformation. Agile Coaches, Change Managers and Change Agents who are involved in or want to expand their knowledge with agile management of organizational transformations.

"The ICAgile learning roadmap aligns with our fundamental belief in the power of agility across all levels and disciplines of an IT organization." - Gary L., Vice President

「複数のバックグラウンドを持つ参加者から上手く対話を引き出して、効果的な学びへと繋げてくれたのが良かった。 」- Mitsuhiro K., Manager
(It was really effective learning through the dialogue with the other participants from multiple backgrounds.)

「ユースケース紹介やエクササイズを通してわかりやすい説明をしていただきました。」 - Shinsuke H., Functional Manager
(The facilitator gave us an easy-to-understand explanation through use cases and exercises.)

"I experienced an awesome usage and recombination of existing, “classical change methods” combined in a fresh and inspiring way to plan and execute changes… the lean way. A lot of shared practical experiences, group discussions and great group exercises helped me to understand the Lean Change Management cycle. The workshop inspired me!" - Sebastian R., Agile Coach

Workshop Overview

Introduction and Agile Foundations

As this workshop emphasizes peer-to-peer learning, we will use the Personal Maps exercise from Management 3.0 in order to get to know each other better. Furthermore, you will learn about ICAgile and its learning roadmap.

[caption id="attachment_2753" align="alignright" width="300"]Lean Change Management Cycle Lean Change Management Cycle[/caption]

What is Lean Change Management
We will explore why a new way of change management is needed by looking at the 4 States of Disruption. You will learn about the Lean Change Management Cycle. By experiencing the Hot Seat exercise you will understand the difference between traditional linear change vs. modern feedback-driven change management. Furthermore, we introduce option charts to classify ideas for the change.

Agile and Change Management
You will learn about the history of Agile, especially in relation to change management. The modern Change Agent works as a facilitator, therefore we will create a change manifesto in order to facilitate the change initiative.

The Change Agent
By introducing the landscape for skill and the Agile Coaching Competency Framework, you will understand the ideas of the whitespace worker (being a change agent is a set of skills, not a role or title). In an ACI personal map and self-assessment, you will explore your change agent strengths.

Ecosystem of Change
We will discuss the waves of change and how those affect the success of your change programme. By using the McKinsey 7s and other frameworks, you will understand how to see change as not a linear path.

We will explore how to use lightweight tools for change readiness, change lift-offs and ongoing facilitation of change. You will create a force-field analysis and a perspective mapping in order to handle different viewpoints in your organisation.

As the last step in the Lean Change Management cycle we will talk about experiments and more disruptive Hacks. You will understand how to move away from change activities and move towards change experiments including good practices for communication, creating alignment and providing status information to change sponsors. You will create some experiments, using the experiment tracker and plot Hacks on the Blast Radius chart to understand its impact.

Explore how different people respond to change differently and how you, the change agent, can navigate in this complex environment by understanding the Stacey Matrix and the Cynefin framework. As Lean Change Management is a transparent approach, you and your team will create a change canvas in order to develop trust in the people affected by the change.


The workshop is conducted in English and completely online by using Zoom and many other online tools (for example Mural). Therefore a web camera and good internet connection is required.

All sessions are recorded and can be played back for reference or when a session is missed.

  • 10/25 at 18:00-21:00 Session 1
  • 11/1 at 18:00-21:00 Session 2
  • 11/8 at 18:00-21:00 Session 3
  • 11/15 at 18:00-21:00 Session 4

You will get

  • 9 - 12 hours of extensive learning and diverse group dialogue
  • ICAgile ICP-CAT (Coaching Agile Transitions) certification
  • Agile Explorer certificate from Lean Change Management
  • Access to all the course content and all modules
  • Support via Slack and in-module discussions and the community site during the complete duration of the sessions
  • A free e-book - Lean Change Management by Jason Little
  • Support from a Licensed facilitator for reviewing content and homework assignments
  • Lifelong support by the Lean Change Management and Management 3.0 facilitators and community in Japan through Alumni Gatherings and social networking
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