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ZXM Agile Academy™

Coaching Tips

Agile Events

Sprint Planning

How do you facilitate an effective Sprint Planning session?

Daily Scrum

Stop your Daily Scrum turning into a status report.

Sprint Review

Learn to move beyond just a "demo" and get real feedback.


Make your improvement actions more effective.

Team Maturity Stages

There are four distinct sets of behaviours that strengthen as a team becomes more agile. While their growth in these behaviours is not linear, it does follow a predictable pattern of development and team evolution.

Stage One

Get started with the basics

Stage Two

Focus on self-management

Stage Three

Master advanced practices, like Kanban and Design Thinking.

Stage Four

Apply Lean practices to optimise flow and minimise waste.

Stage Five

Apply Systems Thinking and optimise for the whole value stream.

Running Retrospectives


How to use metrics to make improvements objective

Personal Maps

Improve your team connectedness with this Retrospective pattern.

Give up "Stop Doing"

Stop Doing/Start Doing gets old quickly. Here are better patterns to use.

Team Charter

Define the rules of the team and its identity

Agile Roles

Scrum Master

Accountable for Scrum's effectiveness

Product Owner

Accountable for optimising the value of the product or service.


Accountable for delivering an Increment of work that meets the Definition of Done.


Accountable for the guardrails of self-management.


Product Backlog

All of the work needed for the team to achieve its Product Goal

Sprint Backlog

The work and the Sprint Goal for the team for the Sprint


When work gets to Done it creates an Increment

Definition of Done

The quality standard that defines when work can be released

User Stories

A way to define the work for the team in the Product Backlog

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