• 31 August 2017, Thursday
  • Praga, Czechia, Prague 5, Mozartova 261/1, NH Hotel

Fragile Agile - Coaching a Tired Team

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322 days ago
31 August 2017 from 10:00 till 18:00
Czechia, Prague 5, Mozartova 261/1, NH Hotel

This practical 1 day course will give a clear idea how the coaching approach should change for working (coaching) with tired agile teams.

Training/workshop 1 day

As an Agile Coach or Scrum Master do you want to add energy to your team that looks not enthusiastic or resists change? Is is possible to cause harm to your team even with proper Agile coaching? Yes, if you are working with tired, exhausted or even burned-out teams, they do need special treatment, usually counterintuitive to the coaches. Would you like to learn special set of actions, taken from the medical practice, powered with neuroscience and tailored to work with exhausted people? Would you like to experience an upward spiral from tiredness to the true intristic motivation and creativity? Join me in the self test and practical steps what needs to be modified in the coaching and facilitation techniques and in the Agile process that you as a coach or a scrum master can help your worn out team to transition into a better process and produce steady results.

Learning Outcomes

  • understanding the stage of exhaustion and what is different from the normal state
  • why traditional Agile transformation might be harmful if the team is tired
  • what is AgileEnergy phase
  • do’s and don’ts of working with tired people
  • tips for coaches and facilitation techniques that will work in such conditions

This training would be interesting for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Agile Leaders and Change Agents, who works at the team and enterprise levels.


  • The Tired Team — why it is harmful not only for the team, but for the whole company and for you personally
  • The Downward spiral — what triggers the downward direction to burnout and how to stop and revert it
  • Neurological and biological basis of tiredness and burnout
  • What is different between tiredness and burnout and how to understand where your team is Agile
  • Energy Phase — timings, conditions, subphrases
  • NeuroAgileCoaching — Agile Coaching based on neuroscience to revert the downward spiral
  • Facilitation techniques that do work for tired teams (and those that don’t)
  • Project adjustments that need to be considered when your team is exhausted
  • How to turn on personal protection from exhaustion and burnout
  • NeuroAgileLeadership — how to be leader without being worn out
  • Keeping you team energetic and stable.

About the trainer

Anna Obukhova is an experienced Agile Coach and trainer using neuroscience and biology to explain Agile productivity and enhance Agile coaching techniques. This perspective of Neuroscience and Agile was agreed to be novel and worth sharing by many conferences, to name a few: ALE Bucharest, Agile Days Moscow, Global Scrum Gathering Paris, Agile Cambridge, Agile Tour London, Agile on the Beach (UK), Agile 2017 (Orlando), Global Scrum Gathering Dublin. This Training about Coaching Tired Teams is joining 14 years of Agile experience and 10+ years or knowledge and practice of coaching in tiredness and mechanism of Burn-out fields (with biological, coaching and psychological knowledge). Currently she is combining the career of Agile Coach and Personal Performance Coach helping burned-out clients.


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