Agile coaching was the single highest paid job in the list of 25 best jobs for 2019 created by This is likely to spark more interest and result in a large influx of new coaches into the profession. But wait, how exactly does one become an agile coach? Is it simply a matter of getting CSM in a 2-day class and then updating your title on your business card? Do you even need experience working with an on Agile teams? Do you need experience with Scrum, Kanban or XP? Agile Coach is more than just a title and there aren’t shortcuts to becoming an Agile Coach. This session will dispel some of the mythology around agile coaching, and outline various paths to a career in Agile Coaching including experience, training, and certifications. We will also share some tips from experienced coaches on how to succeed.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to describe the experience, training and certifications that it takes to become an agile coach

Target Audience:

Practitioners, Coaches


Anthony Mersino

Anthony Mersino is the Founder and Agile Coach with Vitality Chicago, Inc. Anthony has over 30 years of experience in delivering large-scale business IT projects. As an Agile Coach, he specializes in helping organizations effectively apply Lean and Agile principles and the Scrum Framework. Anthony has trained and coached over 100 teams to adopt agile approaches and supported dozens of Fortune 500 organizations through their Agile Transformation.