Credential Earned: OLN-TIP1 (Thinking In Promises Level 1)


Promise Theory says that an approach for scaling human systems ought to also work well for scaling computer systems, and vice-versa. Now what is interesting about this is the fact that a network of autonomous agents, who independently make and keep promises, is a proven way to scale. Scaling in this way does not decay throughput as additional nodes and agents are added. Promise Theory describes a strategy for achieving linear scalability through scale-free networks. Promise Theory describes the mechanics of cooperation at scale. It confirms the underlying premises of Invitation-Based Change™, Inviting Leadership™ and the Eight Open Patterns of Business Agility™.

Promise Theory provides a framework for thinking correctly about designing and scaling enterprise agility. It confirms the inviting approach and Invitation-Based Change as it also provides a clear and accessible algebra of cooperation.

Course Overview

Who Should Attend

  • Executives and decision-makers
  • Enterprise-level transformation coaches
  • External and internal Agile Transformation Leads


This is a full-day day course delivered in 8 hours when presented online. The sessions are 2 or 2.75 hours each depending on how the instructor sets up the schedule.


  • Preparing for executive coaching
  • Executive leader psychology
  • Internal/External Coach psychology
  • Non verbal communication: movement, clothing, gestures. Eye contact
  • Acting out the role of executive coach
  • Acting concepts and facilities
  • Advanced acting concepts: Acting Theory
  • Coach-Client interactions: the effective protocols
  • Books, links, resources for deeper preparation and study

What You Will Learn

  • Upon conclusion of this course, you will understand many of the most important adjustments you need to make to work at the next level in organizations. You’ll know tools and techniques for becoming perceived as a trusted adviser to highly authorized executives in organizations pursuing organizational change.

Takeaway Materials

Students receive several resources, including:

  • Checklists for preparing to communicate with executives; each covers a domain area of concern as you prepare to interact and ultimately coach executives
  • Book lists and links to resources on the web that deepen learning
  • 30 days of email support (Q&A support) from the instructors

About the Instructors

Peter Fischbach

Peter Fischbach is an executive Scrum coach and trainer, located in Berlin, Germany. Together with Scrum co-creator Jeff Sutherland he teaches teams and executives in Germany. Within the Scrum Events network, Peter is co-chairing the German Scrum Day, Germanys oldest and largest Scrum conference. Scrum Events established eduScrum Germany in 2016, where Peter is an active team member. Peter worked more than ten years as a stage actor and acting coach. He trained actors how to adopt a new mindset every six weeks and helped them to discover their most vibrant personality on stage. As a Scrum Coach who works at the executive level, he now helps other coaches to develop their presence and have more impact. 

Daniel Mezick

Coaching executives and teams since 2006,DANIEL MEZICK is a ScrumAtScale Trainer, an expert on business agility, and an author of three books on organizational change. A frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences, Daniel’s list of clients include Capital One, INTUIT, Adobe, CIGNA, Pitney Bowes, SIEMENS Healthcare, Harvard, and dozens of smaller enterprises.

His first pioneering work on culture was published in 2012. THE CULTURE GAMEdescribed 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. In 2014 he built upon those patterns and formulated the OpenSpace Agilitymethod. “OSA” is a flexible template and engagement model for enabling lasting change in your organization. Daniel is the primary author of the OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK, published in 2015 with several co-authors. In 2018 Daniel co-authored INVITING LEADERSHIP: Invitation-Based Change in the New World or Work™. Upon publication, this book reached #1 on the Amazon bestseller list in the Organizational Learning category.

Daniel’s enterprise consulting practice is built upon the core concepts found inside these books. He conducts workshops based on these books, and also offers enterprise Agile coaching, Agile training programs for teams, and management consulting. You can learn more and contact him at

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