What is this course?
Live Online Training
To overcome the challenges currently associated with attending in-person training, agil8 have adapted the delivery of this course into a live online training format with an added focus on how to work using agile with remote team members.
Utilising live video, alongside online collaboration tools, we’re able to replicate the interactive nature of our face-to-face training within a virtual environment. As such, individuals can undertake this training from their home or other remote location.
Online Delivery Method
The online Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) course consists of 4 x 4-hour sessions. The February sessions run from 0900-1300 and the April sessions run from 1300-1700.
The ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) course provides a deep dive into the world of facilitation when working with remote teams, as well as when in person.
The course is split into 4 unique half-day (4-hour) modules with additional work provided to support your learning journey – both before and throughout the course. The course focuses on equipping you with new tools, techniques and skills to help you take your remote facilitation skills to the next level with an emphasis on learning through doing and receiving feedback, rather than through theory.
What will you learn?
What is Agile Facilitation? – The first module is full of theory, tools and techniques about what agile facilitation is. This includes how to plan successful remote facilitation sessions, what tools might work for you and your team, a development plan for what you’d like to improve in the coming modules, and much more.
Remote Facilitation – This module covers top tips for facilitating various agile events remotely including Iteration Planning, Reviews and Retrospectives along with Daily Sync events. However, the main focus for the rest of the course will be on your facilitation of these events and getting valuable feedback from your peers.
Large Group Facilitation – After covering single team facilitation during this module, we will then explore how to facilitate multi-person/team Iteration Planning, Reviews and Retrospectives events. Once again with a focus on the practical application over theory.
Facilitation based on Team Maturity – The final module explores how facilitation changes as teams grow, with a continued emphasis on honing the remote facilitation skills you have just learned. Ensuring that when you come away, you will have an increased capability when it comes to Agile Team Facilitation.
By the end of the course not only will you be more confident in your facilitation but you will also have created new material to share with the wider agile community, and felt what it’s like to be a member of a real agile team.
What our delegates say
“John kept us the participants on our toes and ensuring we were getting honest and actionable feedback. I highly recommend the course for anyone who is looking for growth and not just the certification.”
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What topics will be covered?
You can expect the following topics to be covered during the Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) course:
- Defining the Agile Coaching Pathway
- What is Facilitation?
- The Facilitation Mindset
- The importance of planning in facilitation and how to do it
- Top tips on how to perform common agile events such as the retrospective and planning
- Feedback on your facilitation including a personal improvement plan designed by you
- New decision-making techniques to try with your team
- New ideas on how you can facilitate agile events @ scale
- Working in agile teams you will explore a topic of your choosing and have a published outcome through 3 iterations of work
What will you receive?
- High quality training from an ICAgile Authorised Instructor
- On successful completion of the 4 modules, you will receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICA-ATF) certification
- 16 SEU’s towards Scrum Alliance renewal requirements
- Agil8 Community membership including face-to-face and virtual networking and knowledge sharing opportunities, access to industry experts, special offers and invitations to special events
Who is this course suitable for?
ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches or aspiring coaches with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn, improve and practise facilitation in service of agile teams.
Other relevant roles include:
- Iteration Managers
- Agile Project Managers
- Professional Coaches
- Development team members
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
There are no conditional pre-requisites for this training program, it is advised that participants have some knowledge or experience working in Agile context.
How should you prepare for this course?
Pre-work will be provided to delegates upon registration – and will take up to 2 hours to complete. 1 hour of work is also required between each module in order to get the most out of the course.
What about certification?
The course is assessed by the instructors during the course, there is no exam to be taken. The certification is earned through practice during the course.
Is there a fee to renew ICAgile Certifications?
No, ICAgile does not have a certification renewal fee. Their goal is to help people go on an Agile learning journey. Therefore, we encourage professionals to take the next step by pursuing other ICAgile certifications across the ICAgile road map.