Agile Facilitation Tools & Techniques (icp-atf)
Why is this course important?
The ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) provides a deep dive into team facilitation. This course is for those who understand how to facilitate agile events but would like some fresh ideas using the latest facilitation tools and techniques, including Liberating Structures.
“I came into the course thinking this is what I do every day and therefore did not expect to have as many takeaways as I did at the end of the four half days.”
The course focuses on equipping you with new tools, techniques, and skills to help you take your remote facilitation skills to the next level, emphasising learning through doing and receiving feedback rather than theory.
You will learn:
- What is Agile Facilitation? – The first module is full of theory, tools and techniques about what agile facilitation is, 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, 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 one team facilitation during this module we 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 through a deeper practice on honing the remote facilitation skills you have just learned. Ensuring that when you come away you will hopefully 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.
Scrum Masters, 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.
On successful completion of the 4 (4-hour) modules, you will receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICA-ATF)
The certification will not expire and is a valuable industry known certificate.
In addition, this course is worth 16 SEU’s towards Scrum Alliance renewal requirements.
The course is assessed by the instructors during the course, there is no exam to be taken. This is a certification you earn through practice during the course.
The course is made up of Pre-work followed by 4 x 4.5hr modules.
Pre-work is provided and this will take up to 2 hours to complete. 1 hour of work is also required between modules in order to get the most out of the course.
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John is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) who loves seeing individuals, teams, and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and become more resilient.
John is addicted to learning new things and is often found at meetups around London trying out new ideas and learning from others. His latest interest is systemic modelling which he has been learning from the creator Caitlin Walker. He is proud of his military background and believes it is a crucial reason for his ongoing success.
Rickard Jones has over 20 years of professional services experience in Agile coach, trainer and program lead. With an Agile mindset, values, principles, and practices, he has collaborated with many organisations, teams, and individuals to support them on their complex journey to become Agile.
He goes where the value need is, having previously been an XP developer, programme manager, change manager, development manager, scrum master and transformation lead. Despite an unhealthy obsession with learning, he believes nothing beats a coaching journey of in-the-field practical experience.
Not only is Rickard one of the authors of the AgileHR Manifesto, but he is also an international conference speaker, Enterprise Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Team Coach, Program Lead, Online Remote Facilitator, LeSS Trainer and ICAgile Trainer.
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