The ICP-ATF is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the Agile Coaching Track. It focuses primarily on the mindset and role of an agile team facilitator, while also providing group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes. Through obtaining this certification, the learner will develop an appreciation for the art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams. In addition, participants will build their facilitator toolkits and gain experience facilitating specific agile practices most relevant to their organizational context.
Operating at the team facilitation step, agile coaches learn the core skills of facilitation and gain the self-leadership needed to use them well. For those working with teams on the-ground, facilitation skills are the first step because they pave the way for teams to achieve true empowerment, collaboration, and ownership of their actions and decisions. In this way, facilitation skills help the vision of agile-done-well come true. This step is important for coaches operating at any level of an organization or scope of influence, whether that is with one team, a group of teams, an executive team or a whole organization. Further, the skills learned at this step may also provide value for learners in other disciplines, such as product ownership, technical leadership, or delivery management. Finally, although it is the first step in this development progression, it is not “for beginners only.
- Development in the Agile Coaching Discipline
- Coach As Facilitator
- Coach As Professional Coach
- Coach As Mentor
- Coach As Teacher
- Coach As Team Coach
- Set Boundaries for Agile Coaching
Typically, training providers will cover the required learning objectives for this certification in approximately 14-21 hours of instructional activities over the course of three days.
Who Should Attend
Agile team leaders or aspiring team leaders with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn and practice the art of facilitation in the context of team facilitation and coaching. Relevant roles include ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers, Agile Coaches and aspiring coaches, Product Owners, Business Analysts, and anyone with the desire to explore the power of facilitation.