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Agile Team Facilitation (ICP – ATF)

IC-Agile
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In this course you will learn how to design and practice facilitating sessions for different levels of team maturity. Whether you’re conducting a retro with a single Scrum team or engaging in a Value Stream Budgeting session with senior management: facilitating team sessions is essential for every Agile Coach. Facilitating delicate decision making, guiding the way towards collective action means playing simultaneous chess on several boards. Maintaining the flow of divergence and convergence in session; balancing group energy levels and dynamics versus individual sparks of inspiration; time management and tooling. ​
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About

Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM II is an advanced course which helps students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader. The class dives deep into how Scrum Masters serve the Scrum Team, Product Owner, and the organization.

Students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating the conditions for agility to thrive. Students will also explore related practices and skills which will enable them to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

Throughout the class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources, and more.

Learning goals

Learning goals

  • Design a powerful facilitation guide using proven practices and templates​
  • Understand the importance of facilitation and a facilitation mindset in an Agile context​
  • Acquire a suite of methods and instrumentals to enhance session delivery​
  • Learn how to facilitate for full participation through collaborative conversations/meetings​
  • Facilitate retrospectives and stand-ups like a boss​
  • Design and practice facilitating sessions for different levels of team maturity ​
The training was very informative and provided many new tips, tools, ideas and techniques that are new to me. Exactly what I expected. I was impressed by the Session Template we learned to use during the Designing Sessions. Boris is the right trainer for this online version of ICP-ATF. Very alert, energizing, and a real expert on the topic.

Certification

Certification

We are an authorized partner of ICAgile

The ICP-ATF certification 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, course participants 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.​

The Agile Team Facilitation Class paves 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. ​

Your ticket includes:

  • Participant workbook
  • Certification from IC Agile

Program

Day 1 - Lesson 1: Facilitation in the Agile context
From Command and Control to "We can Work it Out"

  • The Agile Coach Learning Path
  • The Five Guiding Rules of Facilitation
  • Preparing Session Design

Day 1 - Lesson 2: The Facilitator Mindset
Who are You, Facilitator?

  • Maintaining Neutrality
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Awareness: From Unsafe Spaces to Safer Spaces
  • Group Energy Levels

Day 2 - Lesson 3: Hosting awesome sessions
From chairperson to Super(wo)man

  • Event Flows
  • Formats and Sizes
  • Logistics, Media and Tooling
  • Design Your Next Event
  • Liberating Structures and other formats