The art of facilitation is a unique skill for today’s project managers, Agilists, Scrum Master and Agile coaches. Mature scrum teams have the ability to plan and conduct meetings effectively and collaboratively. In scrum environment, the performance of your team is directly proportional to facilitation skills of a Scrum Master.
The role of a certified Agile Team Facilitator is beyond just conducting meetings. They guide the team in change management and transformation process. The success of your agile project would depend on the team’s ability to self-organize and collaboration. To achieve this, the scrum master needs a complete shift in mindset from a team leader or project manager to that of a team facilitator.
Why Agile team Facilitator certificate?
The Agile Team Facilitator is a 2 days interactive workshop where you skill yourself to conduct effective and collaborative meetings. The course teaches you how to lead your team to a maturity level, self-organization and result driven.
What will you learn?
- The mindset of Agile team facilitation.
- tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops.
- engage the entire audience and drives toward agreed-upon outcomes.
- Art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams.
- Gain practical experience to facilitate specific agile practices towards successful team outcomes.
Is this course right for you?
The Agile team facilitation is a unique skill for scrum masters, servant leaders, Agile coaches, project managers, product owners and aspiring agile coaches. If you believe that facilitation is the key to successful collaboration, and a unique must have skill for scrum masters this course is right for you.
Completion and Certification
On successful completion of this training, you will become ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation. The certifying body for this training is International consortium of Agile.
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Meet Our Trainers
Director, Project Management Professional (PMP)® & Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification Trainer, iZenBridge
Saket Bansal is the Founder of iZenBridge, a global education provider dedicated to improving the employability of working professionals. Saket started his professional career as a developer, and from the last eight years, he is in education and consulting. Saket facilitates training on Business Agility, SAFe, Disciplined Agile, Project Management, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Facilitation and Coaching skills. Saket is helping start-ups, mid-size organizations and big corporates in developing high performing teams and achieving business agility.
The ICP-ATF training focuses on professional facilitation skills and techniques as applied within the Agile context. It is a 2-day highly interactive classroom program that makes ample use of discussions, exercises and facilitation practice sessions.
Some of the key knowledge areas covered in this training include:
- Different Agile Coach Roles
- Development Path for Agile Coaching
- The Agile Team Facilitator Mindset
- Coach as Facilitator
- Facilitation & the Facilitator Stance
- Facilitating effective meetings
- Facilitating collaboration
- Exercise – Facilitating a meeting
- Skillfully Facilitating Agile practices
- Setting the Facilitation context
- Facilitating Chartering activities
- Facilitating Scrum ceremonies
- Facilitating Release Planning
- Facilitating Iteration Planning
- Facilitating Product Demos
- Facilitating Retrospectives
- Facilitating Stand-ups
- Designing meetings for team interaction
- Exercise – Facilitating an Agile Practice
Q. What is ICAgile?
A.International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile) is an international organization, headquartered in Virginia, USA. They have worldwide recognition for their training tracks related to Agile.
Please find more details here… https://icagile.com/
Q. Who is this certification recommended for?
A. The primary target audience for this training are leadership roles in an Agile context who wish to enhance their facilitation skills – most notably (but not limited to) current and aspiring Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches.
Q. Are there any pre-requisites or qualifications required before this training program?
A.While there are no conditional pre-requisites for this training program, it is advised that participants have:
– Sound knowledge of Agile and Scrum
– Agile work experience in a lead role – Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Agile Project Manager, Product Owner, etc.
Please call us if you are not sure if you have relevant work experience for this training.
Q. Besides training, is there any additional evaluation criteria (assessment or interview) to be eligible for the certificate?
A. Instead of formal post-training assessment, this program aims to deliver required learning objectives through an engaging schedule that utilizes classroom discussions, individual exercises, group exercises, role plays, etc. In short, trainer evaluation during the training will be used as the primary criteria for granting the certificate.
Q. What is the eligibility period of ICP-ATF certificate?
A. The ICP-ATF certificate comes with a lifetime eligibility. It does not require additional expense to renew every few years.
Q. How much time does it take for the certification process?
A. The certification process is quite smooth at ICAgile. You can expect to receive your certificate within 1 or 2 days of training.
Q. I am interested in this program. What do I need to study or prepare before I attend the classroom program?
A. Participants are expected to have good working knowledge of Agile and Scrum. If you are new to Agile or Scrum, we recommend you to read through the basics. A working experience as Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Product Owner or an Agile Project Manager would be a definite plus.
Q. How is this course different from scrum master?
A. Scrum master is a training based on Scrum framework, it does not cover the facilitation, which is a must have skill for anyone leading a collaborative team
Q. I have two years of experience as a scrum master, is this course right for me?
A. If you worked as a Scrum Master for two years, perhaps you already understand the criticality of facilitation skills in success of your Scrum team. This course makes you handle collaborative and self-organizing teams more effectively.
Q. I am a project manager with no experience of scrum or Agile, do you recommend this course for me?
A. If you are a project manager working in a traditional project, its right time for you to learn collaboration and facilitation skills. The world is moving agile and you cannot be left behind.
Q. Does this course offer some PDUs/SEUs for renewal of my current certificates?
A. Yes, you get 21 PDUs and 15 SEUs Category C from this training.
Q. How many participants are expected to be in the training?
A. Given the interactive nature of the training, we will be limiting the number of participants to twenty only, to ensure we don’t compromise on quality. If you have failed to register the currently scheduled training, we sincerely request to kindly wait and register for the next training.
Q. Do I need to bring my laptop for this training?
A. Please do not bring your laptops to this training, you do not need them at all. But, it is advised to carry your smartphones as you may want to record some of your role play exercises, so you can review them later for any additional insights.
Q. Is there any alumni or group discounts available for this program?
A. Yes, our alumni discount will also apply to this training, and group discounts will be available for 3+ candidates. Please get in touch with our sales team for details.