Introduction to ICAgile Certifications
The International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) was established by a group of community experts to “change the way people do agile by helping them become agile.” Their foundation lies on the promotion of the agile mindset instead of a specific agile methodology or framework to allow for true flexibility in an organization’s application of agile practices. With an agile mindset, organizations can better prepare themselves for the uncertainty of today’s competition and achieve a sustainable, agile way of working.
ICAgile offers certification based on their unique learning roadmap. The roadmap starts with Agile Fundamentals at its core, fans out to include 8 learning tracks, and peaks with its ICAgile Certified Master Agility certification. Each learning track is formed around an agile discipline and has related Professional level certifications and an Expert certification. Disciplines include Agile Coaching, Agile Engineering, Agile Testing, Business Agility, Delivery Management, DevOps, Enterprise Agile Coaching, and Product Ownership. Unlike most industry certifications, all ICAgile achievements are received by the verification of knowledge through an in-class or panel assessment instead of testing.
We are excited to be an ICAgile partner and are constantly working to accredit additional offerings.
ICAgile Certifications + Courses
Agile Fundamentals (ICP-AF)
Considered the ‘gateway’ for all learning tracks in the Learning Roadmap, the Agile Fundamentals certification “focuses on agile mindset, values, principles and foundational concepts.” This certification is recommended for people new to the agile environment.
Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)
The Agile Team Facilitation certification focuses 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.” Participants in this course and our Agile Coaching course (below) will be eligible to sit for the Expert in Agile Coaching certification panel assessment.
Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
The Agile Coaching certification focuses on “the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach. After finishing the certification, the learner will be able to differentiate between and among mentoring, facilitating, professional coaching and teaching, and will also gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an agile team.” Participants in this course and our Agile Team Facilitation course (above) will be eligible to sit for the Expert in Agile Coaching certification panel assessment.
Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF)
The Business Agility Foundations certification focuses on “customer delight, and [bringing] innovation and continuous improvement into their work. This is a hard challenge and one that requires either building new muscles or limbering up muscles we may not use often and is intended to jumpstart the organizational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality.”
Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO)
The Agile Product Ownership certification “focuses on value-driven software delivery, the accompanying mindset, and key agile practices designed to emphasize customer value.” This class is one of the certifications in ICAgile’s Agile Product Ownership track.
Agile Talent (ICP-TAL)
The Agile Talent certification was designed for people in HR positions – those hiring and managing an organization’s talent. “Participants will come away with the knowledge necessary to tackle new ways of thinking and working equipped with people engagement practices that are more humanistic and values-based.” This class is one of the certifications in ICAgile’s Business Agility track.
Enterprise Product Ownership (ICP-EPO)
The Enterprise Product Ownership certification “focuses on the behaviors and skills necessary to transform an output-based enterprise into an impact and outcome-driven enterprise. Participants in this course and our Product Owner Fundamentals for Business Value course (above) will be eligible to sit for the Expert in Product Ownership certification panel assessment. [Participants in this course and our Enterprise Product Ownership course (below) will be eligible to sit for the Expert in Product Ownership certification panel assessment.]