Agile Teams Facilitation (ICAgile ICP-ATF)

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Agile Teams Facilitation (ICAgile ICP-ATF)
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Introduction

Helping teams self-organize and achieve useful collaboration requires the ability to plan and conduct effective team working sessions and meetings. The Agile Team Facilitator (ATF) role is crucial in helping teams achieve this higher level of agile maturity. It’s not just about running meetings and workshops though. The ATF also helps the teams with the mindset shift necessary to achieve true agility.

This course will guide students through the role of the facilitator and the mindset needed as well as the skill set, techniques, and practice it takes to become an effective ATF. Participants will develop an appreciation for the art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams.

Students who demonstrate understanding and application of the course materials will receive the ICAgile Agile Teams Facilitation (ICP-ATF) certification.

Objectives

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • Perform facilitation skills, especially as applied to Agile ceremonies, collaborative events, and other team “moments of truth.”
  • Apply their professional facilitation skills and techniques specifically within the Agile context.
  • Understand the different roles of an agile coach, when, and how to activate facilitation.
  • Utilize facilitation overcome challenges and strengthen the development of an agile transformation.
  • Understand neuroscientific as the basis for learning and action.
  • Provide mobilizing learning models.
  • Take advantage of a catalog of resources and communication and facilitation techniques.

Student Profile

People with previous experience in agile frameworks who are interested in the practice of coaching.

Prerequisites

Participants should have previous knowledge and experience in applying agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, or SAFe.

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation prepared by Netmind.

Methodology

Engaging and interactive course. Our instructors teach all course materials using the demonstrative method; the participants learn new concepts through exercises and real application practices.

Certification

Students who demonstrate understanding and application of the course materials will receive the ICAgile Agile Teams Facilitation (ICP-ATF) certification. This certification is part of the Agile Delivery Learning Roadmap and is one of two certifications in the Agile Coaching track. The second certification in the track can be earned by attending our Agile Teams Coaching course. Netmind is accredited to certify students in both the in-person and live, virtual environments. Learn more about ICAgile.

Additionally, students will earn 14 credit hours for their attendance.

Accreditation

A certificate of attendance will be issued to students who attend the course for at least 75% of the duration, and diploma will be issued to students who pass the evaluation test.

Course Outline

  1. The agile team facilitation mindset
    1. What is a facilitator?
    2. The Agile mindset
    3. The Agile Coaching Framework and facilitation
  2. Foundational facilitation skills
    1. Brain Science and Learning Principles
    2. The Growth Mindset
    3. Tools: Parking Lot and Feedback Door
    4. Agile Team Facilitation
    5. Five Core Competencies of Facilitation
    6. Icebreakers
    7. Feedback strategies
    8. Powerful questions
  3. Conducting a facilitated session
    1. Planning effective facilitated sessions
    2. Facilitator guidelines
    3. Team development
    4. Managing dysfunction
    5. Teaching as a tool
    6. Brainstorming and problem-solving techniques:
      1. SCAMPER
      2. Crazy 8s
      3. Root Cause Analysis
      4. Mind Map
  4. Facilitating collaborative meetings
    1. Meetings as a systemic process
    2. Evaluations
  5. Skillfully facilitating the Agile practices – practice facilitating an Agile meeting

Public Classes

Aug 4, 2020 - Aug 6, 2020
8/4: 9:00-2:00, 8/5+6: 9:00-1:30 EST
Live Virtual

This session utilizes our OpenClass® delivery format. Additional details will be forwarded to you 2 weeks prior to class with login details.

Course Details

Reference

JJM 485

Duration

2 days

Delivery Mode

Virtual, Face-to-Face

Certification

ICAgile ICP-ATF
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