About the training:

The training program is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). The course is designed for advanced participants with experience in team work and relevant theoretical knowledge. At the end of the training, participants receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) personal certificate (ICP-ATF) which is recognized worldwide.

Advanced Scrum Master (ICP-ATF) is one of the blocks in the Agile Coaching track of the ICAgile training roadmap.

International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) is an international consortium for Agile development. The consortium’s activities include:

  • Developing Agile training plans and programs;
  • Accrediting training organizations;
  • Organizing accreditation of courses to support Agile education.

In the program:

1. Agile facilitation fundamentals 
Basic concepts of facilitation as it currently is, and in the context of Agile:

  • Agile facilitator’s way of thought; the role and functions of an Agile facilitator
  • Promoting various Agile practices and strengthening teamwork
  • Supporting a self-organized team

2. Tools and methods of facilitation
Understanding the facilitator’s tools in the context of Agile team work:

  • Working with various team practices
  • Working with large and heterogeneous groups
  • Knowing the tools and methods of facilitation of work meetings, group conversations and decisions

3. Agile practices facilitation
Leading an Agile team to a successful result as the main objective of the Agile facilitator; methods for achieving it:

  • Recognizing common obstacles in an Agile team’s work
  • Assisting team members in overcoming difficulties when using key Agile practices
  • Applying common facilitation techniques to key Agile practices
  • Team and project chartering
  • Planning and other iteration activities
  • Retrospectives

Training helps to:

  • Learn to plan and conduct team activities
  • Organize and manage work meetings
  • Teach each team member to contribute to the effectiveness of shared work
  • Identify the potential pitfalls of the workflow, and learn how to avoid them
  • Master the basics of facilitation and its key tools
  • Learn how to create exciting and effective team activities
  • Use facilitation tools to find new applications for common Agile practices

Training is useful for

Team leaders
Acting or potential leaders of Agile teams, heads of the projects.
Specialists in charge of people and team growth
Scrum masters, acting or potential Agile coaches, line managers.
Process participants
Anyone who wants to perform the facilitation function in an Agile team.

What you get as a participant

16 hours of training
The program consists of 2 days of intensive training.
ICP-ATF Certificate
Participants who actively work throughout the training receive an ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation international certificate and a personal profile on ICAgile.com.
After training support
At the end of the training, each participant is invited to a closed group on Facebook, where they can ask the trainers any questions, as well as learn about exclusive offers.