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The course will be Monday 10th – Friday 14th June, 2024 and will run from 9.30 am – 3.00 pm (UK) daily.

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The course will be Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th September 2024 and run daily from 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (UK) daily.

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10th - 14th June 2024

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ICAgile Team Coach Certification

This course gives all of its attendees the knowledge required to become an effective, transformational agile team coach as well as a safe environment to put this new knowledge into practice.

After this course, you will have the flexibility at your fingertips to take professional individual and team coaching skills and use them in an agile coaching context. Not only this but we also pass on the knowledge and skills to successfully teach and mentor teams to help them increase their performance.

It’s no mean feat to enact value driven, humanistic, organisational change. Partnering with people so they feel real ownership creates a human-centred approach that benefits all stakeholders – employees, companies and clients.

With our ICAgile Certified Team Coach (ICP-ACC) training course, you can become that memorable person who makes a difference. 

Not only can you enable teams to be stronger together, and become great problem-solvers and robust tacticians, but you’ll bring the best out in both groups and individuals.

An agile coach does this not just by passing on information but by mentoring people to gain vital skills for their personal and professional success.

You can learn all about agile coaching during the ICAgile Certified Team Coach (ICP-ACC) training.

During the training, you’ll work with practical and transformational frameworks that support your evolving coaching journey.

Without a doubt, this course deep dives into real situations that empower you with constructive coaching theory and hands-on learning.

It’s good to know that two certifications are available on the ICAgile Agile Coaching pathway, the ICP-ACC and the ICP-ATF. The agile coach certification enables you to develop your coaching mindset and become an expert at all aspects of agile coaching.

Lean into insightful innovation mastery by acquiring key technical, developmental and strategic skills to guide individual, team and organisational evolution.

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Certified Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Practitioner

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. This is not your standard agile training course or your standard course on the Scrum framework. It is so much more.

Whether you are a newly minted Scrum Master looking to accelerate their Scrum knowledge, a Product Owner wanting to find out how to make Product delivery work at scale or a manager needing guidance on organisational design, this is the course for you.

Check out what our previous attendees say here.

What is LeSS?

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) was created by Craig Larman, and Bas Vodde is a unique blend of organisational design, framework, principles, rules and guides. It is the only tried and tested Scrum-based framework that has successfully allowed companies to deliver complex products with multiple agile teams all working in harmony.

It has all of the Scrum practices, such as the Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospectives and Sprint Planning. More than this, it adds a whole group-wide Retrospective known as the Overall Retrospective. This is the ideal event for Scrum Masters to share systemic insights and something you can learn so much more about on the Certified LeSS Practitioner course.

Want to know how it works? We recommended this video to give you a taster and this course for the full meal.

A circle showing that LeSS has principles at its heart, followed by the frameworks, then guides and experiments.
LeSS is much more than just the LeSS and LeSS Huge frameworks.


 

What’s The Most Critical Insight For Someone To Understand About LeSS & The Certified LeSS Practitioner Course?

That it is not a practice or process, and this is more than just your standard agile training.

Instead, LeSS is an organisational design which impacts group structures, hierarchy, site strategy, roles, positions, processes, and basic policies (such as budgeting, career path, and rewards).

Organisational design is the proper remit of executive management, so you must act to learn and lead a successful LeSS adoption. This is not something you can “phone in” your support for or delegate to mid-level management.

A second critical understanding is that this change involves both Product Management and R&D (or “business” and “IT”) together, so heads of both groups will want to attend together.

As highlighted in The Fifth Discipline — by MIT Sloan School of Business professor Peter Senge and named by the Harvard Business Review as one of the seminal management books of the past 75 years — a critical skill for leadership is Systems Thinking, which is also a cornerstone principle of LeSS.

Therefore, a significant part of the course focuses on active learning to apply Systems Thinking to your organizational system and a LeSS adoption, with Causal Loop Modelling in small groups working together.

Project to Product

Large Scale Scrum goes above and beyond the Scrum Framework and practices It provides essential guidance for moving from a Project-driven to a Product-led organisation through using & improving LeSS.

LeSS Framework – Roles, Events & Guides

The course deeply delves into the most critical part of the LeSS Framework.

  • We learn the LeSS events and how to facilitate them whilst building a Lego town.
  • We explore why the Scrum Team does not exist in LeSS and what replaces it
  • How the role of the Product Owner shifts from being involved in the clarification of Product Backlog Items to setting the direction of the Product
  • We make clear how the role of Scrum Master evolves to cover multiple teams
  • We introduce new roles such as LeSS Manager and Area Product Owners in LeSS Huge and spend time understanding how Scrum Masters can support them effectively.
  • Exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most interesting to the participants.
 

What, No Scrum Team?

You got it. In LeSS, there is no Scrum Team, not one. the roles you would expect are still there (Product Owner, Scrum Master and Team), with the Scrum Team concept being replaced by the Product Group. Sound a bit confusing? It won’t be after three days of the Certified LeSS Practitioner course!

LeSS Adoptions

The course provides guides and principles for how the role of Scrum Master can be critical to a well-working usage of Large Scale. These guides and principles are brought to life through real-world adoption stories, such as this one at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Is There A Certification Exam?

No, with the Certified LeSS Practitioner agile training, there is no certification exam. Participants of this course will have to complete a short “priming” test to help them identify their LeSS blind spots, for example, regarding the role of Scrum Master in relation to multiple cross-functional self-managing teams or how continuous improvement takes place within the Scrum framework. With the blind spots identified, we create a safe space in our classes to share these, explore them and make sure they are not blind spots by the time you leave.

The Role of Scrum Master in LeSS

The best way to describe a Scrum Master is LeSS as a Product Group Coach, much more similar to what we know as an Agile Coach role. Part of this increase in responsibility is due to the replacement of the Scrum Team with the Product group, which leads the scope of the Scrum Master role to increase.

We are firm believers that LeSS has got the Scrum Master role right and corrects many of the wrongs that have crept into Scrum since its inception by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland all those years ago.

Who Is This Course For?

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for:

  • Scrum Master’s
  • Product Owner’s
  • Agile Coaches
  • Managers in an Agile environment
  • Project Managers (whether agile projects or otherwise)
  • Anyone involved in a LeSS effort
  • Anyone who is LeSS Curious
 

I Am Not Sure If I Want To Be A LeSS Practitioner. Are There Other Options?

There certainly are.

Our Certified LeSS Executives course is a fantastic course to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, Managers, and Leaders get their heads around the deeper organisational change elements essential over time when embracing Large Scale Scrum.

If you are at the beginning of your LeSS journey, try our Certified LeSS Basics Course, it is a brilliant way to understand the core of LeSS, such as the Single Sprint or Adoption Approach, all through interactive exercises and Q&A.

Of course, if you are a Scrum Master looking to take their agile team coaching and facilitation skills to the next level, you should take a look at our Certified Team Coach and Facilitator courses.

If you prefer the small group personal touch, then join our Scrum Mastery Mentoring Circle and join like-minded agile experts to learn from each other and be mentored by one of the UK’s finest, Ben Maynard.

What Makes Our Courses Unique?

We are not slide slaves or lecture jockeys.

All Sheev trainers are not only skilled with Agile Team Facilitation and Agile Team Coaching, they are also experts in facilitating collaborative conversations within an expert learner group.

This is not your standard agile training, this is agile training designed from the ground up to get you experiencing agile team facilitation and agile team coaching with an agile mindset and then learning how to apply it yourself.

The ICAgile Team Coaching Certification (ICP-ACC) and Certified Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Practitioner training bundle offers insights into foundational team coaching skills and the LeSS framework. Learn to develop, support, and grow teams and organisations as human systems, while understanding what’s required for successful LeSS adoption and value delivery.

Meet Your Trainer

My journey towards becoming a Product Agility expert began with the standard Scrum Alliance courses based on the teachings of Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. I worked as a team member in Scrum Teams and believed I had reached the end of my Scrum journey. However, when I attempted an Agile Project Management course, it turned out to be a forgettable learning experience.

Feeling disheartened by the agile world, I was recommended a book called “Scaling Agile and Lean Development” by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, which helped me forget Agile Project Management and fully embrace Product Agility.

Since then, I have focused on experimenting with ways to balance an organisation’s desire for control, collaboration, and innovation to untap the true potential of Product Agility. This has involved educating, coaching, and leading organisational transformations to move from traditional technology organisations with broken supply and demand models to organisations that move beyond this ineffective model towards the intersection of Product Management and Agility – Product Agility. 

The growth of people to be effective in achieving organisational and personal goals is the critical catalyst for success. Coaching, training, and mentoring people at all levels of the organisation are key components of this approach.

As the host of the Product Agility Podcast, I get to learn from industry experts from both the worlds of Product and Agile. All of this learning I love to share all with my audience and factor it into every engagement, talk and article I write or contribute towards.

Ben Maynard, Product Agility, Agile and LeSS Expert

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What Is Agile Team Facilitation?

The ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) course deepens your knowledge and experience of the world of agile coaching.

Based on the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel, this course covers one of the main competencies required to be an Agile Coach – Facilitating.

 

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The Agile Coach Competency Framework

What is Agile Coaching?

The ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) course deepens your knowledge and experience of the world of agile coaching.

Based on the Agile Coaching Competency Framework, this course covers three of the main competencies required to be an Agile Coach – Coaching, Mentoring and Teaching.

 

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The Agile Coach Competency Framework

Inspired By Leading Facilitators

The inspiration for the content of our ICAgile Team Facilitator course has come from the many models, techniques and tools of brilliant authors and facilitators all rolled together into one agile training experience.

We will provide you with a list of these great titles so you can begin building your own book collection.

What Else Do You Need To Know?

This ICAgile training bundle is meticulously designed for current and aspiring Agile leaders who are driven by a passion for servant leadership and are eager to enhance their skills in facilitation, professional coaching, mentoring, and teaching within Agile environments.

Ideal for individuals who are not new to Agile practices, this intermediate-level course bundle is suitable for those who have already undergone formal Agile training and have at least six months of hands-on experience in Agile teams. For those looking to build foundational knowledge in Agile practices, the Agile Fundamentals course is recommended as a precursor.

This comprehensive course is particularly beneficial for:

  • Experienced , Scrum Masters, Agile Project Managers, and Agile Coaches seeking a deeper understanding of a wide array of business and Agile coaching skills to enhance their professional capabilities.
  • Project and Program Professionals aspiring to transition into Agile coaching roles.
  • Iteration Managers and Agile Practitioners aiming to broaden their skill set and overcome challenging team dynamics.
  • Product Owners, Business Analysts, and Functional Managers who have some experience in Agile coaching but are seeking to maximise effectiveness and drive significant progress within their teams.
  • Skilled Coaches looking to refine their existing skills and learn innovative techniques and approaches to team facilitation and coaching.
  • Anyone in a mentorship role or facilitating Agile teams who feels stuck or is struggling to make impactful progress.

 

Through this course, participants will gain the ability to not only lead but also transform their teams by mastering the art of facilitation and embracing a comprehensive set of coaching methodologies. Whether you are looking to polish your skills or break new ground in your professional journey, this course bundle will equip you with the necessary tools to effectively lead and facilitate Agile teams.

The combined course bundle is designed to thoroughly equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel as an agile coach, or to enhance your abilities if you’re already practicing. Here’s how the bundled courses will help you become a better agile coach:

  • Agile Coaching Mastery: The course covers all critical aspects of Agile coaching including the definition of Agile coaching, developing competencies and practices essential for effective coaching, and understanding the ethical standards required in professional engagements. You’ll learn to distinguish between mentoring, facilitating, professional coaching, and teaching, and develop your unique style that blends these aspects effectively.
  • Servant Leadership and Facilitation: Embrace the role of a true servant leader, focusing on the needs of others to facilitate high-performance team development. The training will help you adopt an Agile Coach mindset that emphasises continuous improvement, value-driven delivery, and leveraging constraints in a positive, fun, and innovative way.
  • Facilitation and Collaboration: Grow your toolkit with advanced facilitation skills that are pivotal in agile settings. Learn to design and lead agile meetings with clear purposes, facilitating collaborative sessions that encourage active participation and achieve meaningful outcomes. This includes mastering techniques for leading collaborative conversations, designing engaging meetings, and facilitating agile-specific sessions that address and overcome team obstacles.
  • Ethics and Trust: Establish a framework of mutual trust within your organization and adhere to high standards of ethics and professional coaching agreements. This aspect is crucial in fostering an environment where meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution can thrive.
  • Practical Application and Innovation: The combined course material encourages you to apply learned skills in real-world scenarios, fostering an environment where you can experiment and refine your approach to Agile coaching. This hands-on experience is vital for developing confidence and competence in your role as an Agile coach.

By completing this comprehensive bundle, you will not only refine your abilities in coaching but also in facilitating, mentoring, and leading within Agile environments. This dual-course approach ensures a well-rounded development path, making you a valuable asset to any team or organisation aiming to implement or improve their Agile practices.

The combined course bundle offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to enhance your abilities in agile coaching and facilitation. Here are the key topics you will explore:

  • Developing an Agile Coaching Mindset: Cultivate a mindset that helps you effectively serve and support agile teams, maintaining a solid presence while empowering teams from the sidelines.
  • Team Development and Performance Enhancement: Assess the development stages of agile teams and employ strategies to boost their performance towards high functionality.
  • Coaching and Mentoring Techniques: Learn and practice a flexible array of coaching tools, including advanced listening and questioning techniques, to empower your teams. Mentor teams in a way that they retain ownership and accountability, navigating through changes and role transitions within the agile framework.
  • Facilitation Skills: Understand and apply the facilitator mindset to lead collaborative conversations and agile meetings effectively. Adjust your facilitation style based on team maturity and dynamics to optimise collaboration and decision-making.
  • Role-Specific Training: Grasp when to apply coaching, mentoring, facilitation, or training to best support the agile team, facilitating meetings tailored to collaboration and effective team decisions.
  • Emotional Intelligence and Observational Skills: Use Emotional Intelligence to articulate neutral observations and manage team dynamics effectively. Overcome resistance while keeping team members engaged and aligned.
  • Advanced Facilitation and Coaching Concepts: Explore deeper facilitation concepts and techniques, setting team boundaries, understanding team diagnostics and dysfunctions, and knowing when and how to intervene.
  • Creating Sustainable Team Practices: Coach teams to identify, probe, and explore issues collaboratively. Establish coaching alliances and contracts to formalise the coaching relationship, ensuring clarity and mutual agreement.

 

This bundle is designed for professionals who wish to deeply understand and skillfully integrate both coaching and facilitation roles within agile environments, empowering teams to achieve their full potential.

There are no rigid prerequisites required for attending this training. However, since these are intermediate-level courses designed for current practitioners, it is recommended that delegates have at least 6 months of experience working in an agile environment. While dedicated coaching experience is not essential, the courses are structured to enhance and build upon your existing knowledge and skills with agile teams.

Total attendance and active participation are critical, as the trainers will formally assess each participant throughout the course to ensure the certification criteria are met. Upon successful completion of each course within the bundle, participants will receive two certifications: the ICAgile ICP-ATF and the ICAgile ICP-ACC.

Although not formally required, potential attendees are encouraged to have completed an agile foundation course—such as Scrum Foundations, Agile Fundamentals, Certified Scrum Master, or Professional Scrum Master—prior to enrolling. This foundational knowledge typically enhances the learning experience and application of the course materials.

Here’s what you can expect from this bundled offering:

  •  Engaging and interactive live online training utilizing world-class collaboration tools such as Miro and Zoom.
  • Instruction provided by seasoned Agile Coaches, each with over a decade of practical experience.
  • An opportunity to learn diverse coaching stances to effectively manage and support agile teams.
  • Access to all training and reference materials to support your learning journey.
  • The course is facilitated using top-tier collaboration tools, ensuring a seamless and productive online learning environment.
  • Upon completion, you will receive two certifications: the ICAgile Certified Agile Team Coach (ICP-ACC) and the ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF). Both certificates are recognised internationally and can be added to your LinkedIn profile to enhance your professional visibility and credibility.

 

This bundle is ideal for individuals looking to deepen their understanding and expertise in both facilitating and coaching agile teams, providing a dual certification pathway that enriches your professional development in the agile community.

What are the timings?

This comprehensive online course bundle spans over nine days. The ICAgile Team Coach course runs from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm (UK time) over five days, and the ICAgile Team Facilitator course runs from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm (UK time) over four days. Regular breaks are scheduled each day to ensure an optimal learning experience. All times are in GMT.

Do I need a camera?

It is recommended that students have a camera available throughout each session. This facilitates the best interactive experience, enabling participation in live video discussions and activities.

Is online training an effective way to learn?

Yes, our online courses are designed to replicate the interactive nature of face-to-face training in a virtual environment, making use of live video and online collaboration tools. This format is particularly beneficial for learning agile practices with remote teams, providing flexibility to participate from home or any other location.

How should you prepare for the course?

Pre-work is essential and will be sent via email along with a student workbook before the course starts. This preparation is crucial for engaging effectively with the course material and activities.

What about certification?

Upon completing the course and engaging with all learning objectives, participants will be eligible for two certifications: the ICAgile Certified Agile Team Coach (ICP-ACC) and the ICAgile Certified Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF). Certification is dependent on course attendance, participation, and completion of a basic coaching conversation for the Coaching course. Course assessment is conducted by the instructors, and all required pre-work, modules, and post-work must be completed to receive your certificates.

What software do I need?

Participants will need a computer equipped with a camera and headset, along with the Zoom client installed for online participation. It’s recommended to use a personal laptop to ensure compliance with security policies and accessibility to all necessary features and resources throughout the course.

Is there an exam?

While there is no official exam set by ICAgile, the course providers may implement assessments to ensure retention of the learning outcomes and award certifications. These assessments typically include evaluating participation, activities, and understanding through exercises and discussions. Certificates are issued based on satisfactory completion of these elements.

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