Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days
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To take the teams to a level of higher maturity, there need to be effective meetings to ensure that the team is on the right course to work collaboratively. In an Agile environment, it is part of the role played by the team facilitator to ensure that the teams achieve higher level of performance through effective collaboration. However, the role of the Agile Team Facilitator goes way beyond just planning and conducting meetings. They guide the teams through paradigm shifts that are essential in an Agile environment and lead them towards self-organization and collaboration. The Agile Team Facilitation course imparts skills to design and conductive collaborative meetings and enables participants to lead their teams towards high maturity levels, more effective results, higher efficiency and self-organization. The course serves as a stepping stone to being an Agile coach and explores the mindset needed to be an effective facilitator as well as the facilitator’s path to be an Agile coach.

What You'll Learn

  • The Agile Team Facilitator role
  • Facilitation concepts and techniques
  • Facilitator mindset
  • Responsibilities and skills of the ATF
  • Importance of self-awareness and self-management
  • Setting team boundaries and knowing when to intervene
  • Working with teams: Diagnostics and dysfunctions
  • Coaching contract and coaching alliance
  • Facilitation meetings for collaboration and team decision making
  • Techniques for facilitating Agile practices (Retrospectives, Sprint planning, daily stand-ups, etc.)


  • Opening
  • Housekeeping
  • Course objectives and agenda
  • ICAgile Certification overview
  • Introduction

  • What is an Agile Team Facilitator?
  • Why Agile works?
  • The Agile paradigm adjustment
  • What is facilitation?
  • The Agile Team Facilitator

  • Agile Team Facilitator mindset
  • Development path for Agile coaching
  • The Agile coaching mindset
  • Responsibilities and skills of the Coach
  • Setting boundaries for coaching

  • Define Agile coaching
  • Coach as a role model
  • Servant leadership
  • Key mindset shifts

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Skills of the Coach
  • Achieving self-awareness/self-management in the Coach

  • Internal vs. external coaches
  • Defining the coaching ‘contract’
  • Designing a coaching alliance

  • Facilitation and the Facilitator stance
  • Facilitation meetings
  • Facilitating collaboration
  • Facilitating a meeting
  • Designing meetings for collaboration
  • Using the meeting organization tools
  • Facilitating full participation
  • Facilitating collaborative conversations
  • Facilitating team-decision making

  • Setting the facilitation context
  • Facilitating collaborative meetings
  • Designing meetings for team interaction
  • Facilitating an Agile practice

  • Chartering sessions
  • Vision sessions
  • Team chartering

  • Facilitating release planning
  • Facilitating iteration planning
  • Facilitating retrospectives
  • Facilitating stand-ups
  • Designing meetings for team interaction
  • Practice designing and facilitation meeting

  • Review key takeaways
  • Review facilitation tools
  • Review ICAgile learning objectives and video
  • References
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Who should attend

Anyone who strives to lead teams towards greater efficiency and achieve tangible results will benefit from the essential leadership skills of team facilitation. This includes –
  • Anyone wanting to improve their team facilitation skills
  • Anyone on their path to becoming an Agile coach
  • Team facilitators
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile project and Program managers
  • Agile coaches wanting to improve their skills
  • Business analysts
  • Value managers
  • Team leaders
  • Product owners
  • Iteration managers


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Interested in this Course?


    This course meets the requirements to achieve the ICAgile Agile Team Facilitiation Certified Pro (ICP-ATF) certification that focuses on the mindset and role of an agile team facilitator, while also dis group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes. The path to this certification develops an appreciation for the art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams. Certification holders will have an updated facilitator toolkit and practical experience leveraging these tools to facilitate specific agile practices towards successful team outcomes. There is no official ICAgile exam for this certification.

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