Business Agility Foundation ICP-BAF

Live Classroom
Duration: 4 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 4 days
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The Business Agility Foundation course goes way beyond Agile software development, focusing on improving business agility, rather than software development. The course follows a set of highly experiential learning objectives to equip participants with new knowledge, tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately. The course is aligned with the ICAgile Business Agility Foundation certification, working as the first step towards achieving the coveted expert level in ICAgile’s Business Agility track.

What You'll Learn

  • The need for business agility
  • How to identify value
  • Techniques to better understand customers
  • Understand the dynamics of change, systemic problems and disruptive threats
  • Polarity management
  • Apply new ways of thinking such as Lean Systems Think and Design Think
  • Dynamics behind growth mindset, breaking paradigms
  • Understand new behaviors to exhibit
  • Understand lean startup techniques and philosophy
  • Understand how to leverage Kanban values and systems


  • Opening and introduction
  • Agenda and learning objectives
  • ICAgile certification overview
  • Working agreements

  • Business Agility: Drivers, Criticality, Values, Principles and Dimensions
  • VUCA
  • Case for Change: Empowering Teams
  • Case for Change: Customer value and continuous learning
  • Measure of success

  • Compelling vision and clarity of purpose
  • Focusing on the Big Picture and Emerging Future
  • Blindspots, Mental models, patterns and Sensemaking
  • Complex dynamics of change
  • Understanding of customers, stakeholders and emerging markets

  • Developing a growth mindset
  • Breaking paradigms and making value visible
  • Relationship between complexity and business agility
  • Recognizing and managing dilemmas, paradoxes and polarities
  • Lean systems thinking
  • Design thinking approaches

  • High-performance questions: Ask vs. Tell
  • Experimenting and hypothesis testing
  • Lean startup and canvases
  • Kanban values and systems
  • Iterative framework and sampling of practices

  • Creating space for optimal engagement and value creation
  • Business playbook
  • Action plans for accelerating business agility
  • Personal development plan
  • Review ICAgile learning objectives and video
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Who should attend

Anyone interested in the paradigm shifts necessary to enable organizational agility in today’s innovative business climate will find the Business Agility Foundations course compelling. The course is highly recommended for –

  • Current and aspiring business agility leaders
  • Business change agents
  • Business leaders
  • Business managers
  • Value managers
  • Product owners
  • Product managers
  • Anyone wanting a certification in ICAgile Business Agility Foundation (ICP-BAF)
  • Anyone wanting to be an ICAgile Certified Expert in Business Agility


There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course, however, completing the Foundations of Agile course prior to taking up this course would be beneficial.

Interested in this Course?


    The ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) is intended to jumpstart the organizational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality. Earning this cerfitication shows that the participant has the mindset and skills to make Agile business decisions in today’s dynamic and fast-paced business climate. ICP-BAF certified individuals will be prepared to gear an Agile practice towards customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. There is no ICAgile official examination associated with this course.

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