The Agile Coaching track explores the mindset, stances, and skills needed for effective facilitation, coaching, mentoring, and teaching in an agile team context. More importantly, it emphasizes the self-awareness and self-management required to navigate among these stances in service of teams, and to serve as a role model of agile values and principles. The track also focuses on guiding a team's journey from startup to high-performance. The knowledge-based certifications in this track are Agile Team Facilitation and Agile Coaching. Once learners obtain this foundation upon which to build competence, they can strive toward the coveted ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC.)
This track is developed for:
Agile Coaches and aspiring Agile Coaches, including beginning Scrum Masters looking to take the next step. Agile Project Managers, analysts, and agile team members with the desire to explore the power of facilitation and coaching also stand to gain from these courses. Agile Coaches who wish to build deep competence and differentiate themselves from their peers should pursue the Expert certification.
To qualify and apply for the competency-based ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC) certification, you must earn the two knowledge-based certifications on the Agile Coaching track.
Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters benefit from learning the art of facilitating collaboration in common agile ceremonies.
Agile Coaches wear facilitation, professional coaching, mentoring and teaching hats, depending on the circumstances and stage of team growth.
Teams new to agile methods benefit from a coach as a role model of servant leadership and as an expert in applying agile values and principles.
The ultimate goal for an Agile Team Coach is to coach a team's journey to self-organization and high-performance.
"Agile Coaching is the one discipline charged with ensuring that teams and organizations receive the full promise of Agile. That's why this track is important to me and to the Agile movement."
ICAgile thanks the Agile Coaching Track Contributors:
"I recognized the rigor behind ICAgile’s Agile Coaching track when I was practicing my coaching arc for the 50th time and I was still learning something that I could improve on."
"When an organization has an ICAgile Certified Expert on their team, they have the real deal."