Learn the art of facilitation and coaching.


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.


Agile Coaching Track Certifications

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. 



Major Track Themes
Facilitating Agile Practices

Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters benefit from learning the art of facilitating collaboration in common agile ceremonies.


Roles and Skills of an Agile Coach

Agile Coaches wear facilitation, professional coaching, mentoring and teaching hats, depending on the circumstances and stage of team growth. 

Working with New Agile Teams

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.

Reaching High-Performance

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." 

    Lyssa Adkins President Emerita at Agile Coaching Institute

    ICAgile thanks the Agile Coaching Track Contributors:

    Marsha Acker

    Lyssa Adkins

    Luke Lackrone

    Tim Meyers

    Ahmed Sidky

    Michael Spayd


    "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." 

    Yogita Dhond Agile Coach, Accenture
    ICAgile Certified Expert - Agile Coaching

    "When an organization has an ICAgile Certified Expert on their team, they have the real deal." 

    Louria Lindauer Senior Agile Consultant/Coach, Agile Coach for Success LLC
    ICAgile Certified Expert - Agile Coaching