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Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) Workshop

Agile Facilitation Workshop (ICP-ATF) 2 Days Classroom Session

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Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) Workshop
Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) Workshop

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Jun 02, 2018, 8:30 AM – Jun 03, 2018, 5:00 PM

Chicago, 4514 W Lake Ave, Chicago, Illinois

About the event

Agile Facilitation Workshop (ICP-ATF)

2 Days Classroom Session


Collaboration and self-organization are central to Agile teams. Moreover, Agile emphasizes an empirical approach of inspection, adaptation, and transparency. As a result, work in an Agile team is characterized by frequent group interaction - for planning, coordination, review, reflection, and even for pure team building and alignment of purpose. This all adds up to the fact that one of the first and most essential skills for an Agile Coach is the ability to effectively facilitate group interactions – of all kinds. This hands on, interactive workshop teaches you from the ground up what it takes to be a successful Agile Team Facilitator, and gives you plenty of practice in doing so. It would dramatically increase participants’ facilitation skills in general, especially as applied to Agile ceremonies, collaborative events and other team “moments of truth.” The workshop will focus on professional facilitation skills and techniques as applied specifically within the Agile context.

It covers:

The mindset and core behaviors required for successful facilitation

Basic facilitation methods for handling group interactions and decision making, including challenging behaviors and how to address them

Diagnosing and handling dysfunctional teams

How to specifically facilitate the common practices of AgileTeams: Release and Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Reviews, and Retrospectives, as well as Project Chartering

From this course, you will walk away with a full tool kit of facilitation principles, techniques and practices, along with hands-on experience in theirapplication.

Who should attend? Who will benefit from the workshop?

This course is designed for:

Anyone interested in bringing more rigor and structure to their facilitation of Agile ceremonies and other collaborativeevents, meetings, or group gatherings.

Beginner ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers and Iteration Managers well versed in the agile basics and who have experienced with an agileteam.

Experienced ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers and IterationManagers.

Senior Managers, IT Managers, Delivery Managers, and Directors.

Agile Coaches who want increased facilitation skills andresults.

Someone coaching or mentoring Agile teams, but seems to be caught in a rut or just going through the motions and not makingprogress.


Generally, there is no pre-requisite for this workshop. It would be very helpful if participants would have some knowledge/experience/training in terms of basics of Agile. Some knowledge of Scrum would be very helpful. It would be beneficial if participant could read “Scrum Guide” prior to the course. Scrum Guide (only 17 pages) can be downloaded free of cost at:

The class prepares you to act as a leader on agile teams and leave with ideas for helping them as soon as you get back from this workshop.

Course Outline

The Agile Team Facilitator role

Facilitation concepts and techniques

Facilitator Mindset

Responsibilities and Skills of the Agile Team Facilitator

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

Facilitating Meetings for collaboration and team decision making

Techniques for facilitating Agile practices (Retrospectives, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups,etc.)

Outcomes this workshop will produce

While mastering facilitation skills in the Agile context will require both time and practice, our class will allow you to:

Gain an in-depth and practical understanding of a wide array of techniques practiced by professional facilitators.

Understand and practice the art of collaborative meeting design, including the importance of smart preparation that will reduce overall cost and increase the effectiveness of your meetings.

Practice techniques for skillfully facilitating core Agile meetings and ceremonies with playfulness and a collaborative spirit, while still focused on key deliverables.

Gain rich, well-delivered feedback on your growing facilitation skills

Gives you different ideas for designing meetings in which the team interacts with the team so they can do the heavy-lifting.

Understand how to address some of the dysfunctional behaviors you see preventing your team from achieving maximum success.

Learn how to define, discuss, and achieve consensus with the team for faster and better decisionmaking.

Come away with your own facilitator self-development plan.


Agile Team Facilitation Workshop is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Agile Coaching track. The participants will earn ICP-ATF [ ICAgile Professional - Agile Team Facilitator ] certification from ICAgile. This certification is a key step toward your continuous journey in achieving the ICAgile Expert-Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), the industry’s first competence-based certification.

Continue Education Credits

Participants of this workshop is eligible to claim Continue Education Credits towards one or more of the following Institutions:

NASBA (CPE): NASBA continuing professional education credits (CPE) assist Certified Public Accountants in reaching their continuing education requirements. Total of 16 CEUs are eligible.

PMI (PDU): This workshop meets the criteria of PMI’s Leadership PDUs (PDU-L), Strategic PDUs (PDU-S), and Technical PDUs (PDU-T) for various PMI credentials. Technical PDUs are available for the following PMI credentials: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP, PgMP, RMP, and SP. Total of 15 PDUs are eligible.

Scrum Alliance (SEU): This workshop meets the criteria towards SEU requirements for Scrum Alliance’s CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) continued education requirements. Total of 15 SEUs are eligible.

IIBA (CDU): This workshop meets the criteria towards CDU requirements for CCBA and CBAP certifications. Total of 15 CDUs are eligible.

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