Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) Certification Program

Cultivate the Agile mindset.

Contribute to forming a healthy and Agile environment within your organization.

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Overview

The ICP-ACC is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the Agile Coaching track. The certification focuses primarily on the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach. After finishing the certification, the learner will be able to differentiate between and among mentoring, facilitating, professional coaching and teaching, and will also gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an agile team. This certification introduces participants to foundational team coaching skills and team development concepts for starting and growing teams while focusing on teams and organizations as human systems. A key part of this certification focuses on developing an understanding of the professional coaching skillset and the value of honing these skills to serve individuals on an agile team.

Typically, training providers will cover the required learning outcomes for this certification in approximately 21 hours of instructional activities over the course of three days.

Objectives of the course:

  • Learn the Agile mindset, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Gain theoretical and practical knowledge of working with Agile.
  • Learn the key ideas behind mentoring Agile role transitions
  • Handle conflict, malfunctions, organizational impediments
  • Catalyse team performance and development

Key Features of the course

Globally accredited certification

Get Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) PDF certificate & Digital Badge

PDUs and SEUs

Earn 24 PDUs and 24 SEUs

Interactive instructor-led training

Training sessions that meet the exact needs of every individual

Understanding of Real-world challenges

Includes discussions and exercises derived from real-life instances

Courses by IC Agile

Get trained by Agile Coach

Scrum Alliance Membership

Get access to Scrum Alliance Community Platform membership(Prateek Advise on this Point)

Curriculum

  • Part 1
    • Need for an Agile Coach
    • Agile Manifesto Refresher
    • Desired Personal Traits of a Successful Coach
    • The Agile Mindset
  • Part 2
    • Core Competencies in Coaching
    • Coach as Teacher, Mentor and Facilitator
    • The Coaching Arc
    • The Social Domains of Humans
    • The Coaching Contract and Alliance
    • Internal Vs External Coaches
    • Conflict and Resolution
  • Part 3
    • Organizational Barriers to Adopting Agile
    • Team Development Theory (Tuckman Model)
    • The Change Cycle (Kubler-Ross, Kotter)
    • Mentoring Agile Role Changes
    • Different Coaching Formats

Prerequisite

  • There are no prerequisites for the ICP-ACC certification program.
  • Prior basic Agile experience would be beneficial.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Agile Manifesto and Scrum Guide.

Study material:

  • Course Materials are important as they are aligned with the course covered in class and can be easily downloaded from the ICAgile Community Platform.
  • A Comprehensive Guide that covers all your doubts and includes a detailed reading list, accessible after course completion through the Learning Plan in the ICAgile Community Platform.

Benefits Attendees Get:

  • Agile Coaches are desired and valued within organisations as they facilitate teamwork and maximize productivity.
  • Develop an understanding of professional coaching and apply them at all levels in the organization: from teams to executives.
  • Certificate titled as “ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching” (ICP-ACC)
  • Suitable for roles like Enterprise Agile Coach, Scaled Agile Professional, Product Owner, Product Manager, Scrum Master.
  • 21 PDUs (18 Hrs workshop for two days followed by assessment discussion via WebEx / Face to face) for PMI Certificate Renewal.
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Certification Process

  • 01

    Enrol for the ICP-ACC Certification Program

  • 02

    Attend the 24-hour training

  • 03

    Complete the course

  • 04

    Get certified as an Agile Coach

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Who should attend this course?

Anyone who wishes to further their career in Agile can attend this course. No prerequisites are necessary for this course, but a fundamental knowledge of Agile and Scrum would be beneficial.

People who attend this course include:

  • Executives

  • Managers

  • Team Leaders

  • Project Managers

  • Scrum Masters

  • Iteration Managers

  • Agile Coaches

  • Aspiring Coaches

  • Product Owners

What skills will you learn in the course?

The Basics of Agile

You’ll learn the basics of Agile methodology and Agile coaching.

Being A Leader

You’ll enhance your leadership skills, helping the teams adopt the Agile mindset to collaborate efficiently.

Conflict Resolution

You’ll learn the skills to manage a team, de-escalate conflicts, and facilitate internal coordination.

Enterprise Agile Coaching

You’ll learn how to conquer challenges at all levels as an Agile coach in an organization.

Requisite Agile Skills

You’ll learn the differentiation between mentoring, facilitating, consulting, and coaching.

Why should you attend this course?

Every Agile team needs an Agile coach with a firm grasp over the Agile mindset to lead them so that they function smoothly and efficiently. An Agile coach collaborates with the team to facilitate interactions, acquaint the team with business goals and objectives, and act as a role model, mentor, and team builder.

By the end of the course, you will acquire an understanding of:

  • Leading the team to achieve the best possible outcome
  • Adding value to the organization
  • Transforming the work culture to enhance people’s potential through Agile
  • Reflecting the Agile mindset
  • Solve challenges at all levels in an organization

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FAQs

Agile coaches can help initiate the transition of a team into the Agile framework. Not only would you be generating higher ROIs for your organisation as an Agile coach, you will also be able to land high-paying jobs for yourself.

There are no prerequisites for the ICP ACC certification course. A fundamental knowledge of Agile and/or Scrum would be beneficial.

You will be eligible for 24 PDUs and 24 SEUs after you complete the ICP ACC course.

There is no exam that you need to appear for to receive the ICP ACC certification. However, finishing 24 hours of training is a must.

The ICP ACC certification is valid for a lifetime. You do not need to renew it.

The trainers at Xebia Academy Global are Certified Agile experts with an impressive experience and a passion for teaching.

To achieve an ICP ACC certificate, you will have to enrol for the Certified Professional In Agile Coaching certification program and attend the training sessions.

The study material provided by Xebia Academy Global is comprehensive, up-to-date, and extremely helpful in your training.

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