Agile Coach Training (ICP-ACC Certification)

Course 3648

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: English
  • 18 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 18 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Advanced

This ICAgile accredited Agile Coaching training course is deeply experiential, immersing you in hands-on coaching exercises to reinforce coaching theory. You will gain the skills needed to be an effective coach and mentor to bring the best out in the teams you support – and help your team achieve maximum benefit from your Agile transformation.

Plus, pass the post-course exam and earn Certification in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) from the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). ICP-ACC is one of three Professional certifications needed to achieve ICAgile Certified Expert (ICE) in Agile Coaching.

Agile ICP-ACC Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Agile ICP-ACC Training Information

In this ICP-ACC Certification course, you will learn how to:

  • The mindset and role of the Agile Coach
  • The techniques to coach and communicate effectively
  • How to mentor and coach people
  • What is needed to effectively start up an Agile team
  • How to help grow and develop teams

ICP-ACC Certification Training Prerequisites

This advanced Agile course is only suitable for people familiar with Agile practices. You will need to have completed formal Agile training and have at least 12 months of experience working in an Agile team. If you need to learn more about Agile practices, we recommend Learning Tree course 918, Agile Fundamentals Training, as a lead-in.

ICP-ACC Certification Information

ICAgile accredited course: The ICP-ACC Certification from ICAgile is granted on completing this course and passing the Learning Tree Exam.

This course can help you earn ICAgile certification. Click to view our options for ICAgile Certification Training ›

Project Management Institute® approved: This course is accredited with PMI® for 18 PDUs (Professional Development Units). 

Agile ICP-ACC Training Outline

Agile Coaching Mindset

  • Definition of Agile Coaching
  • Coach as Agile Role Model
  • Achieving Essential Mindset Shifts
  • Achieving Self-Awareness/Self-Management in the Coach
  • Agile Coaching Stance

Foundational Professional Coaching Skills

  • Basics of Using Emotional Intelligence as Underpinning
  • Presence
  • Listening
  • Powerful Questioning
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

The Coaching Conversation – Coaching for Action

  • Issue Identification
  • Issue Exploration
  • Action Commitment
  • Conducting the Coaching Conversation

Key Mentoring Skills

  • Give advice while maintaining presence
  • Articulate expertise
  • Mentee at free choice

Mentoring Agile Role Transitions

  • Contrasting mentoring with coaching
  • Understanding the individual change cycle
  • Key Agile role transitions
  • Identifying and handling resistance from individuals
  • Conducting the mentoring conversation

Key Teaching Skills

  • Use multiple content delivery mechanisms
  • Chunk content into digestible pieces
  • Check for understanding
  • Create an environment for stickiness

Agile Mindset Shifts and Frameworks

  • Helping team members experience Agile mindset shifts
  • Practice: Distinguishing and articulating at least one Agile framework

Foundational Team Coaching

  • Systems view
  • Observation
  • Articulate what's happening

Describing Team Development

  • Describing a model of team development
  • Helping a team detect their own stage of development
  • Practice: Creating a team kickoff/startup agenda

Coaching the Journey Toward High Performance

  • Defining and identifying high performance
  • Team development is a journey, not a destination
  • Assessing the team as a healthy system
  • Adapt your style based on team maturity

Handling Conflict and Dysfunction within the Team

  • Surfacing and working with conflict
  • Building self-awareness/self-management capacity in the team
  • Creating awareness that teams are human systems

Handle Organizational Impediments

  • Identifying and capturing impediments
  • Leadership engagement

Defining the Agile Coaching "Contract"

  • Establish agreements with stakeholders
  • Involve affected parties
  • Emphasize the non-legal nature of the contract
  • Negotiate agreement components
  • Recognize similarities with collaborative consulting

Designing a Coaching Alliance

  • Complement the coaching contract
  • Empower the coaching relationship
  • Key elements of a coaching alliance
    • Creating rapport
    • Asking key questions
    • Tone of discussion
    • Desired outcomes
  • Two-way conversation for alignment

Internal vs. External Coaches: Special Considerations

  • Understand the unique constraints
  • Discuss key differences
  • Address challenges faced by internal coaches
  • Maintain coaching stance as an internal coach
  • Address challenges faced by external coaches

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Agile ICP-ACC Training FAQs

An agile coach helps individuals or teams adopt and improve agile methods and practices.

The ICP-ACC Certification from ICAgile is granted for completing this course and passing the Learning Tree Exam.

The 3-day instructor-led training course includes hands-on coaching exercises to reinforce coaching theory, one-on-one after-course instructor coaching, and a post-course exam to earn ICAgile (ICP-ACC) Agile Coach certification.

To enroll in this course, you should be familiar with Agile practices and have completed formal Agile training. You should also have at least 12 months of experience working in an Agile team.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms, which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This Agile coaching workshop course is available in class and live online.

The ICP-ACC certification demonstrates your ability to be an effective Agile coach and mentor, helping teams achieve the maximum benefits of their Agile transformation. Additionally, ICP-ACC is one of three Professional certifications needed to achieve ICAgile Certified Expert (ICE) in Agile Coaching.

The ICP-ACC Certification from ICAgile is granted on successfully completing this course and passing the Learning Tree Exam.
We offer the complete ICAgile Coaching Track for those looking to become an ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC). This training pathway includes Learning Tree course 918, Agile Fundamentals Training, and Learning Tree course 3649, Agile Team Facilitation Training (ICP-ATF Certification)

Yes! This training course can be brought to your organization as a team training program. The program can be tailored to your organization's specific needs and can be delivered on-site or online.

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