One of the things that distinguishes agile project management is the involvement of the team in generating ideas and making decisions. Thanks to this approach, the “brain” of the entire team is utilized, the level of responsibility and motivation of each team member is increased. So if you want to improve the process, reduce losses and increase efficiency, it is important to involve the whole team in the process and reveal everyone’s talents and ideas. But how to involve the whole team?
One piece of the puzzle is a skillful facilitation. Facilitation is an important skill that should be developed by each one who is leading an agile team. Team is a great power! And facilitation is one of the good tools for unleashing this power.
This course will help you obtain a clear vision of the role and mindset of the facilitator and will give a strong foundation for your journey along the agile coaching path. Accent on the practical tasks and discussions will result in you getting on-hands experience with some of the practices and wisdom from each participant of the session.
During 2 days we will cover:
• Role of the facilitator, and how it differs from trainer and expert
• Required skills and mindset of a successful facilitator
• How facilitation is used in the world of Agile
• Assess where you are on your Agile Coaching journey
• How to get from divergent opinions to a joint solution
• Several fun and easy to implement technics of group decision making, like World Café, Lego Serious Play, Design Thinking, Six Thinking Hats
• Introduction to visual facilitation, scribing, sketch noting and doodling
• Challenges of remote facilitation and how to deal with them
• Practical skills in facilitating Scrum events
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After course completion, all attendees will get international certificates issues by the International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile) and personal accounts on the website www.icagile.com.
ICAgile is certification and accreditation body, recognized by worldwide agile thought leaders and international corporations and government entities (e.g. Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Samsung,
Accenture, FedEx, IBM, Palo IT, New Zealand Ministry of Social Development, etc. Full list of partners here: bit.ly/37O5aWO)
Agile team leaders or aspiring team leaders with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn and practice the art of facilitation in the context of team facilitation and coaching. Relevant roles include ScrumMasters, Agile Project Managers, Agile Coaches and aspiring coaches, Product Owners, Business Analysts, and anyone with the desire to explore the power of facilitation.
Khrystyna Machikha — Project Manager at SoftServe
“I’ve been working as a Professional Training Specialist at SoftServe University for more than 3 years. Together with the Project Management Office, we’ve worked hand in hand on the common aim — to help our project managers develop their soft and hard skills. Promotion and development of Agile within and outside the company have become one of the most important and massive missions for us. And this is how I have become one of the organizers and moderators of meetings solely dedicated to Agile, we call them Anonymous Agileholics. They are held in many cities in Ukraine.
Starting last year I work as a project manager at SoftServe. Every day I try to help my teams grow and work more efficiently.
‘From running meetings to facilitating meetings!’ — this is the educational goal I set for myself when my colleagues and I were working on the Agile Team Facilitation course. Today, every minute is too precious to waste it on meaningless meetings, so we learn to facilitate together!”
Yevgen Silant’yev - Project Manager at SoftServe
“Last 5 years of my life were devoted to help and empower groups of people to evolve into working self-managed teams. Over the course of those years I have had a wonderful transformation journey from functional teams to self-evolved multi-teams agile framework, tried numerous agile-related practices, facilitated many agile and scrum simulations, co-designed an agile related trainings, trained 100+ people and many more. #NoEstimate, CI/CD as a mindset, Management 3.0 are the things that I believe pushing agile forward nowadays and things that I’m eager to share my knowledge about.”
Course ICAgile Certification is the modular program Agile Process Architect School by SoftServe. The program has three modules:
Each module provides an appropriate international certificate, those who complete the whole program will get 3 certificates.
Each of module — per 7500 UAH
You can choose more than 1 module and get discount (1 module 7,500 uah, 2 modules — 13,750 uah, 3 modules — 16,250 uah)