TRAINING
Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)
Cologne, Germany
June, 2018
Facilitation is a process which effectively helps to organize the discussion of a complex problem or controversial situation and fulfill all the items on a meeting agenda without losing time. At this training we explain the basics of facilitation and the applicability of this discipline in the Agile context. The course will be useful for team leaders, Scrum masters, Agile coaches, and for anyone whose role is to organize work meetings and team processes. Participants earn ICP-ATF certificates.
Training helps to:
  • Learn to plan and conduct team activities
  • Organize and manage work meetings
  • Teach each team member to contribute to the effectiveness of shared work
  • Identify the potential pitfalls of the workflow, and learn how to avoid them
  • Master the basics of facilitation and its key tools
  • Learn how to create exciting and effective team activities
  • Use facilitation tools to find new applications for common Agile practices
Early Bird € 650.00
Regular € 750.00
Regular+ € 800.00
Training is useful for
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Team leaders
Acting or potential leaders of Agile teams, heads of the projects.
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Specialists in charge of people and team growth
Scrum masters, acting or potential Agile coaches, line managers.
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Process participants
Anyone who wants to perform the facilitation function in an Agile team.
In the program:
1. Agile facilitation fundamentals
Basic concepts of facilitation as it currently is, and in the context of Agile:
  • Agile facilitator's way of thought; the role and functions of an Agile facilitator
  • Promoting various Agile practices and strengthening teamwork
  • Supporting a self-organized team

2. Tools and methods of facilitation
Understanding the facilitator's tools in the context of Agile team work:
  • Working with various team practices
  • Working with large and heterogeneous groups
  • Knowing the tools and methods of facilitation of work meetings, group conversations and decisions

3. Agile practices facilitation
Leading an Agile team to a successful result as the main objective of the Agile facilitator; methods for achieving it:
  • Recognizing common obstacles in an Agile team's work
  • Assisting team members in overcoming difficulties when using key Agile practices
  • Applying common facilitation techniques to key Agile practices
  • Team and project chartering
  • Planning and other iteration activities
  • Retrospectives
Trainers
Timofey Yevgrashyn
Trainer
Delivery Director @ Dinarys GmbH
Author of The Improved Methods blog
Berlin, Germany
Timofey is a management consultant for the implementation of Agile / Lean approaches and methods, and one of the few certified consultants of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in Ukraine. He's spent more than 17 years in the IT industry, with more than 12 of those years as a project manager.

Since 2008, he has been training and implementing Agile development methods. Timofey has many years of experience advising and managing crisis situations in development teams, and extensive experience in optimizing business processes for companies.

Timofey is the author of The Improved Methods blog and is a permanent speaker of many international conferences. He conducts active social activities to popularize Agile methods of project management and organizes thematic events, master classes, trainings, and programs on Agile development and self-development.

Timofey now works as an Agile Delivery Manager.
Nastassia Krupiankova
Trainer
Scrum Master/Agile Coach
Cologne, Germany
Nastassia has more than 11 years of experience in software development on various positions. Her main responsibility is coaching teams, Product Owners and Scrum Masters in adoption and implementation of Agile practices.
Nastassia is ICAgile Certified Professional in Program and Portfolio Management, Agile Project Management and Agile Team Facilitation. She is also certified as Professional Scrum Master (Scrum.org) and SAFe 4.0 Agilist.
What you get as a participant
16 hours of training
The program consists of 2 days of intensive training.
Lunches and coffee breaks
Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the cost of the training. A vegetarian menu is also available.
ICP-ATF Certificate
Participants who actively work throughout the training receive an ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation international certificate and a personal profile on ICAgile.com.
After training support
At the end of the training, each participant is invited to a closed group on Facebook, where they can ask the trainers any questions, as well as learn about exclusive offers.
The training program is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). The course is designed for advanced participants with experience in team work and relevant theoretical knowledge. At the end of the training, participants receive the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) personal certificate (ICP-ATF) which is recognized worldwide.

Advanced Scrum Master (ICP-ATF) is one of the blocks in the Agile Coaching track of the ICAgile training roadmap.

International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) is an international consortium for Agile development. The consortium's activities include:
  • Developing Agile training plans and programs;
  • Accrediting training organizations;
  • Organizing accreditation of courses to support Agile education.
    Feedback from participants
    The guys from AgileLab really know what they are speaking about, I attended several trainings, each provided me with valuable insights that I could transfer to my daily management praxis.
    Hannes Farlock
    Head of Infocenter @ Ciklum
    Presentation and training can be used for big projects management and global nature of projects planning monitoring and implementation.
    Krystian Spyra
    RF Optimization Manager @ Velcom
    Good and informative 2 days. I like the combination of lecture and exercises!!!
    Sabine Schindler
    Project Manager @ censhare AG
    Thanks for the training! All the basic concepts of Agile methodologies have settled, answers to many of the asked and unasked questions were received.
    Tatiana Labkovich
    Product Manager @ Wargaming.net
    The training was really great. I recommend it to everyone. The instructors are awesome and they know a lot about Agile.
    Lucas
    Software developer @ censhare AG
    Excellent training, as well as examples from real projects. I liked the approach very much, and also the fact that the trainers helped with the solution of real problems.
    Andrey Barbier
    Project Manager @ Softeq
    In fact, after a couple of weeks, I can more accurately say what [the Program and Portfolio Management course] gave me as a PM. I kind of got 3D vision of the client's business and product. Even if so far one is not talking about expanding Agile in depth and breadth in client companies, it's much clearer for me what they need, how it's built and prioritized. As a bonus, it became easier to negotiate and promote my decisions.
    Anna Piskova
    Projects manager @ Itransition
    I'm happy that such a high level of certification is available in Minsk. A well-balanced program and excellent, productive and fun interaction with class members. The most value have 2 pages with notes of ideas and materials for studying outside the class. Many thanks to the trainers!
    Irina Teteruk
    Agile Project Manager, consultant @ Ciklum
    This is the best training I've been able to visit in Belarus.
    Sergey Kravchenko
    Executive Director @ System Technologies
    The guys again please with the presentation of the material, subjects delivered, overall atmosphere and professionalism!
    Daria Kasperova
    Project Manager/Business Analyst @ Invento Labs
    Excellent training, a lot of useful information, supported by real situations from trainers.
    Kirill Svechnikov
    Project Manager @ Red Rock Apps
    Location
    Cologne, Germany
    Please contact +49 157 34517168 or info@genioworks.de