2021-04-21 17:00 CEST
Agile People Business Agility Foundations
Foundation Course in Business Agility
ICP-BAF | 5 Online Sessions
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People at every level and in practically every role in today's organizations must focus on customer delight and bring innovation and continuous improvement into their work. This is a hard challenge and requires either building new muscles or limbering up muscles we may not use often. This highly experiential set of learning outcomes equips participants with new knowledge, tools, and techniques to implement immediately. The ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) is intended to jumpstart the organizational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality.
This training can lead to a Professional Certification in Business Agility Foundations
During the Business Agility Foundations training, we cover 3 perspectives:
Individual perspective (YOU)
Knowing yourself and why you do what you do. Understanding your basic needs and values and how not to judge other people too quickly.
Coaching others finding their perfect place in the organization taking their personality, interests, and passions into account
Team perspective (WE IN OUR TEAM)
How to increase the pace from immature to mature high-performing teams, using skills for communication, leading, coaching, and conflict resolution
How to grow and develop teams to be independent and empowered to make their own decisions, for example, about their contribution to the organization's goals or their salaries
Organizational perspective (ALL OF US)
How to balance an agile culture with an agile structure, providing enough support for emerging strategies where all people are involved in setting the direction (via OKRs or other kinds of relative targets)
How to work to change behaviors – accomplishing an agile mindset and culture through removing limiting structures like annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and individual bonuses
Create conditions for a Learning organization where it's ok to make mistakes and learn from them, which requires a platform of Psychological Safety
Anyone interested in the paradigm shifts necessary to enable organizational agility in today's innovative business climate will find the Business Agility Foundations course compelling. Although this is a generalist certification and an entry point to several ICAgile tracks, it is not intended to be a direct substitution for the ICAgile Certified Professional credential. Those already holding the ICP are likely to find this course compelling, especially if they are on a journey towards business agility outside of a software development context.
For this training, you will participate in 5 online 3-hour sessions over 1 month or the whole year. If you miss a session, you can take it back in the next course round.
Session B1-5 Agile People Foundation
Session B1: (A+B - 3h) - The Need for Business Agility
In today’s Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) environment, business agility is more and more critical for success. New values and principles and self-organizing teams with the right mix of cognitively diverse people close to the customer experience and empowered to make decisions are the new competitive edge.
Session B2: (A+B - 3h) - Emergent Strategy and Value Creation
Aligning teams around a strong purpose and focusing on generating a vision is essential to providing inspiration and creating high performance. It’s imperative to empathize with customers to maximize customer value and make it visible to focus on value creation.
Session B3: (A+B - 3h) - Frameworks Tools and Techniques
Agile is about adapting to change. You adapt to the customers' changing needs and work according to priorities to deliver the customer's biggest value first. Using a Lean StartUp approach, you can test your hypothesis with a Minimum Viable Product. Using Scrum, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping in the whole company is not so different from using it for Software development. What are examples, and how can you design your processes using the agile ways of working?
Session B4: (A+B - 3h) - New Ways of Thinking and Behaving
The ability to recognize and understand complex adaptive system dynamics accelerates the path towards Business Agility. It is not only our organization’s dynamics that we should understand and manage with “Polarity Management” and “Cynefin Decision Making Model”; but also our personal thinking & behaving patterns by the concept of the “Ladder of Inference.”
Session B5: (A+B - 3h) - Business Agility as the New Normal
In today's fast-moving and complex environments, we need to be much more responsive and adaptable to navigate the complexity. To do that, we need to:
- Understand how to make sense of business challenges when things keep changing
- Be able to make decisions and act when we don't have all the information we feel we need
- Create the conditions to allow the right culture to grow for everyone to perform at their best. In this session, we will recap on the impact on business.
Due to our VUCA world, we will explore what is needed in the business to embrace agility, deepen understanding about the structure/culture misfit, and the reasons transformation can fail.
Agile People - a global community
You are welcomed into the international Agile People community, a global network of agile professionals working together to help organizations increase agile values using principles, tools, methods, and models. The vision is to create better organizations with happier employees and higher adaptability to cope with the changing reality.
Do I need any pre-competence?
You don't need any pre-competence to attend the online course. We are tailoring the course for the participants and your level. As a bonus, you will learn how to use modern digital tools, like digital Canvases, Video meeting platforms, Kanban boards etc.
How does the process look for this training?
We will use virtual online tools to communicate, learn and interact. You will need a good internet connection and an undisturbed workplace where you can have a quiet background. We will work in break-out sessions in Zoom and use our community platform for communication between the instructor-led sessions. We will go through all practicalities during the first session.
Are the sessions scheduled on specific days at specific times?
Yes, the sessions take place according to a schedule for the year that has been predetermined. If you miss a session, you can always take it back at a later session.
After training completion, what is the process to become ICAgile Certified?
The certification process requires finalizing the certification assignment and answering several questions after each session. When the assignment is finalized (approved with feedback from us), you can buy your ICAgile certificate in our shop. We will make your certificate download available from ICAgile via a link. The Agile People Certificate is included in the training price after finalizing the course.
Your course leaders and facilitators are Pia-Maria Thoren, Fran Maitland, Sebnem Gurun Özeren and Emanuele Moscato
Pia-Maria is the founder and owner of Agile People, and she has 25 years of consultant experience from large Swedish and international companies within HR, leadership, and organizational transformation.
She is the author of the books ”Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees),” the “Agile People Picturebook” and Agile People Principles – Your Call to Action for the Future of Work. All 3 books are included in digital format in this course. Pia-Maria is a frequent lecturer at conferences and different types of network events and meetings, where she talks about a role for HR and Leaders.
We are working with Zoom for interactive discussions and team exercises, Mural as the digital canvas, and our own community platform for communication between the sessions. You will get access to a Learning Management System (on agilepeople.com) that contains an overview and detailed information about videos, articles, documents, and case stories for all sessions, including links to all of the tools used in training. You will also get access to Pia-Maria’s 3 books in digital format.
There will be some work to be done after every session, so add about 3 hours more every week. We will distribute course literature and material digitally. You will accomplish the certification assignment between the sessions to be ready on the last session's day.
Events Cancellation Policy
If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent to [email protected] Please make sure you state the name of the conference/event in the subject line of your email.
- We will refund 85% for cancellations received 60 days before the start of the event.
- We will refund 50% for cancellations received between 59 days before 31 days to the event's start.
- We will refund 25% for cancellations received between 30 days before 14 days to the event's start.
- We will issue no refund for cancellations received within 14 days of the event.
- You are allowed to send a colleague.