[Eng] Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF)

[Eng] Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF)

[Eng] Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF)
2023-05-08 16:30 —
2023-05-12 19:00 CEST

Business Agility Foundations

Basic course in Business Agility

This training can lead to Professional Certification in Business Agility Foundations.

Feedback from participants in EleoNora Nelson-Per-Claeson's last course:

  • It was amazing how easily Eleonora connected the most twisted concepts with real-life examples making it so much more interesting to study.
  • Inspiring teacher!
  • It was fun and gave a lot of insight of yourself and your own organization
  • I enjoyed all the sessions, they were very useful for my work and I got to learn and reinforce my knowledge.

People at every level and in practically every role in today's organizations are required to focus on customer delight, and bring innovation and continuous improvement into their work. This is a hard challenge and one that 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.

Target Audiences

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 of ICAgile’s 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 valuable, especially if they are on a journey toward business agility outside of a software development context

Training Program

For this training, you will take part in 5 intensive online 3 hour sessions for one week. If you miss a session, you can take it back in the next course round, later, as scheduled permits in 2023.

The certification fee for each ICP (e.g. ICP-BAF, etc) course is NOT included in the course fee. To get an ICAgile certification, you need to complete the certification assignments, get it approved and after that you can buy the certificate from us.

Session B1-5 Agile People Foundation

Session B1: 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: Emergent Strategy and Value Creation

Aligning teams around a strong purpose and generating a vision is essential to providing inspiration and creating high performance. In addition, it’s imperative to empathize with customers to maximize customer value and make it visible to focus on value creation.

Session B3: 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 biggest value for the customer 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 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: 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: Business Agility as the New Normal

In today's fast-moving and complex environments, we need to be 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 the impact on business.

Due to our VUCA world, we will explore what is needed in the business to embrace agility, deepen understanding of the structure/culture misfit, and why transformation can fail.

After the training, you can subscribe to the training material and the exercises you can use in your own organization or with your clients. For example, maybe you work today in an HR role or have been a leader for a shorter or longer period. Or maybe you are an agile coach who feels ready for deeper challenges and understanding regarding people and how HR and leaders need to change so that you can support them in their future roles.


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 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 course, depending on the schedule.

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 work is completed (approved with feedback from us), we will confirm this with Agile People who will then send you a link (for the completed training assignment) to download your certificate from ICAgile https://www.icagile.com/. The course fee includes the cost of the certificate.

The Agile People Certificates for participation (Agile People Fundamentals, Agile HR and Agile People Leadership) are included in the training price after finalizing the course, and there are separate certificates for the modules Foundation, HR, Leadership, and Coach.

Course Leader

Your course leader and facilitator is EleoNora Nelson-Per-Claeson

Online Delivery

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. In addition, 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 before 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.

Course Discounts

Group Discount

  • Enrol 2 to 4 participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 5% per person on existing course prices.
  • Enrol 5+ participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 10% per person on existing course prices.
  • For larger groups or to arrange private group training please contact us at [email protected] to arrange an additional quote and proposal for your organisation.

Open Classroom Training

  • Open classroom training is offered in a number of countries depending on interest.
  • Enrol 5 to 8 participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 5% per person on existing course prices.
  • Enrol 9+ participants for the same scheduled courses and receive a discount of 10% per person on existing course prices.

Private Group Training

We provide private group training both online and on-site. Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange an additional quote and proposal for your organisation.

Events cancellation policy

If you should have to cancel your registration, a notification in writing should be sent to [email protected]. Would you 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 15 days to the event's start.
  • We will issue no refund for cancellations received within 15 days of the event.
  • You are allowed to send a colleagues in your place.

Invoices are payable on 15 days Net, and must in any case be paid before the course starts!

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