Agile Foundations (ICP)

The perfect course for new agile practitioners

About this course

As the world gets ever more complex and customers are demanding shorter and shorter lead times, product and service development is getting harder and harder. Agile is an umbrella term for a wide range of tools and frameworks that are underpinned by a completely different way of looking at products, business, customers, and staff. Agile is a mindset shift that allows teams to collaborate in new ways that are specific to the context they are in. Attendthis two-day course to learn how.

During this highly-impactful ICAgile Certified course, you will discover where agile came from, how to foster collaboration, and the benefits of iterative development, and gain a set of proven skills and techniques required to be successful in agile ways of working. You will also learn how to create environments where great work just happens, how to apply agile for better delivery of products and service, and how to implement proven agile techniques for better team performance (customer, products, quality, outcomes). Participants who successfully complete this class will come away with a solid understanding of core concepts, including a practical and immediately applicable toolkit.

This innovative course combines theory, case studies, and real examples with practical activities, group exercises and games to grow your confidence and develop your Agile mindset in a safe environment. All this is done in a thoughtful and considered way, avoiding information overload.
Delegates have described this course as inclusive, productive, insightful, refreshing, engaging, fun, interactive, informative and useful.

Start your journey towards Agile Mastery with the AWA Agile Team Foundations training and learn how you can use the Agile Mindset, values, and principles to discover the right ways of agile working for your team and organisation.

Join us either on a public course or book a private session with just the people from your team or organisation. This course can be rolled out across the organisation as part of a transformation program.

Learning outcomes

This course covers the essential concepts of agility as well as the considerations required to put them into practise. Among the outcomes are the following:

  • Demonstrate how to create a collaborative environment online
  • Describe the foundations for high-performing teams, including psychological safety
  • Recognise how the human mind (mindset) changes when under stress
  • Explain what agile is and when to use agile
  • Create environments where great work just happens
  • Show how to manage difficult communication and landscapes
  • Explain how to apply agile for better delivery of products and services
  • Demonstrate the importance of iterative product delivery
  • Identify why and where things are going wrong
  • Implement proven agile techniques for better team performance (customer, products, quality, outcomes)
  • Explain how to maintain and improve quality
  • Show how to reduce risk and increase value of product delivery
  • Demonstrate understanding and create a plan of action for their team

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Who Should Attend?

This training is for anyone who is involved in product or service development and wants to learn about agility. It is a prerequisite for any leader, manager, future Scrum Master or Coach, HR staff, and product developers who are about to move towards agile ways of working.

What you will learn

The course teaches all of the ICAgile learning outcomes, which can be summarised as:

  • The history of agility including the agile manifesto
  • The agile onion and mindset beliefs, and how to use them tangibly and effectively
  • The skills needed to move teams towards high performance including:
    – Communication barriers
    – Knowledge sharing
    – Physical and remote working environment considerations
    – Collaboration
    – Self-organisation
    – Shared understanding
    – Working alliances
  • Using experiments to achieve outcomes
  • Job roles
  • Agile meetings
  • Retrospectives
  • Who is the customer?
  • Agile structure with more than one team
  • Value and risk-based product development
  • Estimation and Prioritisation
  • Work in Progress limits and the relation to flow (getting items to customers faster)
  • Putting it all together

The course is designed so that each section is engaging, interactive, experiential, and is anchored in real world situations and you will have the opportunity to discuss or apply to your context.

Private team training

This course is available to run privately for a team or group of people who want to dramatically improve their understanding of agility and agile ways of working. Talk to us today about our private training and learning programs either online or anywhere in the world.


This course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Foundations course. After successful completion of the Agile Foundations course and assessment, you will receive for the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP).

This continuing education certification is a key step toward achieving any of the other ICAgile certificates and marks the start of your agile journey. There is an ongoing assessment throughout the class that assess the knowledge acquisition attained. As long as the trainers believe you have demonstrated competence and that you have understood the learning objectives and you do not miss more than one-hour of the course you will receive the certification.

The certification is included in the price of the course. After the class you will receive an email from ICAgile with your Certification.

By attending this course you will be eligible to earn up to 15 Category C SEU Points.

Why choose AWA for your ICAgile Agile Foundations (ICP) training?

Designed by Certified Training from the back of the Room Trainers using research-backed adult learning techniques. This provides an interactive, highly engaging and compelling online and in the room training experience Highly reputable training provider backed by years of experience, industry-leading certification and globally recognised trainers. This experience allows our learners to not only understand but make a difference in a real-world context.
Facilitated by professional coaches with real-world experience working in agile transformations and agile teams across many different companies of all shapes and sizes. Our trainers actively work inside organisations, bringing agility to solve real business problems. Our approach is people-first and we spend considerable time ensuring the right mindset of learners so that they are able to bring about culture change as well as process change.
Access to full learning pathway from team to enterprise coaching (plus many other world-class trainings) We have re-engineered our online classes, not by swapping for the same experience online, but by rethinking every single module and learning objective to be enhanced by clever tooling to create the kind of transformational experience you would expect from an AWA training course.

Excellent feedback for this training

Every time I felt like I had a question, it was answered within the next minute. The trainer was able to explain and answer in a way that was very understandable.

Luke Carey
Software Engineer
Agile Team Foundations (ICP) Delegate

Really fantastic training. I would encourage anyone in Technology to take this course.

Emer Brannigan
Software Engineer
Agile Team Foundations (ICP) Delegate

Our course trainers

Rafa Ribeiro

Rafael Ribeiro

Rafa currently works as an Agile Coach and Professional Coach with organisations, teams, and individuals, helping them discover and becoming aware of their goals, reflecting their behaviours and supporting their growth. He has a range of deep experience working with co-located, distributed and full remote teams, as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach or Enterprise Agile Coach.

John Inge Hervik

John Inge S. Hervik

John Inge is an instructor and coach with experience in agile software development since 2007. He started as a developer with an interest in methodology in architectural work, since then he has worked with training, as a mentor and coach for managers, in addition, he works with agile coaches, product owners, team leaders and team members.

Frankie Bianchi

Francesco Bianchi

Frankie is a Visual Coach and Agile Thinker on a mission to make the world of work more fun. His engagement style focuses on building a safe and inclusive environment by leveraging all of the cutting-edge techniques for Visual Thinking, Brain-Based learning and Facilitation for highly collaborative meetings to ensure people are and feel at the center.  He has recently started blogging about his experiences where he shares a mix of personal reflections and graphic recordings.

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