The Facilitation and Coaching Track differentiates between three different types of agile stewards: the Agile Team Facilitator, the Agile Coach and the Enterprise Agile Coach. Each type of steward has progressively more experience and broader responsibilities within the organization. This track currently addresses learning objectives for the Agile Team Facilitator (Topics 1-3) and continues on to the Agile Coach (Topic 4-8). The ICAgile Coach designation requires all eight Topics’ learning objectives be completed. The learning objectives for an Enterprise Agile Coach will be covered in a separate track.
Agile Team Facilitator (ATF)
An ATF is developing the basic skills of facilitation, mentoring or training and conscious communication, typically within the confines of one or two agile teams. An ATF is not responsible (or qualified according to this curriculum) for Agile adoption or transformation initiatives but rather they are more suited to facilitate the activities of an agile team.
Agile Coach (AC)
An Agile Coach is an ATF who has achieved an expert level in lean/agile practices and one or more knowledge domains (technical, business, etc.) while having developed some professional coaching skills and a significant level of skill in facilitation and mentoring and/or training. The Agile Coach’s purview is multi-team, starting up new teams, mentoring ATFs and looking out toward the wider organization.
Enterprise Agile Coach (EAC)
The Enterprise Agile Coach (not addressed in this track) is an Agile Coach who has achieved advanced systems coaching, organizational development, culture, change management and leadership skills and uses those skills to affect organizations at large. The Enterprise Agile Coach works at all levels in an organization to help the organization use agile as a strategic asset for business value generation, which often includes culture change.