‘As a HR professional this course gave me an excellent insight into how to structure our HR function to foster Agile thinking and practices. The case studies on developing Agile culture are useful to understand what other companies are doing and we have successfully put many of the Agile best practice HR techniques into use already”. 


“A must take course and certification for anyone working as a people consultant or Agile coach in projects related to Agile Transformation”.

ICAgile – Agile for HR – 2 days – (ICP-AHR certification)

This course is for HR professionals, people managers, Agile coaches, those tasked with organisational transformation and those interested in the important people operations aspect of creating Agile organisations.

People Operations (HR) in Agile organisations differ greatly from traditional HR approaches. 

Agile transformation is so much more than the adoption of new processes, tools or practices. At it’s core, Agile is a people transformation. Unleashing the power of people and teams to drive creativity, innovation, customer centricity and adaptability.  The way we view the workplace, employees, motivation, compensation and developing talent is changing fast. This course explores the importance of HR in creating the culture of the Agile organisations of the future.

This course is for: 

  • Leaders transitioning their people operations to Agile practices
  • HR professionals developing their Agile knowledge and skills
  • Those looking for guidance to align talent management to enable Agile organisations
  • Those looking to gain a recognised certification in Agile HR practices


This course is offered on our regular schedule or as a private course for organisations. It can be customised to your organisation’s needs.


About the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile)

Founded in 2010, ICAgile is a leading global Agile accreditation and certification body that helps organizations design learning experiences that cultivate an agile mindset and enable sustainable organizational agility. ICAgile provides world- class learning tracks to guide organizations in the development of their curriculum. ICAgile’s approach is not tied to any specific Agile methodology, thus giving people the flexibility to blend flavors in a way that make sense for their reality.

The Agile Talent (ICP-AHR) course, takes a deep dive into the mindset, practices and approaches needed in a People Operations (HR) function in an Agile organisation, including; 

  • The difference between the traditional organisation and the new Agile organisation
  • The traditional role of HR and the re-defined role of People Operations in an Agile organisation
  • Designing for a new way of working
  • Roles and career paths in a new light
  • Learning culture and the Agile growth mindset
  • Developing future Agile leaders
  • Recruiting and on-boarding for the right fit
  • Enabling effective performance for knowledge enterprises
  • Engaging intrinsic motivators 
  • Applying Agile practices to HR operations an initiatives 
  • HR as an enabler of the Agile mindset in the enterprise

  Course Outline

  1. Understanding Current Structures and Their Impact
  2. Designing Teams and Teams of Teams
  3. Aligning and Optimizing for Flow of Value
  4. Supporting Development of Agile Leaders
  5. Redefining Roles & Expectations
  6. Enabling Skill Development & Growth
  7. Embedding Agile/Lean Mindset and Core Values within Role Definition
  8. The Shortcomings of Traditional Career Paths
  9. Modern Value-Based Journey Maps (Career Mosaic)
  10. Growth Mindset as an Enabler of Learning Cultures
  11. Learner-Centered and Learner-Driven
  12. Making Time to Learn
  13. Industry, Peer and Team-Based Learning
  14. Adaptive Learning
  15. Innovative Sourcing
  16. Power of the Practical Interview
  17. Candidate Experience
  18. On-boarding, welcome journey and enablement
  19. Learning Fast and Tolerating Failure
  20. Individual Performance Support
  21. Team Goals and Performance Support
  22. System-Oriented Performance Assessment
  23. Enable Continuous Feedback
  24. Ownership-Driven Culture
  25. Culture Driven by Intrinsic Motivation
  26. Uncover Motivators and Demotivators
  27. Nurture an Environment of Self-Motivation
  28. Flexible Incentives
  29. Alternative Methods of Grouping/Categorization as a Step Towards Doing Away with Ranking Systems
  30. . Fair and Meaningful Pay
  31. Enabling Agility Throughout the Organization
  32. Coaching the People Aspects of the Organization
  33. Applying Agile Mindset and Practices to HR Initiatives and Operations
  34. Providing the Balance Between Culture and Structure
  35. Supporting Transformation From a Mindset Perspective
  36. Creating a Safe Environment
  37. Shifting to People Enablement
  38. Supporting Transformation From a Mindset Perspective


    This course is aimed at a broad audience, typically anyone working in, collaborating with or about to move into an Agile environment

  • HR professionals needing a clear understanding of Agile and its applications
  • Those wanting to transform their organisation’s behaviours and culture to align with Agile values
  • Agile coaches, Agile consultants, HR Business Partners, People Operations professionals
  • Line managers, operational business managers and consulting managers in both the private and public sector

Prerequisites: There are no course prerequisites but it is advised attendees have already taken the ICP Agile Foundation course. This course is useful for those already embedded in Agile projects as well as those about to begin or researching the area. 


Benefits of taking this course

  • Learn globally recognised competencies that are in demand right now
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodologies, frameworks and thinking
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team and organisation
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Learn from trainers who have proven track records
  • Gain an industry recognised award


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