Achieving the ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) demonstrates an ability to articulate the values, principles, and dimensions of business agility. Business agilists can formulate an action plan for applying agility in their workplaces and can appraise and use a variety of frameworks, tools, and techniques to jumpstart the organizational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality.

When you successfully complete your class and your post-class survey, you’ll earn a certificate that you can share with employers and your professional network. Certificates are downloadable PDFs configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn.

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Who benefits from this certification?

Anyone interested in the paradigm shifts necessary to enable organizational agility in today’s innovative business climate will find Business Agility Foundations 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 (ICP) 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.


The Need for Business Agility

  • Drivers and Criticality
  • Values, Principles and Dimensions
  • Empowering Teams
  • Customer Value and Continuous Learning

Compelling Vision, Focus and Clarity of Purpose

  • Compelling Vision and Clarity of Purpose
  • Focusing on the Big Picture and Emerging Future as an Agile Business
  • Understanding Customers, Stakeholders, Business and Emerging Markets

Enabling Business Agility

  • Developing a Growth Mindset
  • Blind Spots, Mental Models, Patterns and Sense Making
  • Relationship between Complexity and Business Agility
  • Recognizing and Managing Dilemmas, Paradoxes and Polarities

New and Differentiating Behaviors

  • Ask vs. Tell: High-Performance Questions
  • Making Value Visible
  • Experimenting and Hypothesis Testing
  • Complex Dynamics of Change, Polarities, Systemic Problems and Disruptive Threats

Implementing and Sustaining Business Agility

  • Frameworks, Tools and Techniques
  • Lean Systems Thinking
  • LeanStartup and Canvases
  • Design Thinking Approaches
  • Flow-Based Values and Systems
  • Iterative Framework and Sampling of Practices

Business Agility as the New Normal

  • Creating Space for Optimal Engagement and Value Creation
  • Action Plans and Tools to Accelerate Business Agility
  • Continually Reinventing
  • Measures of Success

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