Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) Certification Training

Enable agility and adaptability within yourself and your organisation with business agility

A set of Transformative Skills for Organisations to Thrive in a Rapidly Evolving World

Our Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) course, accredited by ICAgile, equips participants with essential mindset, skills, and approaches needed in today’s fast-paced environment. With a focus on delivering value daily, this interactive course explores ways to delight customer, ignite innovation, and continuous improvement.

Tailored for the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) work environment, the course instills new behaviors, thinking, and ways of working for the digital age. Participants gain hands-on experience and learn new knowledge, mindsets, frameworks, tools, and techniques to thrive amidst chaos. But more importantly, see the changes needed in their approach and assumptions.

Topics include the importance of business agility, new ways of thinking, differentiating behaviors, and necessary practices. Participants conclude with crafting a personalised getting-started plan.

By earning the ICAgile Accredited Business Agility Foundation (ICP-BAF) certification, professionals enhance their agility skills, advance in agile organisations, and contribute to team and organisational success in today’s evolving business landscape.


What will you learn?

  • What is Business Agility, why is it important, and it’s criticality to your business’s future success
  • The values and principles required to be successful
  • The types of teams and teamwork skills that are required
  • What are the best mindset and practices to use depending on the business situation and level of complexity, chaos, unknown unknowns
  • How to identify value for your business
  • How to make sure the customer is the focus of your business and why this is important
  • Models and practices that will enable you to understand and increase your clarity when your work is unpredictable and complex (including polarity management, mental models, high performing questions, experimenting and hypothesis testing)
  • An overview of relevant business agility frameworks that optimise your day to day execution of work. (design thinking, lean start-up, scrum, lean systems thinking, and kanban)

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the drivers for business agility in the economy and their own business environment
  • Learn new techniques for team collaboration and for putting the customer at the heart of our work
  • Learn to develop a compelling vision for success
  • Understand how we react to change and how to prepare and support others through change
  • Recognise and use new ways of thinking that enable a focus on creating value in the organisation
  • Identify new behaviours required to enable innovative solutions 
  • Appraise which Business Agility frameworks can best help with optimising execution in a VUCA work environment.

Course Duration

15 hours (2 days F2F and Online)

Training Format

Instructor-led, face to face

Intended Audience

This is a generalist certification and an entry point to several of ICAgile’s tracks across all of their learning programmes. We think that business professionals working in Product management, Marketing and HR will especially benefit, but if you are a Product owner working with IT we think you will find this valuable too. 

  • Team members working in an organisation adopting agile ways of working
  • Leaders at every level guiding teams as they navigate through change
  • Consultants looking for a solid grounding in business agility
  • Anyone who wants to bring innovation and continuous improvement into their work
  • Anyone interested in learning and understanding the changes in approach and ways of working to enable organisational agility in today’s complex but innovation demanding business climate.


Our ICAGILE Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) accredited course curriculum in detail can be viewed here.

How to register for this course

Fill out the Talk to a Facilitator form now, and we will contact you and organise for you to attend. Talk to us about other group discounts that could apply to your business.

Entry Requirements

No prior knowledge and certifications are required for attending this learning programme.

We think it is ideal for learners to have some experience with working in teams, for at least a few years. If you are continuously looking for better ways of working, this course is for you.

Upcoming Dates

Class 1 (Online class)

9 am-11:30 am 

August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 (2024)

September 3, 6 (2024)

Class 2 (Face-to-face)

September 19-20, 2024

Class 3 (Face-to-face)

December 5-6, 2024


The Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) certification is issued by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). ICAgile is a globally recognised accreditation and certification body for agile training. 

ICAgile collaborates with a network of authorised training providers and certified instructors who deliver the ICP-BAF certification course. These trainers are approved by ICAgile to provide the necessary training and assessments required for participants to earn the certification.

Upon successful completion of the certification requirements, including attending the training course and completing and passing the assessment, ICAgile issues the ICP-BAF certification to the participants. The certificate signifies that the individual has full participated in the course and has met the standards set by ICAgile for business agility foundations and possesses a solid understanding of agile principles and practices in a business context.

There are no formal prerequisites for attending the ICP-BAF training. It is designed to cater to individuals at various experience levels and roles within an organisation.

Having some familiarity with agile concepts, practices, or frameworks can be beneficial and enhance your learning experience during the training. Prior exposure to agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, or Lean can provide a helpful foundation but are not required. 

What is the process to get ICP-BAF certified?

To obtain the certification, you need to:

  1. Attend all sessions of the iCP-BAF course
  2. Participate and engage
  3. Develop an Agility Roadmap artifact proving your understanding of the learning topics and personal plan for the future, both on a short and long-term horizon.

Ekipa’s Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) Certification does not have specific eligibility requirements. It is open to professionals from various backgrounds and roles who are interested in developing their understanding of business agility and applying business agility principles and practices in a business context. The certification is designed to cater to individuals at different stages of their agile journey, whether they are new to agile or already have some experience with agile practices.

At Ekipa, we provide in-person classroom training. This traditional mode of training involves attending the certification course in a physical classroom setting. Participants gather in a designated training facility, and the course is delivered by two certified faciliators who provide face-to-face instruction and facilitate discussions and plenty of interactive activities.

For certification you are required to attend and complete the assessment process – should something critical come up during the course we can look for a solution on a case-by-case basis.