Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials
Live Virtual Class, May 15-16, 2023
Professional Agile Leadership Essentials™ (PAL-E) is a hands-on, activity based class in which managers and leaders of agile teams gain a strong understanding of how to best support, guide, and coach their teams to create the conditions for great agility.
The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I) certification exam.
Being an agile organization requires senior leaders, middle managers, and agile team members to change the way that they organize their work, manage that work, and measure the results of the work. Agile teams cannot do this on their own; they need help from the entire organization. Changes in the way that people think and work are required driving improved results by having everyone’s goals and ways of working aligned.
In this two day class attendees develop a deep understanding of the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile environment. Leaders and managers are critical enablers in helping their organizations be successful, yet the role of leaders and managers in an agile organization can be quite different from what they are used to. This workshop uses a combination of instruction and team-based exercises to help participants learn how to form and support agile teams to achieve better results, and how to lead the cultural and behavioral changes that organizations must make to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach.
View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others. You can download the course datasheet for offline reading.
Who Should Attend
The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials course is designed for managers and those in leadership roles who are responsible for the introduction and establishment of Agile methods and techniques in an organization.
- Leaders sponsoring an Agile transformation or involved in the adoption of Agility in their organizations
- Managers or leaders responsible for developing people on Scrum teams
- Leaders of one or more Scrum Teams including Scrum Masters, Product Owners and other leaders on Scrum Teams
- Understand how agility can help you improve your organization’s performance
- Learn the challenges teams face during an Agile transformation and how to remove impediments
- Discover the shift in management style that a leader must make when going from traditional to agile ways of working
- Understand the leader’s role in “self-managing” teams
- Learn how to assess and foster the team’s agile maturity
- Discover how to connect values (personal, team and Scrum values) and clear goals to develop high performing teams
- Identify how to measure the benefits and impacts of agility in your organization
- Theory and Principles
- Improving Value Delivery
- Value - The "What"
- Culture - The "Who"
- Professionalism - The "How"
Professional Scrum Certification
All participants completing the Professional Agile Leadership – Essentials course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I) certification assessment. PAL-E class participants who attempt the PAL I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the price?
The price includes course materials, the PAL I assessment and lifetime certification from Scrum.org.
How do I achieve the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I) certification?
The PAL I certification is achieved by taking and passing an online assessment in your own time following the course. It can be taken from any internet-connected computer.
What is required to achieve the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I) certification?
The PAL I assessment is comprised of multiple-choice questions that must be completed in 60 minutes. The pass mark is 85%. The course fee provides up to 2 attempts at the PAL I assessment.
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What are the course hours?
The course hours are shown further down this page.
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How many people will attend?
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How should I prepare for the course?
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About The Trainer
Wim Heemskerk is a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer. Wim helps organisations multiply the value they create by embracing the full power of their people. He helps management & development teams to be agile in their practices.
Wim is honest, transparent, passionate, and always ready to try a fresh angle. He likes to inspire and encourage learning and lasting change, the kind people say they created and wanted themselves.
Wim is based in the Netherlands. He is always happy to arrange private training for your company. Please get in touch to find out more.
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- Kate Hobler. Guiding organizations to make products happen
Contact The Trainer:
Phone: +44 7547 341 301
This will be a Live Virtual Remote/Online Course. Find out more about our online courses.
Course hours are listed further up this page.
Full details on how to participate will be sent to you by email shortly before the class.
Live Virtual Course Requirements:
– Computer with an internet connection, Microphone, Speakers & Webcam
– Free install of Zoom
– We can assist you with the set-up on the days before the class if required.
– The trainer will be available for 30 minutes each day before the course starts to offer any technical assistance required.