Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials
Live Virtual Class, October 23-24, 2023
Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials is a 2-day workshop designed to provide a foundation for the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile transformation. 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 behavioural changes that organizations must make to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach.
Becoming an agile organization is a profound transformation that 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. The changes for all involved are profound, but so are the results when everyone's goals and ways of working are aligned.
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Registration & Price
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What You Will Learn
To succeed in a changing world, organizations need to become more agile, more responsive to customer needs and market changes. This workshop will equip leaders and managers to help their organizations change by providing participants with:
- An overview of what "Agile" is, why organizations need it to survive and thrive in a changing world, how it works, and how to quantify its benefits from a business perspective
- The means to identify the potential opportunities and impacts of Agile in terms of business value
- An understanding of how Agile addresses the root causes of business uncertainty and IT project failure and/or dissatisfied customers
- The ability to compare and contrast Agile practices with alternative business practices and discuss how Agile fosters a culture of innovation and enhances financial performance
- An understanding of how to help form and support agile teams using an empirical approach to product delivery
- An understanding of typical challenges that agile teams face and how to support them by removing impediments
Expected Outcomes After Attending the Workshop
You will have leaders who understand how being agile adds value to their business, and why leadership understanding, sponsorship, and support of Agile practices are essential to successfully becoming more agile as an organization. Leaders will be prepared to support and enable successful teams by providing guidance and removing impediments that are beyond the team's ability to address.
This class can be delivered on-site, in a specific organization, to help its leaders understand their important role in transforming their organization or in a public class setting.
- Development of a common language
- Understanding of core problems in IT Product and Software Development
- Professional introduction and establishment of Agile techniques
- Role management plays in the Agile change of an organization
- Theory and Principles
- Improving Value Delivery
- Value - The "What"
- Culture - The "Who"
- Professionalism - The "How"
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 IT organization/division.
Certification & Assessments
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
Is this course online?
Yes, this course has been converted from a face to face training course to a "virtual" training experience. You can take this training from the comfort of your own home, but means you need to have an internet connection.
How does the online experience differ from the face to face training?
We all adjusting to this new reality and need to social distance. We've been surprised how similar the online experience is to the face to face one and how engaged the students have been throughout the day. The feedback has been excellent from students who've taken the online training, along with the assessment results.
What is included in the price?
The price includes course materials, 2 attempts at the PAL I assessment, a lifetime certification from Scrum.org and a 40% discount on the PSM II assessment.
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 PSM I assessment. A second attempt is offered if the 1st attempt is taking within 14 days after the course and failed to pass.
What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 each day.
How many people will attend?
Our courses are kept small to ensure a premium experience.
How should I prepare for the course?
No preparation is required. You may wish to read the Scrum Guide.
I'm not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will advise you.
How can I pay for the course?
Upon registering you have a number of payment options: Credit/Debit Card, Register now and pay by invoice, and PayPal. Or simply contact us at email@example.com for direct assistance.
Can I register without paying VAT?
For virtual format courses only and for those who live outside the UK. Upon registering, VAT will be automatically correctly applied, or not, on checkout. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU's for attending a course.
Where can I find your course booking and cancellation policies?
Visit our public course policy page.
Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
You can email them at email@example.com
This training course is virtual one and will take place from the comfort of your own home. You’ll only need a computer or tablet with a camera and microphone that's it.
With the use of video conferencing, online collaboration tools, and a combination of cameras on our side, to obtain an interactive learning environment you would get in a physical in-person training. The delivery & outcome of the virtual classes has far surpassed our own expectations.