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Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials

Live Virtual Class, May 20-23, 2024

Class Overview

Professional Agile Leadership class from Rebel Scrum

The Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) class is a transformative learning experience designed to equip leaders with the knowledge and skills to drive successful Agile transformations within their organizations. Led by experienced Agile Transformation Manager, Mary Iqbal, this class goes beyond the basics of Scrum and delves into the underlying principles and practices that make Agile leadership unique.

In the Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) class, leaders will gain a deep understanding of the "why" behind the Scrum framework. They will explore important questions such as why Scrum Team members work on objectives rather than tasks and how to hold team members accountable for delivery. By learning the answers to these questions, leaders will discover the key differences between leading in an Agile environment and traditional settings, enabling them to best support their Agile teams.

Who is it for?

  • The PAL class is designed for leaders who play a critical role in sponsoring Agile transformations, developing people on Scrum Teams, and leading one or more Scrum teams. Whether you are a senior executive, middle manager, or Agile team leader, this class will enhance your Agile leadership skills and empower your teams for success.

Key Benefits of PAL-E:

  • Transformative Opportunity: Enhance your ability to guide Agile teams towards unparalleled success. Acquire essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about leveraging Agile frameworks.
  • Understanding and Support: Gain profound insights into the skill levels of your Agile teams. Provide targeted support and coaching to help team members unlock their full potential.
  • Meaningful Measures of Success: Create metrics that empower team progress and align with Agile values. Develop meaningful measures of success that capture progress and value without hindering creativity and autonomy.
  • Certification and Expert Instruction: Earn the highly regarded Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I) certification. Benefit from the expertise and guidance of experienced Agile Transformation Manager, Mary Iqbal, who serves as the instructor.
  • Flexible Schedule: This class is offered as four half-days, allowing you to fit transformative learning into your busy schedule while minimizing disruption to your work commitments.

Throughout the PAL-E class, there is a strong emphasis on practical application. Leaders will gain a powerful set of tools to effectively navigate the complexities of Agile leadership. By understanding the nuances of Agile practices and principles, leaders will be empowered to make well-informed choices regarding the implementation of Agile methodologies within their organization. This knowledge will enable them to align their leadership approaches with the unique needs and capabilities of their Agile teams, fostering a collaborative environment that fuels innovation and continuous improvement.

Upon completion of the class, participants will receive credentials to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PAL Certification. The PAL Certification distinguishes you as part of an elite community of over 3,000 PAL badge holders from around the globe. Unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your PAL Certification will never expire, nor will it require future renewal fees.

Rebel Scrum, a training partner, conducts this class, ensuring a high-quality learning experience and adherence to industry standards. Join the PAL class now and embark on a journey of Agile leadership excellence that will transform your organization and drive sustainable success.

This class is guaranteed to run as scheduled.

Rebel Scrum provides engaging PAL training via Zoom, utilizing an electronic whiteboard for interactive sessions. Participants connect remotely, enjoying flexibility and active engagement.

Live virtual training PAL certification

Class Details



Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Start/End Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Start: May 20, 2024
End: May 23, 2024

Class Format



Rebel Scrum

Registration & Price

Price: USD 1295

More Information

 Mary Iqbal trainer

About Mary Iqbal

Mary Iqbal brings a wealth of expertise as an Agile Transformation Manager, where she played a pivotal role in improving the adoption of agile frameworks for over 50 agile teams at a prominent healthcare company. She successfully led the organization through a transformative journey, enabling teams to embrace agile methodologies and achieve remarkable results.

In addition to her Agile Transformation Management experience, Mary has acted as a Scrum Master for Scrum teams, providing guidance and support in implementing Scrum practices effectively. Furthermore, she has served as an agile coach for Kanban teams, leveraging her expertise to optimize workflow management and drive continuous improvement.

Mary's exceptional leadership skills and proficiency in Scrum practices have consistently delivered tangible results. She has successfully doubled the business line of a data processing organization and implemented new technologies as primary platforms for consumer products companies, enhancing their competitiveness and driving growth.

Beyond her professional achievements, Mary's passion for promoting Scrum practices and knowledge sharing is evident through her role as the organizer of the annual Scrum Day conference in Madison, Wisconsin. This conference serves as a platform for industry professionals to gather, exchange insights, and further advance their understanding of Scrum.

Driven by her commitment to enhancing team performance, Mary founded Rebel Scrum, a company dedicated to providing comprehensive group Scrum training and consulting services. Through Rebel Scrum, she empowers teams to embrace Scrum methodologies, optimize their performance levels, and achieve outstanding outcomes.

With her extensive experience, leadership abilities, and dedication to promoting Agile transformations, Mary Iqbal is an invaluable asset for organizations aiming to navigate the dynamic business landscape and maximize their success through the implementation of agile methodologies.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone currently in or aspiring to be in a leadership role who wants to help their organization realize the benefits of Agile and pursue organizational agility.

Learning Objectives

Following the PAL-E course, you'll have learned how to perform the following:

  • Enable organizations to realize the benefits of Agile and pursue organizational agility.
  • Support Agile teams by helping them understand organizational goals and direction and empowering self-organization.
  • Explain the needs of Agile teams and leadership priorities in developing them.
  • Describe the relationship between Agile maturity and situational leadership.
  • Measure Agile progress along with the benefits and impacts of agility.


The PAL-E course is a mix of lecture, case studies and interactive exercises as you collaborate with other students:

  • Why Agile Matters
    • Case Study – The Agile Transformation.
    • Complexity of Product Development.
    • Relating Complexity and Management Style.
    • Why Pursue Agility?
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Developing People
    • Understanding Motivation.
    • Exploring Self-Organization.
    • Benefits of an Agile Leader & Scrum Roles.
    • Agile Maturity.
    • Leadership and Delegation.
  • Measuring Agility
    • How to Measure Agile Progress.
    • Metrics for Different Maturity Levels.
    • Four Key Value Areas.
  • Leaders Grow Agility
    • Complex Environments.
    • Organizational Priorities.
    • Key Preconditions for Agile Teams.
    • Hiring Agilists.
    • Personal & Team Values.
  • Challenges of an Agile Leader
    • Project Mindset or Product Mindset.
    • Focus of Leaders.
    • Importance of Done.
    • Planning.


After participating in a Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials course, you'll receive credentials to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PAL Certification. These credentials never expire, however should you attempt the PAL assessment within 14 days after receiving your credentials and not receive a passing score, you'll be granted a 2nd attempt for no additional fee.  

Earning your PAL Certification makes you part of an elite community of 3,000+ PAL badge holders from around the globe and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.


This class is offered as a live virtual class via zoom.  Immediately after registering, you will receive an email from which will contain zoom class information.