Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials Burlington, Sep 24-25, 2018


Course Overview

The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) course provides a foundation for the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful Agile transformation. This course was developed by in collaboration with the Professional Scrum Trainer community. After the class, students are eligible for the PAL I assessment certification. If you pass the assessment, you will gain the industry recognized PAL I certification. This certification will NEVER expire, and it makes you part of an elite community of PAL I badge holders. 


Who Should Attend

The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials course is recommended for leaders who are involved in the adoption of Agility in their organization, and also those in leadership roles who want to grow their organization's ability to respond to market opportunities, competitive pressures, or opportunities for innovation. It is particularly beneficial for managers and leaders who are responsible for leading one or more Scrum Teams, or senior executives who are acting as a sponsor for the Agile transformation.


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Early Bird will expire on August 24th, 2018 at 4:00 PM EST.

Price: USD 1500

Course Details

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Language: English

This course will be co-taught by Kurt Bittner.

Start and End Times: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

The 2-day Professional Agile Leadership Essentials course will equip leaders and managers with the knowledge and skills to help their organizations change by providing an overview of what "Agile" is and how it works, and why organizations need it to survive and thrive in a changing world. Students will also learn how to measure and quantify the benefits of agile from a business perspective, as well as gain an understanding of how to help form and support agile teams using an empirical approach. Additionally, students will be presented with ways to deal with typical challenges that agile teams face and how to support the teams by removing impediments and becoming a servant-leader. This training is a unique mix of theory and practice, optimized for the best learning experience. 

The PAL-E course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. This course uses an interactive, exercise-based approach to help attendees experience the challenges agile leaders face, and learn techniques for overcoming those challenges. maintains the defined curriculum and materials taught by our 200+ Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) to assure consistency and quality for students worldwide. 


Course Topics

  • Why Agile?
  • Agile Leaders Sustain Agility 
  • Developing People 
  • Measuring Agility




All participants completing the Professional Agile Leadership Essentials course will receive a password to attempt the PAL I assessment. The industry recognized PAL I certification requires a minimum passing score on this rigorous assessment. 


PDU Credits


Students of courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending the two-day Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E). Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at


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