Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials Columbus, Feb 18-19, 2019


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.

This 2-day workshop uses a combination of instruction and team-based exercises to help participants learn how to empower teams and enable their organizations to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach.

This workshop will equip leaders and managers with the tools they need to promote healthy organizational 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

  • 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

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.

Train the Trainer Opportunity

This particular class is open to all, but it also qualifies as a ‘train-the-trainer’ event for participants that have been formally recognized as Professional Scrum Trainers (PST) prior to the class.


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

Why is governed by the originator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber, and as such instructs students on the very core of Scrum. The material content is consistent with all trainers, but many brilliant minds have contributed to the training material. The material is intended to transform the way you approach work, not just instructional on the mechanics of Scrum.

Price: USD 1299

Course Details


Columbus, United States


Feb 18, 2019
Feb 19, 2019

More Information

Language: English

About Your Trainer

A Professional Scrum Trainer with, Ryan Ripley has experience as a software developer, manager, director, and ScrumMaster at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan is committed to helping teams break the cycle of “bad Scrum” so they can deliver valuable software that delights their customers.

The host of Agile for Humans, the top Agile podcast on iTunes, Ryan lives in Indiana with his wife Kristin and three children. He blogs at and is on Twitter @ryanripley. Ryan loves talking about all things Agile and promises not to speak in the third person if you come up and ask him a question.


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