Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials New York, Oct 1-2, 2018
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 behavioral 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.
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 the 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 become 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the price?
The price includes course materials and refreshments
What certification can I achieve with the course?
This course prepares you to sit for the Professional Agile Leadership certification exam.
What are the course hours?
Courses start at 09:00 AM and finish at 5:00 PM each day.
How many people will attend?
John's courses are capped at around 15 attendees 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 the trainer at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will advise you.
Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU's for attending a course.
Can I pay via credit/debit card?
Yes. Please select the 'Pay with Credit/Debit card' option when you register.
Can I register now and pay via invoice later?
Yes. Email us at email@example.com with your details.
Where can I contact the trainer with further questions?
You can email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price: USD 1350
About The Trainer
John Gillespie is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org. He is one of only a few Scrum trainers globally able to offer the full range of Scrum.org courses. John has numerous LinkedIn recommendations from happy clients.
John has better than ten years experience with Scrum and 25+ years of experience in delivering complex software systems. John led the development of Fleet Bank's (Bank of America) first online banking application and more than ten lottery system implementations globally. His classes are filled with numerous examples he has garnered on the front lines of software development over the past 25 years.
Over the last ten years, John has been guiding organizations including Oracle, Bank of America, US Navy, Wells Fargo, Publix, BNY-Mellon, JP Morgan Chase and Warner Music.
He is based in New York City and offers Scrum training courses with certification all over the world. He trains and coaches Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Development Teams and organizations in their transition to Scrum and Agile.
John is always happy to arrange private training for your company. Please reach out to find out more.
What Clients Have To Say About John:
John has an encyclopedic knowledge of what it takes to be a Scrum Master, as well as plenty of real-world examples to contextualize that knowledge. After spending the two days with John during his course, I was able to not only pass the PSM I exam but more importantly, I was able to bring his guidance back to my organization and help us improve our practices. It also helps that he is a nice guy, a patient instructor, and impossible to stump with a question. I recommend John to anyone looking to improve their knowledge of Scrum.
John was a very patient and informative instructor. He made sure that everyone understood every concept before moving forward, and took the time to answer any questions that were asked with great detail.
Thank you for the great class!
John is a skilled Scrum instructor. His presentation makes everyone feel comfortable, no matter their skill level or experience; John's disarming charm accepts everyone where they are. He also has a deep well of real-life experience with project management that he humbly draws from to refresh whatever content he's dispensing. A skilled practitioner and trainer, making the world better one Scrum at a time.
I took John's Professional Scrum Product Owner course to sharpen my Scrum/Agile knowledge and to learn more about the Product Owner role in a Scrum environment. John is extremely knowledgeable and was very accommodating to the class. You could tell he really is passionate about teaching the subject. He made sure to answer all of our questions and provided numerous resources to help advance our Scrum knowledge. Additionally, he gave useful advice and real-life insights on how we could improve our Scrum practices at our jobs (and made me realize how little Scrum we actually exercise). I would highly recommend his courses if you're interested in furthering your career in Scrum.
John is an amazing Agile coach and trainer. His two days of training ( BNY employee training) was priceless in learning agile. I still remember how confused and resistant faces (to adapt to agile) changed to smiles, and everyone relaxed. This was only possible due to the way John encouraged questions and patiently cleared each doubt without being too focused on completing his training modules for day 1. Once the group doubts were cleared, the next day we not only finished the all the training modules but had time for questions. I for one thoroughly enjoyed his coaching. Even after the training, he was fully available to hand hold anytime and help us succeed as the organization worked its way to adapt to Agile. He is a great trainer, mentor and someone who made me love Agile and made it so easy for me to understand and apply. I thoroughly recommend John to anyone who wants to go the Agile way, both individual or organization.