Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials Zurich, Apr 29-30, 2020
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 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.
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.
- 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"
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
What is included in the price?
The price includes course materials, the PAL I assessment and lifetime certification from Scrum.org.
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 PAL I assessment.
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 Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk and we 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 'Register now and pay via Credit Card' option when you register.
Can I register now and pay via invoice later?
Yes. Please select the 'Register now and pay later via Invoice' option when you register.
Where can I find more answers to common questions?
Visit our full FAQ page for more answers to frequently asked questions.
Who can I contact with further questions?
You can email us at Support@TheScrumMaster.co.uk
Price: EUR 2300
About The Trainer
Wim Heemskerk is a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer. Wim helps organisations multiply the value they create by embracing the full power of their people. He helps management & development teams to be agile in their practices.
Wim is honest, transparent, passionate, and always ready to try a fresh angle. He likes to inspire and encourage learning and lasting change, the kind people say they created and wanted themselves.
Wim is based in the Netherlands. He is always happy to arrange private training for your company. Please get in touch to find out more.
What Clients Have To Say About The Trainer:
“Wim is an excellent software engineer with deep knowledge of Agile and Scrum. I know Wim as the leading person in the Agile community at Capgemini where he was active in organising events for knowledge sharing. He is also a trainer for Scrum and speaker about test automation, Agile and Scrum for international seminars and events.”
- Els Verkaik. Agile Transformation Coach
"I have been working with Wim in a large Agile Transformation, Wim is an experienced Agile Coach, based his own experience he is able to help teams becoming Agile, not only following agile processes, he includes team dynamics and Agile test and development practices in his coaching approach"
- Henk Jan Huizer. Accelerating Digital and Agile Transformations
"Wim has been a great inspiration to me in becoming and thinking more Agile. Combining his technical background and testing skills (and with a lot of enthusiasm!), Wim showed us testers how developers think and what they need, thereby showing us testers how to keep adding value in an Agile development team. Great guy to work with and listen to!"
- Leo Thijssen. Capgemini
"I had an opportunity to work with Wim during preparations and review of a special edition of a Professional Scrum Developer course. Wim proved not only to be a great craftsman, plainly destroying every problem thrown at him, but also an extraordinary observer. His comments on improvements were precise and pushed teamwork forward a lot. In addition to that he gave a great presentation of his training skills. I'm definitely recommending him as a professional, coach and a teacher."
- Kate Hobler. Guiding organizations to make products happen
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