- Explore leadership in an agile context
- Discover agile approaches to change program goals
- Develop agile leadership competency and maturity
- Balance education, practice and peer collaboration
When leaders enable agile methods, the resulting speed, flexibility and experimental culture creates a competitive advantage. Open your organization to creativity and innovation while reducing risk and blame. Training your teams in agile alone will not spur an organizational shift. As a leader, you can guide transformation by shaping the culture and vision of your company. Review real life case studies, access custom tools, and be immersed in interactive learning. Explore enterprise-focused lean and agile methods from the executive perspective. Learning alongside other leaders, craft your agile leadership strategy to deliver faster results, higher quality, and unparalleled innovation.
In an agile organization, leaders must shift from directive approaches to ones that enable autonomy, mastery and purpose within the ranks of their employees. In Certified Agile Leadership, participants assess the current state of agility within their organizations and discuss the unique requirements of the agile leader’s role. During the workshop, agile leaders develop short-term plans to drive better application of the agile mindset and techniques. To this end, the workshop studies three key leadership factors: people operations, self-management and personal presence. Earn the Scrum Alliance® Certified Agile Leadership 1 credential upon completion of this workshop.
Certified Agile Leadership is a two-day workshop focused on the role, responsibilities and reasons for being an agile leader. A highly interactive program is aimed at helping participants create personalized plans that can be put directly into action following the workshop. A rich combination of discussions with peers, lecture, movies, micro-exercises and more ensure that participants are both engaged and entertained.
An agile leader operates effectively amid uncertainty, complexity and rapid change. They are knowledgeable about agile values, approaches and practices. And they strive to find creative solutions through increased self-awareness, a growth mindset and team engagement. The Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program includes introductory education to bring awareness of the focus and journey of the agile leader as well as an advanced path of validated learning and practice for the leader to continue the learning journey.
This course is taught by actual executives who have personally been at the forefront of numerous agile transformations, and are recognized thought leaders in the agile space for over fifteen years. Personal experience in both public and commercial organizations with the full gamut of agile techniques including Scrum, Kanban, scaling methods and DevOps helps instructors connect with the real-world needs of participants, instead of just conveying theory. Learn what has and hasn’t worked in real world whole-company transformations, encompassing not just software development but also impacts to HR, finance, marketing and more.
Who Should Attend
- Executives, middle management, and other leaders with organizational influence;
- Leaders who support, lead, or interact with agile teams;
- Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an agile adoption within their organization.
Course Completion and Certification
Successful attendees receive Scrum Alliance CAL 1 Credential and a 2-year membership in the Scrum Alliance. In addition, the class is eligible for 16 PDU credits with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
- 16 PDUs toward PMI certification
- Membership in Scrum Alliance