Agile + DevOps West 2019 Pre-conference Training : Certified Agile Leadership

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Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:30am to Monday, June 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Certified Agile Leadership

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  • 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).
Bonus Offerings
  • 16 PDUs toward PMI certification
  • Membership in Scrum Alliance 
Course Outline
Introduction to Scrum and Agility
Why Lean & Agile?
  • State of the Industry
  • Where Agile Fits Best
  • Real-World Challenges & Benefits
  • Your Agile Business Case
A Survey of Lean & Agile Methods
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • DevOps & XP
  • Lean & The Lean Startup
  • Scaling Patterns
  • Defining the Agility Gap
An Agile Leader’s Role
  • Differences from Legacy Leadership
  • Appropriate Delegation & Empowerment
  • Personal Leadership Transformer
Growing an Agile Organization
  • Patterns of the Agile Organization
  • Crossfunctional Organizational Design
  • Agile Governance Structures
  • Agile Cultural Transformer
Class Daily Schedule
/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Scrum Alliance certification fee—a $100 Value
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Sanjiv Augustine
LitheSpeed LLC

Sanjiv Augustine is the founder, president, and CEO of LitheSpeed LLC and an entrepreneur, industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant, and trainer. With nearly thirty years in the industry, Sanjiv has served as a trusted adviser to executives and management at leading firms, including Capital One, The Capital Group, CNBC, Comcast, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, General Dynamics, HCA Healthcare, The Motley Fool, National Geographic, Nationwide Insurance, Royal Bank of Canada, Samsung, and Walmart. Sanjiv is the author of the books Managing Agile Projects and Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, as well as several publications, including "Transitioning to Agile Project Management" and "The Lean-Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery." He is a dynamic, sought-after keynote speaker who presents regularly at agile and PMI user groups and conferences worldwide.