Helping Leaders Understand their Role in Enabling Agility

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Being an agile organisation requires senior leaders, middle managers, and agile team members to change the way that they organise, manage and measure the results of the work. Agile teams cannot do this on their own; they need help from the entire organisation. Changes in the way that people think, and work are required to drive improved results by having everyone's goals and ways of working aligned. During this class leaders develop a deep understanding of the role that they play in creating the conditions for a successful agile environment.

Leaders and managers are critical enablers in helping their organisations be successful, yet the role of leaders and managers in an agile organisation 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 behavioural changes that organisations must make to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach.

Learning Outcomes

What you will learn:

  • Understand how agility can help you improve your organization's performance
  • Learn the challenges teams face during an Agile transformation and how to remove impediments
  • Discover the shift in management style that a leader must make when going from traditional to agile ways of working
  • Understand the leader’s role in “self-managing” teams
  • Learn how to assess and foster the team’s agile maturity
  • Discover how to connect values (personal, team and Scrum values) and clear goals to develop high performing teams
  • Identify how to measure the benefits and impacts of agility in your organisation


No prerequisites are required to attend this course, however we recommend that attendees have:

  • An understanding of agile practices such as Scrum Kanban or other Agile frameworks
  • Experience in Agile leadership or Management

What's Included?

  • All participants completing the Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I) certification assessment.
  • Lifetime certification - no annual renewal fee required
  • Students of courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day a professional Agile Leadership course

Who will benefit?

The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials course is designed for:

  • Leaders sponsoring an Agile transformation or involved in the adoption of Agility in their organisations
  • Managers or leaders responsible for developing people on Scrum teams
  • Leaders of one or more Scrum Teams including Scrum Masters, Product Owners and other leaders on Scrum Teams

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