Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials     

Lead and Enable Agile Transformation

Becoming an Agile organization is a transformation that requires senior executives, middle managers and Agile team members to change the way they organize their work, manage that work and measure results of the work. The changes for those involved are profound and so are the results when everyone's goals and ways of working are aligned.          

Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials (PAL-E) is a 2-day training course that provides a foundation for the role leadership can play in enabling a successful Agile transformation. Leaders are critical in helping their organizations be successful and their roles in an Agile organization can be different from what they are used to. PAL-E’s combination of instruction and team-based exercises helps you gain an understanding of how to guide and mentor Agile teams, as well as how to lead the cultural and behavioral changes often needed to reap the benefits of an Agile approach to product delivery.

After participating in this class, you'll receive credentials to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PAL Certification.  Earning your PAL Certification makes you part of an elite community of 3,000+ PAL badge holders from around the globe and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone currently in or aspiring to be in a leadership role who wants to help their organization realize the benefits of Agile and pursue organizational agility.

Learning Objectives

Following the PAL-E course, you'll have learned how to perform the following:

  • Enable organizations to realize the benefits of Agile and pursue organizational agility.
  • Support Agile teams by helping them understand organizational goals and direction and empowering self-organization.
  • Explain the needs of Agile teams and leadership priorities in developing them.
  • Describe the relationship between Agile maturity and situational leadership.
  • Measure Agile progress along with the benefits and impacts of agility.

 

Topics

The PAL-E  course is a mix of lecture, case studies and interactive exercises as you collaborate with other students:

  • Why Agile Matters
    • Case Study – The Agile Transformation.
    • Complexity of Product Development.
    • Relating Complexity and Management Style.
    • Why Pursue Agility?
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Developing People
    • Understanding Motivation.
    • Exploring Self-Organization.
    • Benefits of an Agile Leader & Scrum Roles.
    • Agile Maturity.
    • Leadership and Delegation.
  • Measuring Agility
    • How to Measure Agile Progress.
    • Metrics for Different Maturity Levels.
    • Four Key Value Areas.
  • Leaders Grow Agility
    • Complex Environments.
    • Organizational Priorities.
    • Key Preconditions for Agile Teams.
    • Hiring Agilists.
    • Personal & Team Values.
  • Challenges of an Agile Leader
    • Project Mindset and Product Mindset.
    • Focus of Agile Leaders.
    • Importance of Done.
    • Planning.
       
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Scrum.org Certification

After participating in a Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials course, you'll receive credentials to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PAL Certification. These credentials never expire, however should you attempt the PAL assessment within 14 days after receiving your credentials and not receive a passing score, you'll be granted a 2nd attempt for no additional fee.  

Earning your PAL Certification makes you part of an elite community of 3,000+ PAL badge holders from around the globe and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.

 

Public and Private Training

Please visit our public training schedule to find our upcoming public PAL-E classes.

Interested in private on-site or Live Virtual Training?  If so, private classes are available with group discounts! Please contact us at training@madisonhenry.com or 844.BE.AGILE so we can discuss your needs.

 

PMI PDU Credits

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for earning a Scrum.org certification. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs here.

 

About Scrum.org

Scrum.org is the home of Scrum, leading the evolution and maturity of Scrum to improve the profession of software development.

In addition to defining industry-leading Scrum training for practitioners at all levels, Scrum.org provides all of the tools and resources needed by Scrum practitioners to deliver value using Scrum. It hosts the Scrum Guide in 30 languages, provides assessments to allow people to evaluate themselves and improve and hosts community blogs, forums and resources to foster discussion and knowledge transfer.

 

Why Train with Scrum.org?

  • Scrum Leadership – Scrum.org is led by the co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber.

  • Scrum Guide Alignment – Scrum.org's training is aligned with the Scrum Guide that is published and maintained by Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland.

  • Consistent Quality – Scrum.org has developed and regularly enhances 1 body of content for each of its courses in collaboration with Scrum.org's 300+ global Professional Scrum Trainer to help ensure consistency and high quality. Scrum.org's approach of integrating lectures with team-based case studies and interactive exercises helps enable a great learning experience and preparation to begin effectively applying Scrum.

  • Meaningful CertificationsScrum.org's Assessment & Certification Program includes rigorous assessments with the opportunity to examine your knowledge of Scrum, earn highly respected certifications and be recognized on Scrum.org. And unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.examine your knowledge of Scrum, earn highly respected certifications and be recognized on Scrum.org.

 

About Madison Henry   Scrum.org PST  Scrum.org PTN

The Madison Henry Group helps clients realize the benefits of agile software development and pursue organizational agility.

Founded in 2005, Madison Henry enables high performance and optimizes the value delivered by complex software through three lines of professional services: Agile Transformation with coaching and consulting across the enterprise; Training & Certification in partnership with industry leaders such as Scrum.org, Kanban University and Scaled Agile (SAFe); and Staff Augmentation for the key roles of Scrum Masters, Scrum Developers and Kanban Delivery Managers.

We are passionate about our work.  We value insight, commitment and innovation.  We maintain an unwavering pledge to client success and satisfaction.