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Professional Agile Leadership Essentials

The Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials is a modular workshop, adaptable up to 2-days in length based on the needs of your organization. The workshop provides a foundation for the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile transformation using a combination of instruction and team-based exercises.

PAL-e | 2 Days | Beginner | Leaders, Executives

Course Overview

Professional Agile Leadership (PAL-e) Essentials is a modular workshop, adaptable up to 2-days in length based on the needs of your organization. The workshop provides 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 behavioural changes that organizations must make to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach.

I just experienced the power of Martin Hinshelwood & Jim Sammons during a PAL-e private training class. As a leader within an organization that is about to begin an agile evolution, I’ll be honest – I was sceptical that our group would get much out of this training session; however, I was proven wrong after the first day. So much so that this class and its’ content is now referenced in many of our other leadership meetings. Martin & Jim provided just the right amount of facilitation and guidance to help our group to open up and dig into topics that had been ‘floating on the surface’. Our team knows we have a long road ahead of us, but having the skills from the PAL-e class in our pockets makes the weight that we have to carry as leaders feel like less.

-Lisa (Private PAL-e for Customer)

All of our classes can be delivered in-person, or as Live Virtual Classrooms anywhere in the world.

Why naked Agility with Martin Hinshelwood?

Our world changed at the beginning of 2020 and since we believe in empiricism, we need to inspect and adapt. So we are offering our public students:

  • Online Training Program
    • 30 minute Assessment Review
    • Online Training
    • Live closed-captions in English
    • Tickets priced based on local purchase-power
  • Advocates Program - Advocates gain up to £200 for each referal towards future classes Join our Advocate Program Now
  • Agile Retraining Program For those that are between engamgnets. Pay a deposit and take advantage ouf our flexable payment plans and our Advocate Program.
  • Affiliate Program For training organisations that want to re-sell our classes.

In addition to the above, private classes booked by your company also benefit from:

  • 25% extra training/consulting/presentations.

Hands-on workshop teaching managers and other leaders how to best support, guide, and coach their teams.


Topics Covered in this Workshop

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 understand where and how agility can help your organization improve, by addressing challenges you can solve in no other way. You will also understand how agile teams work and what you, as a manager or leader, can do to help them to improve. You will also be able to quantify the benefits of improving the agility of your organization through concrete measures. This class can be delivered virtually or on-site, in a specific organization, to help its leaders understand their important role in transforming their organization, or in a public class setting.


You should attend this workshop if…

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.


Instructors for Professional Agile Leadership Essentials

Russell Miller

Customer-Centric Leader | Product Owner / Product Manager

Martin Hinshelwood

Scrumorg Professional Scrum Trainer, & Microsoft MVP: Development Tools


Before the class you should:

  • Scrum Open – The Scrum Open assessment is a tool for validating your basic knowledge of the Scrum framework. Taking the Scrum Open will allow you to create a baseline of your current Scrum knowledge, from which you can start improving immediately.  It is free of charge and does not include any certification
  • Agile Leadership Open – The Agile Leadership open assessment is a tool for validating your basic knowledge of how to apply Agile Leadership principles and create the conditions for a successful Agile transformation in your organization.
  • Agile measurement Open – The Agile Measurement open assessment is a tool for validating your basic knowledge of how to apply Agile Measurement and Evidence-Based Management (EBM) principles to create the conditions for a successful Agile transformation in your organization.

How will this workshop run?

The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials course is delivered as a mixture of lecture and interactive workshops.

There will be specific requirements for both in-person and live virtual classes that will be shown on that type of workshop below.


Assessment and Certification

All participants completing the Professional Agile Leadership – Essentials course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I) certification assessment. Over the 2 days, you will have learned the importance of inspection, adaptation, and fast feedback cycles. To reinforce those concepts, if you attempt the Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I) certification assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no further cost.

PMI PDU Credits

Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending a two-day Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials course. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s “Education courses provided by other third-party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at https://ccrs.pmi.org. Find instructions here.


Schedule for this workshop

If you have more than 5 people to train it can be more cost-effective to have Martin come onsite and deliver a private course just for you. You can request a private course to be delivered onsite at your offices.

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials
Any where, Any Time

Delivery Mode: In-Person or Live Virtual
Visability: Private or Public

 

 

You can view our full list of training classes as well as our specialist Scrum & Agile Courses from Scrum.org as well as our DevOps & ALM Courses from Accentient. We have a number of public classes upcoming in the next few months on our Training Schedule that might be of interested.


Premise

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 understanding of how agility can help you improve your organization’s performance
  • An understanding of how you, as a manager or leader, can help your organization achieve the benefits of agility
  • An understanding of how culture and values influence your organization’s ability to reap the benefits of agility
  • Practical skills for helping to guide and coach agile teams, and to help them remove impediments
  • An understanding of how to measure the benefits and impacts of agility in your organization

View the different Focus Areas covered within this class and others.

Expected Outcomes After Attending the Workshop

You will understand where and how agility can help your organization improve, by addressing challenges you can solve in no other way. You will also understand how agile teams work and what you, as a manager or leader, can do to help them to improve. You will also be able to quantify the benefits of improving the agility of your organization through concrete measures. 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.

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