Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials is a 2-day workshop designed to provide 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 behavioral changes that organizations must make to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach.
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 goals and ways of working are aligned.
There is not currently a certification associated with 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
The course will be held at:
Holiday Inn London – Kensington
About The Trainer
Simon Kneafsey is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org
, the home of Scrum. He offers Scrum training courses with certification all over the world. Simon has trained 1000+ people in 100+ organisations.
Simon led the development of the Times newspaper iPad app and www.dailymail.co.uk. Over the last 10 years Simon has been helping organisations including Google, Microsoft, UK Government, Vodafone, Marks & Spencer and Pearson.
You can read more about Simon Kneafsey on LinkedIn, www.thescrummaster.co.uk and you can contact him here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there still spaces available on this course?
Yes, there are still spaces. Course pages are removed once they are full.
Is there an assessment and certification with this course?
There is not currently a certification associated with this course.
How many people will attend?
Simon’s courses are capped at around 10 attendees to ensure a premium experience.
How should I prepare for the course?
The only preparation required is to read the Scrum Guide.
I’m not sure if I have enough experience to take the course. What should I do?
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Can I claim PMI PDU credits for attending the course?
Yes. You can claim 14 PDU’s for attending a course.
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Chris Hall. Lead Software Engineer and Scrum Master at Kingfisher IT Services
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Josep F. Barranco. Scrum Master at King
“Simon clearly has a mastery of what he teaches and made the course both enjoyable and simple to follow with real-world examples and good use of visuals. Simon has deep knowledge of Scrum and Agile frameworks having previously run leading edge projects prior to becoming a trainer. If you’re serious about Scrum, I recommended you attend one of Simon’s courses.”
Arun Malhotra. Engagement Leader at Pegasystems
“Simon is really passionate with what was explaining to us. He shared experiences and ideas that added great value to the course. Definitely Simon has lot of knowledge and was able to reply to all our questions and concerns.”
Juan A. Rico Lorente. PHP Developer & Scrum Master
“Simon taught a foundation scrum master course to a team of 15 people in an area embracing agile and the Scrum framework. He provided the best and most enjoyable course I’ve been on: offering practical and well thought out exercises combined with a relaxed and fun delivery of the content. I really enjoyed it and left with immediately usable tools and approaches.”
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