Leading Agile Leaders

Group Exercise during Agile Leadership Certification Training in Munich Germany 2019

Group Exercise during Agile Leadership Certification Training in Munich Germany 2019

Agile Leaders are rare. Only 742 certified world-wide to be exact as of March 2019. With an ever increasing amount of agile projects and teams, the focus is beginning to shift towards leaders, executives, culture and business agility. Join our Leading Agile Leaders program and start your journey to become a more effective agile leader in the industry. Great agile leaders create and nourish agile cultures that enable innovation, productivity, quality and a fun environment to be in. The skills and attitude of executives, middle management and team leads sets the tone across the entire organization. The foundation of our leadership program is the 2-day Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) certification training from

Following the PAL-E, apply for a seat in one of our learning circles, a program that will continue your journey as an effective agile leader. Learning circles are small (up to 8 attendees), short (max 2h) and rhythmic (every 2 weeks) and delivered remote via video or in person when possible. Learn more about the PAL-E course agenda or apply for a seat in a learning circle below.

Course Description Professional Agile Leadership Certification (PAL-E)

The Professional Agile LeadershipTM (PAL) Essentials is a 2-day hands-on workshop that uses a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises to help managers and other leaders who work directly with agile teams understand how to best support, guide, and coach their teams to improve their agile capabilities. 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 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's goals and ways of working are aligned

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

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.

  • Development of a common language
  • Understanding of core problems in IT Product and Software Development
  • Professional introduction and establishment of Agile techniques
  • Role management plays in the Agile change of an organization

  • Theory and Principles
  • Improving Value Delivery
  • Value - The "What"
  • Culture - The "Who"
  • Professionalism - The "How"
  • Scaling

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.

All participants completing the Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I) certification assessment. PAL-E class participants who attempt the PAL I assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost.

Students of 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 assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI's "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at

If you are interested in joining one of our agile leadership learning circles, please tell us a little bit about yourself and we will get back to you about next steps.

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