Certified Agile Leadership (21-22 February)
Addon Price: $2,000
Agile fundamentals. You need CSM / CSPO or equivalent. Alternatively, you may request a pre-event webinar to ensure key fundamentals.
Participants are expected to complete 2-3 hours of videos and readings in advance of the training.
What is an Agile Leader?
Since 2001, tens of thousands of leaders all around the world have been creating workplaces in the spirit of the Agile Manifesto. These workplaces were initially most evident in software development. But Agile leadership is now spreading to all parts of the organization and across all sectors of the economy, particularly as software itself has become a key driver of business success. Agile leaders are not just tinkering with the management practices that were once successful. They are creating something different — workplaces with a culture of agility and with Agile values, practices, and metrics.
An Agile leader...
- Operates effectively amid uncertainty, complexity, and rapid change
- Is knowledgeable about Agile values, approaches, and practices
- Surfaces more creative solutions through increased self-awareness, a growth mindset, and engaging others
- Aligns and empowers teams toward delivering more customer value
- Personally integrates feedback and experiments, and adapts their ways
- Takes a collaborative continuous-improvement approach to organizational effectiveness
- Catalyzes change in others and facilitates organizational change
After this training the participant will be able to:
- Understand the basics of agile from a new perspective
- Evaluate the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto for how they relate to an organization’s ability to thrive in complex and rapidly changing conditions.
- Describe at least three characteristics of a high-performing team and how these characteristics relate to Agile thinking.
- Compare and contrast the practices and benefits of at least two common Agile frameworks.
- Describe the benefits of an Agile approach from the perspective of at least three stakeholder groups with differing needs.
- Understand the context of Agile
- Describe at least three economic or market factors that have led to the rise of Agile approaches.
- Illustrate how the complexity and uncertainty of work relates to the fitness of an Agile approach.
- Identify at least two management trends and their historical fit with the business environments of their time.
- Explain the long-term effects of an organizational focus on delighting the customer, and how that relates to improved outcomes.
- Explain at least three factors that increase the level of employee engagement, and how that relates to better outcomes.
- Describe at least two benefits of becoming a more effective Agile leader.
- Understand and practice LEADERSHIP IN AN AGILE CONTEXT
- Describe at least three key mindset shifts required to effectively lead in an Agile context.
- Explain at least one leadership development framework that is aligned with Agile thinking.
- Apply at least one technique for incorporating feedback that improves your ability to inspect and adapt your own leadership behaviour to increase effectiveness.
- Practice at least one technique that enables a leader to be present, aware, and en- gaged, while avoiding over-influence and micromanagement.
- Demonstrate a coaching approach that integrates alternative perspectives, engages others, and improves outcomes.
- Understand and nurture AGILE ORGANIZATIONS
- Identify at least three challenges an organization might face when undertaking an
- Agile approach beyond a single team.
- Apply at least three patterns for increasing trust and collaboration between multiple teams.
- Describe at least two factors that influence the culture of an organization and how that relates to organizational agility.
- Evaluate at least two ways to structure an organization in order to enhance agility.
- Describe at least three governance policies that enhance organizational agility.
- Deconstruct at least one case study of an organization that uses an Agile approach.
- Understand and practice AGILE APPROACHES TO CHANGE
- Describe an Agile organization as a human system where change is always present and dynamic leadership is required to catalyze that change for positive growth.
- Evaluate at least three organizational metrics for their alignment with Agile thinking and how they impact behaviours and results.
- Deconstruct at least one change management approach and evaluate its alignment with organizational agility.
- Describe at least one Agile approach to identify and reduce bottlenecks, impedi- ments, and overall friction in an organization.
- Reflect on at least one case study of an Agile transformation and critique how it ap- proached change in an Agile way.