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AGILE LEADER TRAINING

Course Summary – Agile Leader Training Course

This two-day Agile Leader Training course provides leaders with the understanding and tools they need to effectively lead Agile and Scrum teams and support an Agile culture. The course provides a brief overview of Agile Values and Principles, lean concepts, and a summary of the most popular agile frameworks. Leaders will understand common Agile terminology and practices, why those practices are used, and how to support teams to master them. The course also explores recommended metrics and reports for Agile teams and how to avoid asking teams to report on the wrong things.

This Agile Leader Training course addresses the key leadership traits needed to be effective with Agile and how to create a receptive environment for Agile to succeed. It also explores in detail how to successfully facilitate a transition from waterfall to Scrum in an organization.  Participants will learn how to support, coach and lead Agile teams to maximize the benefits of Agile in their organization.

Who Should Attend

The Agile for Leaders course is intended for executives, PMO leaders, managers, stakeholders and others who play a leadership role in an Agile environment or are responsible for helping Agile teams succeed.

Course Outline – Agile Leader Training

  • Agile Introduction & The Agile Leaders Role
  • Lean Concepts
  • Scrum
  • Kanban, XP and Lean SW Development
  • Common Agile Practices & Concepts
  • Establish & Support Teams
  • Shape the Environment
  • Adopt a Coaching Stance
  • Lead Organizational Change
  • Agile Metrics and Reporting
  • Create Your Agile Roadmap
  • Course Closeout

Key Learning Outcomes

Following the Agile for Leaders Training, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a leadership view of Agile concepts
  • Understand the Agile Values and Principles and key Agile Concepts
  • Understand what makes agile succeed or fail
  • Learn the Lean Concepts that underpin agile approaches
  • Understand the Leaders Role in an Agile Environment
  • Gain a working knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, Lean SW Development and XP
  • Review specific leadership skills, like coaching, that are important in an agile context
  • Evaluate your environment for impediments to agility and develop a game plan for agile adoption
  • Discuss how to use metrics and performance reporting in an agile context

Details

  • Designed to be delivered for up to 20 Participants
  • Courses are delivered at your facilities
“I recommend the Agile for Leaders Training Course. The commentary on real-life successes and failures during Agile transition was helpful. Agile for Leaders provided an introduction to the end-to-end process of Agile Transformation.” 

— Kurt M. (March 2017)

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