Agile Leadership Training

Agile projects are expected to outnumber traditional Waterfall projects by 2020.

As organisations increasingly move towards Agile ways of working, it becomes ever more important that the leaders adopt and champion an Agile mindset to enable their teams to be successful.

Our 2-day Agile Leadership course provides leadership and management with the know-how and tools they need to drive and deliver a successful Agile Transformation.

About This Course

Having launched and run many Agile transformation programmes for our customers, we often hear the same question from the senior managers:

With the emphasis on empowered and self-organising teams, what is the role of the senior manager in an Agile organisation?

The traditional command and control management approach worked for waterfall projects, but not for Agile projects. What does this mean for the traditional project/programme manager?

To address these questions, we designed an Agile Leadership course specifically for those managers. Initially designed as a course for our clients as part of our Consulting engagements, we are pleased to now offer this as a public course, following overwhelming positive feedback from our clients (average score of 9.2/10).

By the end of this 2-day course, you will have an understanding of:

Agile fundamentals, principles and ways of working

How to begin and scale your agile transition

How you can create an environment that changes mindsets and drives innovation

Course Overview

Course Content: The Agile Leadership course will empower, encourage and equip you with an in-depth knowledge of not just Agile management techniques, but also how to implement these principles and measure outcomes in real life scenarios.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Agile foundations
    • Agile manifesto, values and principles
    • The varying approaches to Agile
    • Why the need to go Agile
    • What it is vs. what it isn’t
  • Introduction to Scrum
    • What is Scrum?
    • Scrum values, roles, events and artefacts
  • Introduction to Kanban
    • What is Kanban?
    • Foundational principles
    • Core practices
    • WIP, throughput and lead time
  • When to use Scrum vs. Kanban
  • Key success factors for Agile projects

  • How to start your Agile journey
    • Selecting the right pilot projects
    • Building your team for success
    • Defining measurable outcomes
    • Getting started by visualising the work and agreeing the operating rhythm of the team
  • Traditional leadership styles
  • Servant-leadership model
  • Empowering your teams
  • Fostering an Agile culture
  • Garnering Executive level buy-in
  • Setting and communication the vision and purpose
  • Scaling Agile across your organisation

Who Should Attend? – Organisational leaders, portfolio/programme/project managers, team leads who want to learn how they can leverage their existing skills to transition to become strong Agile leaders.

What Will You Get

We believe that you will get the best learning experience from a training style that is interactive, immersive, thought provoking and above all real and practical, rather than purely theory-based.

To this end, we have tried to bring the theory to life through interactive games/exercises, real-life examples, and plenty of group discussion and debate,

Our Trainers

You will be trained by two of our experienced Agile Coaches.

Refreshments

There will be light refreshments available throughout the day as well as a buffet lunch with both cold and hot food options.

Training Booklet

You will be provided with a colour booklet that contains all the course content.

E-Certificate

Following successful completion of the course, you will receive an e-Certificate. There will not be any examination for this course.

COURSE FORMAT
This course can also be delivered in-house. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read our terms and conditions for bookings.