Program Overview

This is a fast-paced Lean and Agile leadership series for management and executives building and sustaining adaptable, continuously improving organizations. It includes two 2-day sessions with site visits, custom tools, and mentorship.

 

Who should attend

Middle Management to Senior Executives from all departments, in all industries, driving agility within their enterprise

 

Scrum alliance Certified Agile Leadership

The Agile Leadership Academy Launching an Agile Transformation session builds a foundation of Agile leadership competency specifically for leaders. Earn CAL I after the first session, and complete the requirements of Session 2 to complete your Scrum Alliance CAL credential.  Learn more about the CAL Program. 

 

SESSIONS

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Launching an Agile Transformation

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Explore Agile Leadership foundations and paths to scale Agile methods throughout the organization.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Identifying opportunities and gaps in your current Agile adoption
  • Clearly defining your role as a leader in an Agile organization
  • Developing a plan to “steer from the edges” and enable team self-organization
  • Creating concrete steps to improve your personal and organizational agility over the next quarter
  • Designing an Agile Portfolio Board
  • Building dynamic Agile teams supported by a collaborative climate
  • Forecasting and budgeting for Agile projects
  • Choosing a scaling framework or custom approach for your organization based on self-assessment

 

You will have the experience to:

  • Operate effectively amid uncertainty, complexity and rapid change
  • Find creative solutions through increased self-awareness, a growth mindset and team engagement
  • Develop short-term plans to drive better application of the agile mindset and techniques
  • Confidently launch a plan to scale Agile methods within your organization
  • Build highly engaged teams across distributed environments
  • Launch an Agile PMO which can map dependencies across silos

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Driving Business Agility through Agile

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Continue to build an Agile organization: Dive into Lean Product Management & Design and learn how Agile methods can be used by all teams, in all departments to drive value.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Assessing your organization’s Agile maturity beyond the IT function
  • Mapping a next-level management structure based on Frederic Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations
  • Developing Agile Marketing strategies for rapid experimentation
  • Using the whole team to drive product design
  • Prototyping and testing ideas before funding them
  • Getting feedback through real-life usage and empirical data

You will have the experience to:

  • Introduce Agile methods to business functions beyond IT
  • Create a plan for Agile performance management plan founded in hiring, growing and developing Agile teams
  • Understand the basics of DevOps and plan an infrastructure supporting Agile engineering and CI/CD
  • Organize around products vs projects to focus on value delivery
  • Break common barriers to enterprise innovation
  • Implement customer-centric modern design methods like Lean UX, Lean Startup and Design Thinking

Bringing in outside resources to help [the team] understand what agile means, and what it means from a business agility perspective, is absolutely instrumental.
— NATALIE DIVNEY

2 Sessions

Launching an Agile Transformation 

Driving Business Agility through Agile Leadership

Each session includes:

  • Site Visit to see Agile in action
  • 3 monthly mentor calls
  • Take home project & guidance
  • Path to Scrum Alliance CAL Credentials

 

 

 

 

 

Mentors

Expert mentors with decades of direct agile experience

Case Studies

Case studies of agile adoption in enterprises across industries

Toolkit

A practical agile leadership toolkit that makes complex situations manageable

Guidance

Cutting edge guidance on the application of agility across all facets of a business, not just software development


Meet Sanjiv

Sanjiv Augustine, Founder of the Agile Leadership Academy, answers your questions:

  • How does a leader spark an agile transformation?
  • How should executives approach scaling agile?
  • The 3 steps of Agile Transformation - Assess, Align Accelerate
  • How do I get others on board?
  • What is unique about the ALA Scaling Agility workshop?