Certified Agile Leadership II - Driving Business Agility through Agile

This two-day training, part of the Agile Leadership Academy Program, focuses on building a culture of innovation and expanding the agile mindset and methods to all teams and departments. Learn about new organizational models and apply agile to business operations while discovering ways to enable faster feedback and customer engagement.

Leaders learn how to ensure the organization is able to solve the right customer problems, build the right products and offer the right services. Learn how to stimulate innovation throughout the enterprise, along with discovering the role and responsibilities of an agile leader in modern management, exploring arenas like people operations and new feedback methods.

This highly interactive session is aimed at helping participants create personalized plans that can be put directly into action following the training. A rich combination of discussions with peers, lecture, movies, micro-exercises and more ensure that participants are both engaged and entertained. Leaders assess the current state of agility within their organizations and discuss the unique requirements of the agile leader’s role. During the training, agile leaders develop short-term plans to drive better application of the agile mindset and techniques to product management and design practices.

In the Business Agility training, participants discuss self-management, Frederic LaLoux’s “Teal” organization, Design Thinking, Lean Startup® and the leader’s impact on enterprise innovation. Participants explore organizational agility, agile methods’ applications outside of technology, what it means to have agile HR, and the role that deep technical capabilities like DevOps play in an agile organization.

Dive into case studies and intense enterprise-focused lean & agile methods. Learning alongside other executives, craft your agile leadership strategy to deliver faster results, higher quality, and unparalleled innovation. Learn what has and hasn’t worked in real world whole-company transformations, encompassing not just software development but also changes to HR, finance, marketing and more.

Q: Is the Certified Agile Leadership II - Driving Business Agility through Agile training right for me? 

  • Yes - if you are an executive, middle management, or other leader with organizational influence
  • Yes - if you are a leader who supports, leads, or interacts with agile teams
  • Yes - if you are a leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an agile adoption within your organization
  • Yes - if you are looking for an accessible way to learn about agile and gain the necessary skills to lead your organization to true agility
  • Yes - if you enjoy working and being challenged in a peer group of like-minded leaders
  • Yes - if you want to personally transform yourself into an agile leader while simultaneously transforming your organization

Q: What will I achieve by completing this training?

You will learn:

  • What organizational agility means and requires
  • How your organization measures up, and where the best opportunities lie
  • Cases of agile ideas and techniques applied to functional areas like HR, finance, sales and marketing
  • How to create a strong flow of value by expanding agile principles to your entire organization
  • What it takes to introduce a full-fledged DevOps capability to your company
  • The reasons why lean product management works
  • What agile product organizations look like in practice, and how to build your own
  • Structural patterns for aligning departments and organizations to deliver optimal value
  • How design thinking, Lean UX and related techniques apply at all levels
  • What it takes to create a culture of steady innovation

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 develop the skills 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

Additional benefits:

  • Develop a practical agile leadership toolkit that makes complex situations more manageable
  • Get cutting-edge guidance on the application of agility across all facets of a business, not only software development
  • Learn from expert mentors with decades of direct agile experience
  • Participate in in-depth discussions of current trends, like DevOps, agile in business silos such as marketing and sales, and scaling methods 
  • Gain practical insights from successful (and failed) agile transformations in case studies of other organizations like yours

Q: Certification

Certified Agile Leadership CAL 2 Certification:

  • The Certified Agile Leadership II (CAL 2) certification is included in the training
  • Upon successful completion of the program, required contact hours and experience reports, you will be qualified to earn the Scrum Alliance CAL 2 Credential

Read more about the partnership with ScrumAlliance here.

Q: What else should I know?

Time: 

Day 1: 12:00 - 21:00h
Day 2: 09:00 - 17:00h

Agenda

Certified Agile Leadership II - Driving Business Agility through Agile

  • Why lean Product management?
    • The Lean Startup, Lean UX & Design Thinking
    • Real-world challenges & benefits
  • Organizational & team structures
    • Product vs. project orientation
    • Product leadership roles
    • Design process illustrator
  • Creating a culture of innovation
    • Enterprise barriers to innovation
    • Innovation/Hack days, Dev jams & more
    • Storytelling patterns
    • Innovation gap explorer
  • Agility outside of technology
    • Agile principles applied to business operations
    • The agile environment
    • Organizational agility assessor
  • Agile marketing & sales
    • Agile marketing principles & strategies
    • Writing agile proposals & contracts
  • Agile performance management
    • Building agile teams
    • Hiring, firing & mentoring for agility
    • Agile performance plan constructor
  • Agile engineering & operations
    • Tenets of agile engineering & operations
    • Agile infrastructure
    • Agile operations & DevOps
    • DevOps construction kit

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