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Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 8:30am to Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:30pm

Certified Agile Leadership

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  • Explore leadership in an agile context
  • Discover agile approaches to change program goals
  • Develop agile leadership competency and maturity
  • Balance education, practice and peer collaboration

When leaders enable agile methods, the resulting speed, flexibility and experimental culture creates a competitive advantage.  Open your organization to creativity and innovation while reducing risk and blame.  Training your teams in agile alone will not spur an organizational shift.  As a leader, you can guide transformation by shaping the culture and vision of your company.  Review real life case studies, access custom tools, and be immersed in interactive learning.  Explore enterprise-focused lean and agile methods from the executive perspective. Learning alongside other leaders, craft your agile leadership strategy to deliver faster results, higher quality, and unparalleled innovation.

In an agile organization, leaders must shift from directive approaches to ones that enable autonomy, mastery and purpose within the ranks of their employees.  In Certified Agile Leadership, participants assess the current state of agility within their organizations and discuss the unique requirements of the agile leader’s role.  During the workshop, agile leaders develop short-term plans to drive better application of the agile mindset and techniques. To this end, the workshop studies three key leadership factors: people operations, self-management and personal presence.  Earn the Scrum Alliance® Certified Agile Leadership 1 credential upon completion of this workshop.
 
Certified Agile Leadership is a two-day workshop focused on the role, responsibilities and reasons for being an agile leader.  A highly interactive program is aimed at helping participants create personalized plans that can be put directly into action following the workshop.  A rich combination of discussions with peers, lecture, movies, micro-exercises and more ensure that participants are both engaged and entertained.  
 
An agile leader operates effectively amid uncertainty, complexity and rapid change. They are knowledgeable about agile values, approaches and practices. And they strive to find creative solutions through increased self-awareness, a growth mindset and team engagement. The Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program includes introductory education to bring awareness of the focus and journey of the agile leader as well as an advanced path of validated learning and practice for the leader to continue the learning journey.
 
This course is taught by actual executives who have personally been at the forefront of numerous agile transformations, and are recognized thought leaders in the agile space for over fifteen years.  Personal experience in both public and commercial organizations with the full gamut of agile techniques including Scrum, Kanban, scaling methods and DevOps helps instructors connect with the real-world needs of participants, instead of just conveying theory. Learn what has and hasn’t worked in real world whole-company transformations, encompassing not just software development but also impacts to HR, finance, marketing and more. 
 
Who Should Attend
  • Executives, middle management, and other leaders with organizational influence;
  • Leaders who support, lead, or interact with agile teams;
  • Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an agile adoption within their organization. 
 
Course Completion and Certification
Successful attendees receive Scrum Alliance CAL 1 Credential and a 2-year membership in the Scrum Alliance. In addition, the class is eligible for 16 PDU credits with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
 
Bonus Offerings
  • 16 PDUs toward PMI certification
  • Membership in Scrum Alliance 
Course Outline
Introduction to Scrum and Agility
 
Why Lean & Agile?
  • State of the Industry
  • Where Agile Fits Best
  • Real-World Challenges & Benefits
  • Your Agile Business Case
 
A Survey of Lean & Agile Methods
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • DevOps & XP
  • Lean & The Lean Startup
  • Scaling Patterns
  • Defining the Agility Gap
 
An Agile Leader’s Role
  • Differences from Legacy Leadership
  • Appropriate Delegation & Empowerment
  • Personal Leadership Transformer
 
Growing an Agile Organization
  • Patterns of the Agile Organization
  • Crossfunctional Organizational Design
  • Agile Governance Structures
  • Agile Cultural Transformer
 
Class Daily Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Scrum Alliance certification fee—a $100 Value
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion
Sanjiv Augustine
LitheSpeed

Sanjiv Augustine is the president of LitheSpeed, an agile consulting, training, and product development company. With 25+ years in the industry, Sanjiv has managed agile projects from five to more than 100 people, trained thousands of agile practitioners through workshops and conference presentations, and coached numerous project teams. As a leading proponent of Agile in the management space, he has served as a trusted advisor to executives and management at leading firms including: Capital One, The Capital Group, CNBC, Comcast, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, General Dynamics, HCA Healthcare, The Motley Fool, National Geographic, Nationwide Insurance, Walmart and Samsung.

As an Agile thought-leader, he has spoken at conferences worldwide and published extensively. His works include the books Managing Agile Projects (Prentice Hall 2005) and Scaling Agile - A Lean JumpStart, and several publications including Transitioning to Agile Project Management and The Lean–Agile PMO: Using Lean Thinking to Accelerate Agile Project Delivery. Sanjiv has also played an instrumental role in growing the Agile and Lean communities over the years, including as the Chair of the Agile Alliance’s Agile Executive Forum, founder and advisory board member of the Agile Leadership Network (ALN); and a founder member of the Project Management Institute’s Agile Community of Practice.

Roland Cuellar
LitheSpeed

For the past twelve years, Roland Cuellar (kway-are) has focused exclusively on agile software development and lean business process improvement. During that time, he has worked on enterprise agile adoption with clients including Capital One, CNBC, Westinghouse Nuclear Power, Nationwide Insurance, US Citizenship and Immigration, and the US Courts. Roland has worked with a number of start-ups and early-stage ventures to help accelerate delivery. He has spoken at numerous conferences and published articles on agile, portfolio management, quality, and kanban. Roland has an affinity for lean methods and believes that, with willing and open-minded management and team members, we can always discover better ways to deliver.