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Agile Leadership

Smart leaders realise that career advancement is based on the business results they achieve rather than the knowledge they hold. In today's world of rapid change, agility is required to deliver these results. In this Agile training course, you learn how to apply and facilitate an Agile leadership framework to realise your career aspirations and advance your organisation's goals.

In this course, attendees gain the knowledge and skills to apply an Agile leadership framework to their leadership style in order to benefit their career and achieve their organisation's business goals. Attendees build a personal Agile leadership action plan, apply emotional intelligence in the face of uncertainty and gain the knowledge to empower Agile teams for success.

Upon completing this course, attendees will know how to embrace and exploit the uncertainty in their organisation's future and increase the effectiveness of Lean and Agile initiatives in their business.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is beneficial for managers and individual contributors who want to lead in an organisation defined by rapid change, and particularly one transitioning to Lean and Agile methodologies.

Learning Objectives

  • Lead your organisation into the future by identifying and enhancing business value
  • Increase the effectiveness of your organisation's Lean and Agile initiatives
  • Develop your emotional intelligence to overcome resistance to change
  • Align and amplify contemporary leadership principles under the umbrella of our Agile Leadership Model

Hands-On Experience:

  • Defining the specific business value your organisation seeks and rewards
  • Identifying business opportunities that will benefit from an Agile approach
  • Role-playing leadership responses to realistic case study scenarios
  • Applying emotional intelligence principles to enhance your reputation as an Agile leader
  • Using our Agile Leadership Model to drive your performance in your organisation


There are no pre-requisites for the course

Course Content

The Agile Leadership Framework

  • Finding your leadership style through the prism of established leadership models
  • Evaluating prevalent leadership models
  • The Agile Leadership Model
  • Building your analytical and behavioural skill sets
  • Defining the behaviours and values of the Agile leader

Adding Business Value to the Organisational Mission

Appreciating diverse organisational cultures

  • Analysing the characteristics of hierarchal and adaptive structures
  • The myth of the broken organisation
  • Distinguishing complicated, complex and chaotic systems
  • Agile and the Fifth Discipline

Identifying business value

  • Defining your sphere of influence
  • Developing organisational mission statements
  • Quantifying strategic plans using metrics
  • Tangible and intangible business values

Embracing Uncertainty to Increase Business Value

Recognising root causes

  • Accounting for the planning fallacy
  • Determining the effects of complexity on your organisation
  • The danger of extrapolating the past
  • The Innovator's Dilemma

Exploiting uncertainty

  • Applying the Cynefin Framework
  • Identifying disruptive technologies

The Agile Leader's Toolkit

Applying development methodologies

  • The domain of traditional methodologies
  • The domain of agile methodologies
  • Agile Project Management (PMI)
  • Scrum development methodology
  • Dynamic System Development Method

Managing risk

  • Traditional risk management
  • Agile risk management
  • Timeboxing to counter scope creep
  • The premortem versus the postmortem
  • Addressing the technology landscape

Emotional Intelligence for the Agile Leader

Cultivating your emotional intelligence

  • The Emotional Intelligence Framework
  • Identifying resistance to change in your organisation
  • Applying active listening techniques
  • Avoiding group think

Sharpening your influencing skills

  • The importance of a leader's vision
  • Finding the balance between logic and emotion in fostering change
  • Appreciating the importance of reciprocity
  • Building an Agile coalition network

Creating an Agile Environment

Empowering teams and fostering their success

  • Identifying the structural empowerment required for the Agile team
  • Implementing the psychological empowerment required for the Agile team
  • Bringing leadership to the Scrum meeting
  • The reality of the 10x developer

Problem solving

  • Measuring the performance of Agile teams
  • The importance of strategic thinking in problem solving
  • The application of brainstorming to problem solving

Making decisions in a complex world

  • Making the decision right while making the right decision
  • Ensuring the "waterfall left hand" knows what the "Agile right hand" is doing

Implementing Your Agile Leadership Action Plan

  • Recognising the importance of action planning
  • Creating your action plan

Exams & Certification


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