Certified LeSS Practitioner training is going to be online - October 5-9, 2020 with Jurgen De Smet

Next week's Certified LeSS Practitioner course has been adjusted to a full remote, online provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner course. We'll start on Monday, October 5th and continue till friday, October 9th.

There are a couple of seats left to reach our max 12 attendees limit as some CLP attendees prefer to wait for an in-person event. Registre here.

Book The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay is available in the Japanese language

I’m glad that my book The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay was officially translated into the Japanese language and is already available from 9th September 2020. The translated name is: “SCRUMMASTER THE BOOK 優れたスクラムマスターになるための極意”. The publisher is “ 翔泳社” (Shoeisha) and you can buy the book at different online stores.

CAL2 – Certified Agile Leadership II program is open for registration and confirmed to run - Fall 2020

The next run of CAL2 – Certified Agile Leadership II program will start on October 10, 2020. It's opened for registrations and confirmed to run. It will consist of individual leadership circle profile, series of coaching video calls, and individual assessment. You can find all the details about the program here.

The program will be delivered as an online program, schedule and all details about conditions, execution can be found at Scrum Alliance website.

Register for the program here

CAL - Certified Agile Leadership Course

Certified Agile Leadership 1The Certified Agile Leadership (CAL1 / CAL-E + CAL-O) class brings awareness of Agile leadership thinking, focus, and behaviors and is a great way to start your journey of Agile Leader. The focus of the class is to understand the concept of the Agile Organization, it's structure, culture, and the role of a leader.

“Explore how Agile Organization works and how to become a great Agile Leader. Join us and learn more :)”

Participants will develop Agile leadership competency and maturity, which increases the effectiveness of a leader in a complex and rapidly changing environment. Exploring the way agile leaders think, focus, and behave allows the participants to begin their learning journey regarding what it takes to lead in today’s workplace. We bring awareness to the practices and principles of agility and how they apply to businesses and organizations. Through analysis of case studies, assessment, discussion and evaluation, participants will gain insight into what practices will enable them to lead real change across their organization.

The class provides a balanced education, practice, and peer collaboration. Learn about different management styles and industry trends in modern management. Managers are key to a successful Agile organization.

Continue your Agile Leadership journey with the CAL II leadership development program.

Note: The CAL I is going to be re-branded as CAL-E + CAL-O in 2021.

  

The Certified Agile Leadership class is a great start for the managers and leaders of the Agile organization to stay competitive in an Agile environment. Organizations today are striving to stay on top of rapidly changing business needs and are coming to understand that the need to respond and adapt quickly is becoming increasingly important. Business leaders are now required to shift the way that they think about their role as a leader, their relationship to their employees, and the culture of their organization. Agile leaders are needed to help their organizations thrive in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Agile Leadership concept by Zuzana Sochova

In the case of virtual delivery, we are using Zoom with breakouts and the Mural board for collaboration. Our virtual classes are highly interactive, we are using the Training from the Back of the Room, where participants collaborate in small teams on tasks, discuss the scenarios, and solve the use cases. We don't lose the interactivity nor any games, see how virtual classes are delivered.

An Agile leader …

  • Operates effectively amid uncertainty, complexity, and rapid change
  • Is knowledgeable about Agile values, approaches, and practices
  • Surfaces more creative solutions through increased self-awareness, a growth mindset, and engaging others
  • Aligns and empowers teams toward delivering more customer value
  • Personally integrates feedback and experiments, and adapts their ways
  • Takes a collaborative continuous-improvement approach to organizational effectiveness
  • Catalyzes change in others and facilitates organizational change 
  • Get inspired how to apply modern Agile management

Agile Leadership class by Zuzana Sochova

At the end of class participants will…

  • Understand how to create modern Agile Organization
  • Get familiar with Agile Leadership concept
  • Gain experience with creation of Agile culture
  • Create steps to become great Agile Leader, and develop Agile management mindset

The Certified Agile Leadership program is intended for…

  • Executives, middle management, and other leaders with organizational influence
  • Leaders who support, lead or interact with Agile teams
  • Agile Coaches and experienced ScrumMasters
  • Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an Agile adoption within their organization

What you will receive

After the course you will get Certified Agile Leadership I certification issued by Scrum Alliance. Note: The CAL I is going to be re-branded as CAL-E + CAL-O in 2021. The class is delivered by Certified Agile Leadership Educator (CST and/or CEC).

Agenda for the class

Day 1: Agile Leader Competencies

Why Agile is everywhere
Discuss trends in management, go through a history of organizational structures and explain the context for Agile transformation, organization, and culture.

What kind of leader are you
Discover Agile Leader competencies. Discuss strengths and opportunities for yourself and your organization. How to develop Agile management mindset.

Understand dynamics of Agile Organization and its culture
Reflect on different leadership models, how they influence the organization and its culture. Define Agile Organization, and discuss how you can measure Agile transformation.

Share & learn from others
Evaluate case studies of several agile organizations. Discuss with others their structures and cultures in reflection with the case studies. 

Day 2: Agile Leadership Model

System view
Experience the system dynamics and behavior. Understand the organization as a system. Apply it to the context of your organization.

Get Awareness
Observe what is happening around you in your organization. Listen to the voice of the system and feel the energy of it. Reflect.

Embrace it 
Apply the organizational structure and culture models to organizations you know. Deep dive into culture and structure models.

Act Upon  
Understand the complexity of the change. Get ready to influence the organization through yourself, others and the system.

The class is a great preparation to become a Certified Agile Coach (CAC) - Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach (CTC) or Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC). 

References

"I really enjoyed the course. The class was very informative. It gave me a very good understanding of who the Agile leader is and what values should follow. Zuzi is a great trainer and I loved her way of explaining by visual, colorful pictures. She gives a lot of examples and is very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the team exercises." (Karolina Kurdybacha - Product Owner)

"The teacher was awesome! Concepts were explained in detail with lots of examples."

"The content was valuable, and Zuzi's instruction style was very engaging and interactive, so I gained a lot more working knowledge of Agile leadership and how to apply what I've learned in my organization."
 
"Trainer Zuzi was very good and the course helped me build on my existing knowledge base, with the added bonus of actually having a chance to become certified. I wish more people from my organization could/would take a course like this."

"Helped me to quickly grasp the concepts of Agile leadership and the role of the leader in the Agile organization."

"Very happy with the experience in the class."

"Very informative, hands-on class."

"Easy to understand practical exercises."

Agile Leadership class by Zuzana Sochova

The class is a great preparation to become a Certified Agile Coach (CAC) - Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach (CTC) or Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC).

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