Duration:  16 hours of video + assignments
Content:  4 Modules + 1 Quiz
Skill Level:  Beginner
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Bonus:  120+ page workbook
Agile Academy Slack Community
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Agile Leader Online Course

Sohrab Salimi
Sohrab Salimi
Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) with 10+ years of trainer experience
  • Embark on your personal Agile Leader journey
  • Understand Agile Leadership and practice systematic ways and techniques to create high-performing agile teams
  • Learn how to lead transforming an organization towards more agility
  • Explore various practical examples and case studies from different sectors and industries
  • On successful completion receive your Business Agility Academy award or prepare for the Professional Agile Leadership certification (PAL 1) from Scrum.org

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Become an Agile Leader with Our Online Course

About the Agile Leadership Online Course

Are you ready to make a career leap and take your leadership competencies to the next level? Our Agile Leadership Online Course is designed to help you unlock your full potential in the ever-evolving leadership landscape.

Our course offers a deep dive into the world of Agile Leadership through interactive and hands-on learning modules. Get inspired to rethink traditional leadership styles and frameworks and learn the tools and techniques that will empower you, your team, and your organization to thrive in today’s uncertain and volatile business environment.

This course is ideal for anyone looking to understand what Agile Leadership is and who aims to become a driving force in the Agile space. Whether you're a top or middle manager, a team lead, or a coach interested in expanding your agile leadership awareness and practice, this course will equip you with the insights and skills you need.

The Agile Leader Online Course is used on a laptop device.

16 Hours of Video + Assignments.
Expertise from 10+ Years of Experience.

Agile Course Curriculum

  • Download and Use Your Workbook
  • How to Get the Most Out of This Course
  • Success Requires Commitment
  • Intro | Context for Agile Leadership
  • The Need for Innovation
  • Case Study Tesla
  • Case Study Apple
  • The Innovation Stack
  • Case Study Haier
  • Case Study Amazon
  • Context of Agile
  • Defined vs. Empirical
  • Drivers for Change
  • History of Management
  • Outro | Context for Agile Leadership
  • Assignments | Context for Agile Leadership
  • Intro | Agile Leadership
  • Exercise | Decentralization of Decision Making
  • Debrief | Decentralization of Decision Making
  • Intro | Leadership Agility Exercise
  • Exercise | Expert Leader
  • Debrief | Expert Leader
  • Exercise | Achiever Leader
  • Debrief | Achiever Leader
  • Exercise | Heroic Leadership
  • Debrief | Heroic Leadership
  • Exercise | Catalyst Leader
  • Debrief | Catalyst Leader
  • Leadership Agility Framework
  • Leadership Agility Examples
  • Intro | Leadership Principles Exercise
  • Debrief | Amazon Leadership Principles
  • Debrief | Google Great Managers
  • Intro | Journey towards Agile Leadership
  • Foundations of Good Decisions
  • What is Mindset?
  • Awareness, Choice & Change
  • Do, Lead & Coach
  • Intro | Tools & Techniques
  • Catalyst Conversation
  • Powerstyles
  • Manager on a Page
  • 1-on-1 Meetings
  • Outro | Agile Leadership
  • Assignments | Agile Leadership
  • Intro | Leading Teams
  • Definition of a Team
  • Key Characteristics of an Agile Team
  • Cross-functional Teams
  • Developer Journey
  • Self-managed Teams
  • Tuckman Model
  • Hackman Model for Team Effectiveness
  • 5 Dysfunctions of Teams
  • Example | 5 Dysfunctions of Teams
  • Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose
  • Outro | Leading Teams
  • Case Study Nucor
  • Case Study Southwest Airlines
  • Assignments | Leading Agile Teams
  • Intro | Leading Organizations
  • Intro to Understanding Culture
  • Introduction to the Culture Map
  • Introduction Amazon Culture Exercise
  • Exercise | Amazon Culture
  • Debrief | Amazon Culture Exercise
  • Case Study Amazon
  • Intro | Competing Values Framework (CVF)
  • Explanation Competing Values Framework
  • Introduction CVF Exercise
  • Exercise | Competing Values Framework
  • Debrief | CVF Exercise
  • Mapping the Agile Manifesto in the CVF
  • Intro | Journey towards Agility
  • Which Levers to Pull for Changing An Organization?
  • Organizational Structures
  • Organizational Policies
  • Organizational Metrics
  • Other Levers to Changing Organizations
  • Outro | Journey towards Agility
  • Intro | Change & Transformation
  • Kotter Change Model
  • Drivers for Change
  • Introduction of the V2MOM
  • Example | Organizational V2MOM - Salesforce
  • Example | Personal V2MOM - Sohrab
  • Exercise | Create Your Own V2MOM
  • Outro | Change & Transformation
  • Case Study Netflix
  • Outro | Leading Organizations
  • Assignments | Leading Agile Organizations
  • Intro | Agile Leader Quiz

Your Course Instructor

Sohrab Salimi
Sohrab Salimi

Scrum Academy GmbH

Sohrab is CEO and Managing Partner of Scrum Academy. He devotes himself to the systematic development of existing and new business areas as well as the development of concrete business models and implementation strategies. As a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) he has been substantially involved in the agile transformation of several customer companies. With his trainings he supports organizations in becoming more agile and building a foundation for innovation.

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Customers Love the Agile Leader Online Course

Following the Agile Leader self paced course was an outstanding experience. Full of concrete tools and techniques to improve leadership, the course is very well prepared and organized. I’ve already implemented many of the techniques learned in the course in PhotonPath and I must say that the results come quite quickly! Thanks Sohrab and the whole team!
Dr. Douglas Aguiar, CEO & Co-Founder

Combine Your E-Learning Certificate
With In-person Training Benefits

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At Agile Academy, we offer a unique and sustainable learning model that combines the convenience of a self-paced Agile Leadership Online Course with the hands-on experience of live training. Whether you prefer live-online or in-person sessions, we've got you covered.

During the live training sessions, you'll delve deeply into the practical aspects of how to be an agile leader. Benefit from direct exchanges and immediate feedback from experts in the field. We offer Certified Agile Leadership training with recognized Scrum Alliance certification, ensuring you receive top-tier education and credentials in the Agile Leadership domain.

Our Agile Leadership Online Course perfectly complements the live training experience, allowing you to deepen and consolidate your knowledge at your own pace. This dynamic combination fosters a comprehensive competency in Agile Leadership.

The online course covers every aspect of the live training and more as we are not time constrained. It is also by design the most sustainable way to learn as you will receive a life-time licence and thus will be able to recap at any point in time.

Frequently Asked Questions

In this course you will learn what an agile leader is or what agile leadership actually means and how it differs from regular good management.

The answers we found might be surprising. If you are a great manager, i.e. someone who is great at both developing a business and developing people in an uncertain environment, you are most likely a great Agile Leader already.

For us, being an Agile Leader is all about having the ability to develop individuals, teams, and organizations in today’s VUCA environment. Most likely volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity won’t become less going forward… so the skills to deal with this environment will become more and more relevant.

Great Agile Leaders understand that the only way to address these challenges is through radical empowerment, which requires radical enablement. Great Agile Leaders know that letting people make decisions without them having the skill nor the context for decision making is a recipe for disaster. Great Agile Leaders have the ability to strategically align their people, enable them, i.e., build the capabilities, and empower them, i.e., trust them to make the right calls.

You will learn all this in this Agile Leader Online Course. The course will help you understand what Agile Leadership is all about. It teaches you a terminology and framework to think about leadership in a more systematic way and shares concrete tools and techniques to create high-performing agile teams and organizations.

This course is specifically designed for managers, executives, coaches, and other professionals who aspire to be driving forces in the Agile world. If you're looking to understand what certified Agile Leadership is and how to be an agile leader, this course offers the tools and techniques you need to build high-performing Agile teams and organizations.

Whether you're a beginner in a leadership roles or an experienced leader, this Agile Leadership Online Course is suitable for you. In an increasingly uncertain work environment, even seasoned leaders will find new inspiration and practical tools to enhance their leadership skills. Our course aims to answer questions like "What are the characteristics that define an Agile Leader?" and "What are the benefits of Agile Leadership?", providing a comprehensive competency in Agile Leadership for all.

Both our live and our self-paced online course (e-learninig) provide you with concrete tools and techniques to transfer your awareness of Agile Leadership into practice.

The course includes around 16 hours of video material and is full of practical models that help you think differently about many aspects of leadership. Plus, you will get a 120+ page workbook designed specifically for this course that will guide you through the course and make your learning journey even more sustainable.

We recommend that you generally allow enough time for the many assignments and exercises in the course to work through all of them.

The course package also includes access to our Agile Academy Slack Community. Use the community to exchange ideas with other leaders around the world and discuss your questions about Agile Leadership. In the community, you will also find our Agile Academy team, who will be happy to assist you as a contact.

If live interaction while learning is especially important to you, you can also optionally add 9 hours of live sessions with your trainer Sohrab Salimi when you purchase the online course. These sessions take place on a weekly basis and offer not only the opportunity to ask questions directly live, but also to work together on content and exercises!

After successful completion of the online course, you will receive a Business Agility Academy Award.

In addition, this Agile Leader Online Course is an excellent preparation for the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL 1) assessment by Scrum.org. The fee for the assessment is not included in the prices listed here and must be paid directly to Scrum.org.

If you go through this course as part of an Agile Academy Plus Live Membership, and you participate in at least 14 live sessions, you will also have the opportunity to receive all three Certified Agile Leadership® Credentials by Scrum Alliance.

If you have questions about the certification of the Agile Academy online courses, just contact us. We will be happy to advise you on whether and which certification is most relevant for you.

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What People Love About Our Online Courses:

Complex Topics, Explained Simply!

We convey models, frameworks, and concepts in a simple way so that you can understand them easily.

Great Visualization

We visualize as many things as possible so that you can learn not only by listening but also by seeing.

Practical Exercises

Our online courses offer you many appealing exercises to experience the topic practically.

Examples from Different Industries & Projects

We share case studies from different industries and projects we have worked on.

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Our Subscriptions for Individuals and Teams
Agile Academy Plus

Access to The Complete E-Learning Suite

Agile Academy Plus is the ideal companion for individuals and small teams (up to 9 people) who want to embark on a journey to improve their agile skills while learning in a self-directed way.

Our membership provides 12 months of unlimited access to our extensive and constantly growing library of online courses. These cover a wide range of topics including Agile Leadership, Product Ownership, Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking and much more.

If desired, the membership can be booked as a Plus Live package for an additional fee. Plus Live members have the opportunity to participate in the live sessions available for our Masterclasses.

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Agile Academy Campus

E-Learning For Business

Agile Academy Campus is our annual membership designed specifically for companies and teams of 10 or more people who want to learn about agile methods in a comprehensive way. Therefore, our Campus membership includes the complete Agile Academy e-learning portfolio.

With Campus, your organization receives customized onboarding and prioritized support. If required, you will receive reports and analysis on the usage by your team members.

Optionally, Campus membership can be extended with Campus Live and Campus Prime. This allows your team members to participate in live sessions during the course and receive coaching from our experienced agile coaches.

Learn more about Campus

3 Options - Always the Right Choice.

Choose between single purchase of a course or all inclusive membership for one year.
Our pricing models offer individual options for all needs.

Single Purchase
  • Agile Academy Lifetime

    one-time 999 €

    per seat

    Buy Lifetime You pay once and get lifetime access to the Agile Leader Online Course.
  • Included Lifetime access to your selected course. 16 hours of video + assignments
    course-related workbook
  • Included Invite to the
    Agile Academy Community
  • Optional

    optionally also available as:

    one-time 1.249 € / per seat

    same as Agile Academy Lifetime
    9 hrs. of course-related live sessions
  • Prepares you for the acquisition of a
    Professional Agile Leadership certificate. You can buy access to the exam optionally at scrum.org.
  • Buy Lifetime
  • Agile Academy Plus

    1.399 € / year

    per seat

    Subscribe to Plus You pay annually and get access to all previously published and upcoming online courses for one year.
  • Included 1 year access to all published and upcoming online courses 100+ hours of video + assignments
    course-related workbooks
  • Included Invite to the
    Agile Academy Community
  • Included Discounts on other
    Agile Academy products
  • Optional

    optionally also available as:

    2.499 € / year per seat

    same as Agile Academy Plus
    54+ hrs. of course-related live sessions for all masterclasses
  • Some of the included courses qualify for the acquisition of a scrum.org certificate. You can buy access to the exam optionally at scrum.org.
  • Subscribe to Plus
Membership for Teams > 10 People
  • Agile Academy Campus

    99 € - 549 € / year

    per seat

    Calculate Price for Campus Our annual membership with volume discounts for companies and teams of 10+ people.
  • Included 1 year access to all published and upcoming online courses 100+ hours of video + assignments
    course-related workbooks
  • Included Invite to the
    Agile Academy Community
  • Included Discounts on other
    Agile Academy products
  • Included Onboarding & Support Your team and you will receive individual onboarding and prioritized support.
  • Included Reports & Analysis Get individual reports and analysis on the productivity of your team members.
  • Optional

    optionally also available as:

    549 € - 999 € / year per seat

    same as Agile Academy Campus
    54+ hrs. of course-related live sessions for all masterclasses

    899 € - 1349 € / year per seat

    same as Agile Academy Campus Live
    individual coaching
    for you and your team
  • Some of the included courses qualify for the acquisition of a scrum.org certificate. You can buy access to the exam optionally at scrum.org.
  • Calculate Price for Campus Learn more

Don't Know Which Plan To Choose?

Feel free to contact us if we can help you choose the right plan.

In addition to our volume discounts in the Agile Academy Campus, we offer the following additional opportunities upon request:

  • region based discounts to account for variations in GDP,
  • Fellowships (100% discount) for public school teachers or
  • Fellowships for unemployed people.

Just contact us so we can discuss individual options together!

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