Agile Leader Online Course

instructor Instructor: Sohrab Salimi
duration Duration: 16 hours of video + assignments
modules Modules: 4 + 1 Quiz
skill Skill Level: Beginner
type Course Type: e-learning

EUR 500 plus VAT

Summer Special

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Course Overview

This self-paced online course (SPOC) is designed to help you embark on your Agile Leader journey. We want to provide you with all the tools and techniques needed to help a team of people and your organization become more agile i.e. build better products and services in a better way.

This course is full of practical models that help you think differently about many aspects of work and frankly your own assumptions. We will share a ton of visuals with you to make learning stick. And, we will tell many stories from the work we have done with various clients and leaders.

Use our workbook, designed specifically for this course, to make your learning journey sustainable.

Enjoy this course from the comfort of your home, your office, or a beach in Thailand… We created this course with the intention to make learning easier and more sustainable. So dive in, learn, ask, and let us know how you liked it.

What you’ll get from this course

What is an Agile Leader or what does Agile Leadership actually mean and how does it differ 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 take 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.

This Agile Leader online course helps 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.

  • Understand Agile Leadership and embark on your personal Agile Leader journey
  • Learn systematic ways and techniques to create high-performing agile teams
  • Practice how to lead an organization's transformation towards more agility

Course Content

  • 1.1 Intro | Context for Agile Leadership
  • 1.2 The Need for Innovation
  • 1.3 Case Study Tesla
  • 1.4 Case Study Apple
  • 1.5 The Innovation Stack
  • 1.6 Case Study Haier
  • 1.7 Case Study Amazon
  • 1.8 Context of Agile
  • 1.9 Defined vs. Empirical
  • 1.10 Drivers for Change
  • 1.11 History of Management
  • 1.12 Outro | Context for Agile Leadership
  • 1.13 Assignments | Context for Agile Leadership
  • 2.1 Intro | Agile Leadership
  • 2.2.1 Exercise | Decentralization of Decision Making
  • 2.2.2 Debrief | Decentralization of Decision Making
  • 2.3.1 Intro | Leadership Agility Exercise
  • 2.3.2 Exercise | Expert Leader
  • 2.3.3 Debrief | Expert Leader
  • 2.3.4 Exercise | Achiever Leader
  • 2.3.5 Debrief | Achiever Leader
  • 2.3.6 Exercise | Heroic Leadership
  • 2.3.7 Debrief | Heroic Leadership
  • 2.3.8 Exercise | Catalyst Leader
  • 2.3.9 Debrief | Catalyst Leader
  • 2.3.10 Leadership Agility Framework
  • 2.3.11 Leadership Agility Examples
  • 2.4.1 Intro | Leadership Principles Exercise
  • 2.4.2 Debrief | Amazon Leadership Principles
  • 2.4.3 Debrief | Google Great Managers
  • 2.5.1 Intro | Journey towards Agile Leadership
  • 2.5.2 Foundations of Good Decisions
  • 2.5.3 What is Mindset?
  • 2.5.4 Awareness, Choice & Change
  • 2.5.5 Do, Lead & Coach
  • 2.6.1 Intro | Tools & Techniques
  • 2.6.2 Catalyst Conversation
  • 2.6.3 Powerstyles
  • 2.6.4 Manager on a Page
  • 2.6.5 1-on-1 Meetings
  • 2.7 Outro | Agile Leadership
  • 2.8 Assignments | Agile Leadership
  • 3.1 Intro | Leading Teams
  • 3.2 Definition of a Team
  • 3.3.1 Key Characteristics of an Agile Team
  • 3.3.2 Cross-functional Teams
  • 3.3.3 Developer Journey
  • 3.3.4 Self-managed Teams
  • 3.4 Tuckman Model
  • 3.5 Hackman Model for Team Effectiveness
  • 3.6.1 5 Dysfunctions of Teams
  • 3.6.2 Example | 5 Dysfunctions of Teams
  • 3.7 Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose
  • 3.8 Outro | Leading Teams
  • 3.9 Case Study Nucor
  • 3.10 Case Study Southwest Airlines
  • 3.11 Assignments | Leading Agile Teams
  • 4.1 Intro | Leading Organizations
  • 4.2.1 Intro to Understanding Culture
  • 4.2.2 Introduction to the Culture Map
  • 4.2.3 Introduction Amazon Culture Exercise
  • 4.2.4 Exercise | Amazon Culture
  • 4.2.5 Debrief | Amazon Culture Exercise
  • 4.2.6 Case Study Amazon
  • 4.3.1 Intro | Competing Values Framework (CVF)
  • 4.3.2 Explanation Competing Values Framework
  • 4.3.3 Introduction CVF Exercise
  • 4.3.4 Exercise | Competing Values Framework
  • 4.3.5 Debrief | CVF Exercise
  • 4.3.6 Mapping the Agile Manifesto in the CVF
  • 4.4.1 Intro | Journey towards Agility
  • 4.4.2 Which levers to pull for changing an org?
  • 4.4.3 Organizational Structures
  • 4.4.4 Organizational Policies
  • 4.4.5 Organizational Metrics
  • 4.4.6 Other Levers to Changing Organizations
  • 4.4.7 Outro | Journey towards Agility
  • 4.5.1 Intro | Change & Transformation
  • 4.5.2 Kotter Change Model
  • 4.5.3 Drivers for Change
  • 4.5.4 Introduction of the V2MOM
  • 4.5.5 Example | Organizational V2MOM - Salesforce
  • 4.5.6 Example | Personal V2MOM - Sohrab
  • 4.5.7 Exercise | Create Your Own V2MOM
  • 4.5.8 Outro | Change & Transformation
  • 4.6 Case Study Netflix
  • 4.7 Outro | Leading Organizations
  • 4.8 Assignments | Leading Agile Organizations
  • 5.1 Introduction to Quiz
  • 5.2 Quiz Agile Leader

Course Instructor

Sohrab Salimi
Sohrab Salimi

Scrum Academy GmbH

Sohrab is Managing Partner and CEO of Scrum Academy GmbH and has been a Certified Scrum Trainer® of the Scrum Alliance for almost ten years, where he was also a member of the Board of Directors until the end of 2020.

His background as a management consultant at Bain & Company, his later work as Chief Innovation Officer at SE-Consulting, and his medical degree give Sohrab a holistic perspective on people and organizations in agile transformation.

With years of experience, over 10,000 trained participants, multiple agile certifications, Strategyzer Coach accreditation, and numerous e-learning and in-house courses, Sohrab is one of the most experienced and versatile agile trainers in the world.

His long-standing clients include Roche, MAN Truck & Bus, Trivago, Bosch and Allianz.

In addition to live trainings, online courses, in-house trainings and consulting activities, Sohrab also hosts the regular Agile Insights Conversations. In these roundtable discussions, he regularly interviews world-renowned authors, thought leaders and experts on agile topics.

Sohrab also drives the translation of agile literature into German and has already appeared in this activity for the translations of the Geoff Watts books (Product Mastery and Scrum Mastery). He is currently working on making the books on Beyond Budgeting (Bjarte Bogsness) and Radical Focus (Christina Wodtke) available for the German market. A publication is planned for 2023.

Sohrab lives in Cologne with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys sports, reading, cooking, singing and traveling.

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