Duration:  16 hours of video + assignments
Content:  4 Modules + 1 Quiz
Skill Level:  Beginner
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Bonus:  120+ page workbook
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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
  • Various practical examples from different sectors and industries
  • Prepare for the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL 1) certification from Scrum.org

Word class teams improve & learn with our online courses:

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

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

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The Agile Leader Online Course is used on a laptop device.
Preview the course
  • 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

Your Instructor for This Online Course

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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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 for managers, executives and professionals who want to make a difference in leading people and organizations. Want to think systematically about leadership and learn concrete tools and techniques to help you create high-performing agile teams and organizations? Then this online course is for you!

The course is both suitable for beginners and for those who have already gained experience in leading people and organizations. Because in a working world that has to deal with more and more uncertainties, you will probably find new inspiration and tools in our online course that will support you in your leadership role, even as an experienced leader!

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 Membership, 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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