The Grow-Lean Certified Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E) / Organization (CAL-O) combines two classes into one comprehensive session.
Your trainer Arlen Bankston has a lengthy career starting prior to the Agile Manifesto. He was a founding executive in one of the earliest agile consultancies, starting with agile in the late 1990's. He has filled multiple roles over his training and coaching career, and worked with leaders at all types of organizations.
As as result you’ll enjoy a consistently fresh and open-minded approach to agility in your CAL-EO that leans on real experience and anecdotes. Arlen uses tools like Mural and Mentimeter in completely unique ways that many students have commented is interesting in its own respect and keeps them fully engaged from beginning to end. Arlen goes to great lengths to help students share with one another, a benefit unique to a class like this with leadership talent.
"Blend empiricism, a growth mindset, along with self-awareness and empathy to become an agile leader, moving from command and control, to encourage and enable."
Arlen - Your Grow-Lean Trainer
The Scrum Alliance’s Certified Agile Leadership program consists of three initial one-day workshops (CAL-E, CAL-T and CAL-O) followed by a validated experience certification (CAL-II). The workshops can be taken separately or in various combinations. This is a combined session, the CAL-E+O, that includes the CAL-E + CAL-O.
Grow-Lean’s CAL Essentials for Organization Leaders (CAL-E+O) program is perfect for leaders looking to launch or enhance agility at both the team and organizational level. It is taught by an experienced executive who has worked with companies across the private and public sectors since the genesis of the agile movement. No question will remain unanswered or given vague treatment in this class; with 20 years of real-world transformation experience we will discuss and address your real-world problems.
Certified Agile Leadership Essentials (CAL-E) teaches how agile leaders ought to think, focus, and behave. It covers why agile methods are necessary in today’s complex and ever-changing environment, what some of the leading methods are, how to drive change in an iterative and incremental fashion, and the leader’s role in driving agility throughout an organization.
Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations (CAL-O) shows C-suite leaders and directors the knowledge, skills, and techniques that will help them to work toward sustainable agility for their organizations. It will illustrate how to measure the impact of agility, how to shape and scale adaptive organizations, how to design successful change management strategies and how to develop personally to become a more agile executive.
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The markets you and your company execute in are increasingly volatile, unpredictable, complex, and ambiguous (known as VUCA). Agile methods create short feedback loops to maximize learning. The learning provides an opportunity for intelligent adaptation as events unfold; assuming you are able to control your emotions and make decisions based on logic, fact and data.
Agile methods were created to deal with VUCA in software development, but delivering great products and services requires end-to-end flow that extends across technology and organizational silos. Agile leaders increase flow and collaboration across organizational silos and eventually eliminate those silos.
Agile leadership requires different approaches to planning, tracking, and managing work, Agile leaders understand the value of empiricism and a growth mindset in driving agility at scale.
The best leaders blend strong self-awareness, empathy for their employees, along with a nuanced understanding of the business and customer environment. This allows them to apply situational leadership where the leaders styles depends on context. They driving lasting change by commanding less and supporting more.
Creating an agile culture is an iterative and incremental process like that seen in agile methods themselves. Leaders play a fundamental role in modeling agile behaviors and creating a system in which experimentation and learning can be facilitated without undue risk to the business.
Basic agile teams are cross-functional, encapsulating dependencies to support strong ownership. speed, quality, and adaptability. Agile organizations effectively connect dependent business units in a way that optimizes the flow of value from planning through delivery and into operations.
Empirical approaches such as Scrum rely on rapidly delivering capabilities in a way that allows for quick learning and adaptation. Leaders play a critical part in enabling this through focused portfolio management, modular planning, and adaptive governance.
This workshop will confer the CAL-E and CAL-O certifications, as well as make you eligible to apply for the CAL II validated experience certification. You will leave with the basic skills necessary to start or expand agile delivery at your organization.
For both virtual an in person events, we keep the training interactive.