Professional Agile Leadership (PAL)
is a transformative class offered by Madison-based Rebel Scrum
, a Scrum.org partner and leading provider of agile training and coaching. With a team of senior staff members who possess extensive experience in leading agile transformations, Rebel Scrum ensures that participants receive top-quality instruction and guidance throughout the course. Known for their engaging training style, Rebel Scrum trainers create an interactive and immersive learning environment that fosters knowledge retention and skill development.
The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) class is designed to equip managers and other leaders who directly work with agile teams with the necessary tools and understanding to effectively support, guide, and coach their teams. This four half-day workshop combines instruction with hands-on exercises, providing participants with a comprehensive learning experience. The course covers fundamental aspects of leadership in the context of agile transformations, highlighting the crucial role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful adoption of agile practices.
The decision to offer the PAL class as a series of half-day sessions reflects Rebel Scrum's commitment to providing flexible and accessible training options. By splitting the class into shorter sessions, participants can conveniently balance their training with their daily responsibilities. This format allows attendees to attend to their professional commitments while still receiving the essential training they need to enhance their agile capabilities.
Included in the PAL-E class are four half-days of instruction led by experienced trainers, a course workbook, access to the full slide deck, and complementary materials used during the course. Additionally, participants will receive one free attempt to earn their Professional Agile Leadership I (PAL I) certification. This certification is a testament to a leader's understanding of the value that agility brings to a business and the criticality of leadership support for agile practices within an organization.
Upon completing the PAL-E course, participants will receive an exam code from Scrum.org to take the PAL I exam. The code is typically sent within 48 hours and has no expiration date. To maximize success rates, it is recommended to take the exam within a week after completing the course. In the event that the passing score of 85% is not achieved, Scrum.org offers a one-time free resit if the exam is taken within 14 days of course completion. This support demonstrates Scrum.org's commitment to ensuring participants have every opportunity to succeed.
For individuals seeking professional development opportunities, the PAL-E class also offers Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits. Attendees can claim 14 PDUs after completing the course, which can be used towards PMI certification or re-certification requirements. Please note that PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Participants can easily claim their PDUs online through PMI's credit reporting system.
The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) class is specifically tailored to leaders involved in agile transformations. It is suitable for leaders who sponsor such transformations, managers responsible for developing individuals within Scrum Teams, as well as leaders overseeing one or more Scrum teams. By attending this class, leaders will gain a comprehensive understanding of the "why" behind the Scrum framework and learn how to effectively support their Agile teams. Key topics covered include objectives-based work, team accountability, and measuring success in an Agile environment.
To register for the public Professional Agile Leadership class, go to https://www.rebelscrum.site/pal
. However, if you are interested in scheduling a group training session for your leadership team, Rebel Scrum is available to accommodate your needs. Visit https://www.rebelscrum.site/contact
to schedule a time to discuss options and tailor the training to your organization's specific requirements.
Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and drive successful Agile transformations within your organization.