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Agile leadership

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This training focuses on the core skills of agile leadership. You will learn how leadership has changed with the rise of agile and self-managing teams, and what structural and operational changes are needed due to increased agility in organizations. Get practical tools and tips on how to act as an agile leader to get the best out of agility.

The world is changing rapidly and uncertainty in the business environment is growing. Traditional management models are no longer sufficient when the ability to adapt to rapid changes and make quick decisions is needed. Therefore, more and more companies are adopting agile methods and looking for agile leaders to drive their organization towards success. Agile leadership is not just a trend, but a proven and effective way to lead organizations. Research shows that companies managed using agile methods are more innovative, more efficient and more successful in competition.

Agile approaches have been adopted by many organizations, but they do not always produce the desired results. Often, success is not only due to agile teams, but the entire organization's management style and support for enabling success has determined whether agility really provides genuine value or whether it simply turns into a routine new process.

In this training, you will learn the principles and practices of functional agile leadership under the guidance of an experienced expert. 

The course material is in English.


Location

Helsinki


Training formats

Classroom
Remote


Duration

2 days


Price

1590 €

Target Group

The course is particularly suitable for leaders and managers whose organisation utilises or implements agile operating models. The training is also useful forprofessionals who support agile teams, such as project managers, scrum masters and HR professionals, who want to increase openness, collaboration, decision-making skills and responsiveness to change enabled by continuous learning and feedback.

This training focuses on the skills needed in today's leadership, especially in organizations that leverage agility. The training does not focus on agile frameworks or agile operating models, thus the participant should already have basic knowledge of agility, see Prerequisites section.  

Goal

After completing the course:

  • You understand the principles and practices of agile leadership
  • You understand the changes in leadership brought about by an agile approach
  • You master skills to support and lead agile teams through objectives and value creation
  • You will learn ways to decentralize decision-making to achieve agility
  • You are able to assess your organization's agility capabilities
  • You can support and provide the framework and direction as needed, or give power and freedom, so that agile teams can create value efficiently.

Prerequisites

This training focuses on utilizing agile operating methods specifically in leadership. Everyone is welcome to participate in the training, regardless of their previous level of experience, but it is beneficial to have a previous understanding of agile, e.g. through Scrum Fundamentals or Kanban Basics courses.

Content of agile leadership training

The changed world

  • Customer centricity
  • Taylorism is a child of its time
  • From the world of supply to the world of demand

Work management vs. leadership

  • Systems thinking and different management methods
  • Self-managing teams and sharing responsibilities
  • Goal-based management & evidence-based management

Agile leadership

  • Cooperation and value creation
  • Decentralised decision-making
  • Motivating people

 Agility in an organization

  •  The importance of organizational culture and structure
  • Efficient and self-directed network of teams
  • Challenges in scaling agility

 Value-driven development

  • From projects to product and service development
  • Implications for budgeting and funding
  • Effective portfolio management

The core skills of an agile leader

  • Growth mindset
  • The importance of human skills
  • Me as an agile leader

Transformational leadership

  • Why do organizational changes fail?
  • Culture of continuous improvement vs. big change projects
  • Implementing complex change

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