Learn from the Leaders in Business Agility & Agile Leadership
Scrum Alliance was founded and funded by the agile community to serve the agile community. We’re a member-driven 501c6 trade association with over a million internationally recognized certifications. We take the privilege of serving agilists seriously as we continue to nurture the agile movement by providing education, advocacy, research, and connection to the largest community of Scrum and agile professionals.
Since Scrum Alliance first introduced the training course and certification of a Certified ScrumMaster in 2001, the growing needs of agilists around the world continue to drive our organization and certifications. Over the years, our community evolved to lead in the broader agile space, and we joined them in embracing agile leadership as pivotal in our mission to transform the world of work.
In order to truly help organizations undergo agile transformations, leadership must be on board with an agile mindset shift. From how our organization is structured to how we handle the unexpected, we strive to uphold the principles of business agility and set an example for our community to follow. We take pride in our agility as an organization, and we use the Agile Manifesto to guide our strategy and decisions.
As agile leaders, we value:
“Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
Working software over comprehensive documentation.
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation.
Responding to change over following a plan.”
The Certified Agile Leadership Program
The idea for Scrum Alliance’s Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program came about in 2016 when business leaders came to us seeking support for the unique challenges they face in sustainably accelerating innovation and leveraging agility on their teams. In developing an agile leadership program, our primary goal was to give leaders like you the tools and strategies you need to spearhead transformations in complex, unpredictable environment in which rapid development helps you thrive. To create the learning objectives for our program, we brought together professionals from an assortment of fields of study to determine what effective leadership really looks like.
Our Certified Agile Coaches and CAL educators are agile professionals with breath and depth of experience in the agile space, both theoretical and practical. They are peer-vetted professionals and their Scrum Alliance certification validates the high standard of quality we set for our courses. Their experience includes, but isn’t limited to, coaching, leadership, organizational design and enterprise agility. They organize at the team and enterprise level to bring authentic experiences to the classroom.
Based on feedback from our educators, in June 2020, we re-structured our CAL I course into three distinct modules: Certified Agile Leadership Essentials, CAL for Teams and CAL for Organizations to offer customizable course combinations to the agile leadership community. Now students may choose which modules best fit their leadership goals and take the courses live online from anywhere they have Internet.
Learn more about CAL courses
Certified Agile Training and Coaching
Many companies erroneously believe agile practices are something only IT teams implement. However that couldn’t be further from the truth. Organizations, from the leadership to entry-level employee, can use agility to be competitive, leverage new opportunities and increase customer satisfaction. Sustainable organizational agility requires a whole company shift in culture; it doesn’t happen overnight and it’s not always easy. But it’s worth it.
With something as nuanced and complex as an agile transformation, organizations cannot go it alone. To find your way in the agile space and through your agile journey, you need someone who knows the proven paths as well as how to look for and overcome common obstacles and challenges. The best way to achieve lasting success in your agile transformation is to bring in a guide — specifically a Certified Agile Coach — to help.
The problem for many companies is how to find the quality coaches and consultants. When everyone can call themselves an agile coach or show you a set of initials they’ve obtained, how can leaders distinguish what’s good advice from what’s not?
Scrum Alliance has done the leg work for businesses. We set the gold standard for agile coaching in the world. We carefully evaluate all the Certified Agile Coach candidates and only certify the best, either as a Certified Enterprise Coach (capable of helping with organizational change) or Certified Team Coach (specialists in helping with team-level challenges), or both. Agility requires a mindset shift that needs to be adopted long term.
The cost of quickly iterating is cheaper than ever. Now is the time to be bold and embrace change through an agile mindset.
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