The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) course provides a foundation for the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful Agile transformation. This course was developed by Scrum.org in collaboration with the Professional Scrum Trainer community. After the class, students are eligible for the PAL I assessment certification. If you pass the assessment, you will gain the industry-recognized PAL I certification. This certification will NEVER expire, and it makes you part of an elite community of PAL I badge holders.
Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials (PAL-E) Course Details
This 14-hour workshop (over 2 or 3 days) uses a combination of instruction and team-based exercises to help participants learn how to empower teams and enable their organizations to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach. This workshop will equip leaders and managers with the tools they need to promote healthy organizational change by providing participants with:
An overview of what "Agile" is, why organizations need it to survive and thrive in a changing world, how it works, and how to quantify its benefits from a business perspective
An understanding of how to help form and support agile teams using an empirical approach to product delivery
An understanding of typical challenges that agile teams face and how to support them
Who Is the PAL-E Course For?
The Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials course is recommended for leaders who are involved in the adoption of Agility in their organization, and also those in leadership roles who want to grow their organization's ability to respond to market opportunities, competitive pressures, or opportunities for innovation. It is particularly beneficial for managers and leaders who are responsible for leading one or more Scrum Teams, or senior executives who are acting as a sponsor for the Agile transformation.
PAL-E Assessment & Certification
All participants completing the Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials course will receive a secure password used to attempt the PAL I assessment. The industry-recognized PAL I certification requires a minimum passing score on this rigorous assessment.
Students of Scrum.org courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending the two-day Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E). Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a Scrum.org assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s "Education courses provided by other third-party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online.
Scrum.org is governed by the originator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber, and as such instructs students on the very core of Scrum. The material content is consistent with all scrum.org trainers, but many brilliant minds have contributed to the training material. The material is intended to transform the way you approach work, not just instruction on the mechanics of Scrum.
Scrum.org trainers have all been rigorously assessed by the scrum.org committee through exams, interviews, mock training, and other means. Less than 5% of those who apply are accepted as trainers.