Certified Agile Leadership I (in English)

This Certified Agile Leadership workshop is designed by Evelyn Tian, who has over 20 years of working exeprience in Ericsson, where she worked as Head Agile Coach and Head of Global Transformation Support Center. She started to look into agile leadership as early as 2010, and her agile leadership workshop has almost 50 classes of graduates (over one thousand of leaders) since then.

Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) program is an education and practice based program with the goal of developing agile leadership competency and maturity in order to increase the effectiveness of a leader in complex, uncertain, and rapidly changing conditions. 


  • Executives, middle management, and other leaders with mandate or desire to introduce agility into the organization
  • Leaders who support, lead, or interact with agile teams such as Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches
  • Any leader sponsoring, requesting, or involved with an agile transformation within their organization


Prerequisites: None, but a basic understanding of Scrum is beneficial. A review of the official Scrum Guide (http://scrumguides.org/) before the class is recommended. 

Course outline:

As a leader, how are you leading in the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) environment? 

  • Have you started on the agile transformation journey but puzzled over how to achieve more benefits?
  • Are you thinking about starting an agile transformation initiative but unsure of where to begin?
  • Would you like to improve the decision making efficiency in your organization?
  • Is fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation an area of focus?
  • Do you want to magnify the energy and effects around innovation?
  • Is collaboration one of the areas of concern?
  • Are you interested in enhancing teams’ motivation and engagement?
  • Have you thought about how you can better support your teams?
  • Are you wondering how to engage customers to see more economical benefits of your ways of working?
  • Would you like to advance yourself to latest practices and theory around agile leadership?
  • Would you like to see more positive impact and value from agile transformation?

The program, through its contents, helps improve your ability to lead in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) environment and complex system. It is key to take your organization to the next step. CAL is designed to go beyond “Agile” to unleash more potentials from yourself, people around you and your organization. 

What you get

  • Recognition by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified ScrumMaster after passing a short certification exam
  • A two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, a $100 value
  • Fully paid exam fees.
  • Planning Poker cards for use in estimating with your team
  • Lunch, coffee, tea, fruit and cookies available both days
  • The class starts at 09.00 and finishes at 17.00 both days

PMPs: This course counts for 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
SEUs: This course qualifies as 14 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) towards Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). 

Training topics 

Evolution of Everything

  • Management trends and fitting business environment
  • Journey of Lean and Agile
  • Evolution of organizations
  • Complex Adaptive System (C.A.S.)
  • Apply Systems Thinking to organizations
  • Excel in VUCA environment with Cynefin framework
  • Leading from the future as it emerges
  • Engage People
  • Increase employee motivation
  • Servant leadership to host leadership
  • The Art of Actions – how to make fast and effective decisions
  • Engage people in an agile environment – improve trust and collaboration
  • Develop Organizations
  • Lead teams and go beyond teams
  • Culture, architecture, and structure
  • Apply Lean tools and define metrics to grow healthy organizations
  • Foster a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • Lead continuous improvement in Complex Adaptive System
  • Create system change experiments in agile environment (tool plus exercise)
  • Lead and Advance Agile Transformation
  • Patterns of Agile Transformations
  • Define next steps to advance yourself and your organization
  • Agile leaders behaviors (vs traditional leaders)

With CAL program, you will gain more awareness of agile leadership, grasp theory and tools, and bring back concrete next steps to advance your organization. 

About the instructors:

Evelyn Tian

Evelyn Tian is a professional Lean and Agile Coach and Trainer. She previously was the Lean and Agile Head Coach of Ericsson and also headed the Ericsson Global Transformation Support Center. She has been passionately working with Lean and Agile transformations since 2009. Evelyns focus is on organization transformational strategy, continuous improvement and enhancing the art and science of crafting software. Through coaching teams and organizations, Evelyn has built a lengthy track record and gathered deep insights in coaching organization transformation, agile leadership, and teams to reach their potential.  

Benjamin Sommer, Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Enterprise Coach

Benjamin is a professional agile coach, trainer and innovation mentor. Benjamin is recognised worldwide as an expert in Agile and Scrum and he holds the two highest-level certifications in the field: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach) by the Scrum Alliance. His focus is on helping organisations achieve business agility, make product teams go faster and deliver more value. Benjamin has more than 20 years experience as business developer, management consultant, entrepreneur and investor. 

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