Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) is a 1-day workshop created by Scrum.org to provide a foundation for leaders to help their organizations be successful with Agile and Scrum. This workshop 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
John Gillespie is a technology and transformation executive with significant experience in data centers, solutions architecture, and continuous delivery including mobile application development and product management in financial institutions. For the past 7 years, he has focused exclusively on guiding organizations in the adoption of Lean/Agile methodologies and has been integral in leading enterprise-wide transitions. He earned an MBA specializing in finance and leadership from NYU Stern School of Business and an MS in Computer Science along with having founded two profitable technology companies.