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CAL-I VIRTUAL class wBob Galen (December 7th - 11th)

CAL-I VIRTUAL class, w/Bob Galen (December 7th - 11th)

Dec 07, 2020 - Dec 11, 2020

CAL-I VIRTUAL class, w/Bob Galen (December 7th - 11th)

Time Mon Dec 07 2020 at 01:30 pm to Fri Dec 11 2020 at 04:30 pm

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USD 1,750
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This is a Virtual, Scrum Alliance - Certified Agile Leadership (CAL-I) class delivered by Bob Galen.

About this Event

Leading agile teams with empathy, skill, and heart
The art and science of transitioning yourself into an outstanding agile leader…

This workshop provides a Certified Agile Leadership, Level 1 (CAL-1) certification with the Scrum Alliance.

Leading agile teams might be one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. That is if you want to do it effectively and congruently. The agile methods have moved beyond hype and novelty to embed themselves in nearly every software company in the world. That’s sort of the good news. That these methods are here to stay and have the potential to be a game-changer.

The bad news is that it takes a leadership transformation to effectively make agility work. You see, you can’t just “go Agile” and not change your leadership style, habits, approaches, and posture. It also requires a culture shift. All of which point to you as a key guide to lead your teams through all of these changes. But there has been a lack of focus on leaders and the requisite leadership skills in agile contexts. 

Well, the good news is that this course is intended to address exactly that challenge. And do it in a practical way. Sharing stories, practices, and real-world experience into the dynamics of effective agile leadership. If you are looking to become a skilled agile leader, then this class is a wonderful way to kick-off that journey.

Topical Exploration
  1. What is the agile mindset, how to adopt it, and how to inspire it?
  2. A walk thru The Leadership Circle leadership team assessment.
  3. A quick overview of Scrum, XP, and Kanban through the lens of the leader.
  4. The importance of trust in any agile transformation: downward, upward, and outward trust.
  5. The evolution of agility from a management and technology perspective – why agile?
  6. We’ll spend ~20% of the workshop focused on developing your coaching skills; practicing coaching conversations throughout.
  7. We’ll also spend a considerable amount of time on communicating the vision, mission, WHY, behind agility.
  8. Exploring how to become a better storyteller as a leader and the impact that narrative can have in agile contexts.
  9. How to create agile supportive organizational structures.
  10. The dynamics of agile at-scale exploring: models, frameworks, networks, and simplicity.
  11. What does high-performance agility “look like”?
  12. Effective agile metrics – what, how, and from where.
  13. How to approach “governance” within agile contexts.
  14. Approaches for strategically guiding organizational change; including agile transformation.
  15. Effectively structuring and leading distributed teams.

Link to the more detailed CAL learning objectives on the Scrum Alliance website.


This virtual class is 5-days in length. We'll meet Monday through Friday from 8am to 11am EST. We'll take a break every hour to keep things fresh. 

Please note: there will be ~3-hours of prework before the class and a bit of homework after each daily session. You'll be sent connection information and prework upon registration.

General Agenda

  1. Workshop Open
  2. The WHY Behind Agile
  3. Agile Methods History
  4. Leadership in an Agile Context
  5. Creating the Agile Organization
  6. Leading thru Change
  7. Workshop Close 

You will receive access to a Dropbox with ALL the materials we will be using/referencing in the class

Attendee Profile

The CAL is focused on leaders and managers. Line managers and up will gain value from the class. As would senior ScrumMasters and agile coaches. In addition, senior product managers or product owners would also gain value. The sweet spot for the class is a company’s entire cross-functional leadership team engaged in an agile transformation. The broader the representation, the better.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are non-refundable, but substitutions will be allowed with advance notice.

Your Course Facilitators

Bob Galen has held senior leadership roles within software development organizations since the early 1990s. Always a student of leadership, he’s been on the forefront as management and leadership techniques have moved towards “the team”. An early adopter of agile methods, Bob has had in-the-trenches experience in building three successful agile technical organizations that have served as models of “agile done right”.

Currently, he is president of RGCG, a boutique agile coaching firm.

Bob has broad and deep experience leveraging Extreme Programming, Scrum, and Kanban, having been a practitioner since the late 1990s. In 2013, Bob became one of ~90 CEC level coaches with the Scrum Alliance. He coaches cross-organizationally around the world in helping clients achieve improved performance.

Often called a “Coach of Agile Coaches”, Bob has included his deep and pragmatic leadership and agile experiences in this class. You’ll leave with the skills, knowledge, ideas, and tactics to accelerate your agile leadership journey.

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Bob Galen is an Agile Methodologist, Practitioner & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is a Principal Agile Coach at Vaco, a leading Business Agility consulting partner. He is also President and Agile Trainer & Coach at RGCG. Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and an active member of the Agile & Scrum Alliances. He’s published three agile-centric books: The Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing in 2015, Scrum Product Ownership, 3’rd Edition in 2019, and Agile Reflections in 2012.  He’s also a prolific writer & blogger (at - ) and podcaster (at )  Bob may be reached directly at or or network via  
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Mon Dec 07 2020 at 01:30 pm to Fri Dec 11 2020 at 04:30 pm
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