Agile Leadership &
Project Management

Maximise performance,
innovation and business speed.

Agile Leadership &
Project Management

Maximise performance, innovation and business speed

Drive operational excellence

Course overview

As established organisations continue to be challenged by start-ups from around the globe, and customers become more demanding thanks to greater choice and options than they’ve ever had, all organisations must develop their ability to quickly and effectively adapt if they’re going to survive and thrive into the future.

Agile methodology has been proven to foster best possible outcomes in countless tech-driven organisations. Now, the smartest businesses and business leaders are taking these disciplines and utilising them for broader operational excellence through more effectively developing new products, executing project work and making better strategic decisions more quickly.

In this program you’ll develop the skills required to effectively execute agile methodologies to foster better project, product and business outcomes, as well as your ability to build a culture of adaptation and change within larger teams.

This program is proudly developed and delivered in partnership with The Agile Eleven.

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Who this is for

Career changers looking to move into a career of product ownership and leadership.

Directors and Heads of Departments looking to foster agility, adaptation and innovation across teams.

Entrepreneurs and business owners looking to create a business capable of thriving in the modern economy.

Promotion seekers looking to position themselves as high-performers in-line with the ‘new ways of work’.

What you'll learn

Get a business education that is useful, relevant and real.

Iterate, improve, innovate

Build the mindset and skills to foster continuous improvement in all business functions.

Execute like the best

Develop the critical skills required to execute key business functions in the fast-paced digital economy.

Maximise business results

Build high performing teams that deliver outstanding project and business outcomes.

The curriculum

In line with the insights and expertise of our industry partners The Agile Eleven, we’ve created an intensive program that provides you the support, frameworks and guidance you need to successfully lead agile projects, teams and businesses.

Develop the practical skills required to design and implement agile methodologies which support you, your team and your organisation in achieving business success in the fast-paced, hyper-competitive modern economy.

1. Agile fundamentals & application

Understand the principles of agile methodologies and the key requirements of effectively utilising agile tactics in all business situations
Understand ‘agile’ and how to apply it across an enterprise framework
Compare and contrast project management styles
Master the three conditions that foster organisational agility
Understand scrums, Kanban and other proven methods

2. Shaping a team & project

Effectively establish and set-up teams and projects for business success
Clearly articulate purpose, vision and values to drive performance
Effectively set and prioritise team objectives
Establish project performance and control measures
Develop financial projections and forecasts

3. Coaching session

Check-in with your instructor to set your goals and objectives for the course, and to explore the class content and ask questions

4. Agile project management - practises & procedures

Effectively implement, manage and execute agile projects
Utilise visual management techniques to create operational effectiveness
‘Meetings’, ‘stand-ups’ and other communication tactics
Fostering and deploying ‘sprint’ approaches
Effectively deploy supporting technologies and approaches to ensure project outcomes

5. Driving feedback & continuous improvement

Drive new business value and success through continuous improvement
The role and power of the ‘retrospective’
Utilise ‘Improvement Kata’ to achieve goals with complex and unpredictable paths
Building feedback loops, feedback channels and supporting culture
Responding and adapting to project data

6. Coaching session

Touch base with your instructor to discuss your course progress, and to fully understand how to apply the learning materials in way that ensures successful outcomes

7. Relationships & customer centricity

Drive results through effective personal leadership which ensures impact
Articulate a useful personal leadership framework
Proactively design stakeholder management frameworks
Deploy customer-obsessed approaches to maximising business outcomes
Ensuring successful project results through effective stakeholder management

8. Fostering useful business innovation

Apply agile methodologies to foster useful business innovation and improvement
Utilise ‘Lean Start-up’ and the ‘Lean Canvas’ to foster business improvement
Understand and deploy lean portfolio management approaches
Effectively evaluate, learn from and handover completed projects
Identification of further opportunities through foresight and futures thinking

9. Coaching session

Collaborate with your instructor to wrap-up the course content, and to discuss final feedback that will help you prepare for your individual project presentation

10. Pitch & present

Present your individual project to the group, showcasing the knowledge and skills you’ve learned throughout the course

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Study your way

With our face-to-face and online study options, you can choose to complete the course to your own timeline
and with the level of support you need.

Melbourne

10 weeks part-time

Thursday 4 October 2018

12 hours online learning
24 hours face-to-face workshops
3 hours one-on-one coaching
Pitch and present session
Networking and invitations to events
Certificate of completion

$3,500

Online

Study any time

40 hours

20+ hours online learning
Self directed online learning
Practical tools, tasks and projects
3 hours one-on-one coaching

$1,750

Sydney

Enquire about next intake

1 week intensive

12 hours online learning
18 hours face-to-face workshops
3 hours one-on-one coaching
Pitch and present session
Networking and invitations to events
Certificate of completion

$3,500

In-house

Start any time

Design your own schedule

Contextualised course for your team
On-site training to suit your needs
Blend workshops, online and coaching
Support from a dedicated tutor
Pitch and present session
Certificate of completion

Contact for pricing

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Talk to an advisor

Contemporary, personalised learning

Personal development shouldn’t be a chore. Our courses use a collaborative learning framework geared to the modern learner. Human connection, online materials and highly-engaging, outcome focused everything.

Online learning

Access a range of online learning materials, including tools and templates, learning tasks and online discussion.

Interactive workshops

Facilitated workshops are where you put your learning and ideas to work. Led by a dedicated tutor, you’ll engage in guided discussion and practical exercises to apply knowledge to your own context.

One to one coaching

Coaching sessions help you achieve your goals, whatever they are. Your coach works with you to define and complete a learning project, giving feedback and support tailored to your needs.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Martine Sholl

Enterprise Agile Coach, The Agile Eleven

Martine is an Enterprise Agile Coach who works with The Agile Eleven, coaching mostly non-software teams to adopt agile ways of working.
She is passionate about helping teams be their best, and loves nothing more than solving problems through improved ways of working.

She holds degrees in psychology and human resources, and has spent her career understanding what it takes to motivate people through
change, and helping them realise their full potential.

IN COLLABORATION WITH

The Agile Eleven

This course is proudly developed and delivered in partnership with The Agile Eleven, who use their knowledge of organisational development, and agile and lean methodologies to equip organisations, teams and people with the ability to move quickly and easily, to constantly innovate and deliver customer value, to respond effectively to change and to be prepared for the workplace of the future.

“The weekly conversations really helped bring into focus what was
within my control to change, how to enact that change, and the positive
impact it could have. I felt the benefits in my professional life immediately.”

Leith, Former Chief of Staff at The Cranlana Programme

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees upfront, or pay a $500 deposit to secure your seat. The balance is due in the first week of the course. Learn more about our Cancellation Policy.

We accept credit cards and bank transfers, and can organise for payment by invoice if your employer is funding your study.

Financing

Need help managing fee payments?

We work with Study Loans, who offer student loans to help finance your education.

FAQs

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions.

What support do I get?

Beyond a dedicated instructor and program manager you can reach out to, and a small, curated cohort you’ll move through the course with, you’ll be part of a community of like-minded individuals that is thousands strong! Upon completion of the course, you’ll also become a part of our alumni, who receive facilitated introductions to industry, and invitations to events and networking opportunities.

What do I get by completing the course?

We provide certification that you have completed the program which you can proudly display on your resume, LinkedIn or anywhere else. However, this in our opinion is only the smallest part. By completing the program you’ll be developing a capability which will take your career further and move you closer to achieving your goals.

If you’re interested in official accreditation speak to us about our university partnerships.

How do the coaching sessions work?

Coaching sessions are arranged between the course instructor and the participant for times and dates that are mutually convenient. Coaching may take place over the phone, by video call or in person, depending on the preferences and location of each party.

The purpose of the coaching sessions is to provide personalised support, accountability and feedback to ensure you get the most out of your learning. Each coaching session will have a specific agenda focusing on your individual learning project and allowing time for questions, deeper exploration of class content and reflection on learning.

Are you an RTO or a university?

No. We have very purposefully not gone down this pathway so we can continue on focusing on the most up-to-date, industry relevant content and experiences – rather than being confined to some policies which in our opinion, don’t add value to our students.

If you’re looking for official accreditation though, please ask us about our partnerships.

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