Enterprise Agility for the Modern Agile Executive

Enterprise Agility for the Modern Agile Executive


Certification by SCRUM.org™




Skill Level

2 Days





An agile enterprise can reduce costs, improve quality and customer satisfaction, and enable executives to pivot strategies faster. How can you make it a reality? 

Over two-days, this course covers the advanced thinking needed by leaders to effectively pivot quicker, deliver faster and reduce costs by mastering systems thinking with this certification for executives and senior leadership.

The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognised Professional Agile Leadership certification exam (PAL-E).

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

  • Executives and Senior Managers
  • Directors and Assistant Directors in the public service
  • Product Managers, and Business Owners
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads
  • Team leads and managers who want to learn more about Scrum
  • Business stakeholders who work with Scrum Teams

Learning Path

  • Applying the Agile Manifesto to the entire value chain
  • Agile and improving predictability of work through controlling variability – team size, Sprint size, and sustainable pace
  • Decision-making
  • Self-management and self-organisation
  • Assessing agility of programs and teams
  • Centralisation vs decentralisation of decision-making with Management 3.0 and “delegation poker”
  • Understanding agile behaviour
  • Agile assessments with Agile IQ®
  • Agile IQ executive dashboard
  • Agile metrics with Evidence Based Management (EBM)
  • Helping the Product Owner to make things transparent
  • Hiring agile vs growing agile
  • Skills to look for when hiring
  • ZXM’s Agile Academy for growing internal capability
  • ZXM Agile Capability Maturity Model and Agile IQ®
  • Working in a hybrid world
  • Managing agility through executive backlogs
  • Agile product management vs project/program management
  • Managing work through cascading backlogs
  • Moving from capability silos to capability development
  • Scaled agile frameworks – Nexus™, SAFe® and Scrum @ Scale™

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This course is delivered by certified executive trainer Mia Horrigan – PST , Agile and Program Agility Executive and Chief Operations Officer (COO)  for  ZXM.

People who attend this class and pass the exam will receive the PAL-E certification from Scrum.org. After attending the two-day course, you’ll receive a key to attempt the Professional Agile Leadership (PAL – E) assessment. PAL-E participants who attempt the PAL – E assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. 


The assessment covers topics spanning 14 Focus Areas defined in the Professional Scrum Competencies . Attendees are recommended to read the material on Scrum.org’s Suggested Reading page.

The assessment is in place to ensure you understand how Scrum Teams can benefit from having a leader reinforce and support agile practices and therefore detailed in its questions and required answers. Many questions ask the test-taker to think about or interpret how they would handle scenarios and to apply their own experience along with content from the PAL-E course and the PAL subject areas.

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