Creating enterprise agility through effective Agile Leadership

Creating enterprise agility through effective Agile Leadership




Skill Level

1 Day





ZXM’s Agile Leadership Essentials™ introduces a leaders role in agile product management, agile operating models, how they work, and why they are effective at reducing costs, improving time to market, and improving an organisation’s ability to pivot.

Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the role of leadership in promoting an agile mindset that can deliver reduced costs, decreased waste, and improve productivity.

  • The benefits of agile and ROI
  • How to reduce costs and improving productivity with agile
  • Managing the value stream
  • Monitoring, metrics and reporting
  • Governance
  • Agile operating models and SDLC
  • Measuring enterprise agility
  • Agile beyond IT and software
  • Risks 
  • Case studies from other organisations
  • How to get the best results out of adoption of agile


ZXM’s Agile Leadership Essentials™ can be delivered as a 1/2 day instructional seminar or a one-day hands-on workshop in which executives create an action plan to implement changes to introduce an agile operating model.

Executive Facilitators

Zen Ex Machina’s executive deliver this course. Our CEO and Executive VP of Agile Programs are experienced agile practitioners, certified trainers, and agile coaches with 10 years’ experience with agile, as well as extensive applied experience with all aspects of agile operations and scaled agile frameworks.


  • An awareness of agile frameworks, roles and responsibilities.
  • Leaders who will take a hands-on role supporting teams would also benefit from attending Agile Essentials or similar foundation course

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

  • Senior Executives leading and supporting agile and digital transformations.
  • General Managers and Branch Managers.
  • Executives and managers whose business areas will interact with agile programs and portfolios.

Learning Path

  • Traditional vs empirical planning
  • Leadership styles for complex work
  • Comparing the benefits for Waterfall vs Agile
  • Success and benefits of Agile over Waterfall
  • Deming’s approach to complexity
  • Agile roles
  • Managers role in agile
  • Managing the boundaries of self-management 
  • Benefits of self-managing teams
  • Team design and agile team blueprints
  • Scaled agile frameworks
  • Agile operating models
  • Scaled agile roles
  • Helping the whole system of work to “Sprint”
  • Metrics
  • Prioritisation
  • Cost of delay
  • Reporting on investments
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement

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