This is a four-week class that will be held 6 – 9 pm on March 18, March 25, April 8, and April 15. The expectation is that you enroll only if you are able to attend all four sessions.

Agile leaders deliver high-impact business results by relying on self-organizing teams to plan, execute and innovate throughout the project lifecycle. Rather than plan, instruct, and direct, the agile leader educates, coaches, and facilitates. Development of these critical skills and the process and tools that support the agile team is the focus of this course. Special emphasis on leadership development and enabling organizational change is central.

Learning Objectives

Students will develop the skills required to be more effective agile leaders. Detailed objectives will be defined by the participants with the guidance of the facilitators. A brief list of possible topics includes

* Utilize the values and principles of Scrum

* Identify roles, ceremonies, practices, and artifacts of agile projects

* Demonstrate the tools and techniques to illustrate the agile value proposition

* Participants will teach each other through hands on workshop exercises

* Develop the skills to lead agile teams

* How to hear the voice of the customer and fulfill the product owner role

Learning Methodology

People learn best through hands-on exercises and by teaching; leadership is a contact sport, and after the first session the remainder of the course will be defined, developed, and taught by the participants, using the agile method. The facilitators will be available throughout to guide and assist participants.

Who Should Participate?

* ScrumMasters

* People trying to teach others in their organization

* Agile Leaders

Requirements

* Participants should have at least 6 months of cumulative experience using Scrum, Kanban or some other well-recognized Agile framework, or permission of the facilitators.

* Participants must commit to being present for the full duration of all four of the three-hour sessions – the course is team-focused, and every team member counts all the time.

* The bulk of the effort will happen between the formal meetings. Participants should expect to spend at least 2-4 hours on “homework” per week between sessions.

Class is limited to 15-20 participants. Anyone who is not on-time for the first session will have their slot re-assigned to an alternate.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Date/Time: 3/18/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: St. Edward’s University–North Austin, 9420 Research Boulevard, Echelon III, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759

To Register (and for more info): http://www.eventbrite.com/event/10689284939.