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Agile Change Agent Training – with APMG Certification

In this two-day workshop, participants will learn about agile ways of working and how an agile approach impacts their role and interaction with those driving and leading change. The course also equips participants with pioneering tools to ensure change initiatives are embedded, adopted, and deliver benefits throughout their organizations.

Agile Change Agent

What You Will Learn

  • Explain the processes, activities and information needed to plan and manage any type of change initiative within an Agile context.
  • Understand how to prioritize activities according to their business value.
  • Apply techniques to identify the benefits of the change throughout an organization.
  • Define the information and requirements needed to manage a change initiative successfully.
  • Determine which stakeholders need to be involved and how to best engage with them.
  • Understand how to build trust and develop beneficial relationships between individuals impacted by change.
  • Develop strategies for building resilience within a team and organization.
  • Create a supportive environment that motivates people to participate in change.

Audience

This course and certification will benefit anyone involved in planning, managing, and creating change at work within an agile environment.

Length and Learning Modes

Virtual Classes: 2 days; Discounts available for teams and for private offerings.

Format

Class delivery includes a mixture of instructor-led discussions and group and individual exercises. This course is less focused on the theories of change and more of a hands-on course. It is full of opportunities to "see, do, learn," and packed with exercises along with practical tools, tips, and advice.

Virtual Boot Camp
Virtual Classroom: To assimilate information needed to pass the Agile Change Agent Certification exam, there is are mini-practices exams through the course, study questions to help you retain the information and a full length practice exam to take before the actual exam. Participants attending a virtual class will receive a link to the examination, which should be taken within two weeks of the class end date.

Development Unit Assignments

PDUs: 14 CDUs: 14

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites, but a basic understanding Agile principles and change management will be helpful.

Recommended Reading – Agile Change Management: A practical framework for successful change planning and implementation by Melanie Franklin. You may purchase this book through APMG or Amazon.

Outline

  • Understanding Change Management
  • Understanding Agile Approaches
  • Core Concepts to Drive Agile Change
  • Roadmap
  • Business Need
  • Relationship Building
  • Environment

Detailed Outline

Agile & Change Management Overview

  • Agile principles
  • Change management basics
  • Core concepts

Change Management Roadmap

  • Definition and elements
  • Roadmap framework
  • Roadmap - Iteration 1 & Iteration 2

Business Need

  • Business need defined
  • Requirements vs benefit led change
  • Business need in iterations 1 & 2
  • Business understanding
  • Change participants
  • Support for the change

Relationship Building

  • Personal awareness
  • Personal leadership

Environment

  • Definition, elements, and benefits
  • Five reactions to change
  • Positive and sustaining environments
  • Resilience and change
  • Intrinsic motivation

Handouts

  • Questionnaires & Assessments
    • Business Understanding Questionnaire
    • Motivation Questionnaire
    • Benefits Assessment
    • Self-Assessment
    • Emotional Assessment
Agile Change Agent Certification Course Schedule
Hosted by Watermark Learning
Virtual Classroom ACA Training
Online - Central Standard Time (CST)
2021 Virtual 2-Day Course
June 14,15
8:30am-4:30pm
$1,475 USD
$1,195 USD
$1,475 USD   $1,195 USD
Nov 29,30
8:30am-4:30pm
$1,475 USD
$1,195 USD
$1,475 USD   $1,195 USD
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