As you have probably heard by now, the Scrum Alliance has officially launched their new Certified Agile Leadership Program. That means that similar to Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Product Owner, leaders in Agile environments can now become Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leaders. This new emphasis on leadership did not come as a surprise to us at the Braintrust Consulting Group. In fact, we have been advocating for Agile leadership for several years. We believe that Agile leadership is a huge gap for organizations who are trying to maximize Agile/Scrum. That’s exactly why we founded The Center For Agile Leadership® in late 2014.
Now we’re proud to announce that The Center For Agile Leadership’s Certified Agile Leader® program has been officially approved by the Scrum Alliance as part of their new certification program. We are one of only two Certified Scrum Trainers in the world who are authorized under the Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership program to teach this new certification program.
To make the program most effective for everyone, the Scrum Alliance has divided up their Certified Agile Leadership Program into two levels (level 1 and level 2). The Center for Agile Leadership’s Certified Agile Leader program meets the learning objectives of Level One and all class graduates will will receive the Credential 1 of the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Program. The Scrum Alliance defines level one as an introductory, education-based program that consists of learning objectives across five categories. The goal of the CAL Credential Level 1 program is to bring awareness of Agile leadership thinking, focus, and behaviors and to start the Agile leader on their learning journey. The Level 1 credential is achieved upon successful completion of the education learning objectives.
This is an exciting time for us and for the industry as a whole. At Braintrust, we truly believe that Agile Leadership is leadership for the next generation of business. In our opinion, this is the missing piece that the entire Agile movement has been looking for. Agile Leadership is where corporate cultures will evolve. Agile Leadership is the key to top down implementation and complete buy-in. Using the principles of Agile, we can teach leaders how to successfully inspire others and become agents for change within their organization and within their own lives.