Overview

AgileSHIFT is an AXELOS standard aimed at providing every function of an organization with knowledge and guidance to be able to understand, engage with and influence change by embracing agile and lean ways of working.

Research shows teams that have adopted agile ways of working are often inhibited from embedding these practices as other business functions including: Finance, HR, Operations, Sales & Marketing and Legal, are sometimes unaware why teams have adopted an agile approach, the benefits of it use or how they can support or work within an agile environment.

Agile awareness and guidance across the enterprise assists the adoption and intergradation of agile working practices across all business functions and aids change in a rapidly moving business environment.

AgileSHIFT is a tailorable, lightweight framework designed to support organizations to embed agile ways of working and develop a culture of agility to prepare organizations to adopt a ‘survive, compete and thrive’ mindset in an ever changing market place.

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Prerequisites

AgileSHIFT prepares the entire organization to adopt enterprise agility. It is suitable for everyone regardless of role, function or seniority. Particularly suitable for those who have not been part of agile awareness or formal training sessions and need to be part of, support or contribute to agile teams and prepare for transformational change.

There are no pre-requisites to attend AgileSHIFT training.

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Learning Outcomes

By the completion of the AgileSHIFT training, participants will understand:

  • Why change is necessary in an organization for it to strive and succeed
  • What agile and enterprise agility is and how it works
  • Agile and lean ways of working to be able to adopt agile ways of working
  • Their role in a culture of organizational-wide agility
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Course Outline

The AgileSHIFT training course is a 2-day program focusing on an interactive experience through facilitator presentation, role-plays, class and group discussions and exercises.

For in-house courses, the training will be tailored according to the business context of the client organization and complement existing practices and approaches used to deliver products, services and business change, where applicable.

Accreditation

The training includes a closed book, Online Proctored AgileSHIFT certification exam. Delegates will receive a voucher for this exam which they can sit, at their convenience, post course.

The AgileSHIFT exam can only be provided by attending an AgileSHIFT training course.

Exam duration: 45 minutes.

Number of questions: 33 Marks: Each question is worth 1 mark. Pass mark: a score of 20 marks or above (approximately 60%).

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