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Build your practical ability in Agile and change with Agile Change Agent
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 tools to ensure change initiatives are embedded, adopted and deliver benefits throughout their organizations.
Less focused on the theories of change, it is a very hands- on course full of opportunities to “see, do, learn”, packed with exercises and practical tools, tips and advice, and is a great introduction to the world of Agile and Change Management.
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Benefits of an Agile Change Agent course
In any business, enacting successful and long-lasting change depends upon a number of factors. The first is all about culture, it’s impossible to implement change successfully if everyone isn’t bought into it in the first place. The second is process - understanding the best way to approach change and the various dependencies to make it happen. Then, it’s about using the right tools to reflect the agile approach.
An Agile Change Agent combines all of these skills to make sure the organisation sees positive results from any transformational projects they implement. An Agile Change Agent knows what information they need, where to find it and how to utilise it for best effect. Businesses rely on Agile Change Agents to give them peace of mind that any new ways of working, processes, systems, products or structural changes will be conducted effectively and successfully.
Problem solving techniques are a key part of the agile change agent course as it seeks to enhance participants confidence in planning and managing change initiatives. Other key themes of the course include a focus on building relationships, understanding the roadmapping process and learning the best way to ensure change you are implementing is having a beneficial impact.
Why do I need an accreditation to be an Agile Change Agent?
An Agile Change Agent certification can really help improve knowledge and understanding as well increasing prospects from a recruitment perspective. The course can also make a big difference to your success within an existing change-focused role. For businesses who are keen to develop their employees’ aptitude with regard to implementing change successfully, this course is a must-have.
Many Agile courses focus heavily on the theory of this approach, but the Agile Change Agent training course takes a different approach. On this course, participants will gain practical, hands-on experience of what Agile Change Management is and how to lead change initiatives within any organisation.
How does the Agile Change Agent course work?
This is an introductory level course, so it is ideal for building the foundation of what Agile Change management entails. Agile Change Agent will benefit anyone that has to plan, manage and participate in creating and embedding change at work.
At present we are offering this course both on-site and virtually so you can ensure the course fits around you and your schedule. The course is a two-day training course with a multiple choice, closed book exam required to complete the course.
Once the course is complete participants will receive their Agile Change Agent certification.
What are the benefits of studying this course?
- Understand how agile approaches impact the way change is managed and delivered, and the impact on those involved in and affected by change.
- Apply techniques to identify and prioritise activities according to business value.
- Manage relationships with relevant stakeholders and team members, understanding how to best engage with them through empathy and trust.
- Develop strategies for building resilience and motivation, whilst managing and mitigating resistance.
- Create a change that is lean and flexible, realizing benefits earlier on in the process.
- Manage change for both large-scale transformations and micro-level business change projects.
- Utilize pre-prepared checklists, questionnaires and models that can be tailored to specific change initiatives.
What is the Agile Change Agent exam structure?
- APMG accredited
- Multiple-choice format
- 50 questions
- 50% pass mark (25/50)
- 40 minutes
Virtual classroom training explained
Our Virtual Course platform delivers accredited and certified training, led by leading subject matter experts, direct to your home, mobile, computer or office without the hassle of travelling or staying away. It is so easy to fit in an online class into your busy schedule; simply log in from home, the office, or even while you are travelling.
Students can ask questions using a headset, webcam or a chat window, and get their questions answered, just like in a traditional classroom. Questions can be lined up and answered at intervals, without interrupting the teacher’s flow of thought. There is no difference in the level of interaction – in fact distractions are significantly reduced because of this way of teaching. Our trainers have a minimum of 10 years training experience, plus have previously run and managed live projects, so have real-life experience they bring to the virtual session.
Who is this course for?
This Agile Change Agent course will benefit anyone who has to plan, manage and participate in creating change at work. The course doesn’t assume any prior knowledge of change management or agile approaches so is suitable for all.
If you have knowledge of these areas the course will explain how what you already know fits into the structure of an effective change initiative whilst at the same time developing new skills and abilities. If you have a background in project management or business analysis this course will enable you to see where you fit into the wider community of change and where you can best apply your skills.
Training and certification will be particularly beneficial to those participating in Agile or transformational change, but aren’t necessarily responsible for leading it. These roles include:
- Change Support (e.g. Programme Office)
- Change ‘Agents’ (e.g. Business Change Managers)
- Change Implementers (e.g. Project / Programme / Change Managers)
- Change Leaders (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners)
- Operational Line Managers/Staff would also benefit from a higher level of understanding
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
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