Lean-Agile Leadership Essentials

Business agility requires a new approach to leadership. Lean-Agile Leaders drive and sustain organizational change and operational excellence by empowering individuals and teams to reach their highest potential.  They do this through leading by example; learning and modeling SAFe’s Lean-Agile mindset, values, principles, and practices; and leading the change to a new way of working.

An organization’s managers, executives, and other leaders are responsible for the adoption, success, and ongoing improvement of Lean-Agile development and the competencies that lead to business agility. Only they have the authority to change and continuously improve the systems that govern how work is performed.

Leaders create an environment that encourages high-performing Agile teams to flourish and produce value. Leaders, therefore, must internalize and model leaner ways of thinking and operating so that team members will learn from their example, coaching, and encouragement.

Lean-Agile leaders must do more than simply support the transformation: they must actively lead the change, participating in and guiding the activities necessary to understand and continuously optimize the flow of value through the enterprise.

Who should attend?

  • Leaders and managers
  • Lean Center of Excellence members
  • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)

The following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Attendees should hold at least one current SAFe certification
  • Attendees should have launched or participated in at least one ART and one PI