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Agile Managers

(PA-AM) Program


According to Daniel Pink, the intrinsic motivators of knowledge workers are Master, Autonomy, and Purpose.  Couple this together with the Agile Manifesto principle that says, "The best architecture, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams," and you begin to have mid-level managers that aren't too sure of their role.



This 6-month program prepares managers of people for learning the fundamentals 0f management in today's complex world.  The traditional approach of managing individuals no longer reaps the benefits of the past.  Managers today must understand how to motivate individuals, teams, and organizations to remain competitive in the marketplace. 



The Agile Managers Program (PA-AM) will focus on how managers must transition from a traditional style of management and begin to lead their teams to achieve success.



Managers who complete this course will have an arsenal of tools and concepts to use as their organization continues to pursue their agile or lean journies.


Attending the class prepares individuals to attain the PIVOCITY Academy Agile Manager Certification (PA-AM) upon completion of the curriculum.


Program Objectives:

  • A clear understanding of the rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum

  • Transition your mindset to become a true servant-leader for your teams and organization

  • Effectively manage the change necessary to become an agile organization.

  • Increase the effectiveness of Scrum underway


Program Topics:


Meeting 1 (2-days):

  • Explore the mindset of effective agile teams, this will be the groundwork for approaching leading your teams in the future

  • Agile Principles, Manifesto and Team Values

  • 21st Century Skills

  • Where does this all fit together...Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc.

  • Product Vision, Backlogs and User Stories

  • Agile Roles and Responsibilities

  • Agile Metrics

  • Teamwork

  • Agile Analysis, Development and Testing Practices


Meeting 2 (2 Virtual Meetings):

  • Retrospective from previous meetings

  • Complex Systems Theory

  • Information-Innovation System

  • Energizing Teams

  • Self-Organizing Teams

  • Team Empowerment


Meeting 3 (2 Virtual Meetings):

  • Retrospective from previous meetings

  • Leading with Purpose

  • Developing Competence

  • The Landscape of Change

  • Continuous Improvement


Meeting 4 (2 Virtual Meetings):

  • Retrospective from previous meetings

  • Management Theories

  • Productivity Measurements

  • Leadership Types

  • Growing Productive Teams


Meeting 5 (2 Virtual Meetings):

  • Retrospective from previous meetings

  • Management Evils

  • Creating a Great Place to Work


Meeting 6 (2 Virtual Meetings):

  • Retrospective from previous meetings

  • Patterns for Adopting Scrum

  • Change for Individuals

  • Change for Teams

  • Change for the Organization


What Attendees Get


The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook

  • Book: Management 3.0

  • Book: Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

  • Book: Succeeding with Agile

  • Learning from the experience of others within the course.

  • Access to the PIVOCITY Academy Agile Managers Exam.

  • Course certificate of completion


Who will benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Managers, Directors, and Executives looking to understand the change they must make to succeed and help their organization succeed in an agile environment

  • Aspiring managers that want to learn how to lead teams in today's age.

  • Team leaders, project managers, and others wanting to understand the dynamics of the Agile Manager's role.

  • Engineering and development managers responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams.

  • Agile coaches

  • Agile Project Managers



All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. 


Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A PIVOCITY Acadamey Agile Managers (PA-AM) Program certification

  • Access to the PIVOCITY Academy (PA-AM) Slack channel

  • A PIVOCITY Agile Managers branding kit with PA-AM certification mark

  • A PIVOCITY Agile Managers digital badge to promote your accomplishment online


Exam Details

  • Exam Name: PIVOCITY Academy Agile Managers (PA-AM) Exam

  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice; Multiple Select

  • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

  • Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam upon completion of the PIVOCITY Academy Agile Managers course

  • Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee and course completion if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $250.

  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam

  • Number of Questions: 60

  • Passing Score: 51 out of 60 (85%)

  • Language: English

  • Retake policy: Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@pivocity.com for any retake questions.






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