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Agile Project Leadership Programme

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Agile Project Leadership Programme

Approved by the University of York, The Agile Project Leadership Programme will provide participants with the essential knowledge to confidently influence, implement and manage projects. 

In a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, Agile management offers a pragmatic, dynamic and simple way to lead people and projects. Originally developed by cutting edge software companies, the Agile approach has been identified as the most effective method of leading people and projects in today’s complex and competitive environment. This programme will work through core Agile principles, underpinned by the SCRUM framework. In doing so, delegates will consider how Agile can influence team productivity, leadership approaches and wellbeing in the workplace.  

Through interactive presentation, activities and open discussion, delegates will be provided with the appropriate tools and techniques to plan, execute and monitor programmes and projects with an Agile methodology best suited for them and their organisation.  

Designed for ‘real world projects’, this programme will ensure that organisational Leaders are confident in their ability to become truly Agile.

Course Summary


3 Day

Delivery Method and Price:

Virtual Classroom:


About the Programme

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of leaders responsible for programmes or projects, and who wish to extend their skills and knowledge to embrace a number of project and programme management disciplines. 

It is expected that candidates will already have a responsibility for or will be working in a programme or project management environment, although the programme is also open to people wishing to build on their leadership and management skills. The programme is pitched at a level beyond the single methodology approach which is characterised by PRINCE2. However, we will take into account candidates’ current knowledge and experience, and any previous management, project management or programme management qualifications and learning undertaken. 


This course is for you if you want to… 

  • Learn the principles of the Agile approach, including Scrum 
  • Learn various strategies to better manage and lead projects 
  • Learn how to lead on an Agile project 
  • Understand how to evaluate and build on the learning from an Agile project 

Through interactive presentations and open discussion, the facilitators will deliver a thought-provoking session, providing you with the key information, details and facts needed in an engaging and memorable environment:

On completion of this module, delegates will:

  • Understand the principles and philosophy of the Agile approach
  • Learn how to balance various constraints and influences involved in effective project and programme management
  • Be able to utilise multiple strategies and approaches to better manage and lead projects, programmes and change.
  • Utilise the principles and practices using Scrum as a key Agile management process
  • Discover what is needed to lead on an Agile project
  • Demonstrate what is involved in planning, executing and monitoring an Agile project
  • Understand how to evaluate and build on the learning from an Agile project


Session 1

Understanding the Agile Approach to Managing Projects

Key themes include: 

  • The Agile philosophy 
  • Benefits of Agile 
  • Reflective practice and continuous improvement 
  • Appropriate use of agile methodology

Session 2

The Scrum Methodology

Key themes include: 

  • Core principles of scrum 
  • The scrum life cycle 
  • Creating & maintaining high performing teams 
  • Coaching and mentoring 

Session 3

Planning, Executing and Monitoring Programmes and Projects in Agile

Key themes include: 

  • Agile principles and your organisation 
  • Opportunities and barriers to agile  
  • The challenge & requirements of change 
  • The importance of review and analysis: remaining agile 

This programme is approved by the University of York. 

Attendees successful in completing the programme will be awarded a Certificate in Competence from the University of York and a Certificate of Completion from In Professional Development. 

Alex Firmin

Alex Firmin


Alex is a qualified occupational psychologist and specialises in leadership development.  He is also a highly experienced educational consultant and executive coach.  Alex is the Associate Director for Programmes at In Professional Development, and routinely teaches on MBA programmes for York, Chester, and Robert Gordon Universities.

For 12 years, Alex was an army officer (Major) and undertook several tours of Afghanistan. He supported the development and delivery of the Army’s Global Security, Leadership and Strategy programme at Sandhurst. Alex's hard work led to him successfully establishing the first Afghan officer training academy, in Kabul.

Alex has over 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering strategic training programmes as well as being a business consultant and manager. Making him an accomplished Leadership Consultant with cross-cultural experience and the ability to succeed in the most challenging environments. He has become well respected for delivering high impact, strategic Leadership and Management training for large scale commercial corporations. He uses proven techniques combined with innovation to provide creative and successful solutions for businesses.

Pierson Stratford

Pierson Stratford


Pierson has 15 years’ experience as a consultant and facilitator, specialising in leadership, management and coaching. Experienced in the design and delivery of people development, Pierson uses coaching psychology to engage with leaders at all levels, supporting them to; be, have and do more. 

Highly experienced in talent development, from managing large graduate programmes to developing directors and senior leaders for global brands at an international level, Pierson adds value by making learning stick, while turning new knowledge into practical skills.

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  • Learn the principles of the Agile approach, including Scrum
  • Learn various strategies to better manage and lead projects
  • Learn how to lead on an Agile project
  • Understand how to evaluate and build on the learning from an Agile project


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