Agile Leadership & Management

A 12-week course focused on the principles of leading teams and individuals in an Agile context.


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A course that’s based on evidence and research from agile practitioners and industry experts.

This microcredential provides a solid foundation and introduction to Agile Leadership and Management. Designed by The Open University and the Agile Business Consortium, it combines research and evidence-based training with good practice principles and tools.

The course will equip managers, leaders, and those aspiring to move into leadership roles with strategies and tools to support team development at all levels. You’ll improve your skills and understanding of Agile principles and gain practical leadership competency.


Course Summary


This 12-week postgraduate course has been developed with The Open University to provide a solid foundation for agile leadership. It combines research and evidenced-based training with good practice, principles and tools.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Discover the key concepts and aims associated with agile leadership

  • Recognise ways to improve your confidence and skill at leading people in an agile environment

  • Explore agile leadership tools, techniques, behaviours and principles

  • Develop techniques and strategies to empower, steward and support highly engaged teams

  • Demonstrate your communication and feedback skills and apply strategies for more effective ways of eliciting and utilising the feedback and wisdom in the team

  • Reflect on your own agile leadership style and develop a greater sense of yourself, especially your strengths and positive traits

  • Evaluate your own approach as an agile leader and how you work with your team and the wider organisation

  • Create and implement an Action Plan to convert the learning on the nine Principles of Agile Leadership developed by the Agile Business Consortium, into tangible action in the workplace and at the point of need



This training will benefit the following people:

  • Leaders at all levels who want to improve their knowledge of agile and are committed to organisational and cultural change.
  • Senior managers in the business, public and third sectors who are new to agile and business agility.
  • Those working in an established agile environment who are struggling with the demands of its culture, people and teams.



To get the most from this postgraduate course, you’ll ideally have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent level qualification; and
  • Two years’ experience of working in team-based projects or management roles.



Once you’ve completed the course and passed the final assessment, you’ll be sent an Open University certificate confirming that you’ve received 15 academic credits at Postgraduate Level 7.



Important information

  • OU Course Code: TZVM850
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Duration: 12 weeks, 12.5h per week
  • Price: £800
  • Credits: 15



Ready to apply?

  1. Head over to the Open University website
  2. Enrol before the final enrolment date of your selected course dates
  3. Eagerly await your course start date!

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