Professional Agile Leadership™(PAL) Essentials Certification

Understand your role as a leader in bringing about Agile transformation

  • Learn the secrets behind Agile transformation success
  • Create high performing, motivated Agile teams
  • Sustain the Agile culture and deliver successful projects 
  • 250,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries & counting

Validate your Agile leadership

Guide your organization through change and uncertainty by demonstrating a fundamental understanding of Agile practice. Reinforce and support your Agile teams, improve your effectiveness to lead change and add value to organizational processes. Validate your leadership skills and ensure successful Agile transformations.

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  • 16-Hour Live Instructor-Led Online Training

  • Earn 14 PMI PDUs

  • Training Material from Co-creator of Scrum

  • Real-World Simulations, Case Studies

  • Exam Fee Included in Course Fee

  • Comprehensive Exam Support

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Nearly three-quarters of organizations use Agile approaches sometimes, often, or always. Over the past three decades, agile innovation methods have greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams.

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Solid Track Record

KnowledgeHut has empowered over 150,000 professionals with certifications in Agile and Scrum.

Experiential Workshops

Agile leadership activities, exercises, case studies: High energy workshops with hands-on learning.

Elite Panel of Agile Trainers

Get trained by accredited Agile Trainers with over a decade of experience across industries.

Mentorship by Industry Experts

Get real-world tips and time-tested techniques from highly qualified mentors.

Continual Learning Support

Webinars, e-books, tutorials, articles, and interview questions - we're right by you in your learning journey!

Exclusive Post-Training Sessions

Six months of post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Agile leadership career.

Steps to get PAL I Certified

Not sure where to get started with your PAL I certification? Just follow these simple steps and validate your expertise as a Professional Agile Leadership™.

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  • There are no set prerequisites to attend the course.
  • A solid understanding of Scrum and Agile fundamentals is recommended.

Who should attend this PAL I training course?

Scrum Masters

Product Owners

Agile Managers

Aspiring Agile Leaders

Leaders responsible for Agile transformation

PAL I Course Schedule

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What you’ll learn

What is Agile

Learn about the fundamentals and practices of Agile and their benefits to an organization

Agile techniques

Get a professional introduction to the implement and use Agile techniques and practices

Importance of Agile

Learn about why it is crucial that organizations adopt Agile to survive in this changing world

How Agile works

Learn what makes Agile effective and how to measure its success from a business perspective

Create Agile culture

Understand how to create a culture of engagement and continuous improvement using Agile

Supporting teams

Understand how to implement the techniques and tools needed to support agile teams

Sustaining agility

Understand the role a leader plays in sustaining agility over a long period of time

Agile delivery

Learn how to measure and guide Agile product delivery in an organization

Scaling Agile

Learn the ways to scale Agile across several teams and the enterprise to consolidate benefits

Business Value

Learn how to identify opportunities, challenges, and impacts of Agile on business value

Team motivation

Learn how to keep teams working together to deliver a common vision and value

Skills you’ll gain

Agile mind-set


Enhancing quality

Resolving impediments

Enabling high team performance

Leading and facilitating change

Empowering Teams

Leverage success patterns

Transform Your Workforce

Build Agile teams that excel

We help companies navigate the complexities of business agility to deliver fast and responsively, adapt their organizational structure and culture, and innovate and disrupt markets.

  • 300+ Agile transformations facilitated  
  • 150,000+ professionals skilled in Agile  
  • Customized training solutions for business-critical skill development  
  • Agile coaching and consulting for organizational transformation  

500+ Clients

PAL-E - Curriculum

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Learn about Scrum Values, Scrum Team and developing a common language of agile.

Learn about Product Vision, Product Value Business Strategy and identifying core problems in IT Product and Software Development.

Learn about organizational Design and structure and the purpose of Organizational Agility.

Understand the responsibilities of management in Agile change of an organization.

Understand introduction and establishment of Agile techniques and techniques to guide and coach Agile teams


Learn to measure the benefits and impacts of agility in your organization, the success/failure criteria for Agile transformation.

Frequently Asked Questions about PAL-E

PAL-E Training

PAL I is among the most recognized credentials for Agile leaders. On completing the PAL-E workshop, you will learn to:

  • Apply agility to improve your organization's performance 
  • Influence the culture and values of your organization and its ability to reap the benefits of agility 
  • Lead behavioural changes 
  • Improve value delivery 
  • Solve the core problems in product development 
  • Establish Agile techniques 
  • Lead an Agile transformation 
  • Guide and coach agile teams, and to help them remove impediments 
  • Measure the benefits and impacts of agility in your organization 
  • Change the way you organize and manage work 

The PAL I certification helps you:  

  • Become an Agile leader par excellence 
  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and Agile  
  • Demonstrate your ability to cope with a volatile and complex business world  
  • Land lucrative roles in top companies globally 
  • Expand your skillset through rigorous training and coursework 
  • Enhance your reputation as an Agile leader of the future 

This course is best suited for:  

  • Scrum Masters 
  • Product Owners 
  • Agile Managers  
  • Leaders responsible for Agile transformation of a division/organization 
  • There are no set prerequisites to attend the course. 
  • A solid understanding of Scrum and Agile fundamentals is recommended.

Once you complete your PAL-E training, you can aim for the Professional Agile Leadership™ - Evidence-Based Management™ (PAL-EBM) credential. This advanced level credential will help you to validate your expertise as a leader and give you an advanced level of understanding of how an empirical approach helps organizations to continuously improve. 

SEUs and PDUs

PDUs are Professional Development Units issued by the Project Management Institute®. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of project management.

PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify your project management professional development as part of the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 1 PDU = 1 hour of learning/activity.  

You can earn PDUs by attending training programs offered by PMI R.E.P.s or by organizations or universities. Whenever you attend a PMI congress, webinar, conference or any other event or indulge in self-directed learning, you can earn PDUs.

You earn 14 PMI PDUs by participating in KnowledgeHut’s PAL-E training program.

The PAL-E certificate is valid for a lifetime and does not require any additional payments or accumulation of PDUs or SEUs.

For further information about PDUs, please reach us at

PAL-E Certification

The PAL-E certification is offered by the, a world-renowned body dedicated to helping professionals, leaders, and organizations embrace agile by understanding its principles, processes, and values.

Although taking the course is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. believes that true learning requires in-person/online training and hands-on experience with PSTs or recognized trainers.

STEP 1: Attend a face-to-face course taught by Professional Scrum Trainer (PSTs) or receive private coaching 


Attend 16 hours of live online training with your PST 

STEP 2: Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the Exam link with Assessment key from 

STEP 3: Click on the Exam link and take the 60-minute online exam consisting of 36 questions. 

STEP 4: As soon as you complete the online exam and get a minimum score of 85%, you can download the PAL-E certification if you have passed the exam. 

Note: If the student takes the exam within 14 days (of receiving this email with the password), and scores less than 85%, they are entitled to the 2nd attempt at no cost. 

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate on completing the course.

If you pass the PAL I assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PAL I" certification, along with a PAL I logo that you can use to identify your achievement. In addition, your name will be listed on

No, your certificate will not mention the course was held online. It will look the same as the in-person certificates.

No, the Professional Agile Leadership I™ Certification is valid for a lifelong time period and thus does not require you to renew the same.

PAL-E Workshop Experience

The PAL-E workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through an immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions.

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner.

The instructors of the PAL-E Course by KnowledgeHut are industry experts and professionals scrum trainers who themselves have Agile leadership Certification and are a part of

Our PAL-E course focuses on engaging interaction. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration - all facilitated by the PST. The focus is on practical solutions to real-world challenges drawn from decades of experience as Agile coaches, Product Owners and leaders in Agile environments.

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. You will have access to the study plan and all the course material.

The course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies.

 The sessions would be auto recorded on our LMS, subject to permission by and the instructor. Based on the permissions, you would have lifetime access to the video recordings of the sessions as well. 

No, you will not yet be able to join the training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop.

If you get disconnected during the training, you will have the option to re-join within about half an hour subject to accreditation body guidelines and the instructor’s preference.

Our workshops are currently held online. Anyone with a stable internet connectivity, from any desired place across the world, can benefit from the workshop and get certified as a Professional Agile Leader. You can check out the schedules here.

You will receive a registration link from us to your e-mail id. You can set your password, log in and start your immersive learning journey.

If you miss a class, you can access the recordings of the sessions, provided and the instructor have permitted recordings. At the beginning of every session, there will also be a 10-12-minute recapitulation of the previous class.

You will get the benefit of both since this is a blended learning workshop.

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations with Webex and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform. Learners will not need to wait for any notifications or links or install any additional software.

Yes, there will be other participants who will actively participate in the class remotely. They can attend online training from office, home, or any other suitable place.

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section. You can also reach out to your workshop manager on your workshop group messenger.

Should you have any more questions, please email us on and we will be happy to get back to you.

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