Professional Agile Leadership™-Evidence-Based Management™ (PAL-EBM) Certification

Reinvent and transform your leadership skills for business and personal success

  • Overcome the challenges that disrupt Agile transformations
  • Lead your organization on the path to digital business success
  • Create, manage and sustain a culture of success and resilience  
  • 400,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
  • 100 + Countries & counting

Spearhead Agile success

Gain advanced understanding of using the empirical approach to lead Agile transformations and bring about continuous improvement. Reinforce and support Agile practices that will create high performing and motivated Agile teams. Navigate the digital disruption and make your organization ready for the future.

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  • 8-Hour Live Instructor-Led Online Training

  • Earn 8 PMI PDUs

  • Training Material from Co-creator of Scrum

  • Real-World Simulations, Case Studies

  • Exam Fee Included in Course Fee

  • Comprehensive Exam Support

Organizations need Agile Leaders

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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Navigate Agile transformation challenges on the journey to success

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The KnowledgeHut Edge

Solid Track Record

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

Experiential Workshops

Agile leadership activities, team-based exercises, practical 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-EBM Certified

Not sure where to get started with your PAL-EBM certification? Just follow these simple steps and validate your expertise as a Professional Agile LeadershipTM- Evidence-Based Management™ Certification

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  • There are no set prerequisites to attend the course.
  • An understanding of agile practices and evidence-based management is highly recommended. The Professional Scrum Product OwnerTM training serves as a good primer for this course.

Who should attend this PAL-EBM training course?

Scrum Masters

Product Owners

Agile Managers

Agile Coaches

Project Managers

Product Managers


Team Leaders

People Managers


Leaders responsible for Agile transformation

PAL-EBM Course Schedule

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What you’ll learn


Learn to use leadership to help organizations embrace empiricism as a part of Agile leadership.

Evidence based management

Learn to use empiricism experimentation to incrementally steer the organization towards goals.

Managing disruption

Manage complexities through experimentation and by adapting goals along the way.

Achieving goals

Learn to use empiricism to set and achieve strategic goals in an Agile organization.

Agile values

Learn to enable autonomy, transparency, and value delivery through Agile values.

Self-organized teams

Understand how you can create a cultural that enables self-management and autonomy.

Build motivated teams

Learn how you can influence your teams to focus on customer-centricity and improving customer outcomes.

Use KVAs:

Understand how to use the four Key Value Areas for evidence-based decision-making to drive market value.

Handle teams

Understand how you can move away from the culture of measuring team progress purely by performance metrics.

Measure success

Learn how to use Agile methods to measure success by comparing results to expected outcomes.

Skills you’ll gain

Agile mind-set

Agile leadership


Enhancing quality

Resolving impediments

Enabling high team performance

Leading and facilitating change

Empowering Teams

Leverage success pattern

Value enabler

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-EBM - Curriculum

Learn how empiricism can be used to achieve strategic goals and managing challenges

Learn how to create and promote an Agile culture of trust, self-organizing and collaborative teams

Focus on the aspects of team building and learn how to go beyond the static metrics of measuring team performance

Learn the techniques that will help you guide your team and empower them to understand the contribution they make towards the organization and the customer

Learn to use the four Key Value Areas (Unrealized Value, Current Value, Time-to market, and the Ability to Innovate) for decision making

Learn how goals and strategies have an influence of the organizational culture

Appreciate how goals and trust act together to enable autonomy, transparency, and value delivery

Learn how to use experimentation to improve an organization's performance and achieve strategic goals

Learn the use of EBM and its KVAs to help improve market value and operational capabilities

Learn how to measure success by using Agile measures rather than traditional measurement models

Frequently Asked Questions about PAL-EBM

PAL-EBM Training

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

  • Influence the culture and values of your organization and its ability to reap the benefits of agility 
  • Apply Agile measurement models and metrics to measure team and organizational success 
  • Apply evidence-based management to measure, manage and increase value derived 
  • Achieve strategic goals and manage complex and challenging business scenarios 
  • Apply empiricism to deal with rapidly changing markets 
  • Enable self-management and autonomy among teams 
  • Drive operational improvements using KVAs 
  • Guide empirical experimentation to achieve and measure goals and value 
  • Guide teams toward continuously improving customer outcomes 
  • Improve organizational capabilities and business outcomes 
  • Measure the benefits and impacts of agility in your organization 
  • Improve operational capabilities  

The PAL I certification helps you:

Become an Agile leader par excellence 

Improve outcomes, reduce risks, and optimize investments 

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 professionals in leadership roles, such as executives, managers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, coaches, and consultants who:

  • Are guiding product delivery programs or Agile transformations 
  • Want to use Agile to identify improvement areas, meet new challenges and deliver customer value 
  • Are seeking solutions for complex problems  
  • Want to use Agile methods to measure organizational and team success  

There are no set prerequisites to attend the course

An understanding of agile practices and evidence-based management is highly recommended. The Professional Scrum Product OwnerTM training serves as a good primer for this course.  

Once you have completed the PAL-EBM training and gained the certification you can further expand your Agile leadership knowledge and skills with courses and certifications like:

  • Certified Agile Leadership Essentials® (CAL-E) 
  • Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations® (CAL-O) 
  • Certified Agile Leadership for Teams® (CAL-T) 

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 8 PMI PDUs by participating in KnowledgeHut’s PAL-EBM training program.

The PAL-EBM 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-EBM Certification

The PAL-EBM 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 8 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 40 questions. 

STEP 4: As soon as you complete the online exam and get a minimum score of 85%, you can download the PAL-EBM 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-EBM assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PAL-EBM" certification, along with a PAL-EBM 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 PAL-EBM Certification is valid for a lifelong time period and thus does not require you to renew the same.

PAL-EBM Workshop Experience

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

Our PAL-EBM 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 PRISM, 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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