AgileSHIFT | MBA masterclass

Online via Zoom
1, 2, 8 and 9 June, 2021

Ranked #20 online MBA worldwide

Top 1% of universities worldwide*

40 years of distance and online teaching excellence

Confidently understand, engage with and influence change by embracing agile ways of working

Given the current volatility of almost all industries, organisations have realised they need to transform and adapt to new normals if they want to survive. AgileSHIFT, developed by global best practice provider AXELOS, helps prepare an organisation for transformational change.

This online masterclass introduces the principles of enterprise agility in the context of strategy, disruption and innovation. It provides a framework for introducing agile methodologies, and provides a structure for facilitating organisational change.

At the completion of this masterclass, you'll be able to:

  • explain why organisations need to create a culture of enterprise agility in response to a changing context and the new world of work
  • talk confidently about what it means to be agile
  • use the scalable lightweight AgileSHIFT framework to champion change within your organisation.

More and more businesses are adapting the agile way of working, so even if you're not studying an MBA, an agile accreditation is a strong way of proving your business acumen.

Presenter: Brendan Devine

Brendan has over 20 years of project, program and portfolio management experience within the public and private sectors. He has proven skill and versatility as a project and program manager of larger strategic and transformation initiatives and is a highly experienced trainer, practitioner and consultant.


Session 1: Introductions and objectives

  • Creating a culture of enterprise agility
    – Technology and disruption
    – Value creation
  • Enterprise agility
    – Responses to change

Session 2: Making the AgileSHIFT

  • Complexity of organisational relationships
  • AgileSHIFT principles and practices

Session 3: The AgileSHIFT delivery approach (part one)

  • Roles and workflows
  • Customer stories and epics

Session 4: The AgileSHIFT delivery approach (part two)

  • The iteration cycle
  • Iterative working

You must attend all four masterclass sessions to record a pass mark.

For more information on this and other masterclasses, please check our frequently asked questions (PDF, 132KB).


Your formal assessment will be a 60-minute, closed-book examination that consists of 33 multiple choice questions, with a 60% pass mark (20/33).

AgileSHIFT is offered by PM-Partners, an accredited training organisation of PeopleCert, who administer the examination scheme.

Fees and recognition

This masterclass is open to all, not just Deakin MBA students, and costs $1800 (inc. GST, no FEE-HELP). Two masterclasses can be stacked together to earn one credit point (as an elective unit) towards your Deakin MBA.


AgileSHIFT is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.
*ARWU Rankings 2020