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Most In-Demand Agile Skills for Today's Workforce

As per a recent Scrum Alliance and Business Agility Institute report, here are the skills necessary for today's workforce. A list of human and functional skills that are pivotal for management and leadership professionals:

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Group 1 - Human Skills (Soft Skills)

Attitude Behaviors

Cultivate adaptability, an agile mindset, confidence, curiosity, and a strong passion for what you do. Foster resilience to bounce back from setbacks and maintain a positive outlook even in challenging situations.


Excel in active listening, presentation skills, and both written and verbal communication. Enhance your ability to articulate your thoughts clearly and concisely, ensuring your message is understood as intended.

Emotional Intelligence & Empathy

Understand and manage your emotions and those of others effectively. Build stronger relationships by demonstrating compassion and empathy, and hone your ability to navigate social complexities with ease.


Develop conflict resolution, interpersonal skills, motivational abilities, and negotiation skills. Learn to sway opinions and encourage positive outcomes through effective communication and understanding different perspectives.


Focus on building and leading teams, as well as managing people effectively. Cultivate a vision, inspire others to follow, and create an environment that fosters collaboration and innovation.

Personal Accountability

Embrace ownership, accountability, and self-motivation to drive yourself towards your goals. Learn to take responsibility for your actions and their outcomes, and strive for continuous self-improvement.

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Group 2 - Functional Skills

Agile Skills and Acumen

Master agile skills, methods, techniques, metrics, and Scrum to enhance team effectiveness. Stay nimble and responsive to change, ensuring your team can pivot quickly to meet new challenges.

Business Acumen

Develop a robust understanding of business principles, expertise, and systems thinking. Make informed decisions that contribute positively to your organization’s bottom line and long-term success.

Coaching and Facilitation

Engage in coaching, facilitation, and mentorship to support and guide others. Provide constructive feedback, encourage self-reflection, and help others unlock their potential.

Product Design and Analysis

Sharpen your analytical skills and design capabilities to create user-centric products. Understand user needs deeply and create solutions that not only solve problems but also delight users.

Product Leadership

Excel in product management and ownership to maximize product value. Guide your product through its lifecycle, from conception to launch, ensuring it meets user needs and business goals.

Project and Program Management

Enhance your skills in portfolio management, as well as project and program management. Plan, execute, and oversee projects effectively, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.

Relationship Management

Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and stakeholders. Understand their needs and expectations, and strive to exceed them to build trust and loyalty.

Technical Skills

Stay ahead in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data management, DevOps, and software engineering. Continuously update your technical knowledge and skills to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Tools and Software

Become proficient in a variety of tools and software programs. Leverage technology to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and productivity in your work.

By honing these skills, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the modern workplace, drive positive outcomes, and achieve professional success.

💡 You can read the entire report here -

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