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The UK CPD Certification Service Accredited

Agile Scrum as a Delivery Method - Essentails (C-ASDM)

Learn how to apply Scrum to your projects and work effectively within a Scrum team.

 

Our accredited CPD UK Certification courses will give you a comprehensive understanding of Agile Scrum to help you stand out, and position yourself for ongoing success. 

The Agile approach to digital services

 

Our government is transforming the way government departments deliver digital services. Since 2012, all government departments have been required to use the Agile approach to project management, to build and run digital services. Agile methodologies have also become extremely popular within the private sector in recent years, with many organisations looking to adopt Agile principles in order to become more efficient, productive, and adaptive.

 

As you start your Agile journey, one of your first challenges will be understanding the rules and roles that support Agile delivery, for example: Which Agile framework is applicable to our business operating model, or is the Project Manager role equivalent to that of the Product Owner, and what does a Scrum Master do?

 

Designed by Agile coaches with years of practical experience working on GDS Service Standards compliant government and public sector projects; this CPD Certification Service accredited two-day Agile training course workshop combines PowerPoint presentations, real-world exercises, and informal discussions to introduce you to Agile Scrum as a Delivery Method, without the impending pressure of having to pass a formal certification examination.

 

Previous experience in Agile delivery is not a pre-requisite to attending the course although it is assumed that delegates will have already attended the Agile Scrum as a Delivery Method Primer course or have some understanding of Agile terms.

Who this course is for 

Service Managers or Programme Managers 

If you are a Service Manager or Programme Manager and you are considering transitioning your organisation to Agile ways of working, then you know that it can be a complex process. You may have questions about how your existing business processes and resource landscape will fit into an Agile delivery model, and you want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. 

 

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of transitioning to Agile and how it can help your department or organisation. We will cover topics such as Agile principles, methodologies and frameworks, and the roles and accountabilities of Agile teams.

 

Career ambitions

For those who are new to Agile and looking to pursue a career in this field, it is important to have a clear understanding of the different roles available and their accountabilities. Two of the most popular roles are Agile Scrum Master and Agile Product Owner. Whilst both roles require a deep understanding of Agile methodologies, they have different focuses and accountabilities. 

 

An Agile Scrum Master is responsible for facilitating the Agile process, ensuring that the team follows Agile principles, and removing any obstacles that may hinder progress towards delivery of the Sprint Goal. They work closely with the team to ensure that the project is on track and that the Agile methodology is applied effectively. 

 

On the other hand, an Agile Product Owner is responsible for the product vision and ensuring that the team is building the right product. They work closely with stakeholders to define product requirements, prioritise features and develop the product roadmap. 

 

Before choosing a career path in Agile, it is important to understand the different roles and their accountabilities. This course will enable you to determine which role best aligns with your career ambitions and strengths. Once you have decided on your preferred career path, consider one of our deep-dive courses for more in-depth training: 

Course Agenda

 

General knowledge

  • Agile Delivery 101

  • Scrum process and sprints

  • Applicability of Scrum

  • Agile Manifesto

Roles and accountabilities

  • Overview of Scrum roles (Core & Ancillary)

  • Scrum Master role and accountabilities

  • Scrum Product Owner role and role accountabilities

  • Scrum team

 

Scrum events

  • Sprint Planning

  • Daily Scrums

  • Sprint Reviews

  • Sprint Retrospectives

 

Scrum artefacts

  • Product backlog definition

  • Sprint backlog

  • Increments

  • DoD (Definition of Done)

  • DoR (Definition of Ready)

  • Burn-down and Burn-up charts

Government Digital Service Standards

  • Government Digital by Default Service Standards

Scaling Scrum 

  • Working with multiple Scrum teams

  • Working with distributed Scrum teams

Risks and challenges

  • Risks and challenges of transitioning to Agile delivery

 

Frequently asked questions

  • Discussion on frequently asked Agile questions

 

Agile Knowledge Attainment Assessment Quiz

  • Examples of the multiple-choice questions in the optional online quiz

Service features

- Two-day Agile training course - Classroom or On-Premises - The course uses eCommerce and other - Business Case examples for context - Optional online CPD certification examination - Optional Agile knowledge quiz to help delegates gauge their level of attainment - Online Retrospective feedback to enable continuous course improvements.

Service benefits

- Delegates will understand the concepts and benefits of Agile development - Scrum team roles and accountabilities - INVEST-compliant User Stories and BDD formatted Acceptance Criteria - The agile approach to incremental project delivery - Agile artefacts and Agile reports (burn-down & burn-up charts) - Agile Events & Scrum rules - Comparison: Agile methodologies (Lean, XP, SAFe & Scrum) - Use of Kanban for workflow management - Government Digital Service (GDS) Service Standards and Service Assessments - Be able to communicate the ideals of Agile to stakeholders

Agile Scrum training in one of our Training Centres: Bracknell, Berkshire or St James's, London

Course Registration & CPD Assessments

Certification Assessment Only

Certification Assessment Only - For existing Agile practitioners with a requirement for official certification

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this course differ from other Agile courses? You will learn the 'How,' not just the 'What'! The course is a deep dive into Agile Scrum as a delivery method, ensuring an understanding beyond just passing the certification assessment. The course has been designed by highly experienced Agile practitioners and coaches with specialist experience working on GDS (Government Digital Service) Service Design Standard projects. You will find that the learning objectives are significantly more detailed than with other Agile courses. Can participants opt out of taking the certification assessment? Yes! During enrolment in the course, you can opt out of taking the assessment. Is the online course quiz optional? Absolutely! You are provided access to the online Agile knowledge quiz that accompanies the course. The quiz will help you to gauge your level of Agile attainment but is entirely optional. Will I receive my certificate as soon as I have the certification assessment? You will initially receive an Assessment Completion report. The report details the certification status: 'Pass' or 'Fail', and includes information on which questions were answered incorrectly. Your certificate is issued two to four weeks after completing and passing the certification assessment. Is CPD certification recognised by employers? Yes! CPD certification is recognised by private and public sector employers. In some government departments it is a valuable way to evaluate the skills of an individual and the quality of the learning activities. Is one CPD Point equivalent to an hour of training? CPD points are units that quantify time, the quality of learning and development activities. You will earn 13 CPD Points after successful completion of the course. If you only take the certification assessment, you will earn CPD points. Will my CPD certificate expire after three years? No! Your certificate will not expire however, best practice suggests you renew your knowledge after three years. You can do this by re-enrolling on the course to ensure your knowledge of Agile as a Delivery Method is up to date. Can I arrive on the same day and register to attend the course? No! You must pre-book your seat.

Disabled Access

Is the training venue accessible to wheelchair users? Yes! Both our training centres in Arlington Square (Bracknell, Berkshire) and St James's Square (London) are wheelchair-user friendly. The car park in Arlington Square has parking bays for Blue-Badge pass holders. There is plenty of street parking in St James' Square. You will need to plan your journey to ensure nearby street parking. Is the training floor flat? Yes! The training room floor in both locations are flat (i.e. not raked). If you have any specific requirements or questions regarding accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you further.

Ongoing Support

Email support No Telephone support No Webchat support No Online support No ​ Community Support Yes! We are planning community support. In the third quarter of 2024, delegates who have completed the CPD course certification assessment will receive an exclusive invitation to join our Professional Agile Practitioners’ Group. This distinguished community is hosted on Slack, providing a dynamic and private space for certified professionals to connect, collaborate and thrive. As a member, individuals engage with like-minded Agile practitioners, fostering an environment of continuous learning and knowledge exchange. This unique platform serves as a hub for sharing best Agile practices and knowledge whilst staying abreast of the latest trends in Agile methodologies. Joining this community not only signifies your certification but also opens doors to a network of experienced professionals dedicated to advancing Agile practices. It is not just a certification; it is an ongoing journey of growth and professional excellence within our thriving Agile community.

Training Locations and Facilities

Where are the training centres located?

Our training cenres are located in Bracknell and in London. Click here for more information about our training locations and facilities.

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