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UK Scrum Academy

The Agile approach to building digital services.

Learn how to apply Scrum to your projects, and how to work effectively within a Scrum team. Our UK 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 in recent years with many private sector organisations looking to adopt Agile principles in order to become more efficient, productive and adaptive. As you start your own 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 your business operating model, or is the Project Manager role equivalent to that of the Product Owner, and what does a Scrum Master do? ​ If you are contemplating transitioning your organisation to Agile ways of working, then you have probably already read numerous reports and editorials on the advantages of Agile delivery and all the improvements you can expect in terms of speed of delivery, quality of outcome and most importantly, reduced costs; but have you thought about the challenges you may face along the way? ​ A strong corporate culture not accustomed to the Agile mindset can also be a difficult environment in which to implement Agile methods;  in some cases, the company’s culture and ways of working may inadvertently reward non-Agile milestones and discourage Agile success. If the correct mindset for the new delivery concept is not in place, Agile adoption can be extremely difficult. When a company maintains a non-Agile mindset whilst trying to implement Agile practices, they often end up accomplishing far less at greater cost which ultimately leads them to somehow conclude, it is Agile that does not work. Hi, welcome to UK Scrum Academy! You may already know us as Random Analysis, well we have undergone a bit of a transformation to better reflect our commitment to sharing Agile knowledge and empowering individuals and organisations. We provide Agile Coaching, Agile Delivery Management and Agile Training on government digital delivery projects and are fast becoming one of the leading authorities on Scrum practices in the UK, our academy provides comprehensive training and CPD-accredited certifications that equip professionals with the necessary skills to stand out and thrive in today's dynamic and very competitive business environment. Whether you are a beginner contemplating a career as an Agile Scrum Master or Agile Product Owner, a Service Manager or Delivery Manager involved in a government or public sector-related digital delivery project wanting to explore the benefits of Agile delivery, or an experienced practitioner seeking advanced insights, our specialist instructors and industry-recognised curriculum will ensure a transformative learning experience. I am Joseph Cruickshank, an Agile evangelist with over twenty years of successful Agile delivery and SDLC transformation experience mainly on complex central government digital programmes. Join me and the team at UK Scrum Academy and embark on a journey towards mastering Scrum principles, accelerating project success and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Agile is not what you do, Agile is what you become! We look forward to helping you succeed.

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Our mission is to empower individuals and organisations through the delivery of exceptional Scrum training and education.

 

We strive to create a supportive and collaborative learning environment where individuals can develop their Scrum skills and knowledge, and put them into practice.

 

Our goal is to provide accessible, effective, and engaging Scrum training courses that inspire personal and professional growth, and drive organisational success. We believe that by empowering individuals with the skills and confidence they need to succeed with Scrum, we can drive positive change and improve the world of work. With passion, focus, and a commitment to excellence, we are dedicated to empowering others to achieve their full potential.

Our Core Values

We practice what we preach

Continuous Improvement

Encourage reflection and continuous refinement.

 

All of our students are encouraged to take a few minutes to complete our optional Online Retrospective, this valuable feedback enables us to make continuous course improvements.

Focus

Stay focused on helping our Students to succeed.

 

The focus during Agile Scrum training is always on Scrum. Despite discussing other frameworks, the emphasis remains on delivering the most current and comprehensive information on Scrum to provide the best training experience.

Commitment

Our commitment to knowledge is highly valued.

Our commitment to acquiring and sharing up-to-date knowledge allows us to continuously improve and evolve, driving success for our company and all those we serve.

Passion

Passion is a critical element of our approach to Scrum.

Our educators are encouraged to bring their unique perspectives and energy to their work, fuelling a passion that drives us to go above and beyond.

Our Scrum Experts Have Worked With The Very Best Including...

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