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BCS Agile Foundation Certificate (BCSAF)

 

Course Overview

Agile has caught the attention of business leaders in the UK and globally as a means of managing change, reducing time to market, eliminating waste and attracting and retaining customers. The question is - what is Agile Project Management and how does it differ from traditional waterfall? What are the roles, skills and competencies required?


This two-day foundation certificate course is concerned with the use of Agile practices in projects, product and software development.
The course is designed to ensure the delegate has suitable knowledge of the core concepts of Agile practices, the Agile values and principles, across a breadth of Agile methodologies. It is not aimed at preparing delegates to implement a specific Agile approach.

Examination

The closed-book exam is taken during the course and consists 40 multiple-choice questions taken over an hour. A pass mark of 65% (26 out of 40) is required for delegates to become accredited.

Who should attend

The certificate is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Agile, indlueint organisational leaders and managers wanting to understand the value of Agile practices, or those who work in an Agile environment

Prerequisites

Experience of working as a member of a project team, for example as a tester, business analyst, software developer, project manager, or release manager, is helpful but not required. 
 Proof of identity

Please ensure that you bring photo identification with you on the day of your examination as you will not be allowed to sit the exam without it. 


Pre-Course Reading

There is no pre-course reading required.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recall the origins of Agile methods.
  • Understand and apply the core values and principles of Agile methods.
  • Know the difference between the defined process and the empirical processes used in Agile.
  • Explain the issues identified in the traditional / waterfall approach.
  • Recognise myths that are often attributed with Agile practices.
  • Know the different approaches to the empirical model for improvement and change.
  • Explain the business culture and the economic case required for Agile.
  • Understand the implication of Agile practices on individuals, teams and businesses.
  • Explain the way in which we engage customers into an Agile project.
  • Know how we respond to change in an Agile project.
  • Describe the common Agile roles, techniques and practices.
Online Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 1,135.-
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 1,135.-
 
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom. Please note, local pricing is applicable.
United Kingdom
14/04/2020 ― 15/04/2020 Virtual Enroll
04/05/2020 ― 05/05/2020 Virtual This is a FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll:
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28/05/2020 ― 29/05/2020 Virtual Enroll
03/06/2020 ― 04/06/2020 London (Int Hse) This is a FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll:
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04/06/2020 ― 05/06/2020 Bristol Enroll
22/06/2020 ― 23/06/2020 Birmingham Enroll
01/07/2020 ― 02/07/2020 London (Int Hse) This is a FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll:
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20/08/2020 ― 21/08/2020 Manchester Enroll

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