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Agile for teams course

Three-day GDS Academy course on agile tools and techniques, for teams wanting to implement these into their way of working.

Course summary

Agile for teams aims to introduce agile concepts and techniques in a classroom situation using a combination of talks, exercises and fun activities embracing the principle of ‘learning by doing’. During the course, there will be the opportunity to apply the techniques with a ready-prepared simulation, which will help consolidate learning. There is also the option for a further session back at the workplace to support and embed the learning in the weeks after the course.

This GDS Academy course is aimed at people who will either use agile within their team to develop projects or services (but not specifically digital projects and services), those who will support and maintain services that have been delivered by agile teams or teams who are looking to introduce agile methodology to their own area of work.

This event is specifically for teams, rather than individuals. Individuals who are going to be working on digital projects or services should attend the digital and agile foundation course. This course is designed for groups of people from the same team attending together, and as such isn’t open to individual nominations. It is best suited to cohorts of between 8 and 15 people, but if your team falls outside of these numbers please get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.

Course aims and objectives

Agile for teams introduces agile methodology and techniques to teams who need to understand and apply agile to their work area or are dealing with other teams or services that are already working in an agile way.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • explain the origins of agile including the values and principles
  • recognise agile ways of working in other areas
  • demonstrate how to apply agile methodologies within your own team

Modules

  • Agile principles
  • Scrum overview
  • User stories
  • Agile estimating and planning
  • Backlog refinement
  • Kanban
  • Project simulation

Eligibility

This course is aimed at teams who aren’t working specifically on the development of a digital service but who want to implement agile tools and techniques into their way of working.

Please note that it is for teams attending together and not for individuals.

Duration

The course takes 3 working days.

Day 1 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Day 2 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Day 3 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

Cost

The course costs £5,400 (not including VAT) for a maximum of 15 attendees.

You must have a purchase order before requesting places on the course.

Training locations

The GDS Academy has offices in Leeds and London. We run training courses from both locations.

We also run courses in pop-up locations. You will see these in the:

Ask a trainer to come to you

If you cannot travel to Leeds or London, you can ask a GDS Academy trainer to come to you. For example, they can travel to your office. You will need to pay for the trainer’s travel, accommodation and VAT.

If you want a trainer to come to you, email GDS Academy: gds.academy@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk.

Course dates

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New course dates

GDS Academy publishes new course dates approximately 4 times a year.

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Book a place

You need a purchase order number before you can book a course.

Email GDS Academy

Email gds.academy@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk, with your:

  • name
  • organisation
  • mobile phone number
  • course name, the number of courses, and the number of places
  • course location
  • course date
  • purchase order number

Tell us how many trainees there will be

You can book for one person or a group of people.

If you want to book for a group, you can choose:

  • an open group (people from other organisations can join the training)
  • a closed group (this is only for you and people you invite)

If you are booking for a closed group, you must include:

  • where you want to host the course (location)
  • when you would like to host the course (date)

Contact GDS Academy

Email GDS Academy: gds.academy@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

Published 16 September 2016
Last updated 31 March 2020 + show all updates
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