Working level for delivery managers course description

Three-day GDS Academy course on the role of a delivery manager within a digital team.

Course summary

This GDS Academy course is for associate delivery managers and delivery managers working on digital teams.

Course aims and objectives

The aim of this course is to provide a deeper understanding of the role of a delivery manager and explore some of the techniques and methods commonly used on digital teams.

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

  • explain the role of the delivery manager, and the characteristics required of a good or great delivery manager
  • describe different agile patterns and when they are typically used
  • explain and implement effective agile ceremonies
  • communicate the role of the delivery manager in forming high performing teams


  • The role of the delivery manager
  • Agile patterns
  • Agile ceremonies
  • Team forming
  • Minimum viable product and story mapping
  • Impact mapping

Course length

The course takes 3 working days. It usually runs from 9am to 5:30pm.


The course costs £390 (not including VAT) for each person. The GDS Academy will invoice your organisation for the cost of each place taken on the course.


To book a place on this course:

To request a place on this course, email with:

  • your name
  • your organisation
  • the course name
  • the date and location you would like to attend
  • your training code (if your organisation has given you one)

We will email you to confirm your booking, once we process your request.

Please note, if you previously booked using Eventbrite, your place is still confirmed, and no additional action is required.


This course is appropriate for associate delivery managers and delivery managers.

Participants are expected to have at least 6 months’ experience in their role. Applicants should be familiar with Scrum as an agile method. This could include working within a Scrum team or using an agile framework. A working knowledge of the agile values and principles is required.

Training locations and dates

Location Date Booking
London 21 August to 23 August Fully booked
Manchester 11 September to 13 September Fully booked
Leeds 23 October to 25 October Places available
London 30 October to 01 November Places available

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Published 16 September 2016
Last updated 20 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have added the course cost, and the need to have a training agreement with the GDS Academy and permission from your line manager to attend.
  2. First published.