Guidance

Working level for delivery managers course

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

Modules

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

Eligibility

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.

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 £540 (plus VAT) for each person.

You must have a purchase order before requesting a place 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

Location Date Availability
Leeds 14 to 16 April Postponed
London 11 to 13 May Postponed
Leeds 9 to 11 June Postponed

New course dates

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

You can see these in the:

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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