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BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile

Learn the 'why' of Agile and its foundations

BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile

Learn the 'why' of Agile and its foundations

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Course Overview

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile introduces candidates to agile and its fundamental concepts - then challenges conventional thinking and agile application to stimulate a robust level of understanding.

This certificate focuses on the principles and values of agile including its evolution; culture; return of investment opportunities; differences between more traditional methods such as the waterfall approach; and questioning popular agile benefits versus real-world techniques.

Course Content

Topics covered are:

  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The rationale and benefits of agile
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer Collaboration over contract negotiations
  • Responding to change over following a plan
  • Common agile roles, techniques and practices
  • Relevant methods and approaches for agile teams (XP, scrum, kanban, etc

Learning 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


The course is suitable for all professionals, across all industries, who work on projects - including:

  • Project managers
  • Product managers
  • Product developers
  • Software developers
  • Software testers
  • Business analysts
  • High-level management positions


This course does not require you to have any prerequisites.

Course Preparation

Prior to attending the course, students should familiarise themselves with the course syllabus available here where you will find information on recommended reading.


Certifying Bodies & Exams

This course is certified by the British Computer Society (BCS). The examination consists of a one hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions. It will be a 'closed book' examination i.e. no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room. If your business language is not English, candidates sitting the examination have a maximum of 75 minutes. The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40)

Please note you will need to provide one form of photographic identification which includes your photograph, your name and your signature or two forms of alternative identification. Please refer to the Identification Policy on the BCS website for full details and acceptable forms of identification.  The identification must be valid and be an original, a photocopy or a certified copy.

What You Receive

You will recieve two days high quality instruction from one of our accredited BCS trainers. Also included are:

  • Courseware
  • BCS official textbook: Agile Foundations – principles, practices and frameworks
  • Exam Fee Included
  • BCS Certificate
  • One-year membership to the British Computer Society (BCS) where additional materials and information is available.

Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs towards their CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) with the Scrum Alliance.

PMI Professional Development Units (PDUS)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs towards their continuing education requirements with PMI

Course Address

We can train at a location of your choice.

Course Duration

Course duration - 2 days

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