16 hours – On-site or Virtual with live certified trainer

Being the operational equivalent of a Certified Scrum Master, the Certified Agile Service Manager (CASM) is responsible for ensuring Agile Service Management theory, practices and rules are understood.

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  • Official DevOps Institute student material
  • Practical exercises
  • Simulation exams
  • Course completion diploma
  • Official certification exam from the DevOps Institute
  • 16 PDUs
    Course details
  1. What will I achieve?
  2. Who is this course for?
  3. What are the exam characteristics?
  4. What are the course contents?
  5. Payment methods

What will I achieve?

  • Apply and integrate agile thinking into service management processes and process design projects.
  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of IT.
  • Enable continual IT value delivery when facing changing requirements.
  • Work together with Scrum Masters to instill agile thinking into the entire IT organization.
  • Integrate ITSM practices with Scrum, Kanban, Lean and DevOps.
  • Develop Agile skills for process improvement and process design.
  • Obtain the Certified Agile Service Manager (CASM) certification.

Who is this course for?

  • SCRUM evangelists
  • Anyone interested in learning about Agile and Scrum from a products and process perspective
  • Employees and managers responsible for designing, reengineering or improving process
  • Consultants guiding their clients through process improvement initiatives
  • Internal and external suppliers
  • Process stakeholders

What are the exam characteristics?

  • Time allocated: 60 minutes
  • Number of questions: 40 multiple-choice
  • Passing score: 65% (26 correct answers)
  • Format: Online or Paper; closed-book
  • Prerequisites: Be familiar with IT service management processes and ITIL (recommended). Review The Scrum Guide™ and The Agile Service Management Guide (both provided upon course registration). At least 4 hours of personal study during the course are recommended.
When will I know my exam results?

When the exam is paper-based, the results will be notified to the participant afterwards through email. When it is web-based, the participant will get the results immediately after finishing the exam.

What happens if I fail the exam?

The participant who fails the exam may take it again any times at extra cost. No time window between exams is required.

What are the course contents?

  • 1 Course Introduction
    • 1.1 Why Processes are Important
    • 1.2 Why Agility is Important
    • 1.3 Why the Process Owner Role is Important
  • 1 Course Introduction
  • 2 Why Agile?
    • 2.1 The IT challenge today
  • 3 What does it mean to “be agile”?
    • 3.1 What is Agile?
    • 3.2 The Agile Manifesto
    • 3.3 Agile principles
    • 3.4 What does it take to “be agile”?
    • 3.5 Exercise: Reviewing Agile values
  • 4 Agile practices
    • 4.1 Scrum
    • 4.2 Kanban
    • 4.3 Lean
    • 4.4 ITIL/ITSM
    • 4.5 DevOps
    • 4.6 Continuous Integration
    • 4.7 Continuous Delivery
    • 4.8 Exercise: Leveraging multiple frameworks
  • 5 What is Agile Service Management (Agile SM)?
    • 5.1 Definition and value
    • 5.2 Two aspects of Agile SM
  • 6 Process design basics
    • 6.1 The elements of a process
    • 6.2 The 10 steps of process design
  • 7 An Agile approach to process design
    • 7.1 Characteristics of an Agile Process
    • 7.2 How much is “just enough”?
    • 7.3 Minimum Viable Product
  • 8 Scrum Basics
    • 8.1 Scrum pillars, values and components
    • 8.2 Important terms
  • 9 Scrum Roles
    • 9.1 Product owner
    • 9.2 Scrum Master
    • 9.3 Team
  • 10 Scrum artifacts
    • 10.1 Product Backlog
    • 10.2 Increment
    • 10.3 Product backlog refinement
    • 10.4 Sprint Backlog
    • 10.5 Burndown chart
  • 11 Agile Service Management artifacts
    • 11.1 Process Backlog
  • 12 User stories and ITSM processes
    • 12.1 Process increment
    • 12.2 Sprint Backlog (Agile SM context)
    • 12.3 Burndown chart (Agile SM context)
    • 12.4 Exercise: Writing a meaningful user story
  • 13 Scrum Events
    • 13.1 Timeboxes
    • 13.2 Release planning meeting
    • 13.3 Sprint planning meeting
    • 13.4 Daily Scrum
    • 13.5 Sprint Review
    • 13.6 Sprint Retrospective
    • 13.7 Definition of Done
  • 14 Agile Service Management Events
    • 14.1 Process planning meeting
    • 14.2 Sprint planning meeting
  • 15 Strategic and process activity sprints
    • 15.1 The Definition of Done for process sprints
    • 15.2 Daily Scrum (Agile SM context)
    • 15.3 Sprint Review (Agile SM context)
    • 15.4 Sprint Retrospective (Agile SM context)
  • 16 Agile Process Improvement
    • 16.1 Agile Process Improvement audits
    • 16.2 The Process Backlog as a CSI Register
    • 16.3 CSI Sprints and Plan‐Do‐Check‐Act
    • 16.4 Exercise: Assessing process agility
  • 17 Agile Service Management technologies
  • 18 Aligning Agile SM and Agile software development
  • 19 Getting started with Agile Service Management
  • 20 Summary
  • 21 Additional sources of information
  • 22 Exam preparation

Payment methods:

  • Check
  • Wire transfer
  • Credit card (via PayPal)

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