Agilest® Certified Agile Strategy Officer (CASO)
This Agile certification training is for the most senior staff involved with Agile on the technology side including CIOs, CTOs, Department Directors, and Division Managers. The purpose of this exercise is to give organizational decision makers the tools they need to strategically leverage the advantages of Agile at the organizations they lead.
About Agilest® CASO
The CASO – (Certified Agile Strategy Officer) training is designed to get the participants thinking about how to leverage Agile as a competitive advantage. The primary goals of this training are to give participants an understanding of what Agile is, and what it can and can not do to improve their business processes. Taught is what organizational structures need agile to stay competitive, and what areas of the company should be using agile based on their industry. Covered also is the current state of the enterprise in the business lifecycle. This training is designed to give executives the tools that they need to make right strategic decisions involving agile, and also to be able to have the appropriate conversations with the staff reporting to them.
The CASO training is a comprehensive Agile overview of the agile techniques for driving the corporate structure in the different major areas for both gaining efficiency and responsiveness to competitive forces and changes to the internal organization based on performance improvements. Also, and perhaps more importantly, is the focus on how to leverage agile for the profit center. While there are efficiencies to be gained from using Agile for the development of core products; depending on where the organization is in the product lifecycle, the most significant advantage that Agile can provide is aiding in the development of goods that are the right fit even in the most competitive product segments.
In this training, we provide a useable understanding of the most important Agile methodologies and frameworks, including Kanban, Scrum, and Scrumban. How and why scaling is a factor at large organizations, and how standards factor in the organization is provided. The impact of governance and how Agile can promote innovation is covered. We also get into emerging methods like Holacracy, which can be an effective way to gather requirements.
We will also examine companies that credit Agile for explosive growth like Salesforce.com, and Spotify. Both have leveraged Agile to a competitive advantage, as have other companies that have used Agile methods to target distinct silos within their organizations to get targeted gains.
Correctly prioritizing the major initiatives for value creation in order to drive bottom line profits is stressed in the training. One of the biggest failures that occur within corporations is not determining the comparative value of the work the company is doing to create profit. Most valuation is done without utilizing real inputs and the business case creation process is driven more by hyperbole than by any actual numbers. This training will show the participants how to structure organizations so that value comparisons are based on reality based research, and the financing in the organization is always flowing in the direction of highest projected ROI development.
The final important component includes the online tools and training provided as an additional resource to the participants of this training. Given to all alumni is private access to an online repository of resources relevant to their particular training area. The private access area has tools to aid practitioners in the execution of their duties at their workplace.
The training and exercises in the certification program include:
- An Agile Overview
- Agile strategy
- Agile Budgeting
- Agile Architecture
- Driving continuous improvement
The entire training program is designed to address the realities of the organization and what is needed to be successful in real world environments.
CIOs, CTOs, Division Managers, Department Directors and other organizational leadership. This course is a requirement for those seeking certification as a certified CASO – (Certified Agile Strategy Officer).
In this two-day live training course, supplemented by additional on-demand, online training, and supplements, you will be provided the knowledge necessary to understand the broad IT landscape in a large Agile enterprise. The total course duration length is 24 hours.
Agilest® CASO (Certified Agile Strategy Officer) certification training consists of 15 modules:
- Introduction to CASO (Certified Agile Strategy Officer)
- Agile Thinking – An overview of Agile product development and the ideas, methods and frameworks that are the structure that forms what we call Agile
- Overview of CASO (Certified Agile Strategy Officer)– What are all of the parts and how do they interrelate
- How Agile changes the needs of the organization
- Agile modular infrastructure architecture overview
- Agile service oriented architecture overview
- Cloud architecture
- Analysis tools
- Agile Architecture
- Developing requirements for Agile
- Prioritizing the major initiatives for maximize ROI
- Agile budgeting
- Quality reporting
- Using the inspect and adapt process for continuous improvement
- Preparing for the test
By the end of the CASO (Certified Agile Strategy Officer) certification training course, the attendees will be given the information they need to be able to:
- Understand how to apply Agile in their organization
- Implement the agile principles based on lecture, real-world examples, classroom exercises, and insights by Agile experts
- Gain the insights into Agile Modular Infrastructure Architecture to maximize the flexibility of the professional Agile organization at the enterprise level
- Understand how to prioritize the major initiatives at the organization to maximize value creation
- How to leverage Agile budgeting
There are no prerequisites for attending this course. It is intended to provide a strong Agile foundation for applying Agile strategically to maximize value creation at the professional organization.