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Certified Agile Skills - Scaling 1

Adapt to the accelerating pace of change while delighting customers, innovating, and reaching enterprise goals more effectively.

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Scaling Agility

What you'll learn

Implement your strategy and deliver better results to your customers, faster. Scaling agile may be the right way to get there, and this course is designed to help you decide if scaling is the best path forward.

  • Understand the definition of scaling agile product delivery
  • Find out why agile scaling so often fails
  • Align scaling efforts with your enterprise strategy
  • Achieve multi-team, multi-site agile product development to drive sustainable, lasting transformation

See the CAS-S1 Learning Objectives.

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Who should take CAS-S1?

This course is right for managers, directors, leaders, and anyone who is part of scaling agile capability to be quicker to market, customer-focused, and more innovative. Make smart decisions about whether to scale in pursuit of your goals and, if so, how to scale.

  • Transformation Leads. See the common challenges that lead to failed transformations and learn how to evaluate agile scaling approaches. Supercharge your efforts no matter where your organization is in its journey to scale.
  • People Managers. Help your teams scale their agile delivery by guiding people to understand agile principles, values, and practices. 
  • Leadership. Drive transformation success, reach your organizational goals, deliver results to your customers, and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Business Analysts. See how a flexible approach to scaling can improve your organization's ability to execute strategy faster and more effectively.
  • PMO Leads. Learn and assess methods for scaling agile product delivery across multiple teams and products. See how to apply the principles and patterns underlying various approaches to scaling so you can adopt a flexible approach for your company. 
  • Scrum MastersBe an integral part of an adaptable, sustainable approach to expanding agile across multiple scrum teams. Find out why your scaling efforts may have faltered in the past and how to take a new, tailored approach going forward.
  • Agile Coaches and Consultants. Break free from stringent frameworks and leverage the patterns within those frameworks that help your clients realize the benefits of agile teams.
  • Team Leads. Find out how you can support multi-team development, with teams working iteratively and incrementally.
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Benefits of CAS-S1

Get the most from your scaling efforts, whether you're in the middle of an evolving transformation or have never attempted scaling before. This course is designed to meet you and your organization wherever you are in your journey to expand the benefits of agile teams across an enterprise.

  • Expertise. Learn how to ramp up the results of your agile efforts sustainably.
  • Growth. Increase agile capacity and capability within your organization with the people, successful practices, and resources you have in place today.
  • Adaptability. Learn why scaling efforts fail and how to work around these challenges.
  • Manage complexity. Scaling can lead to greater organizational and product complexity. Get the tools and confidence to rise to the challenge.
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What’s your next step?

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Ramp up the results of your agile efforts

Unlike prescriptive scaling frameworks, the CAS-S1 course equips you with the skills and knowledge to help you identify and explore principle-informed patterns that apply to your organization's unique and evolving context. 

In this course, you will:

  • Develop the skills and mindset needed to consider an approach to scaling
  • Align your organizational principles with appropriate scaling patterns
  • Understand the need to evolve your scaling approach
  • Recognize the role of patterns in frameworks (including LeSS, SAFe, Spotify, DAD, etc.), improving the effectiveness of frameworks
  • Explore the use of "scaffolding" to aid your organization in moving in the desired direction
  • Become a member of the world’s largest global community of agilists with opportunities to connect with peers, mentors, and subject matter experts

Pair the agile scaling course with the LeSS framework

CAS-S1 pairs well with LeSS courses available through Scrum Alliance course search. The skills you learn in CAS-S1 can help you apply LeSS across your organization. In fact, what you learn in CAS-S1 supports your ability to use any framework or even aspects of multiple frameworks.

Note: LeSS courses do not result in a certification from Scrum Alliance and are issued by The LeSS Company B.V. However, LeSS courses listed on the Scrum Alliance course search are provided by Scrum Alliance trainers. Participation also counts toward Scrum Education Units needed to renew your Scrum Alliance certifications.

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Earn the high demand skills employers want most

Agile acumen is in high demand by today's top employers. Completing Certified Agile Skills - Scaling 1 is another step toward a comprehensive, well-rounded skill set that will set you apart from other job candidates. CAS-S1 introduces you to practical agile capabilities you can apply to any organization, including a refined understanding of scaling and an agile approach to overcoming challenges to scaling. 

Learn more about the skills employers want most—download the latest skills report for free.

Certifications with substance

Choosing Scrum Alliance means you will earn a certification badge that is recognized by employers and recruiters globally.

Established in 2001, Scrum Alliance provides certifications with substance: Once you earn the badge, the renewal requirements include proof that you've continued to grow your knowledge—by reading books, watching webinars, attending events, etc.

Earn Scrum Education Units with every learning opportunity you complete. SEUs are required for certification renewal every two years. Instead of a one-and-done lifetime certification, you'll have a badge that proves to employers your commitment to continuously growing, evolving, and expanding what you know.

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Testimonials from our members

Meets you where you are in a scaling endeavor

...a must for organisations wherever they are in their agile scaling journey.

–CAS-S1 student
Concrete steps for scaling agility

I am leaving the course feeling empowered, with a concrete vision, and with additional tools to level up my business!

–CAS-S1 student
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Discover agile scaling that adapts to your organization. Search courses to find a Scaling 1 class time, date, country, and format (in-person or live online) that works for you.

Frequently asked questions

Scrum Alliance defines scaling as extending agile capabilities and behaviors across multiple teams while uncovering the practices and patterns that will increase the value delivered. An organization's objective in a scaling effort should be to reach its goals and better execute strategy.

Anyone who wants to scale up the flexibility and customer-first approach of agile teams to address increased growth or product complexity will benefit from Certified Agile Skills - Scaling 1. If you want to drive a transformation at your company, then CAS-S1 provides the tools, principles, and mindset shift needed to scale agile delivery across an enterprise.

There is a seemingly infinite number of scaling tools, frameworks, and resources available. In the CAS-S1 scaling course, you learn the agile principles and mindset shifts needed to approach scaling in a way highly tailored to your organization, ultimately preparing your teams to plan and deliver even when rapid changes require them to adapt quickly.

There are no prerequisites for CAS-S1, but basic knowledge of agile is highly recommended.

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