This course provides an introduction to Agile Service Management, the application, and integration of agile thinking into service management processes. Agile thinking improves IT’s effectiveness and efficiency and enables IT to continue to deliver value in the face of changing requirements.
IT Service Management (ITSM) focuses on ensuring IT services deliver value by understanding and optimizing their end-to-end value streams. This course cross-pollinates Agile and ITSM practices to support end-to-end Agile Service Management by scaling to “just enough” process leading to improved flow of work and time to value.
Agile Service Management helps IT to meet customer requirements faster, improve the collaboration between Dev and Ops, overcome constraints in process workflows by taking an iterative approach to process engineering that will improve the velocity of process improvement teams to get more done.
This course positions learners to successfully complete the CASM exam.
The learning objectives for Certified Agile Service Manager (CASM) include an understanding of:
- What does it mean to “be agile?”
- The Agile Manifesto, its core values, and principles
- Adapting Agile thinking and values into service management
- Agile concepts and practices including DevOps, ITIL®, SRE, Lean and Scrum
- Scrum roles, artifacts, and events as it applies to processes
- The two aspects of Agile Service Management:
- 1 – Agile Process Improvement–ensuring processes are lean and deliver “just enough” control
- Some Familiarity with ITSM processes and Scrum is recommended
The target audience for the CASM course is:
- Practice owners and process designers
- Developers who are interested in helping make processes more agile
- Managers who are looking to bridge multiple practices into a DevOps environment
- Employees and managers responsible for engineering or improving process
- Consultants guiding their clients through process improvement and DevOps initiatives
- Anyone responsible for:
- Managing process-related requirements
- Ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of processes
- Maximizing the value of processes
- Sixteen (16) hours of instructor-led training and exercise facilitation
- The Agile Service Management Guide (pre-class resource)
- Learner Manual (excellent post-class reference)
- Participation in unique hands-on exercises designed to apply concepts
- Sample exam and exam requirements guidelines
Access to additional sources of information and communities
Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute exam, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidate’s designation as a Certified Agile Service Manager. The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.
Module 1: Why Agile Service Management?
- Challenges Today
- What is IT Service Management?
- What is Agile?
- Agile Manifesto and Principles
- What Does It Take To Be Agile?
Module 2: Agile Service Management
- What is Agile Service Management?
- Agile Service Management Goals, Objectives and Benefits
- Two Aspects
- Agile Process Engineering
- Agile Process Improvement
Module 3: Leveraging Related Guidance
- Site Reliability Engineering
Module 4: Agile Service Management Roles
- Relationship to Scrum roles
- Agile Practice Owner
- Agile Service Management Team
- Agile Service Manager
Module 5: Agile Process Engineering
- Agile Processes
- How Processes Deliver Value
- Waterfall vs Agile Process Engineering
- Relationship to Scrum Events & Artifacts
- Minimum Viable Process
- Microprocess Architectures
- Service Management Architecture
Module 6: Agile Service Management Artifacts
- Practice Backlog
- Spring Backlog
Module 7: Agile Service Management Events
- The Sprint
- Sprint Planning
- Process Standups
- Sprint Review
- Sprint Retrospective
Module 8: Agile Process Improvement
- Why Process Improvement is Important
- Process Improvement Goals
- Process Improvement Reviews
- Sustaining Improvements
DURATION - 16 Hours
Learn how to use Agile Service Management to increase the customer value your processes create and to compete in a fast-paced disruptive world. A Certified Agile Service Manager is the working equivalent of a development Scrum Master. Together, Scrum Masters and Agile Service Managers can instill Agile thinking into the entire IT organization as the basis of a DevOps culture.