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Successful Agile for Digital Teams

Discover the purpose, principles and benefits of Agile and understand how it really works in practice.

Successful Agile for Digital Teams

Get the know-how on Agile, one of the vital skills of the digital world

This course provides a unique look at the Agile approach to software development. It explains how the iterative way of working, continuously learning as you progress, is the best way to deliver useful, valuable results.

Agile is widely adopted in digital teams, but it often fails to deliver on its promise due to poor implementation. Throughout this course, you’ll explore how it works in real life, not just as a mechanical process.

Explore the principles, practices and benefits of Agile

You’ll get an in-depth understanding of how Agile works day-to-day, and will learn its many benefits, including responsiveness to change, higher customer satisfaction and better quality outputs. You’ll discover how it focuses on practical value creation, underpinned by simple but powerful core values. You’ll also compare the Scrum Master and Product Owner roles and explore the distinctive ways they make a difference.

Identify and discuss some of the typical challenges of Agile

You’ll learn how Agile processes and techniques work in a variety of different situations, before assessing some of the typical challenges that are often found within teams, such as difficulties with stakeholder buy-in and organisational culture. You’ll explore how these can be addressed by coming back to the fundamental purpose of Agile and developing an effective overall mindset.

Learn from the digital experts at Somo

The team at Somo has a deep and broad understanding of practical Agile software development, experienced in projects across many industry sectors, and working with organisations from startups to the largest corporations.

You’ll be guided throughout this course by experts in the know, and will get a wealth of information and implementable skills with regards to Agile.


  • Week 1

    What is Agile all about?

    • The purpose, principles and benefits of Agile

      In this first Activity we introduce the overall logic of Agile. Why it's needed and what purpose it serves.

    • How Agile works

      Exploring the core processes and practices of an Agile, focusing on the popular Scrum framework.

    • A taste of some deeper topics

      Now we start to go beyond the basics and address some important aspects of working on Agile teams.

  • Week 2

    Making a difference with Agile

    • Product leadership

      Understand what Product is all about as a discipline, including an in-depth look at the Scrum Product Owner role.

    • The Scrum Master role

      Understand the importance of the Scrum Master and similar facilitation roles, and the value they bring to an Agile team.

    • Successful Agile teams in practice

      We build on everything learned so far with a dive into a selection of day-to-day challenges and tips on how to work through them.

    • Taking it further

      Concluding the course with thoughts on next steps for your learning and professional development.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the principles and benefits of Agile
  • Apply core Agile processes and techniques on digital projects
  • Describe and compare the Scrum Master and Product Owner roles
  • Identify and discuss some of the typical challenges of Agile

Who is the course for?

This course is primarily intended for people with little practical knowledge of Agile who need to take on one of the non-engineering roles in an Agile digital team.

It will also be useful for people who have done an Agile certification but who want to balance it with a more real-life perspective, and for business leaders who need an awareness of what Agile is all about.

Who will you learn with?

I’m SVP Product at Somo

Who developed the course?


Somo is one of the fastest-growing digital product and experience agencies, working with the world’s biggest brands and coolest start-ups to create innovative, award-winning customer experiences.


BIMA is the voice of digital and tech. We represent a community of businesses, charities and academia across the UK. We drive innovation through knowledge sharing, showcasing best practice and developing talent. And we give our members the chance to have their voices heard and to make a difference.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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