ISTQB Advanced Agile Test Leadership at Scale

The ISTQB Agile Test Leadership at Scale certification focuses on how to organize and improve quality and testing across multiple teams in an agile organization. It also covers how to approach quality and testing at a strategic level in order to achieve higher business agility in an organization. CT-ATLaS covers how to scale testing and quality assurance efforts by fostering a quality mindset and culture across the organization. This includes shifting from a traditional test management approach typically used in sequential development models to a quality assistance approach which builds on Lean and Agile principles and values. It also includes how to adopt common Lean and Agile techniques and processes for analyzing and solving problems and how to use them to improve testing and quality in the organization.

Learning objectives

An Agile Test Leadership at Scale certificate holder can:

  • Foster a value-driven quality mindset and culture
  • Co-create and implement an organizational test strategy that develops quality and testing capabilities
  • Continuously improve test processes at an organizational level addressing test challenges in the context of Agile at scale product development

Target audience

As Agile Test Leadership at Scale focuses on the organizational level, it supplements the Advanced Level Agile Technical Tester focusing on technical practices. It also supplements and is complementary to the ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Management certification, which focuses on projects and not on the organizational aspects. In addition, Advanced Level Test Management covers traditional approaches and hybrid approaches whereas Agile Test Leadership at Scale focuses only on agile approaches.

The Advanced Level Agile Test Leadership at Scale certification is aimed at people who work in an organization which is pursuing agility at scale or business agility, and who already understand agile and agile testing. This certification will be a great benefit for people working in roles such as: Test Manager, Head of Testing, Test Analyst, Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance, Quality Coach, Member of an Agile Team, Member of the leader group of multiple Agile Teams, Project Manager, Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master.

To obtain this certification candidates must hold either a valid Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate 4.0 (CTFL 4.0) certification OR a valid Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate prior to the CTFL 4.0 plus a valid Certified Tester Foundation Level Agile Tester certificate, and have sufficient practical experience.

Course form

On the first day you will be taught the subjects that are currently included in the official syllabus. The course includes both theoretical review, practical exercises, and discussion. There will generally be a lot of participant activity.


In-House training?

If you are more than 5 people from same organisation, it can be beneficial to consider the course as in-house training. We conduct the course exclusively for your employees, either as standard as described or tailored to your needs.

Advantages of in-house training

  • Financial savings for more than 5 people
  • Intensive exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing
  • Employees gain a common understanding of the subject
  • Opportunity for unique customization based on your own methods and processes

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ISTQB Advanced Agile Test Leadership at Scale

ISTQB Advanced Agile Test Leadership at Scale

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Course content

1. Quality Assistance

  • What Is Quality Assistance
  • Skills for Quality Assistance

2. Improve Quality and Flow in a Value-Driven Organization

  • Facilitate Value Stream Mapping
  • Analyze a Value Stream from a Quality and Testing Perspective

3. Continuous Improvement of Quality and Testing

  • Structured Problem-Solving Approach for Quality and Testing Activities
  • Systems Thinking and Analysis of Root Causes

4. Organizational Test Strategy in a Value-Driven Organization

  • Establish an Organizational Test Strategy
  • Fit Agile Test Leadership into a Value-Driven Organization

5. Test Processes in a Value-Driven Organization

  • Test Processes


Meet our Trainers

Lars Bjørstrup

Meet Lars, the Lead Education Architect and instructor. He holds a degree in computer science, is a certified teacher, and has been working with IT in various forms. Lars has experience with testing and quality management tools through his carreer. Lars has a background as a professional illustrator, having designed books and newspaper covers, among other things. His ability to draw and facilitate is used extensively in his courses, to the delight of the participants. Lars teaches a range of courses, including ISTQB Foundation, Advanced Test Manager, Advanced Technical Test Analyst, Agile Extension, and everything in between.