Agile Test Leadership At Scale Certification

Agile Test Leadership at Scale

This new ISTQB® product is currently in development. It will be released in increments for community feedback before being fully launched as an ISTQB® certification product with exam.
Chapters 1-2 have now been released.

Product Description

The Agile Test Leadership at Scale certification focuses on how to organize and improve quality and testing across multiple teams in an agile organization. Building on the Agile Tester certification which covers how to conduct testing on the level of a single agile team, Agile Test Leadership at Scale covers how to lead testing and improve quality in projects or organizations with multiple agile teams. It also covers how to approach quality and testing at a strategic level in order to achieve higher business agility in an organization.

By taking this certification you will be able 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. You will also learn how to adopt common Lean and Agile techniques and processes for analyzing and solving problems and how you can use them to improve testing and quality in your organization.



The Advanced Level Agile Test Leadership at Scale qualification 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

What are the entry criteria?

To gain the Advanced Level certification in “Agile Test Leadership at Scale”, candidates must:

  • hold a valid Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate;
  • hold a valid Foundation Level Agile Tester certificate; and
  • have sufficient practical experience to be certified at an Advanced Level, which should be at least 3 (three) years of relevant practical experience working in an agile team or an agile organization.


The following picture summarizes the contents of the Advanced Level Agile Test Leadership at Scale Syllabus:

Business Outcomes

An Agile Test Leadership at Scale certificate holder can:

  • Foster a value-driven quality mindset and culture

Learning Objectives

To achieve the Agile Test Leadership at Scale certification you need to:

  • Understand quality assistance as an approach to quality and test management
  • Understand value stream as a concept
  • Apply value stream mapping as an agile test leader to understand and visualize working flows

Hands-On Learning Objectives

Given a quality-related problem, provide quality assistance using one or a combination of the four important skills (change leadership, quality coaching, facilitation, and training).

Analyze a value stream to identify waste and other quality and testing issues using basic metrics.

Become a Contributor

If you think this certification could be relevant for you and you would like to participate in a pilot, please sign up here and help by providing early feedback on the contents:

Chapter 1 Quality Assistance

Chapter 1 introduces quality assistance as an approach to quality management that is crucial to developing and sustaining a value-driven organization. It covers how quality assistance as an approach fits with known software testing concepts such as test management, quality control, and quality assurance. Agile Test Leadership at Scale focuses on enabling others in the organization to perform quality and testing responsibilities in order to foster a quality mindset and culture on an organizational level. Therefore, chapter 1 emphasizes 4 important skills to build competencies and scale quality and testing in an organization.

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

Chapter 2 establishes methods to facilitate the identification and optimization of development and operational value streams. It describes what a Value Stream is, the notation used and why it is essential to understand the concepts and thinking behind this Lean methodology. How to analyse a Value stream from a quality and testing perspective is described as well as the key metrics used for analyzing a Value Stream. Improve Quality and Flow in a Value-Driven Organization highlights the elimination of waste. Therefore, chapter 2 focuses on value-adding activities and non-value adding activities.

Materials for Download

Syllabus Documents:

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Exam Documents:

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