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ASCE Training

Adelard's ASCE (Assurance and Safety Case Environment) is a powerful, flexible and intuitive system for development and maintenance of assurance cases and delivery of assurance case reports.

We offer a two-day remote ASCE training course composed of 4 modules, each designed to provide you with different ASCE skill set. ASCE: Creating and Understanding your case course will introduce you to the fundamentals of using ASCE for assurance case development. ASCE: Enhancing and Sharing your case course will advance your knowledge further in order to become a proficient ASCE user. Our course combines online classroom experience, where a small number of attendees benefit from dedicated course tutor attention with the flexibility of distance learning.

Note that attendance at the ASCE: Creating and Understanding your case course is advisable but is not required in order to attend the ASCE: Enhancing and Sharing your case course. However, a good level of proficiency in using ASCE is highly desirable to get the most from the second day course.

Why invest in ASCE Training? 

    • To ensure that you get the maximum from your investment in ASCE
    • To build knowledge, competence and confidence to achieve personal and company objectives
    • To learn how to best apply ASCE features for your specific work environment’s needs
    • To understand how to develop Claims-Argument-Evidence, and Goal Structuring Notation arguments in ASCE
    • To use ASCE to communicate more effectively with your customers and stakeholders

Customised and Private Courses

We are available to organise ASCE training courses adapted to your needs: different time zones, dates, number of modules taken on a day. For larger groups, we can provide a private course dedicated to your team's needs. Please contact us to discuss this option or to enrol on any of our upcoming courses.

ASCE Training in Australia

Nova Systems is the approved Adelard training partner for this region.

For further details of upcoming training courses and booking information, please send enquiries to ASCE@novasystems.com

ASCE: Creating and Understanding your case - Course Programme


Duration: 1 day

Module 1: Graphical argumentation and narrative

Module 2: Comprehension and analysis

Summary:

The course provides an introduction on how to use ASCE across the assurance case lifecycle, focussing on the development of a “standalone” assurance case:

  • Development
  • Management
  • Maintenance
  • Submission

At the end of the course, you will be familiar with the assurance case approach and you will be a practitioner in using the main ASCE features for assurance case development.

The training is provided as a mix of presentation, product demonstration and hands on user exercises with ASCE itself.

Pre-requisites:

Basic IT skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Basic knowledge of assurance and assurance cases

  • Understanding of the general principles of risk regulation
  • Familiarity with the role of assurance cases in your own regulatory context
  • Familiarity with basic risk management principles

Awareness of the basic concepts and use of CAE or GSN in structured arguments is desirable, but not essential

Course summary:

Using the main ASCE features for assurance case development

  • Starting ASCE and online help
  • Basic structure creation and editing
  • Content editing, and linking to supporting files and evidence

Comprehension and analysis

  • Understanding and managing larger cases
  • Content sorting and custom filtering
  • Table view
  • File printing and exporting content out of ASCE into other applications
  • Creating dedicated user views for different stakeholders

ASCE: Enhancing and Sharing your case - Course Programme


Duration: 1 day

Module 3: Tracking actions and evidence change

Module 4: Printing, exporting content as HTML and creating reports

Summary:

The course builds on the ASCE: Creating and Understanding your case course and develops the concept of “living” assurance cases, including aspects of

  • Collaboration
  • Modular assurance cases
  • Dynamic evidence linking
  • Project management techniques
  • Other notations

At the end of the course, you will have a deeper understanding of the full range of ASCE capabilities and how they can be applied.

The training is provided as a mix of presentation, product demonstration and hands on user exercises with ASCE itself.

Pre-requisites:

ASCE: Creating and Understanding your case course or equivalent level of experience.

Course Summary:

Evidence integration and change management

  • Dynamic linking with evidence (DNRs)
  • The ASCE difference tool and traceability 
  • Issues mapping
  • The resource manager
  • Scheduling reviews and updates

Stakeholder communication

  • Printing
  • Exporting content to different formats including HTML and Microsoft Word
  • Performing and capturing reviews

Fees and Registration

  • ASCE: Creating and Understanding your case: £600 + VAT*
  • ASCE: Enhancing and Sharing your case: £600 + VAT*
  • Combined Course: £1000 +VAT*