Overview

The purpose of this hands-on, three-day course is to help developers focus on technical design with an emphasis on simplicity and architecting for a low cost of change. The course emphasizes design patterns and teaches developers how to do the right level of design at the right time within the development cycle. Students will also spend considerable time exploring the value of a system that is test-driven, or uses a “test-first” approach.

An important part of this certification is to develop not only an understanding of the technical aspects of agile engineering and continuous delivery tools, but also approaches for structuring work in a more agile manner to respond to customer goals and lower technical risk. A goal of this certification is for students to become well versed in effective approaches to agile software design and engineering, with an emphasis on building in quality and lowering the cost of change.

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Prerequisites

Agile Developers, Programmers, Development Managers, Technical Team Leads or other team members involved in development or who would like to increase their agile programming knowledge.

We recommend that learners attend ICAgile – Agile Programming – QAICPPRG before attending this course.

Pre Course Reading

Learners should be familiar with the content and rationale in the agile manifesto and the Scrum Guide.

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Delegates will learn how to

As a result of participating in the course, learners will be able to:

  • Apply software design techniques to improve efficiency and testability.
  • Refactor design by following the SOLID design principles.
  • Choose the most appropriate architecture by considering the needs of the needs of the stakeholders.
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Outline

DESIGN

Architecture

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Views and Viewpoints of Stakeholders

Design-In-The-Large

  • Capability and Application Architecture
  • Design Throughout the Lifecycle
  • Sequencing the Work

Simplicity - Simple and Good Design

  • Simple Design
  • Evaluating Designs and Design Principles

Patterns

  • Design Patterns
  • Architecture Patterns

Design for Automated Testing

  • Testing the System Bypassing the User Interface
  • Testing the System Through the User Interface
  • Non-Functional Testing

Technical Debt

  • Recognizing Technical Debt
  • Discussing Technical Debt Choices with Stakeholders

COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Technical Leadership

  • The Need for Technical Leadership
  • Characteristics of Technical Leadership

THE BUILD PROCESS

Continuous Delivery

  • Continuous Delivery
  • Developer-Operations Collaboration
  • Patterns for Continuous Delivery
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Why choose QA

Dates & Locations

Agile learning paths

Want to boost your career in agile? Click on the roles below to see QA‘s learning pathways, specially designed to give you the skills to succeed.

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Agile Product Owner
Agile Scrum Master
Agile Leadership
Agile Team Member
Agile Coach
Agile Business Agility Practitioner
Agile Business Analyst
Agile Project & Change Management Leadership
Agile Testing
Agile Programmers & Engineers

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Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

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How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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