Agile training from QA

Agile Team

At QA we can offer a wide range of training and expertise to help you and your organisation become Agile and maximise the benefits, including both technical skills and the new behaviours you will need to successfully implement Agile working practices. Meet the team:


Phil Stirpe

Head of Agile

Philip is a Microsoft Certified Trainer - MCT based in the North-West, and has been involved in software development and IT training for over 26 years. Philip is actively involved in vendor relationships. He has delivered Visual Studio, .NET, Silverlight, WPF and LIVE training courses on behalf of Microsoft worldwide and recently developed and delivered a wide portfolio of AWS training with Amazon Web Services. His areas of interest include Visual Studio, .NET, Amazon Web Services - AWS, Web Application Security, DevOps and Configuration Management, Scrum and Agile Software Development. Philip is currently involved in developing QA’s Agile curriculum across all of its practices as well as developing QA’s Configuration Management portfolio with courses in tools including Chef and Puppet. He is passionate about developing and delivering training that meets the needs of the client and exceeds their expectations. Philip has also pioneered various techniques and tools to help other trainers in QA to develop including the use of video and audio recording at QA in order to produce Train the Trainer material for each of his courses. In addition, he introduced a Bitesize programme where trainers deliver short briefings to colleagues after class in order to help share skills. Philip develops a great number of QA authored courses. Recent courses include ASPNET MVC, OWASP for Java, Puppet and Chef.
Namir Sabbagh

Namir Sabbagh

Senior Learning Consultant

Namir is a highly experienced trainer in the field of Software Testing, Enterprise and Solution Architecture, TOGAF, as well as Project Management (Prince2) courses. Namir graduated as an Electronic Engineer back in 1986 and was a lecturer and freelance developer during his Masters degree in London. He later joined one of the largest IT training companies as a Principal consultant in C, C++, Cobol, Java & C# as well as networking, systems design/development & testing. He was responsible for the development of a number of technical training courses. In 2002, he went on to become the Data Protection Officer, IT Manager, Facilitates Manager & Purchasing Manager, before going back to training in 2007. Namir joined QA in mid 2010 as a Senior Learning Consultant, responsible for QA’s Software Testing portfolio.

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