This training will benefit all software-development team members, including architects; business analysts; DBAs; designers, developers and development managers; directors; documentation specialists; operations and support staff; product and project managers; software engineers/ programmers; testers; technical analysts, leads and writers; and QA engineers. Familiarity with basic Object-Oriented (OO) concepts and terminology is recommended.
Note: This is an online training offered in 4-hour sessions over five consecutive weekdays. Please see our FAQ for details on hardware requirements to attend this training remotely from your computer.
Class Size Limit: 24 (Minimum 10)
This comprehensive, twenty-hour program presents essential Agile developer principles and practices that will empower you to build higher-quality software more rapidly, and with fewer defects.
You will go beyond the basics of Agile development to learn the practices expert developers employ and write code faster and solve a range of software problems. You’ll discover simple, yet powerful techniques for analysis and design, refactoring to patterns, and leveraging test-driven development to emerge solutions. You’ll identify code qualities that make software easier to build and test, and learn a common vocabulary for evaluating and communicating designs that will enable you to collaborate more effectively with your customer, as well as your teammates.
Anyone who develops software will find value in the techniques covered in this training, regardless of your coding proficiency or current skill level. By the end of class you will have gained an in-depth understanding of how Agile development practices improve software construction, and you will have become a more valuable contributor on any development team.
Completing this training will give you a deeper understanding of software development using the Agile methodology, and enable you to:
Session 1—Agile Fundamentals: Introduction, Agile Principles, Agile Practices, Development Essentials
Session 2—Agile Analysis: CREATE Software Quality, Paradigms and Wisdom, Principles and Perspectives, Software Patterns
Session 3—Agile Design: Encapsulating Varying Behavior, Encapsulating Foreignness, Group Exercise, Exercise Debrief
Session 4—Agile Development: Exercise Review, Encapsulating Sequence and Cardinality, Encapsulating Construction, Development Practices
Session 5—Agile Testing: Review, Test First Development, Testing Techniques, Refactoring and Emerging Systems
David Bernstein’s continuing passion for software design and construction has led him to train more than 7,500 developers in the last 23 years for clients that have included Fortune 500 firms such as Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo!, Boeing, AT&T, Sprint, Medtronic, SunGard, State Farm, MetLife and Weyerhaeuser. As a longtime IBM consultant, David trained software engineers around the globe, giving them the skills to write the next generation of applications and operating-system software while earning one of the highest satisfaction ratings in the history of IBM education. Since 2006, he has devoted his consulting practice to providing organizations with training and coaching for software developers and teams transitioning to Agile and Scrum.
“This class renewed my enthusiasm for the love of software development…[David’s] enthusiasm is infectious, and you might find that you start thinking better about software development practices.” – Mark Walsen, Owner/Developer, Notation Software
“If you want to know a better and more effective way of thinking and working with software, then don’t miss this class.” – Javier Espana, Designer/Developer, Velocity Partners, Argentina
“This class is absolutely essential for a modern software developer.” – Arkadiy Tseytlin, Software Developer, ShareBuilder.com
Become a more proficient developer—contact us to arrange a private, on-site session of this training for your team.
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$1,625. per attendee.
Early Bird Registration - By 04-19-2013 $1,365 per attendee