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ID Name Duration Overview
1952 Agile Software Testing 14 hours This course has been created for test managers, quality assurance staff, testers, software developers, project managers and management in order to explain how the Agile project management frameworks (notably SCRUM) deal with testing. At the end of the course, each of the delegates will design and execute a test plan for a sample application (it can be an actual client application if available) Where the requirements come from? Traditional Business Analysis Use Cases, Scenarios and Tests Non functional requirements Performance Conformance UML in Business Analysis Introduction to testing Functional Tests Regression Test UAT Tests Unit Tests Usability Tests Non Functional Tests Performance test Load test Stress test Soak test Test or not to test Who is making decisions about what to test? The cost of testing irrelevant things Calculating ROI (what if something fails analysis) The role of Test Manager The process of Testing Testing is a process and a strategy Identifying testing needs Gathering requirements (use cases, user stories) Scoping (choosing and prioritize scenarios) Designing tests Preparing data Preparing environment Creating or Recording tests Perform the test Analysis and reports Conclusions and improvement When to say "stop" Product owner and Tests The customer representative and test priority Prioritizing tests Writing effective stories for UAT Acceptance criteria Group exercise to produce customer requirements and write stories based on the requirements and create tests The sprint Sprint backlog and tests user stories Group exercise to plan a sprint Finishing a sprint Scrum review meeting is a test Is Agile and Scrum for you? Review of the Scrum process Comparison with other methodologies Benefits of pair programming Question and Answers Session
291538 Managing Agile Projects with Lean and Kanban 21 hours This course is created for people who need to combine Agile (notably SCRUM), with Lean and Kanban togather to manage their projects. It combines the worlds of product design and software design.   Lean LEAN Thinking Five Principles of LEAN Using Lean in R&D System Thinking (from Deming) Plan driven vs. Value driven Team Power Innovation curve Agile Why Agile? Comparison of iterative methodologies Why things go wrong The Agile approach What is Scrum? Pigs and chickens Product owner The customer representative Prioritizing product requirements Writing effective stories Acceptance criteria Negotiating sprint contents Group exercise to produce customer requirements and write stories based on the requirements The sprint Sprint backlog Sprint planning: what to do Sprint planning how to do it What happens during a sprint Burn down charts Group exercise to plan a sprint Scrum Master Grooming Meeting Implementing Scrum Ensuring proper practices Maintaining documentation Standup meetings When to pair program Group exercise to implement Scrum Finishing a sprint Scrum review meeting Scrum retrospective meeting Releasing an iteration Group exercise the review a sprint Kanban Command & Control vs. Agile Factory model The functioning of canon The functioning of missile Pillars of Kanban Big Picture Process Concepts behind Kanban Kanban Rules Metrics Flow Diagram + technical practices  Team work Shared responsibility Self-organization Interdisciplinary Benefit the "right" team work Kanban Board How to visualize process? How to create Kanban Board? What are and how to introduce WIP limits? What are and how to introduce Classes of Service? Customer Engagement The most common waste Value Stream Waste Value Stream Mapping Waste analysis Main concepts behind Kaizen (MUDA / MURI / MURA) Bottlenecks analysis Five Focusing Steps Product Discovery Methods and Tools Gold Circle Impact mapping Design Thinking User story mapping  
291534 Agile, TDD and Swift 35 hours This 5 day course is for developers who wish to write high quality iOS applications in Swift. This is a hands on course which involves writing a number of increasingly complex high quality applications. Delegates will need to have an Apple copmputer with the latest version of OS X and Xcode installed. Delegates wishing to run applications on real devices, rather than emulators, will need to be registered with Apple as iOS developers and have their devices registered.Agile Why Agile Product Owner The Sprint Scrum Master Finishing a Sprint Writing User Stories Swift Swift Language Memory Management Using Xcode Swift Playgrounds TDD and Continuous Integration OO Refresher Test Driven Development Xcode and XCTest Swift TDD Continuous Integration Xcode Server Adaptive Layout Xcode Adaptive Layout View Controllers Linking controls with IBOutlet More Swift Timers Table Views Data Storage Multiple View Controllers Advanced Features Manipulating Images Animations Mapds Geolocation Workshop Workshop to write a Swift application either individually or in small groups.
287825 Agile Software Testing with Continuous Integration 28 hours QA/CI What is QA? What is CI The costs of software development, refactoring and fix errors Identifying and understanding the project Profit for the organization DDD Software development based on business requirements, assumptions DDD Problems in communication IT-Business Domain Model Best Practices KISS principle and DRY Coding standards Creating reusable code through OOP and design patterns Identifying and reducing cyclomatic complexity Software Metrics Weight Method per Class Response For a Class Depth of Inheritance Tree Coupling Between Objects Lack of Cohesion of Methods Number of Children Cyclomatic complexity Metrics class Model Metrics Metrics for use Software Testing What, when and how to test? The method of "white-box" and "black box" The role of testing in agile methodologies TDD only a potential increase in the cost of the project Unit testing Behavioral tests Functional tests Refactoring What is refactoring? Debt technology Code smell Refactoring patterns Documentation The role of documentation in agile methodologies What to document? Types of documentation Documentation and agile methodologies, or you can call (Working software over comprehensive documentation)? Standard XMI Automatic generation of documentation Tools and Environment CI Tools and Environment CI Agile and CI/QA Planning and incremental development Embracing Change Short stages Interdisciplinary team Extreme Programming, Code Review Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Summation Discussion Questions How do you begin the process of implementation? Introduction to testing Functional Tests Regression Test UAT Tests Unit Tests Usability Tests Non Functional Tests Performance test Load test Stress test Soak test Test or not to test Who is making decisions about what to test? The cost of testing irrelevant things Calculating ROI (what if something fails analysis) The role of Test Manager The process of Testing Testing is a process and a strategy Identifying testing needs Gathering requirements (use cases, user stories) Scoping (choosing and prioritize scenarios) Designing tests Preparing data Preparing environment Creating or Recording tests Perform the test Analysis and reports Conclusions and improvement When to say "stop" Product owner and Tests The customer representative and test priority Prioritizing tests Writing effective stories for UAT Acceptance criteria Group exercise to produce customer requirements and write stories based on the requirements and create tests
2645 Building an Effective Scrum Team with Belbin Team Roles 7 hours The self-organising Scrum Team is the bedrock of the Scrum development process. An effective team is directly related to more effective delivery of products of value. Belbin Team Roles theory is used worldwide to help create more effective teams, in all kinds of environments. This course is led by a Belbin Accredited Trainer and Certified ScrumMaster. It provides a detailed overview of Scrum and examines how understanding Belbin Team Roles can benefit the Scrum Team. Scrum Overview The Agile manifesto and principles Scrum components – 4 ceremonies, 4 artefacts, 3 roles The Scrum Process Belbin Team Roles The 9 Belbin Team Roles Developing  your individual strengths for team success Understanding allowable weaknesses Understanding Team Roles in the Scrum Activities User Story grooming Backlog estimation Self-organising task allocation Review and retrospective meetings Team Dynamics Understanding how others affect your behaviour Handling difficult people How to deal with missing Team Roles
2644 The Scrum Test Specialist 7 hours This course is designed for testers, from a traditional test background, who are seeking to find their place in an Agile development environment. There is no specific Tester role in Scrum - there is just the Team. The Team collectively is responsible for the quality of the delivery, including testing, and so the ‘traditional’ Tester role is redundant. However, this course demonstrates how a Team member specialising in testing can add a great deal of value in the Scrum development process. Overview of Agile The Agile manifesto and principles Benefits of Agile Scrum overview and context Scrum Development Process Scrum components – 4 ceremonies, 4 artefacts, 3 roles The Scrum Process Comparison of V-Model to Agile Approach to Software Testing Traditional requirements v User Stories Valuing working software over documentation – what test documentation is needed? Conveyor belt v Collaboration – working in one Team The Contribution of the ‘Test Perspective’ to: The Sprint Review The Sprint Retrospective Backlog grooming and estimation The Test Specialist’s Tool Bag Exploratory testing Automated testing
2629 Agile Project Management with Kanban 14 hours Target group: IT Director, Project Manager, Technical Team Leader, Analyst, Software Developer, Tester Learning objective: The purpose of this training is to acquire knowledge and practice of the workshops  aspects of Kanban and Agile foundations. Introduction to Agile Why Agile? What are the main objectives of Agile? How works mechanisms in Agile? How Agile can help? Command & Control vs. Agile Factory model The functioning of canon The functioning of missile Pillars of Kanban Big Picture Process Concepts behind Kanban Kanban Rules Metrics Flow Diagram + technical practices  Team work Shared responsibility Self-organization Interdisciplinary Benefit the "right" team work Kanban Board How to visualize process? How to create Kanban Board? What are and how to introduce WIP limits? What are and how to introduce Classes of Service? Customer Engagement The most common waste Value Stream Waste Value Stream Mapping Waste analysis Main concepts behind Kaizen (MUDA / MURI / MURA) Bottlenecks analysis Five Focusing Steps Simulation Simulation game Discussions Advanced topics
2611 Certified Agile Tester 35 hours The iSQI Certified Agile Tester is an internationally recognised software testing qualification, specifically designed for testers working in Agile environments. This course delivers the fully-accredited iSQI syllabus and provides the required assessments to gain the certification. This assessment is in three parts: an assessment of the delegates’ soft skills as observed through the duration of the course; a practical exam, giving the delegate the opportunity to demonstrate their practical testing ability; and an open-ended written exam, testing their knowledge of the subjects covered by the course. Please note that exam provided within this course is our internal one - official iSQI certification comes with additional cost. Course Objectives Understand the principles behind the agile approach to software development Differentiate between the testing role in agile projects compared with the role of testers in non-agile projects  Positively contribute as an agile team member focused on testing Appreciate the challenges and difficulties associated with the non-testing activities performed in an agile team Demonstrate a range of soft skills required by agile team members Day 1 - Agile Methods & Processes Introduction Daily SCRUM Problems with Tradition Agile Manifesto & Principles Agile Methods Agile Process Option Roles Introduction to Agile Exercise Sample Questions Day 2 - Planning Requirements & Specifications Iteration 0 Release Planning Task Board Test Strategy Estimation Iteration Planning Burndown Charts Sprint Practice Exercises Sample Questions Day 3 - Testing Continuous Integration Version Management Pairing Acceptance Criteria Regression Testing Defect Management Testing Exercises Sample Questions Day 4 - Teams Test Automation Non Functional Testing Debt Technical & Testing TDD Teams Agile for Large Projects Summary Testing Exercises Sample Questions Day 5 - Assessment Practical Assessment Written Exam Revision Written Examination
2612 Agile Essentials 14 hours The iSQI Agile Essentials course is an internationally recognised qualification, Aimed at anyone involved in agile Projects and wants to become familiar with working in an agile environment. This includes Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, IT Directors and Management Consultants. The course is comprised of eight sections and takes participants through the lifecycle of an agile project from the release planning and writing user stories to the iteration review (showcase) and retrospective. The first day focuses on the key principles (55% of the day on theory, 45% exercises), the second is dominated by practical application (40% theory, 60% exercises). Course Objectives Value the principles behind agile manifesto and its approach to software development Appreciate the roles within an agile team  Understand how to contribute as an agile team member to quantifiable requirements Apply Whole Team quality methods to ensure acceptance criteria are met Appreciate the importance of effective Iteration Reviews and how to contribute to continuous improvement through retrospectives Day 1 Agile Manifesto, Agile Principles Release Planning, Iteration Zero Iteration Planning, Estimation Requirement Review, Daily Stand-up Day 2 Team Quality, Iteration Testing, Acceptance Iteration Review (Showcase) Retrospectives Lesson learned of Agile Principles
512 Scrum for Managers and Executives 7 hours This course is also know as SCRUM awareness training. Who should attend? This course has been created for managers, executives and other decision makers who want to know how to calculate the benefits of implementing the methodology or want to understand what their team is doing. It is also suitable for customers of software development wishing to have a stake holding in the development process. Short Overview of Project Management Methodologies and Frameworks Chaos Waterfall Prince2 Agile Why Agile? Comparison of iterative methodologies Why things go wrong The Agile approach What is Scrum? Pigs and chickens Product owner The customer representative Prioritizing product requirements Writing effective stories Acceptance criteria Negotiating sprint contents Group exercise to produce customer requirements and write stories based on the requirements The sprint Sprint backlog Sprint planning: what to do Sprint planning how to do it What happens during a sprint Burn down charts Group exercise to plan a sprint Scrum Master Implementing Scrum Ensuring proper practices Maintaining documentation Standup meetings When to pair program Group exercise to implement Scrum Finishing a sprint Scrum review meeting Scrum retrospective meeting Releasing an iteration Group exercise the review a sprint Is Agile and Scrum for you? Review of the Scrum process Comparison with other methodologies Benefits of pair programming Question and Answers Session
511 Scrum Product Owner 7 hours This course is for: Product owners, managers, or anyone interested in Agile planning and estimating techniques. The course, Scrum Product Owner (SPO), utilizes a combination of presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises explaining and demonstrating through practice. It illustrates what it is like to take on the role of an Agile team. The course covers all aspects of a product owner's involvement in an Agile product's life-cycle, such as gathering requirements rapidly, writing user stories, estimating story points, tracking, release planning, reporting, forecasting, scaling, and so on. How to be an effective Product Owner The Duties, Rights, Privileges The Promoting self-organizing teams How to Write User-Stories (Agile requirements) Establishing and Knowing your stakeholders Looking at Planning for quality Addressing Story points Discovering the Business value How to manage an Agile product throughout the Software Development Life Cycle The Creation and prioritizing of the Product Backlog Sizing and Estimation Looking at Effective team communication How to Monitor, progress and look at forecasting Reporting Scaling Agile Release Planning and Tracking
45 Agile Project Management with Scrum 14 hours Who should attend? This 2 day course is suitable for any IT professionals who are interested in implementing Iterative Agile and Scrum methodologies to manage software development. This course is particularly suited to project managers, team leaders, developers and customers of software development wishing to have a stake holding in the development process. Why Agile? Comparison of iterative methodologies Why things go wrong The Agile approach What is Scrum? Pigs and chickens Product owner The customer representative Prioritizing product requirements Writing effective stories Acceptance criteria Negotiating sprint contents Group exercise to produce customer requirements and write stories based on the requirements The sprint Sprint backlog Sprint planning: what to do Sprint planning how to do it What happens during a sprint Burn down charts Group exercise to plan a sprint Scrum Master Implementing Scrum Ensuring proper practices Maintaining documentation Standup meetings When to pair program Group exercise to implement Scrum Finishing a sprint Scrum review meeting Scrum retrospective meeting Releasing an iteration Group exercise the review a sprint Is Agile and Scrum for you? Review of the Scrum process Comparison with other methodologies Benefits of pair programming Group exercise to discuss which aspects of Agile and Scrum can be applied to attendees organisations
2472 Managing Projects using Waterfall and Agile Techniques 14 hours This 2 day course is suitable for any IT professionals who are interested in using the Waterfall model and how people have traditionally tried to deal with its shortcomings - including, but not limited to, Agile approaches. The aim of the 1st day is to give an overview of these approaches enabling you to decide what might suit them in your environment. The 2nd day looks at project management techniques and good practices that have been identified from Agile, and which can be applied in a Waterfall or Agile context.Day 1 - Managing Software Projects in a Waterfall Context 1. Introduction to Waterfall a. Historical Context Winston Royce Background in manufacturing processes b. Waterfall stages Requirements gathering Design Implementation Verification Maintenance c. Waterfall challenges Handling change Distance between business knowledge and implementation Storing risk to late in the lifecycle Prioritisation of scope d. Summary of reactions to Waterfall model Embrace – Waterfall approaches, eg SSADM Cope – V-Model Adapt – Incremental Reject – Agile Enhance – Lean 2. V-Model coping strategies for Waterfall delivery a. Early verification and validation Cost of finding late Reviews and inspections Static analysis b. V-Model test stages Unit/Unit integration System System Integration Acceptance c. V-Model benefits Increased end-user involvement in verification Early risk mitigation 3. Adapting Waterfall with Incremental approaches a. Types of Incremental approaches Pre-planned  Parallel, RAD Evolutionary, RUP b. Incremental delivery principles Product increments Proto-typing Timeboxing c. Benefits of incremental delivery Increased user involvement in decision making Early return on investment Reacts to change  4. Rejecting the Waterfall model in favour of Agile a. Agile Essentials Agile Manifesto Agile Principles b. Introduction to Scrum, the most popular Agile framework Iterative delivery Collaborative working Just in time documentation Adaptive planning c. Benefits of Agile Increased user involvement throughout process Empowered development team Rapid return on investment Greater ability to react to change Reduce nugatory development 5. Enhancing Waterfall with Kanban delivery a. Lean and Kanban  History of Lean delivery  History of Kanban Principle of reducing waste b. Introduction to Kanban The Kanban board Managing work-in-progress c. Benefits of Kanban Greater ability to react to change Rapid return on investment Reduce nugatory development Day 2 - Agile Project Management Techniques 1. Empirical Process Control a. Inspect Demonstration Retrospection b. Adapt Adaptive planning Continuous improvement c. Transparency Stakeholder involvement Contract negotiation Just in time documentation 2. Managing requirements a. Backlogs Product Release Sprint b. Backlog Items User Stories Defects Requirements specifications c. Risk Adjusting Backlog for risk Risk burndown 3. Estimation and control a. Timebox planning Release planning Iteration planning Daily communication b. Prioritisation techniques MoSCow Value based Other techniques c. Estimation techniques User story grooming Planning Poker 4. Delivery management a. Iterative delivery Team velocity Rapid return on investment b. Information radiators Scrum wall Burn-down chart 5. Team management a. Associative leadership ScrumMaster as facilitator Role of the traditional project manager b. End-user involvement The single decision maker - the Product Owner Communicating with stakeholders (Pigs and Chickens) c. Empowered team Self-managing teams The role of the specialist within the team Managing split teams
289748 ISTQB - Agile Tester Extension - Exam Preparation 21 hours This is preparation course for Agile Tester Extension Exam by ISTQB. The price of the exam is not included the the price of the course. Agile Software Development The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development Aspects of Agile Approaches Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices, and Processes The Differences between Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches Status of Testing in Agile Projects Role and Skills of a Testiner in an Agile Team Agile Testing Methods, Techniques, and Tools Agile Testing Methods Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort Techniques in Agile Projects Tools in Agile Projects
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