What is this course?

This hands-on course will give you an understanding of how technical teams work together in Scrum, using behaviour-driven development (BDD) and test-driven development (TDD) to produce high-quality software products to agreed customer requirements. Some intentional architecture and design is included, coupled with the discipline of constant refactoring to improve the effectiveness of your approach. You will also learn how to lock-down the quality of your projects using continuous integration (CI) and increase deployment speed with continuous delivery (CD). You will leave the session with the tools you need to work individually or as a part of a team to create, and maintain excellent, high-quality software products.

This workshop is highly interactive and contains a large proportion of hands-on development exercises and demonstrations. A practical project runs throughout the course. It is aimed at those with experience of programming in a common OO language, preferably with some prior experience of Agile.

The short test which completes the course provides eligibility for Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) status if you also hold the Certified ScrumMaster qualification. Application to the Scrum Alliance for Certified Scrum Developer status can be made at any time following the training.

Please note that this course will be run on .Net. We think it is very important to present the course in a single technology because of its hands-on nature and to allow us to delve into the detail of the specific tooling for the platform (e.g. Specflow, NUnit.). This course can also be delivered in Java.

Upcoming Course Dates

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London - Marble Arch21 Aug - 3 days£1250David Putman
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London - Marble Arch30 Oct - 3 days£1250David Putman
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What will you learn?

This 3 day course will give you an in-depth understanding of Agile Software Development so that you can:

  • Plan work successfully
  • Understand where tests come from
  • Work with customers to produce unambiguous specifications
  • Know how to deal with non-functional requirements
  • Produce an effective definition of done
  • Use customer-facing tools to automate requirements as tests
  • Mock dependencies to enable deterministic testing
  • Use the red-green-refactor cycle to produce code
  • Recognise the motivators underlying design principles
  • Identify anti-patterns in Agile Software Development
  • Be aware of where the V model fits in the Agile world
  • Work confidently with legacy code

What our delegates say

“Another great course from agil8 – it filled a knowledge gap that I’ve had for years!”
James Marshall, Eurocamp
Certified Scrum Developer with David Putman

“For me it was money well spent and Agil8 delivered the quality training I needed. Thanks Agil8″.
Rickard Jones, Agile Coach
Certified Scrum Developer with David Putman

Meet your trainer

David Putman
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What topics will be covered?
  • Principles of agile architecture
  • Design practices
  • Principles that enable testability and ease refactoring; Unit testing principles and practices
  • Test-driven development (TDD) as a design approach
  • Red-green-refactor cycle
  • Mocking
  • What makes good tests/measuring test effectiveness
  • Single command build
  • Creating automated builds, fast and self-testing
  • The importance of a single repository
  • Automating deployment
  • Working together as one team; Including the customer in the process
  • Pair programming
  • Refactoring for maintainability; Refactoring to patterns
  • Dealing with legacy code

In addition, given the instructor’s substantial hands-on experience working with Agile teams, you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about software development issues within your own organisation.

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