Agile Engineering Best Practices Training

Duration: 
2 days
Codes: 
WA2074

Overview

Many teams that adopt Agile will tend initially to focus on adopting the Scrum practices of Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Retrospective. The only problem is these practices will not help on the engineering side of the house. The goal of this course is to take a team (Developers, DBAs, Analysts, Testers, Deployers, Architects) through a journey of Agile Engineering Practices founded from methods such as XP, FDD and pure common sense architectural patterns we've always known. We will discuss in detail some of the XP practices below, in addition to topics such as User Centric Design, Agile Architecture, Agile Database Design, Daily Builds and Code Check-ins, using Mock Data, and some on Automated Testing.

Teams will walk away with new Team Engineering Norms they will apply to their projects.

  • Test Driven Development
  • Metaphor
  • 40 Hour Week
  • Planning Game
  • Refactoring
  • Simple Design
  • Pair Programming
  • Agile Testing
  • Short Releases
  • Coding Standards
  • Collective Ownership
  • Continuous Integration

Audience

Developers, Analysts, Testers, DBAs, Architects, Development Managers and perhaps Project Managers/ScrumMasters who want to improve engineering practices on their team.

2 Days

Skills Gained

  • Understanding of the foundation XP principles
  • The cost of technical debt
  • Review the Agile Lifecycle diagram
  • Agile engineering roles vs. traditional roles
  • Identifying non-functional foundational requirements
  • Identifying proof of concepts and spikes
  • Planning early for dependencies
  • Planning early for testing (data and environments)
  • Test Driven Development
  • User Centric Design
  • High level architectural designs
  • High level data designs – just enough
  • UML Diagrams – Just Enough
  • Designing Service Contract Interface
  • Testing with mock data
  • Unit Testing and Build Automation
  • Defining build stability rules and measurements
  • Refactoring
  • Automated Testing Tools
  • Define your Engineering Team Norms

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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