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The discipline of software engineering has evolved with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches help organizations deliver software-centric solutions faster, more predictably, and with higher quality.

During this three-day, workshop-oriented course, attendees learn the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline. Attendees learn how continuous flow of value delivery and built-in quality are enabled by modern practices including XP technical practices, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

Attendees learn proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline. They will know the practices that build quality into code (abstraction, encapsulation, intentional programming) and designs (SOLID, Design patterns). Attendees also understand how Software Engineering fits into the larger solution context and their role in collaborating on intentional architecture and DevOps.

  • Length: 3 days
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Form: 50% lectures / 50% workshops
  • Enrolment: Training on demand for groups
  • Logistics: At the customer’s premises (on-site) or anywhere else
Agile Software Engineering is a training presenting aspects of software engineering such as TDD, BDD or Build-In-Quality, which is necessary for engineers working in Agile teams (organizing their work as part of Scrum, Kanban or ScrumBan).
Agile Software Engineering is a training presenting aspects of software engineering such as TDD, BDD or Build-In-Quality, which is necessary for engineers working in Agile teams (organizing their work as part of Scrum, Kanban or ScrumBan).

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Agile Software Engineering,
  • Connecting Principles, and Practices to Built-In Quality,
  • Accelerating Flow,
  • Applying Intentional Architecture,
  • Thinking Test-First,
  • Discovering Story Details,
  • Creating a Shared Understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD),
  • Communicating with Models,
  • Building Systems with Code Quality,
  • Building Systems with Design Quality,
  • Implementing with Quality.

Agenda customization

The agenda presents the scope of certified training. On request, selected elements can be modified.

In the case of dedicated training, the agenda is determined together with the client and target group on the basis of pre-training analysis to best address your needs.

Learners taking this course are:

  • Agile Coaches
  • Agile Transformational Coaches
  • Lean-Agile Transformational Leads
  • LACE memebers (Lean-Agile Center of Excellence)
  • Scrum Masters
  • Change Agents
  • Consultants
  • Software Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • Senior Managers
  • Anyone interested in achieving knowledge about the SAFe framework and be certified as Certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer

Learning Goals

  • Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles, and practices,
  • Apply the Test-First principle to create alignment between tests and requirements,
  • Create shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD),
  • Communicate with Agile modeling,
  • Design from context for testability,
  • Build applications with code and design quality,
  • Utilize the test infrastructure for automated testing,
  • Collaborate on intentional architecture and emergent design,
  • Apply Lean-Agile Principles to optimize the flow of value,
  • Create an Agile Software Engineering plan.

Trainer's experience

The trainer is certified in all key Agile frameworks and methodologies and certified in the PROSCI method to carry out change management activities with 20+ years of international training experience and 15+ years of experience in Agile/Digital Transformations. Additionally, the trainer is certified in tools and tests for personality assessment and communication styles, as well as team building and analysis of team strengths and weaknesses.

Main trainer certifications in the field of Agile frameworks and methodologies:

Main trainer certifications in the field of Change Management / Transformation:

  • PROSCI ADKAR: Methodology, process and tools for carrying out changes in organizations including agile/digital transformations (certified by PROSCI Inc.)

Main trainer certifications in the field of questionnaires, tests, and tools for testing personality, competencies, and strengths of people as well as for conflict management and team building: 

  • DISC D3: DISC D3 personality/competence test (DISC / TEAMS / VALUES / BAI) (certified by PeopleKeys).
    • Application: Team building; Building personal self-awareness; Building awareness about communication styles and preferences.
  • SDI: Strength Deployment Inventory (certified by Personal Strengths Publishing).
    • Application: Building team maturity in conflict self-management.
  • MBTI: Myers-Briggs questionnaire (MBTI) to measure human preferences in perceiving the world and making decisions (certified by The Myers & Briggs Foundation).
    • Application: Team building; Building personal self-awareness.
  • BELBIN: BELBIN Team Role Test (certified by BELBIN Associates).
    • Application: Building very efficient and well-coordinated teams created with all necessary competencies (and personality traits) to achieve success.


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