SAFe Agile Software Engineering

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The discipline of software engineering has evolved over the past decades 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. This three-day course prepares attendees for the SAFe® 5 Agile Software Engineer (ASE) Certification exam.

Learning Topics - 21hrs

Session 1
INTRODUCING THE COURSE

 

» Define Agile software engineering

» Form your Agile software engineering team

Session 2
CONNECTING PRINCIPLES AND
PRACTICES TO BUILT-IN QUALITY

» Connect principles to practices

» Describe XP practices

» Explore key defi nitions

» Describe built-in quality

» Describe trade-offs

Session 3
ACCELERATING FLOW

 

» Outline the flow of value

» Validate the benefit hypothesis

Session 4
APPLYING INTENTIONAL ARCHITECTURE

» Apply systems thinking

» Explain the role of Agile architecture in supporting

Lean-Agile development

» Architect and design for testability

Session 5
THINKING TEST-FIRST

 

» Shift testing left

» Explain the Agile testing matrix

» Describe the role of Nonfunctional Requirements (NFRs)

» Build quality in throughout the pipeline

Session 6
DISCOVERING STORY DETAILS

 

» Examine story criteria

» Split stories to reduce the Minimum Marketable Feature (MMF)

» Create workflow or story maps

» Identify assumptions and risks

Session 7
CREATING A SHARED UNDERSTANDING WITH BEHAVIOR-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT (BDD)

» Apply Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) for

shared understanding

» Specify desired behavior for domain terms

» Describe behavior for business rules and algorithms with tests

» Test the User Interface (UI)

» Apply test doubles to BDD

» Find existing tests impacted by new requirements

Session 8
COMMUNICATING WITH MODELS

 

» Explain the use of models

» Outline static models

» Demonstrate Class-Responsibility-Collaboration (CRC)

» Outline dynamic models

» Outline state models

Session 9
BUILDING SYSTEMS
WITH CODE QUALITY

» Identify code qualities

» Describe cohesion and coupling

» Describe other code qualities

» Explain the benefits of collective ownership

Session 10
BUILDING SYSTEMS
WITH DESIGN QUALITY

» Explore design trade-offs

» Explain interface-oriented design

» Apply quality decomposition practices

» Apply differentiation and synthesis

» Apply software design patterns

Session 11
IMPLEMENTING WITH QUALITY

 

» Design with tests

» Apply Test-Driven Development (TDD) practices

» Implement test doubles and test data

» Refactor to support new behavior of the code

» Practice emergent design

Session 12
COURSE REVIEW

 

» Summarize Agile software engineering

» Review your action plan for adopting ASE principles and practices

Session 13
BECOMING A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL

» Becoming a Certified SAFe Professional

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