3 Days practical course on Quality and Testing in an Agile setting
Our three-day training course is aimed at software delivery teams who are transitioning to agile and want to figure out all the different types of testing they need to do and how to fit them into frequent delivery cycles. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises and simulations, participants learn ways the whole team can collaborate to plan and execute testing activities and build quality into their product.
With completion of the Agile Testing for the Whole Team course, you get a certificate of attendance and an invitation to complete an assessment of your learnings from the course. The assessment is meant to be a learning opportunity and not an ‘exam’ that you have to pass immediately.
A bit on test design, what to automate, what not to automate
Applying agile principles to automation
Evaluating tools and managing the tests
Testing Activities at the Release and Feature Level
Agile approach to test planning – alternatives to large test plans
Levels of precision and dependencies
Slicing stories with thin slices / steel thread approach
How testers contribute to sizing and prioritizing stories
Discussions on test results, metrics and test coverage
Test Approaches for Agile
Guiding development with tests (ATDD)
Using the agile testing quadrants – vocabulary, benefits
Testing for quality attributes
Testing Activities During the Iteration and Story Development
Iteration planning – testing tasks
Coding & Testing
Exercises throughout the class follows a case study and we wrap up working through an iteration simulation so that the students will have an opportunity to experience all we have talked about.
The End Game
Key Success Factors
Seven key success factors for agile testing
Confidence building practices
Anyone interested in Agile Quality and Testing
If you are on an Agile team, as a tester or as a product owner, programmer or development manager, and you want to learn what testing means in an Agile environment, this Agile Testing course is for you!
This Agile Testing course emphasises a whole team approach to Agile Testing and is aimed at anyone who wants to learn what testing means on an agile team. In addition to testers, team members fulfilling different roles, will also benefit from understanding their contribution and their interaction with testers on the team.
To benefit most from this Agile Testing course, you should have some understanding of agile processes prior to attending, so that you can actively contribute to discussions with questions and share your experiences.
We know that you can learn best when you feel good! Therefore, you receive not only a first class training but also an all around-catering and supervision.
If you want to determine the time and location of your training yourself, then our coach will come to you. With our in-house courses, everything is based on the wishes of our customers. Here you can see our range of in-house training courses.
Go to our trainings
If you don’t wish to spend time and effort organising a training course, but simply want to register and get going while meeting new colleagues in your sector, then come to our open courses. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Go to in-house trainings
small learning groups
As a training participant, you of course benefit from learning in a group and the experience of the other participants. Yet to ensure that you get to pose all of your own questions, we keep the group sizes very small, with a maximum of 10 participants. This allows our coaches to make certain that we meet the needs of all participants, even if the participants’ levels of existing knowledge differ.
Our courses are guaranteed to take place from as few as three participants, and provide you with long-term planning certainty for your training activities.
printed teaching materials
Making notes, writing down questions, post-it notes with reminders for content that you want to return to later – not a problem at all, as we provide all the materials in printed format at your workstation. Even though we strongly advocate progressive technologies, we value the printed format when it comes to working in a learning environment and to course preparation and follow-up at home, in your hotel or back at your place of work.
printed certificate of participation
Often you need to prove your knowledge not only in the workplace, but also to institutions or employers. At the end of the course you will receive an official certificate of attendance for your own records.
fresh break-time snacks & a delicious lunch
We know that a sense of well-being helps you learn better. This is why we provide not only fresh knowledge, but also comprehensive catering during all breaks, with fresh and dried fruits, as well as other nerve-soothing foods ranging from nuts to biscuits. A lunch with all participants and our coaches is also a fixed part of our catering package.
hot and cold drinks
We ensure a limitless supply of hot and cold drinks throughout the duration of the course. So you can leave your thermos flask and water bottle at home, and let us serve you.
lean coffee or lean pizza event
Some of the course content requires further discussions and, when considered in-depth, throws up further questions which cannot be resolved within a normal training day. To this end, for all our 4- and 5-day courses we offer an in-depth session on one morning or evening, including catering. The participants jointly agree whether they would prefer to get up earlier or stay later, and which topics they would prefer to explore in greater depth with our coach in an informal atmosphere.
We offer free WIFI at all our training locations. To allow you to quickly get to work at our premises, let us know in advance of the course and we will provide you with access details and a password.
The DIN/ISO 17024 requirements stipulate that training companies cannot themselves provide the examination. An independent certification institute carries out the examination, not least to ensure the independent quality control of our training courses. We offer you the services of the certification institute so that you don’t incur the additional hassle of securing an examination appointment. We invoice the examination fee and organise your exam at the end of the course. You can simply focus on getting prepared.
In addition to their teaching work, all of our trainers have been and continue to be involved in projects, with each of them possessing more than 15 years of professional experience in various sectors. They have also all additionally acquired teaching qualifications. It is important to us not just to teach the training material, but also to enable each participant to enact what they have learned in the workplace. The point is for it to not feel superimposed, but instead for the acquired knowledge to be incorporated effortlessly into your own work.
We don’t hold with dilapidated offices that are unfit for running a business from but which are deemed good enough for a week’s training, and whose lack of light makes it easier to read the PPT slides. We know that a sense of well-being helps you learn better. That is why all our rooms are well-lit and have large windows. They feature a wealth of opportunities for creative development. Breaks are always spent outside the classrooms. After all, a change of scene is a key element to then being able to once more concentrate on the course content. And we of course also provide a sufficient supply of hot and cold drinks, as well as the necessary nerve-soothing snacks. Is there anything else we can help you with? Then please let us know! We make many things possible.
Whether it’s alone or in a group, as an open seminar with participants from several companies, or in-house with your own colleagues; whether standardised with certification exams, or tailored to your own professional practice – we provide the right training for a great variety of topics. Even if you wish to combine certain course content, want to put something special together for a distributed team, or are interested in tiered pricing and loyalty bonuses, please get in touch with us directly. We are experienced and flexible, and can offer all teaching programmes as virtual courses and in several languages. We are happy to provide you with an individually tailored offer – we just have to get to know you and your requirements.
early-booking and group discounts
Do you already know your training requirements for next year and want to come to our training courses with several other people? Then let us know! It helps us to be able to plan ahead, and we are therefore happy to offer you a discount.
You can visit one of our courses for half a day, and then decide whether you want to do your training with us or book a course for your entire team. Just let us know and we will be happy to provide you with trial participation.
recognition of ASQF membership
If you or your company support the Association for Software Quality and Further Education (ASQF) via a membership, we provide a 10% discount on your examination fees.
guaranteed fun at our in-house seminars
We believe that a good atmosphere is conducive to good learning – that’s why we set great store by presenting the course content in an entertaining way, with plenty of anecdotes from our trainers’ practical experience – in short, it should be fun. That’s why there is a EUR 100.00 discount for every day on which no one laughs.
Even if it feels like a holiday with us - our ISTQB® trainings in Berlin are recognized further education events for all Berlin employees.
Educational leave must be submitted to the employer at least 6 weeks before the start of the course. For more information: bildungsurlaub - berlin
Take an on-line assessment of what you’ve learned about testing activities in an agile context.
During the training you will be registered on the board website https://agiletestingfellow.com/. After the training a link will be sent to you by e-mail which allows you to do the online assessment from anywhere you like.
Once you have passed the exam, you will receive a certificate from the Agile Testing Fellowship and you will become part of a global community of people who are passionate about quality.
Kristine Corbus is the magician in our training team. Although she prefers to wear vibrant clothing rather than a flowing cape, she has mastered many tips and tricks that are tried and tested in everyday working life and enjoys passing these on to course participants. She says that it sometimes takes magic to eliminate the obstacles in your own company before testers can carry out their own work. Which is why Kristine Corbus believes that the principle of “Pay it Forward” is particularly important, i.e. sharing experiences with each another for the common aim of improving the overall quality of software. This is how she acts, not just in the trendig training sessions but also when organizing tester meetups and smaller tester events.
Kristine, a trained computer science systems theorist, has over 15 years' project experience in both English and German in agile as well as in traditional projects, and provides special insights into the fields of e-commerce, e-learning and natural language processing. She believes that a successful training course should do more than just communicate knowledge and good practice, it should also inspire. Everyone should be able to take something away that they would not have been able to on their own.