Practitioner in Agile Quality (PAQ)

PAQ is a practical focus accelerated learning Agile certification. It is designed to allow people with current Agile knowledge to take their skills to a practitioner level in an intensive learning environment.

The certification is designed for the whole team, as everyone has an equal responsibility for product quality. It covers the key competencies required to function effectively and efficiently whilst delivering quality. The course is focused on practical application, experiential and collaborative learning through discussion and exercises.

The PAQ training course builds on existing testing, software quality management and agile theory inspiring and building confidence through hands-on exercises and experiential learning aligned to the PAQ Competency Framework.


Upcoming

09-12-2019


Practitioner in Agile Quality (PAQ)

Course Objectives

  • Agile Mindset - Prove that they can put into practice all the soft skills appropriate to the agile mindset aligned to the agile manifesto and principles
  • Faster Delivery - Optimise delivery through implementing efficiencies and effective practices, maximising the work not done
  • Build Quality In - Implement the team activities to ensure the product quality objectives for each persona are met from inception throughout the product lifecycle
  • Engineering principles - Build the right product, right first time maximising Business value using repeatable, auditable and adaptable processes, whilst minimising technical debt
  • Continuous testing - Support the integration of code by iterating through plan, build, test multiple times per day, in order to complete committed items aligned to acceptance criteria and the iteration definition of done
  • Scalability - Identify additional risks and changes required to effectively scale processes based on team size and/or distribution

Typical Audience

This course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their agile skills and ensure accelerated quality delivery of working software. This includes Testers, QA Engineers, Developers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Team Leaders, Scrum Masters and all other members of an Agile delivery team.

Course Prerequisites

This is a practitioner’s course. Candidates are expected to have met one of the agile knowledge prerequisites which can be demonstrated through certifications such as iSQI ® Certified Agile Essentials (CAE), iSQI ® Certified Scrum Master Pro, ISTQB ® Foundation Level Agile Tester OR have 2 years professional experience working in Agile.

Due to the practical experiential learning approach to this course, there is assumed knowledge which, if not met, will make it difficult for candidates to complete the course and assessments within the timeboxed course.

Candidates are expected to be able to already apply basic practices and techniques, such as:

- Knowledge of Test Design – EP / BVA / State Transition / Decision tables /Exploratory
- Basic test terminology
- Understand the difference between functional and non-functional testing including the basic concepts of Performance and Usability testing
- Perform all the activities associated with the fundamental test process

Course Delivery

Course - 3 days classroom

Training providers may add additional training days to offer a 5 day course – as an example by including iSQI Certified Agile Essential to ensure prerequisites are covered.

2.5 hour on-line assessment at the end of the course or via remote proctor on a date, time and in a location to suit the candidate.

Candidates whose native language or day-to-day business language is not the exam language can apply for 25% extra time.

Unsuccessful candidates will be required to re-take the assessment in full.

Course Venue

The course duration is 3 days.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration

Pricing

€ 1.495 / 3 days. All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 400 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.

Cancellation

  • By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
  • By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm. All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium). All courses can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information. The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines




Agile Manifesto and principles

  • Introduction
  • Engineering Principles
  • Practical exercise
  • Faster delivery
  • Sprint practice exercise

Delivery

  • Retrospectives
  • Planning
  • Continuous testing
  • Build quality in
  • Sprint practice exercise
  • Mock practical exam

Team and examination

  • Debt and TDD
  • Agile mindset
  • Sprint practice exercise
  • Scalability
  • Examination

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Contact

Europe

CTG Belgium NV

Woluwelaan 140A
1831 DIEGEM
Belgium
phone: +32 2 720 51 70
fax: +32 2 725 09 20

North-America

Buffalo, New York

800 Delaware Ave

Buffalo, NY 14209-2094

phone: +1 716 882 8000

fax: +1 716 887 7464