Agile Software Engineering

Pre-conference Training
8am – 5pm | Sunday-Tuesday, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

SAFe Agile Software Engineer

Agile Software Engineering practices for the Lean-Agile team based on version 4.5 of SAFe

The discipline of Software engineering has evolved over the past decade with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches to software engineering 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 will learn how Lean-Agile principles are driving these changes including continuous flow of value delivery, fast feedback on decisions, and building quality in. They will connect these principles to modern developing practices including XP technical practices, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), and applying the agile testing quadrant. Attendees will learn the best practices to model, design, implement, verify, validate, deploy, and release stories in a continuous delivery pipeline. Attendees will also understand how Software Engineering fits into the larger solution context and their role in collaborating on emergent architecture and intention design.

 

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agile Software Engineer attendees should be able to:

  • Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles and practices
  • Apply the Test First practice to create alignment of tests and requirements
  • Utilize the test infrastructure
  • Create tests with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Outline models for communication and representation
  • Design from context
  • Build applications with code and design quality
  • Collaborate on intentional architecture and emergent design
  • Create your Agile software engineering plan
  • Create MMF

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Agile Software Engineering
  • Values, principles and practices
  • Appling intentional architecture
  • Thinking Test First
  • Creating a Minimum Marketable Feature(MMF)
  • Creating tests with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Modeling stories
  • Building systems with code quality
  • Building systems with design quality
  • Lower level testing with TDD

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Student Workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

Participant Recommended Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.
  • Understanding of SAFe for Teams
  • Background in Engineering, development, managing development, or quality assurance