CSD Track - Agile Software Development and TDD (Java) 19-21 Nov 12, London

Monday, 19 November 2012
CSD Track - Agile Software Development and TDD (Java) 19-21 Nov 12, London
Monday, 19 November 2012 09:30 -
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:30 (GMT)

101 Finsbury Pavement
United Kingdom

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Course Cost:
£1450 + VAT
Discounts available to RADTAC-certified CSMs/CSPOs - contact csd@radtac.co.uk

Course Overview:
This course provides hands-on instruction in the vital Agile software engineering and eXtreme Programming practices that are employed by Scrum teams. Detailed examination and demonstration of Agile development and testing techniques provides a firm theoretical understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of working in an Agile team. Practical exercises based on working case study scenarios enable delegates to explore and experience Agile development and testing first hand, giving them the level of true understanding required to employ the techniques successfully back in the workplace.

Successful completion of the course can be credited towards the newly introduced Certified Scrum Developer certification.  This course fulfils the technical skills requirement of the Certified Scrum Developer track.

Who Should Attend:
This course course will benefit software developers and testers who wish to employ Agile software development practices using the Java platform. The course is also available for .NET - however this course is based on Java only. It is highly recommended that delegates attending this course have a prior awareness and understanding of Agile team practices, including User Stories and Iteration Planning.

Those delegates who are already Certified Scrum Masters or certified Scrum Product Owners will be eligible for Certified Scrum Developer status on completion of this course.


  • Planning Agile Software Development
  • Test Driven Development
  • Refactoring
  • Patterns and Anti-Patterns
  • Mocking
  • Design
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Automated Acceptance Testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Advanced Refactoring (Working with Legacy Code)
  • Optional – Certified Scrum Developer Multiple-Choice Exam

About the Instructor:
Chris Pitts is an Agile Software Developer, Team Lead, ScrumMaster and Coach who has been working in software development teams since the early 90s. His recent technical development experience is with Java, Groovy and Grails, including particular expertise in Test Driven Development (TDD) as well as using automated testing frameworks such as Selenium, JUnit and various mock frameworks. Chris trains teams in Agile techniques rooted in Scrum, XP and Kanban resulting in highly self-organising and collaborative behaviours. His teams iteratively deliver successful, high-quality, working software. He is also a skilled facilitator capable of helping teams review their performance and improve. He has worked in many different engineering disciplines, including media, medical, defense and finance, and is capable of rapidly learning new domains.

Chris is a certified Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the IET.


Contact Details

Accounts and Registered Office:
RADTAC Limited
Mary Street
Mary Street
Taunton TA1 3NW

Registered in England
Company Number 3600183
VAT GB 769 6885 43

Principal Office:

101 Finsbury Pavement
London, EC2A 1RS


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