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'Thrive with Agile' and 'Test Driven Development' Training coming to SIGNAL Dunedin

Wednesday October 2, 2019

Thrive with Agile

October 31 @ SIGNAL Dunedin

If your organisation is exploring Agile, or you have some new team members,  this interactive one day workshop will lay the foundations for a high performing team.   This foundational course covers mindset, practices and frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban.  

Learning Outcomes:

• Understand the change in mindset required to approach Agile initiatives

• Gain a solid understanding of Agile concepts

• Be introduced to frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban

• Understand different roles and responsibilities

• Understand why different methodologies are suited to different situations

• How to effectively structure teams for successful delivery

Normally $1000 + GST pp

Special SIGNAL friends price: $900 + gst  pp

'Test Driven Development' 

Oct 30 and Nov 6 @ SIGNAL Dunedin

Designing reliable software is best done incrementally using evidence-based assurance of the software’s functionality. To do this effectively, developers must know how to recognise unhelpful coding patterns, apply strategies for changing the code without breaking its functionality, as well as write tests for legacy and new code bases.

This two-day workshop is for those who are working in a development team with an object-oriented language. 

Learning outcomes:• Identify and classify code smells in production code• Use a library of refactoring techniques to remove code smells without breaking functionality• Design and implement micro-tests to detect existing production code functionality changes• Isolate interesting code components for testing independently• Understand how micro-testing fits into quality control framework• Extend existing functionality in an evidence-driven manner.

Normally $1400 + GST pp

Special SIGNAL friends  price $1200 + GST. 

For more info or to secure your spot, contact Kylie at

Meet the Facilitator - Joe Kearns

Joe Kearns specialises in Agile coaching. He is certified as a Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Product Owner ( His skills, razor-sharp wit and knack for getting to the crux of the problem and then helping to solve it, make for memorable workshops and engagements.

He draws on his knowledge of Agile, project management, product development and leadership techniques to take a lead role to deliver successful change to client organisations as well as engaging and thought-provoking training.

SIGNAL Network Discount:

Double-O Consultants are offering our SIGNAL Network friends a $100 discount per course per person,  normally $1000 + GST. 

SIGNAL friends can register for just $900 + GST, by contacting Kylie at dunedin@signal.​ac.​nz.

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