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Developing a collaborative “can do” mindset to ensure whole team accountability for quality.
Are you looking to drive quality throughout your products without compromising speed of delivery? Building upon your existing Agile skills, this course will give you the knowledge and motivation to think like a quality champion.
PAQ is focused on practical application, experiential and collaborative learning through discussion and exercises. The intensive learning environment enables you experiment with new practices and techniques, accelerating you to a practitioner level.
Soft skills are equally as important as technical competencies. To that end, the course provides opportunities to develop with instructional guidance from the trainer, who is a practitioner themselves. Sharing your experiences as part of the discussion groups not only encourages collaboration, but also an opportunity to adopt new and innovative ideas on how to optimise.
Unlike other Agile courses, PAQ is built upon a competency framework that is aligned to values of the Agile Manifesto and 12 Principles.
If your organisation wants to ensure accelerated quality delivery, this is the course for you. It is designed for:
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. This can be divided into Agile and Testing knowledge:
Candidates must possess at least one of the following Agile knowledge pre-requisites:
• iSQI Certified Agile Essentials (CAE)
• iSQI Certified Scrum Master Pro
• ISTQB Foundation Level Agile Tester
• 2 years professional experience working in Agile
Candidates must possess an understanding of each of the following areas:
• Test design – EP, BVA, state transition, decision tables, exploratory
• Basic test terminology
• Functional vs non-functional testing
• The fundamental test process and the activities involved
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PAQ candidates are assessed at the end of the course with a practical assessment over 2.5 hours. This may be taken either directly at the end of the course, or separately scheduled. Candidates must attain a combined score of over 60% to obtain certification.
The assessment emphasises practical application of ‘hands-on’ competencies, evaluated against a product backlog release, to measure how well a candidate has understood the course content and methodologies. Each practical assessment contains one or two additional scenario-based questions requiring written answers that cover a selection of competencies.
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