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iSAQB® AGILA - Agile Software Architecture Certification

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  • Online & in Zürich
  • Free E-Book

iSAQB® AGILA is an advanced module for software architect certification (CPSA-A). It focuses on the design and further development of software systems and software architectures based on agile principles. The reason for this is that nowadays, architecture is increasingly being developed in projects that rely on self-determined teams or shared responsibility.

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iSAQB® AGILA - Agile Software Architecture Training

Our 3-day iSAQB® AGILA (Agile Software Architecture) training has a remarkably realistic character. The participants can directly experience important agile methods, practical techniques, and helpful perspectives in training. In addition, you get to know a software architect discipline based on LSD influences (Lean Software Development), which is pragmatic, strengthens goal orientation, and is excellently embedded in agile projects.

The focus of the AGILA training lies in the development of software according to agile principles and consistent further development of the programs. The AGILA module is helpful because software architecture is being developed more and more in special projects.

Agile, modern software architecture requires new skills from every software developer or software architect. This includes technical as well as organized and communicative aspects. Our training focuses on self-determined teams and shared responsibility.

Why tectrain?

  • Academic Perks
  • Aftersales Perks

Yes, the seminars and so on... but why tectrain though? Because we go the extra mile for you and make your learning experience unique. You get the following additional advantages and extras on top of it:

Double is better

You are welcome to visit the training course online again within a year as a refresher or exam preparation.

Certification Guarantee

We have an impressive 98.6% pass rate on the certification exam, so we're pretty confident you'll pass the exam on the first try. However, we're giving you the 2nd try (Online-Exam) for free. Promised!

Flexible Date Change

If you are not able to attend the course, you can rebook your training free of charge up to one week before the start of the training.

Your Trainer's E-Book

Also included in the price is a free e-book from your trainer.

No Slideshow, Hands-On!

We promise you that you won't get a PowerPoint show, but we will do a group work together, combining theory with practice. You will receive many practical examples from our experienced trainers and exchange with like-minded people.

Learn from Authors

Your instructors are not just trainers, but the authors of the preparatory literature for the iSAQB CPSA-F certification exam and at the same time an active member of the iSAQB Foundation group.


CPSA® AGILA course in detail

The syllabus was developed with regard to the syllabus of iSAQB e.v. in February 2015 (version 1.2) and consists of the following five parts.

Part 1

Basics of agile software architecture

  • Software architecture, in general
  • Agile manifesto, values​​, and principles
  • Agile process models, including Scrum and Lean
  • Anchoring software architecture in agile practices/tools
  • Agile handling of the software architecture

Part 2

Agile Architecture Approach

  • Iterative, incremental architecture development
  • Risk-driven architecture work and release planning
  • Architectural work including Scrum and Kanban
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Agile architecture roles

Part 3

Architecture Requirements within Agile Projects

  • Communication levels
  • Expressing architecture problems in a target group-oriented manner
  • Translating requirements and wishes into architectural concepts
  • Quality requirements within agile processes
  • Technical debt
  • Requirements for maintenance, grooming
  • Architectural risks, including survey
  • The urgency of architectural issues
  • Estimation and prioritization of architecture requirements

Part 4

Design and Further Development of Architectures in a team

  • Group decision-making process
  • Moderation in decision-making processes
  • Conceptual integrity with different decision makers
  • Just-In-Time architectural decisions
  • Vertical architectural styles
  • Architectural wall
  • Architectural principles

Part 5

Reflection and feedback on architectural work in an agile context

  • Lightweight architecture evaluation, as well as other feedback mechanisms
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Quality indicators and metrics
  • Testing qualitative system properties

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What is the aim of the AGILA training?

As a seminar participant, you will get to know agile software architecture up close and experience in the training how you can use agile methods efficiently and sensibly in practice. During the AGILA training, helpful perspectives, practical techniques, and small agile methods are presented, with practical examples.

As a participant, you will learn how to transfer agile ideas and principles to architectural work successfully. All software architects who successfully participate in the course receive a qualified certificate of participation upon completion.

CPSA Credit-Points

You must collect 70 points in 3 skill areas in order to get CPSA-A Certified. Learn more >
After your AGILA Training you will receive:







Examination & Certificate - That's how it works

Of the 30 credit points, 20 are in the methodological area and 10 in the communicative area. The trainer of this training has played a key role in developing and shaping the content. Our seminar prepares you in the best possible way for the iSAQB® AGILA exam.

Our extra for you - included in the course price!

The basis for the seminar is the book "Procedure Patterns for Software Architecture: Combinable Practices in Times of Agile and Lean" (Hanser Verlag, 3rd edition, 2019) by Stefan Toth. The book is included in the seminar price for each participant (e-book).



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Requirements for the AGILA iSAQB® training module

As a participant in the AGILA training, you should have the following experience and knowledge:

  • A practical experience in the design and development of small to medium-sized software systems.
  • Practical experience in dealing with architectural decisions. This includes their development, documentation, and communication.
  • The participants should also have a first practical experience with agile software projects.

Details on Duration, Certification & Accreditation

  • The AGILA module is iSAQB® licensed & accredited.
  • The seminar lasts three days and takes place on-site as well as online.
  • The iSAQB® module contributes to the CPSA-A (Advanced Level Certification Examination).
  • The participants receive a total of.30 credit points for the iSAQB Advanced Level certification exam.
  • 20 points in the methodological area and ten credit points in the communicative area.

Is tectrain an accredited training provider?

Yes, tectrain is an accredited iSAQB® training provider. With us, you will be prepared in the best possible way for the respective certifications. You get credit points at the end of your certification exam.

Can I complete the Advanced Level training courses without existing CPSA Foundation Level certification and get credit points for it?

Software architects who still need Foundation Level certification can also participate in Advanced Level training. By successfully participating in the advanced level training courses, you will acquire credit points required for a possible exam in the advanced life. However, the prerequisite for applying for the Advanced Level exam is always a completed Foundation Level exam.

Which iSAQB® certifications are there?

The CPSA is currently available in two levels, CPSA-F (Foundation) and CPSA-A (Advanced). An expert level is planned for the future as the third level. iSAQB® CPSA (Certified Professional for Software Architecture) designates the root name of all certificates legally protected by iSAQB e.V. You can acquire the certificates by successfully passing the respective certification exams. Around 2,700 software developers complete the CPSA-F exam (multiple choice procedure) every year. More than 19,000 people worldwide (most of them from Europe) have received the software architecture certificate.


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What are the advantages of agility for companies?

The benefits of using agility in software architecture include:

  • Faster time to market: Agile software architecture allows companies to quickly respond to changing market requirements and bring new products and features to market faster.
  • Better collaboration: Agile software architecture promotes collaboration between different teams and departments within the company and enables quick response to feedback and new requirements.
  • Higher quality: Agile software architecture allows companies to test and validate their products and services faster and more frequently, which can lead to higher quality and better user acceptance.
  • Better scalability: Agile software architecture allows companies to scale their systems quickly and efficiently to meet changing business requirements.
  • Lower costs: Agile software architecture can help reduce the costs of software development by enabling faster time to market and higher quality.

What advantages does the knowledge I acquire in AGILA offer?

A training in agility can be beneficial for various individuals and businesses, as it offers many advantages. Some of the benefits are:

  • Improved collaboration: Agility fosters collaboration and communication between different teams and departments, which can lead to better collaboration and faster project implementation.
  • Faster time-to-market: Agility enables businesses to respond faster to changing market requirements and bring new products and services to market faster.
  • Higher quality: Agility can lead to higher quality of products and services, as teams can gather feedback more frequently and respond quickly.
  • Greater flexibility: Agile teams are more flexible and can quickly respond to changes, providing businesses with greater adaptability.
  • Increased productivity: Agile teams can work more efficiently and often have higher productivity than non-agile teams.

What is iSAQB AGILA?

iSAQB AGILA is the "International Software Architecture Qualification Board" which aims to improve the quality of software architecture training. The iSAQB Certified Professional for Software Architecture - Foundation Level (CPSA-F) certificate includes the topic of "Agile Software Architecture". iSAQB defines agility as the ability of a system to quickly respond to changes in the environment and requirements while providing stable services. Agile software architecture refers to the way in which software architecture practices are applied in agile software development teams. The focus is on making the architecture flexible and adaptable to meet changing customer requirements and needs.

What is the difference between the exam and training provider?

The iSAQB makes a formal and organizational separation between training and examination providers. That's why there are these two roles. The training providers offer courses, training courses, and workshops to prepare the participants, for example, for the CPSA-A thesis or the CPSA-F exam.

The exam providers take the CPSA-F and CPSA-A exams - but are not allowed to offer any training courses in this area.

What must be considered with regard to the credit points?

The credit points can be re-evaluated by the iSAQB every 12 months. This should therefore be considered if further training measures are planned over several years.

It can affect the number of points on the one hand and the distribution on the other. If necessary, facts can be omitted in one of the three areas, which means that this area has to be covered by another seminar. So far, however, there have only been a few changes.


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How does AGILE help companies achieve their goals?

Agility can help companies achieve their goals in several ways. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Faster time-to-market: Agility enables companies to bring products and services to market faster by being able to respond more quickly to customer feedback and changing requirements.
  • Higher quality: Agile methods help companies improve the quality of their products and services by placing a stronger emphasis on continuous feedback and improvement.
  • Greater flexibility: Agile methods allow companies to respond more quickly to changing market conditions and customer needs, and adapt their products and services more quickly.
  • Better collaboration: Agile methods promote collaboration and communication between different teams and departments, which can help companies work faster and more effectively.
  • Higher employee satisfaction: Agile methods can help increase employee satisfaction by giving them more autonomy and responsibility and helping them to fully develop their skills and talents.

How can I prepare for Agile certification?

To prepare for Agile certifications such as "Certified Scrum Master" or "PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)", there are several options:

  • Books and learning materials: There are a variety of books and learning materials that focus on Agile methods and practices and can help you prepare for the certification exam. Many of these resources are available online or can be purchased at bookstores.
  • Online courses: There are a variety of online courses and tutorials that focus on Agile methods and practices and can help you prepare for the certification exam. Some of these courses may be paid while others are free.
  • Practical experience: One of the best ways to prepare for an Agile certification exam is to gain practical experience in applying Agile methods and practices. This can be done through participating in Agile projects or collaborating with Agile teams.
  • Exam preparation courses: There are specialized courses that focus on preparing for Agile certification exams and can help you prepare specifically for the exam. These courses are typically offered both online and in-person.


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Where can I work once I have completed an AGILA?

Completing training in agility can help you qualify for a variety of positions in software development and project management. Here are some examples of positions that can benefit from agility training:

  • Agile Coach: An Agile Coach supports teams and executives in implementing agile methods and processes and helps them improve their ways of working.
  • Scrum Master: A Scrum Master is responsible for implementing Scrum, an agile project management method, in a team.
  • Agile Project Manager: An Agile Project Manager is responsible for implementing agile methods and processes in a project and ensuring that the project team works effectively and achieves project goals.
  • Agile Software Developer: Agile software developers are responsible for implementing agile methods in software development and help produce high-quality code quickly and efficiently.
  • Product Manager: A Product Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a product strategy and can benefit from agility training to quickly and effectively respond to feedback and changing requirements.


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Is AGILA the right training for me?

Whether a training in agility is right for you depends on various factors. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if a training in agility is suitable for you:

  • Do you work in an environment where requirements change quickly and flexibility and adaptability are required?
  • Do you want to learn how to work faster and more efficiently and quickly respond to feedback and changing requirements?
  • Do you want to learn how to collaborate better with teams and other departments and implement projects more quickly?
  • Do you want to learn how to effectively and efficiently manage and lead your projects and teams?
  • Do you want to learn how to bring products to market faster and more effectively?

Who is the target group?

The target audience for a training in agility typically includes:

  • Software developers: Software developers can benefit from training in agility as they can learn how to develop software faster and more efficiently, and how to adapt to changing requirements and needs.
  • Project managers: Project managers can benefit from training in agility as they can learn how to integrate agile methods into their project management practices and how to effectively and efficiently manage their teams.
  • Product managers: Product managers can benefit from training in agility as they can learn how to bring products to market quickly and effectively and how to quickly respond to feedback and changing requirements.
  • Leaders: Leaders can benefit from training in agility as they can learn how to integrate agile methods into their strategic planning and how to motivate and lead their teams to work faster and more efficiently.
  • Companies: Companies as a whole can benefit from training in agility as they can learn how to integrate agile work into their culture and processes and how to quickly and efficiently respond to changing market requirements and needs.

Who is the AGILA iSAQB® training suitable for?

The AGILA iSAQB® seminar is aimed at software architects, software designers, software developers, project managers, managers and members of agile teams.


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