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Advanced training for managing scale-out of software projects at m:lab

m:lab East Africa

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EAT)

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Very often, software developers experience major difficulties managing growth of their applications’ functionality and scale. A seven day advanced training has been organized to address these challenges which have become major hindrances for growth of local software projects. ThoughtWorks and the World Wide Web Foundation through m:lab East Africa will be delivering the course. The course targets IT professionals working on applications they wish to advance, especially those that have experienced first hand the challenges of scaling up. Dates for the training are 30th July to 7th  August 2012  and the venue will be m:lab East Africa premises. The tentative course outline is as shown below

Course outline

 Day / Time 0915-1045 1100-1230 1230-1330 1330-1500 1515-1645
30 Jul 2012
Introduction Agile: Introducing Iterative Development  Lunch Agile: The Lego Game  Agile: The Lego Game
31 Jul 2012
Analysis: Business Process Modeling Dev: Pair Programming and Introducing TDD  Lunch Dev: Expressing Intent Dev: Single Responsibility Principle
1 Aug 2012
Analysis: From Business Process Models to Identifying User Stories  Dev: Continuous Integration and Version Control  Lunch Dev: Value Objects Dev: Value Object 
2 Aug 2012
Management: Estimation & Release Planning  Dev: Intro to DevOps Lunch Dev:Object Relationships  Dev: Object Relationships 
3 Aug 2012
Analysis: Iteration Planning and Tracking  Dev: Intro to App Architectures  Lunch Dev: Object Contracts Dev: Object Contracts
Monday 6 Aug 2012 Analysis: Defining Acceptance Criteria  Dev: Mock Objects Lunch Dev: Mock Objects  Dev: Refactoring 
Tuesday 7 Aug 2012 Management: Balancing Quality and Timebound Delivery  Dev: Introduction to MVC Lunch Dev: Introduction to ORM  Retrospective and Close


The course is lead and facilitated by :-

ThoughtWorks - Course facilitatorWeb Foundation - facilitator


To read more about this training see the blog article here

Have questions about Advanced training for managing scale-out of software projects at m:lab? Contact m:lab East Africa

When & Where

3rd Floor, Bishop Magua Centre
George Padmore Rd
Opposite Uchumi Hyper
Nairobi, Nairobi Area Kenya

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EAT)

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m:lab East Africa

m:lab East Africa is a consortium of four organizations aiming to be a leader in identifying, nurturing and helping to build sustainable enterprises in the knowledge economy. The consortium members and their roles are :-


  • eMobilis, Education, training, accredition and certification.
  • World Wide Web Foundation – curriculum and content, training and Education
  • The University of Nairobi School of Computing and Informatics for rigorous academic research
  • iHub for community interaction, development space, events and access to capital and markets




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