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iSAQB® CPSA-Advanced Agile Architecture (AGILA)

Course description

iSAQB® Agile Software Architecture (AGILA) is an advanced module for iSAQB® advanced certification (CPSA-A). It focuses on the design and enhancement of software architectures according to agile principles.

Our three-day AGILA training has a very hands-on and practice-oriented character. The participants can directly experience important agile methods, practical techniques, and new perspectives in the training. In addition, the approach is based on pragmatic “Lean Software Development” practices, which emphasizes a goal orientation and  can be perfectly embedded in agile projects.

The focus of the AGILA training lies in the use of agile principles to consistently develop and enhance software applications.  The training course focuses on self-organized teams and shared responsibility, which requires new skills from software developers and software architects. This includes not only technical, but also methodological and communication aspects.

As a seminar participant, you will learn agile software architecture first-hand and experience how you can use agile methods efficiently and sensibly in practice. During the training, helpful insights, practical techniques, and various agile methods are presented. Practical examples help to reinforce the theoretical methods. In addition, you will learn how to successfully apply agile ideas and principles in your daily architecture design activities.

Seminar goals

After completing this course, you will have reached a level of knowledge to:

  • develop software faster and more efficiently;
  • adapt to changing requirements and needs;
  • integrate agile methods into their architecture management practices; and
  • motivate and lead teams to work faster and more efficiently.


This seminar is part of the iSAQB® Advanced Level Program. By attending this course, you will receive 20 credit points in methodological competence and 10 credit points in communicative competence, which can be credited towards an iSAQB® Certified Professional Software Architect (CPSA) certificate.

Participants will allso receive a qualified certificate of participation upon completion.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at software developers and architects as well as other professionals who want to learn about agile methods from an architectural perspective.


To successfully participate in this training, you need a basic understanding of software architecture as taught in the ISAQB® – Certified Professional for Software Architecture (CPSA) Foundation Level seminar.

Not included

Reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs.

Detailed course content

This accredited training course for iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture Advanced Level – Agile Architecture (CPSA-Advanced AGILA) is based on the current ISAQB® syllabus.

The following topics are presented and covered in detail in the seminar:


Basics of agile software architecture

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

Agile Architecture Approach

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

Architecture Requirements within Agile Projects

  • Communication levels
  • Expressing architecture topics for specific target audiences
  • Translating requirements and concerns into architectural concepts
  • Quality requirements within agile processes
  • Technical debt
  • Requirements for maintenance and grooming 
  • Identifying and communicating architectural risks
  • The urgency of architectural issues
  • Estimation and prioritization of architecture requirements

Architecture Design and Enhancement in a Team

  • Group decision-making process
  • Facilitation of decision-making processes
  • Conceptual integrity with different decision makers
  • Just-In-Time architectural decisions
  • Vertical architectural styles
  • Architectural “wallpaper”
  • Architectural principles

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

Benefits of attending an Albion iSAQB training course

  • Highly experienced and accredited trainer:
    • The accredited trainer is an active member of the iSAQB organization and has several years of experience and extensive knowledge in the field of software architecture management.
  • Interactive, practice-based training:
    • Participants experience an interactive training course with practice-based exercises and case studies that, according to former participants, reinforce their understanding of what they have learned.
    • The theoretical content is supplemented with the trainer’s practical experience to ensure course participants not only understand the relevant methods, but also the real-world challenges of their implementation.
    • Active participation and discussions are explicitly encouraged.
  • Industry-standard certifications:
    • Industry-standard certification and recognition of expertise.

Benefits of the Albion live online training courses


Albion is known for its interactive training courses with a workshop character. Whether in-person or live online, Albion training courses encourage the active participation of course participants in discussions and group exercises.

By using the latest online collaboration tools, such as online whiteboards, you will experience a classroom-like environment. During the live online training, participants collaborate to perform practice-oriented exercises and case studies that lead to a deeper understanding of the course material.

Online Whiteboard

Benefits of live online training courses

  • Lower price
    • Lower price for the live online training course compared to the corresponding classroom training.
  • No travel or hotel costs
    • Efficient use of your time and money.
  • Compliance with mandated travel restrictions
    • You can conveniently participate from any location without having to travel.
  • Face-to-face discussions
    • The same opportunities for asking questions and discussing topics as in a classroom training.
    • As with classroom training, active participation of the participants is desired.
  • Participant collaboration
    • Participants can pose questions to other participants and to the trainer 24 hours a day via an online chat during and after the course (e.g., to discuss sample test questions, current project challenges, etc.).

Prerequisites for live online training courses

  • Computer with a stable and fast Internet connection that supports continual video transmission.
  • Suitable webcam.
  • Headset instead of the computer microphone to reduce ambient noise.
  • Modern web browser with good Javascript support.
  • A sufficiently large monitor to view the course slides, a whiteboard and other participants. Additional optional recommendations include a second monitor and a touchscreen with a pen, for example, to draw on a virtual whiteboard.
  • Administration rights may be required to install software, e.g., Microsoft-Teams, Exam-Software.
    • The applications are also available via a web browser; however, these have limited functionality.
  • Participant attendance is mandatory to receive the course participation confirmation.
  • Only one person per computer, no sharing of computers.
  • Please ensure that you can participate undisturbed from colleagues, family members, pets, etc.


Daniel Takai

I manage and structure software development in complex environments. I help you to create an agile, sustainable, learning organization. My strength is the dialogic design of business, technology and information system architectures for your company. A good first step in collaboration is an assessment of your architecture in context.
(TecTrain Trainer)


Course Information

3 days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CET

onsite or online

20 methodological an 10 communication credit points for an iSAQB CPSA certificate

  Meal voucher
for onsite courses

from 2,150 EUR, excl. VAT.
10% early bird discount *

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Course Dates: iSAQB CPSA-Advanced agile Architecture (AGILA)

CourseLanguageStart DateEnd DateLocationPriceRegister
iSAQB Agile Architecture (AGILA)English25.09.202427.09.2024Live Online2.025 EUR
(10% Discount)

* Conditions:
All prices are exclusive of VAT and certification exam costs.
The early booking discount of 10% applies to the first four registrations at least six weeks before the course starts.
All courses take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central European Time (CET) on the specified dates, except where otherwise noted.
The certification guarantee and coaching sessions are included in the price.
The certification guarantee, the coaching sessions, and the early bird discount apply only to courses offered directly by Albion (no partner companies).

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