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iSAQB CPSA Advanced Soft Skills for Software Architects (SOFT)

Course Description

According to the World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report, “Social skills – such as persuasion and emotional intelligence – will be in greater demand across all industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming. […] Skills like active listening and critical thinking will be a growing part of core competencies for many industries.”

The success of IT projects increasingly depends more on the communication skills of employees than on narrow technical skills such as programming. At the end of this accredited iSAQB soft skills training, you will have the tools to successfully lead conversations, present your ideas and concepts convincingly, lead workshops, and resolve conflicts.

This training has a workshop character so that we can address the specific needs of the participants in their current project situations.

Course content

This accredited iSAQB® Certified Professional for Software Architecture Advanced Level – Soft Skills (CPSA-Advanced SOFT) training conforms to the current ISAQB curriculum.

In the seminar, the following topics will be presented and discussed in depth:

  • Communication models
  • Preparation, implementation, and follow-up of individual and group conversations.
  • Finding solutions and making architectural decisions in a group
  • Basics of conflict management
  • Presentations techniques
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Persuasion techniques
  • Decision competencies
  • Feedback and reflection techniques
  • Recognition of your own strengths and weaknesses in concrete communication situations


This seminar is part of iSAQB’s Advanced Level Program. By attending this training you will receive 30 credit points in communication competence, which can be counted towards the acquisition of a iSAQB CPSA Advanced certificate.

Target audience

This course is intended for software developers and architects as well as IT professionals and managers.


Experience in software architecture or IT management is recommended.

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.
  • Two free coaching sessions*:
    • Participants receive two coaching sessions free of charge (value of 300€) to support them in successfully implementing newly learned methods and approaches in their current business projects.

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.


Roger Rhoades

Roger RhoadesRoger Rhoades is the founder of Albion Academy. He is a certified architect with more than
20 years of practical experience in Enterprise and Software Architecture Management. He is an accredited iSAQB trainer and an active member of iSAQB, working to continually evolve the iSAQB curricula, exam questions and glossary.

Thanks to his highly interactive training style and his communication abilities, attendees gain a deeper understanding of the course material, which directly impacts their ability to pass the certification exams as well as succeed in their profession.

Mr. Rhoades is a native English speaker and fluent in German.


Course Information

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

onsite or online

30 communication credit points for an iSAQB CPSA certificate

Value of € 300 included*

  Meal voucher
for onsite courses

from 1,990 EUR, excl. VAT.
10% early bird discount *

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Course Dates: Soft Skills for Software Architects (SOFT)

CourseLanguageStart DateEnd DateLocationPriceRegister
iSAQB Soft Skills (SOFT)German10.09.202412.09.2024Munich1.881 EUR
(10% Discount)
iSAQB Soft Skills (SOFT)German16.10.202418.10.2024Live Online1.791 EUR
(10% Discount)
iSAQB Soft Skills (SOFT)German26.11.202428.11.2024Sold Out

* 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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