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PivotPoint Gives Agilists Scalable Skeletons with AgileML & Agile+Lean Architecture Training

May 14, 2014



Fallbrook, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

PivotPoint Technology Corporation, the Custom Model-Based Solutions™ company, today announced it is expanding its training services to include Scalable Agile+Lean Architecture™ workshops. The new workshops are aimed at clients who seek a healthy balance between Agile development method flexibility and enterprise architecture scalability in hybrid Cloud and Big Data environments, and will complement PivotPoint's extensive repertoire of Model-Based Engineering training and consulting services.

The two new Agile workshops--Essential Scalable Agile+Lean Architecture™ and Advanced Scalable Agile+Lean Architecture™--can be tailored for popular Agile development methods (Scrum, Lean, XP), mainstream modeling languages (UML 2, SysML, BPMN 2), and leading modeling tools. The Essential workshop teaches principles and techniques for Agile+Lean Requirements Management, Agile+Lean Service-Oriented Analysis & Design, Agile+Lean Data Modeling, Agile+Lean Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Agile+Lean Network Architecture, and Agile+Lean Testing. The Advanced workshop builds on the foundations of the Essential workshop, and teaches techniques for Agile+Lean Architecture Patterns & Frameworks, Advanced SOA, Advanced Network Architecture, and Cybersecurity Frameworks.

The default Agile Modeling language for the new workshops is AgileML™, a Lean subset of UML 2 constructs that can be optionally extended with model libraries for Requirements, Service-Oriented Analysis & Design, Data Modeling, Network Architecture, and Cybersecurity Frameworks. In addition, AgileML allows for optional substitution of BPMN Business Process Diagrams in lieu of Activity diagrams if desired.

The Scalable Agile+Lean Architecture workshops are based on flexible learning modules that can be taken together, or blended with complementary language, architecture framework, and tool learning modules. Model-Based language modules are offered for the UML™, OMG SysML™, BPMN™, and ArchiMate™ visual modeling standards. Model-Based framework learning modules are offered for the DoDAF, UPDM™, and TOGAF™ enterprise architecture framework standards. Model-Based tool learning modules are offered for several popular visual modeling tools (Enterprise Architect™, MagicDraw™, UModel™, Visual Paradigm™, and Astah™), with new tool modules being added based on client demand. Clients can flexibly combine learning modules, and also add 'Project Practicum' modules that focus on project-specific issues, to tailor their training for their team and project needs.

"Since the Agile Manifesto was published more than a decade ago, Agile development methods have transformed how we design, build, and test enterprise applications in diverse domains," said Cris Kobryn, CEO of PivotPoint Technology, known for successfully leading the UML 1.x, UML 2.0, and SysML international standardization teams. "Unfortunately, some Agile evangelists have over-promised and under-delivered their lightweight development methods to humongous commercial and government enterprises tasked with continuously scaling their enterprise architectures in hybrid Cloud and Big Data environments. Consequently, there has been an 'Agile backlash' of sorts, as epitomized by the 'Anti Agile Manifesto' and the postmortem analysis of the Healthcare.gov debacle, where critics are still debating whether Agile methods were ignored, used, or abused.

"While some Agile methodologists have proposed useful ways to patch Agile process holes for enterprise projects, such as the 'Disciplined Agile' and 'Scaled Agile Framework' (SAFe) approaches, more enterprise-strength improvements are required to address scalability and cybersecurity issues. PivotPoint's new Scalable Agile+Lean Architecture hands-on workshops show software developers, business analysts, and system engineers how to scale Agile methods with proven architecture-centric techniques derived from Agile Modeling and Lean IT methods. The architecture-centric Agile Modeling techniques show how to specify architectural 'backbones' or 'skeletons' that manage enterprise system, data, and network complexity. The Lean IT techniques show how to reduce Agile process waste and maximize product value. As a result, Scalable Agile+Lean Architecture techniques can help Agile developers improve how they design, build, and test their applications in hybrid Cloud and Big Data environments with growing cybersecurity challenges."

The two new Scalable Agile+Lean Architecture training workshops are available immediately, and can be delivered via Onsite and Online Instructor-Led Training. Scalable Agile+Lean Architecture training can be followed up with technical Coaching and Consulting services, also delivered Onsite and Online, to mentor project teams applying Model-Based Engineering technologies. For further information about these workshops and other Model-Based Engineering training services visit the PivotPoint Training Services web page. For information about Technical Coaching services that mentor Model-Based Engineering projects teams after training, visit the PivotPoint Consulting & Coaching Services web page.

CUSTOM MODEL-BASED SOLUTIONS, SCALABLE AGILE+LEAN ARCHITECTURE and AGILEML are trademarks of PivotPoint Technology Corporation. UML, OMG SYSML and BPMN are trademarks of the Object Management Group. ARCHIMATE and TOGAF are trademarks of The Open Group. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT is a trademark of Sparx Systems Pty Ltd. MAGICDRAW is a trademark of No Magic, Inc. UMODEL is a trademark of Altova. VISUAL PARADIGM is a trademark of Visual Paradigm International. ASTAH is a trademark of Change Vision, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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