Your Training on the Channel of Your Choice

These days, it can be a challenge to take advantage of flexibility in training and development to actively shape your education, but our new multi-channel approach makes it possible for you to do exactly that.

We feel that it’s possible to create innovation only through practical experience, so our courses provide you with tried and tested know-how and experience from a wide variety of business sectors and projects. Our hands-on work in projects and management consulting has shown us that these past two years have seen a sharp rise in new ways of learning and working.

Our training programs have been specifically designed for a wide variety of channels and have been tested out thoroughly on each.

Wolfgang Rauscher, Consultant & Senior Trainer

By now, even companies based on traditional organizations and industries which are rather conservative are falling back on flexible models for work and further training. Keywords like online course, e-learning and webinar have become reality and are here to stay. They’ve become building blocks in the career of any individual working in IT and bring numerous benefits.

Nevertheless, many workers are also skeptical: A webinar after we’ve already sat through hours of meetings? So a video, not a social learning experience, is supposed to be the answer? Questions like that are certainly justified and need to be addressed.

Choosing the Right Channel

Choosing the right training channel depends on a number of factors, such as:

  • The length and complexity of the topic
  • Participant learning style
  • How participants are distributed in terms of location
  • Current situation in terms of security
  • Desired reproducibility of learning content

In addition, the decision for a training channel may also be made differently depending on which factor is given greater emphasis in a specific situation.

Every training method has its own advantages
Every training method has its own advantages

Designing a Targeted Learning Program

In order to achieve optimal learning results, you need to determine your own learning goals for a course:

  • Do I want to be introduced to learning content which is clearly defined and well-structured? – In that case, video training is your best option.
  • Is social exchange with others very important to me? – In that case, classroom-based training or a webinar is your best option.
  • Is flexibility in terms of location and/or time very important to me? – In that case, a webinar or video training is your best option.

Channel-Specific Teaching

Our experience shows it’s especially important that learning content not just be “re-formatted” from channel to channel – just recording a classroom course to video doesn’t result in quality video training, not by a long shot. The entire didactic concept, not just content, needs to be adapted to each learning channel. With over 10 years of experience in training, we recognize that need and put it into practice, so you can be sure that regardless of the channel through which you take a Spirit in Projects course, you’ll always get practical content of the highest standard.

Trainings for Quality Management and Test Management - by Spirit in Projects

When Quality Counts: Taking Advantage of Test Management

By now, it’s impossible to imagine going without testing at every stage of development when it comes to meeting the high demands placed on software being developed for digitalization projects in complex, mission-critical areas.

The process model by which the software is being developed is completely irrelevant in this process. Professional quality assurance and test management have become essential components of the software life cycle. Practical experience has shown that professional test management provides the following advantages:

1) Reduced costs

  • By identifying errors at an early stage, test management makes it possible to minimize costs.
  • Test cases can be derived by as early as the requirements phase, and can in turn validate the testability of the given requirement, which translates into an immense advantage for system acceptance.
  • Standardizing the test process makes synergies possible.
  • Test automation is a help in regression tests, which are absolutely necessary in the iterative process.

2) High transparency

  • Quality assurance results make project progress clear.
  • Modern test tools can easily give information on test status.
  • Differences between test runs, test data and test automation can be easily identified.

3) Involving stakeholders

  • Good test management involves stakeholders at an early stage.
  • Reliable information from test results helps customers to assess product quality and in turn gains trust.

4) MANUFACTURER-INDEPENDENT STANDARD FOR SOFTWARE TESTING

  • The ISTQB® test procedure has emerged on the market as a clear standard for software and system tests.
  • Systematic, practical principles for testing software ensure a uniform standard for the testing process.

MAKING USE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF TEST MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

We at Spirit in Projects made the decision to include the entire ISTQB® certification track in our training portfolio so that you can reap the benefits provided by test management. Our courses teach you how to make optimal use of professional test management for your projects and corporate environment.

Key topics include finding an appropriate test strategy, developing a valid test plan and properly selecting methods to determine tests. In addition, you’ll learn how to derive quality test data and test cases, and how to achieve almost complete test coverage. Last but not least, we’ll show you how to properly structure test data specifications, where test automation makes sense, what a meaningful test report looks like, how to lead a test team, and much more.

A structured test management approach, selection of the right methods and qualified testers and test managers will also ensure your company meets today’s demands on digitalization projects.

Our ISTQB® training courses are offered in partnership with Trendig Training, and bundle together our expertise in each of our areas of specialization – Spirit in Projects brings in its experience from the field of requirements engineering, while Trendig has specialized in testing for years. As a result, we can offer you practical training which is closer to real life than ever before.


Learn more about our trainings for Quality Management:

Trainings für Qualitätsmanagement bei Spirit in Projects
Spirit in Projects - Training program 2022

Our 2022 Training Program – Training on a Channel of Your Choice

These past few months have been characterized by flexibility and change – why not take advantage of these developments as an opportunity to proactively shape your personal career path? We’ll support you in that endeavor with current topics and multi-faceted training formats. Our new training program provides you with numerous – and very flexible – possibilities for adding to your qualifications:

  • Your training on the channel of your choice:Choose between in-house and public training, webinars or video training.
  • Digital learning: All of our courses provide you access to our digital learning platform.
  • One-on-one consultation:We’ll advise you in selecting the right course for your own career path.
  • Proven qualifications:Internationally recognized certifications –  ISTQB® and now UXQB® as well – mean you have proof of the qualifications you’ve received.

As current focal topics for 2022, we’ve identified themes which are presently challenging and drastically changing the world of IT, and to that end are offering the following new, highly relevant training topics:

Download our training program with dates for 2022 in German:

We offer our full training program in English. You can either explore it online (with specific dates) or download our training catalogue:

Trainings for digitalization & innovation by Spirit in Projects

New Course in Our Portfolio: Digital Design Professional

The new Digital Design Professional certification program offered by the IREB® is geared to anyone who has an affinity for digitalization and has experience in fields like industrial design, BA, RE and UX. The concept is based on training modules which complement each other and help professionals acquire and reinforce knowledge in the field of digital design. Successful digital design requires specific perspectives and approaches which justify a separate occupational profile. A Digital Design Professional acts as an anchor for and proactively manages a company’s digitalization needs.

The “Digital Design Professional” training course and the content taught in it bridge the gap between the increasingly demanding design challenges which come up in digitalization and the technical know-how in design required. The content in the program follows a radical new approach for designing digital solutions, which sees “digital” as the material from which solutions are formed. Together with acquiring skills in design as well as cross-disciplinary skills, the approach provides a holistic view of digitalization so that innovative digital solutions are no longer left to chance.

Digital Design Professional – Qualification Profile

Because of the training he or she receives, a certified Digital Design Professional will be able to:

  • Take full advantage of the latest technological possibilities,
  • Take into consideration all aspects relevant to a successful digital solution,
  • Assess how these relevant aspects depend on and influence one another,
  • Develop digital solutions from a holistic standpoint.

The competencies taught are illustrated below:

Advantages for Companies

Companies that use Digital Design Professionals send a clear signal that they place a high value on digitalization. A solid basic education in the field of digitalization gives business departments the ability to collaborate at a higher level of quality and increases the chances they’ll actually develop innovative digital solutions. In addition, companies thereby underscore their competence for developing innovative digital solutions.

An internationally recognized certificate is granted to all students who successfully complete the training, making the course especially attractive through this proof of the knowledge gained in it.

Following are the next dates on which Spirit in Projects will provide that training – be sure to save your spot now:

Just Published: IREB CPRE – Foundation Level 3.0

We announced it before summer, and now it’s here – the IREB® has finally published the long-awaited CPRE Foundation Level 3.0. The new standard, released on October 1, 2020, promises a number of new features, especially with respect to the methods and techniques for which the IREB® provides training (keyword: agile methods).

The reworked standard is based on a survey carried out in the summer of 2017, which showed that although the CPRE FL 2.2 syllabus does still cover market needs for the most part, “some techniques are no longer used in practice, while the syllabus lacks others relevant to professionals seeking more iterative, more agile development. That feedback corresponded to the IREB’s perceived changes in the field of requirements engineering (RE).”

New Features in Syllabus

The survey resulted in a new syllabus for basic certification in the area of requirements engineering/requirements analysis, which now offers 7 educational units (EUs), instead of 9 as previously:

  • EU 1 establishes the RE framework and provides a brief overview on the what, why, where and how when it comes to requirements engineering. Although that EU corresponds to the previous EU 1, it has been completely reworked.
  • EU 2 is a new educational unit which introduces the nine basic principles of RE. The content of the previous EU 2 is covered to a certain extent in principle 4 of the new EU 2.
  • EU 3 is based on reworked content from four EUs of the previous syllabus (EU 2, EU 4, EU 5, and EU 6) and includes everything on the documentation process and documentation results (work products).
  • EU 4 brings together various sources for eliciting requirements, elicitation techniques, techniques for conflict resolution and for validation, which were previously distributed over the previous units EU 3 and EU 7.
  • EU 5 is a new educational unit which is required to shape and structure the RE work which needs to be carried out in a given context and on the basis of influencing factors and process aspects.
  • EU 6 provides the basic toolset for managing the RE process, and is a minor revision of the previous EU 8.
  • EU 7 presents a classification of RE tools and is a minor revision of the previous EU 9.

Be Ready for CPRE FL 3.0

The IREB has provided a six-month transitional period for exams during which certification based on either the old and new syllabus will be granted. FL 3.0 will first be offered in English and German, with other languages to be added on a continual basis over the course of 2021. Along with 3.0, the IREB will also be publishing a handbook for the FL and updating the related syllabus and glossary. As an accredited training provider, we’re optimally prepared for the change, and as soon as the 3.0 standard is released, we’ll immediately adapt the course appropriately as well as the preparation we offer for certification.

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Webinars

Spirit in Projects Webinars

Our webinars make it possible for us to offer you Spirit in Projects’ proven training course quality online as well. Up to 12 participants can take part in a webinar, regardless of where they’re located – all you need are Internet access and a device. We’ve reworked our proven training courses specifically for this form of learning – in contrast to our classroom-based sessions scheduled in blocks, our webinars are broken up into a large number of shorter sessions. As a result, you have plenty of time between sessions to try out and reinforce what you’ve learned.

  • FLEXIBLE AND INNOVATIVE

    Our webinars make it possible for you to design your advanced training program in a flexible, innovative manner. You’re not tied down to any one location and can take advantage of our innovative options for exchanging thoughts with our experts and other course participants.

  • DIGITAL CLASSROOM

    Our digital classrooms are based on proven Microsoft Teams software, and you won’t need a special license – your trainer just sends you your access data for the platform-independent classroom well before your webinar starts.

  • STATE-OF-THE-ART TOOLS

    Learning by doing is the order of the day in our webinars – meaning our courses already use tools like Confluence and Jira, the same tools you use or will be using in your day-to-day work.

  • EXCLUSIVE LEARNING PLATFORM

    As a Spirit in Projects course participant, you receive exclusive access to our learning platform. You’ll find on it not only your course materials, but also extras like exam simulations, learning applications and videos.

  • RECORDING OPTION

    You have the option, with any of our on-site training courses, to have your entire course recorded (this requires the consent of all course participants).

  • Offline Materialien & Zertifikate

    You’ll receive a printed certificate of participation by mail as proof of your learning success, and we’ll also be happy to send you printouts of lecture notes should you need them.

All of the courses we offer on site are also available as webinars. The shorter training phases make it especially easy for you to develop a combination of modules that’s especially tailored to your needs, so you can create a qualification program geared specifically to the needs of your company. And because of their flexibility in terms of time and scheduling, our webinars are also a great way for you to develop an advanced training program.

Our upcoming public webinars:

Training for Requirements Engineering by Spirit in Projects

CPRE Foundation Level 3.0 – Preview of the New Standard Coming in Fall 2020

Rumors have been floating around the industry for some time that the IREB would be revising its “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Foundation Level” certification, and the board has finally announced that it would be offering training and certification in CPRE Foundation Level 3.0 starting in the fall of 2020. Below, we present an initial preview of what to expect.

According to the IREB, the reasons they’re reworking the current 2.2 standard isn’t necessarily the body of relevant RE knowledge presented in it, as that is still solid and meets the needs of that market. However, surveys carried out in the summer of 2017 revealed that some of the methods and techniques they taught no longer corresponded to actual practice, in particular those related to agile methods.

IREB CPRE Foundation Level 3.0 to come in Fall 2020

The IREB is currently aiming to publish the new standard in October 2020, and will also provide a a six-month transition period within which candidates can choose whether they want to take the certification exam on the basis of syllabus 2.2 or 3.0. The transition period will begin when the new standard is published (in each exam language) and is intended to ensure continuity and seamless transition in training.

Foundation Level 3.0 will first be offered in English and German, with other languages added on a continual basis. Along with 3.0, the IREB will also be publishing a handbook for the Foundation Level, like the one already provided for individual CPRE Advanced Level modules. The handbook can be downloaded for free from the IREB website. In addition, the IREB will also offer a new version of the CPRE glossary together with the CPRE Foundation Level 3.0 syllabus, which will be coordinated with the new version of the syllabus and ISTQB glossary.

Stay Up-to-Date with Spirit in Projects

As an accredited provider of IREB CPRE training, we’re optimally prepared for the change, but will also continue to provide training based on the current 2.2 standard until the new version appears. These certifications are equivalent and remain valid for an unlimited period of time – meaning now’s a great time to get a start on your training in requirements engineering!

As soon as the 3.0 standard is released, we’ll immediately adapt the course appropriately as well as the preparation we offer for certification. And finally, we offer all course participants an update/refresher from 2.2 to 3.0, made available as a service on our learning platform.


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