GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Barr Group today announced its fourth-quarter training calendar, including two week-long courses designed to immerse attendees in key aspects of embedded systems software development. The new "Agile and Test-Driven Embedded Development" course will be offered in Phoenix, Arizona on October 8-12 for those wanting to gain expertise in implementing exciting new Extreme Programming techniques for embedded devices. The popular "Embedded Software Boot Camp" will be offered in Palo Alto, California on October 15-19 for those individuals looking to rapidly increase their embedded software development experience.
The "Agile and Test-Driven Embedded Development" course – presented in partnership with James Grenning, a leader in applying Agile and Extreme Programming techniques to embedded software – combines lectures and hands-on exercises in a weeklong program focused on the key techniques that allow Agile practitioners to create higher-quality embedded software with more predictability and visibility. Engineers attending the course will learn the technical practices centered around Test-Driven Development. Managers interested in the high-level planning and tracking aspects of Agile should attend the one-day "Planning for Agile" sub-course, within the week-long course, on Thursday, October 11.
"The 'Agile and Test-Driven Embedded Development' course highlights and teaches the cutting edge techniques of Agile/Extreme programming that are now being utilized by many organizations to improve the quality of their software while getting more reliable and visible schedules," said James Grenning, President of Renaissance Software. "Working together with Barr Group, we have built a training course that is uniquely suited to both engineers and managers looking to implement Agile/Extreme techniques in their product development."
The "Embedded Software Boot Camp" course is back with its intense skills strengthening program designed to dramatically improve the design and quality of embedded software. Attendees from a wide variety of backgrounds can utilize the "Embedded Software Boot Camp" to improve their embedded software development proficiency.
"Our Fall training calendar builds on Barr Group's well-known experience in delivering the best training solutions to the embedded systems market," said Andrew Girson, CEO of Barr Group. "Both the 'Agile and Test-Driven Embedded Development' and 'Embedded Software Boot Camp' courses are unique in their focus on utilizing the best embedded software development practices and techniques."
The "Agile and Test-Driven Development" one-week course is available for early registration at $2999. For the one-day "Planning for Agile" course, early registration is $1199. The "Embedded Software Boot Camp" one-week course is available for early registration at $2999. Team and multi-course discounts are available. Registration information is available at http://www.barrgroup.com/Training-Calendar.
About Barr Group
Founded in 2012 and based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Barr Group (www.barrgroup.com) provides design, consulting, expert witness, and educational services to the embedded systems market. The company's engineering leaders are internationally-known experts in the creation and evaluation of secure and reliable embedded systems, intellectual property, and educational content.
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