Technical Excellence Workshop

Mid-2024, exact dates TBD

8 Weeks, 16 sessions

Mondays 9am - 11am PST

Thursdays 9am - 10am PST

About the Workshop

To be successful, technical leaders need to be adept at both technical and behavioral practices. How can you work harmoniously with teammates, manage technical debt, reduce the number of defects produced, and reliably get work done?

We created the Technical Excellence Workshop for current and up-and-coming technical leaders who want to be change agents to build teams and cultures that support excellence.

You will learn the mindset, habits, and practices that result in continuously improving both your software and your team. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a deeper understanding of what technical agility is, and how you and your team can achieve it.

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What Will You Learn?


Technical Safety: create and apply mechanisms that keep an error from creating a crisis


Teamwork: how to help others apply habits and skills to engender technical excellence


Incrementalism: learn to build and improve in small steps without reversals and regressions


Extreme Programming skills: testing, refactoring, and Test-Driven-Development


Psychological safety: recognize gaps, recover from conflict, and repair trust


Continuous Learning: ways to weave learning new skills and new techniques into the fabric of daily work

Workshop Details

Regular price of event is $1500 (Early Bird Discount and Group pricing will be posted once dates are determined)

  • There are two sessions each week, one on Monday and the other on Thursday, each delivered over Zoom (or similar).
  • Monday’s online meeting is New Challenge Day, with new concepts, techniques, resources, and assignments given to attendees. It typically runs 2 hours.
  • Attendees are given lifetime licenses to Industrial Logic’s innovative Testing And Refactoring Box Set (eLearning), which is a primary source of information and exercises in the course.
  • Attendees will complete assignments, taking approximately 2-6 hours depending on the week.
  • As attendees apply these techniques to their daily work, they will journal their successes and challenges.
  • Thursday’s online meeting is Completion Day when attendees will discuss and compare their experiences applying new techniques and ideas during the week in their daily work. This meeting runs 60 minutes.
  • Instructor(s) and coach(es) will be available to students through an online forum for the duration of the series.
  • Attendees will also be furnished with additional sources, such as article links and cheat sheets, during the course of the class.
  • The course is not language centric, but exercises and examples are given in Java, C#, and Python. Participants from all languages are welcome.


  • Attendees should already have some experience in the programming language they are using in the class.
  • We recommend (but do not require) the use of an IDE with built-in refactoring support, such as Eclipse, or the language-appropriate IDE from JetBrains.
  • Developers will need headphones or speakers, a microphone, and an internet connection sufficient for online video/audio meetings.
  • Web cameras are highly recommended.
  • You commit to attending two meetings weekly, with another 2-6 hours between meetings to complete assignments.

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