Architecture & Technical Design

Who said there’s no architecture or upfront design in agile products? Of course, there is. It’s just important to realize that architecture and technical design need to be handled a bit differently in an environment that’s constantly changing. In this program, architects and technical designers go on a journey to learn what it means to give form and structure to products that need to stay lean and agile.

Our continuous learning program for Architecture & Technical Design consists of five levels: Booster, Advancer, Professional, Expert, and Master, and each level consists of many objectives to complete. As a continuous learner, you are in control over the activities and your chosen path toward completion. You can choose to earn points in different roles by reading articles, watching videos, listening to podcasts, participating in meetups, attending webinars, and much more. It’s your journey, your calendar. You decide how to move forward until you earn your next diploma. We are here to help you get qualified, not certified.

The entire Architecture & Technical Design program covers 66 topics. The table shows how many points participants need to earn, per topic and per level. The required number of points increases steadily over the five levels. And some topics require more points than others.

Note: the program is open and crowdsourced. The Shiftup team is not responsible for creating and providing all content and events. When the available activities are insufficient to complete objectives, we expect learners to find and suggest activities so that we can add them to the library. Submitters of new content and events will be rewarded with extra points!

It is easy to get started. Sign up and evaluate one or two articles or videos. This will get the ball rolling. Alternatively, you can check out upcoming events. All activities result in points and, ultimately, an enjoyable learning journey and a completed qualification program!