Evolution and Improvement of Software Architectures

iSAQB CPSA Advanced Level module IMPROVE

As presence and online training

Public dates and registration

These training courses are held in german unless otherwise indicated!

You would like to have an In-house training in English or another language? We are happy to provide you an individual offer. Make an inquiry here or call us at +49 621 595702 41

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-100 € Early booking discount

Up to six weeks before the start of the training.

-100 € Group discount

From two participants from one company.

-200 € Combination discount

Up to six weeks before start & from two participants from one company.

Credit points for CPSA-A certification

The advanced training program deepens your knowledge in the competence areas of methodology, technology and communication. In various modules you can collect the 70 credit points required for the Certified Professional for Software Architecture – Advanced Level (CPSA-A®) examination. Certification at Advanced Level requires prior completion of the Foundation Level. Even for software architects who do not strive for certification, all Advanced Level modules are of great value for daily work.

Technological skills

Methodological skills

Communicative skills

Time and place don't fit?

We would be happy to organize an online training for your team or come directly to your company!

Business and technical goals in focus.

No software system is perfect right from the start, and one of the tasks of a software architect is to continuously improve and optimise the architecture, including under difficult economic and technical conditions. The three-day “Evolution and Improvement of Software Architectures (IMPROVE)” training module provides a range of relevant methods, tools and skills for this purpose. Starting with an analysis of the current situation and evaluation of existing systems, via economic aspects and the important stakeholder communication, through to a bundle of different improvement approaches, IMPROVE guides the course participants through the entire spectrum of the evolution and improvement of software architectures.


Improve architectures systematically and methodically

The participants learn how to systematically and methodically improve software systems and architectures based on economic and technical objectives. The IMPROVE training module addresses the separation of problems and solution approaches, the development of short, medium and long-term solution strategies, and the alignment of these strategies to economic goals and factors.


  • Basics and typical approaches for improvement
  • Analyze the actual situation
  • Estimate and evaluate problems and solutions
  • Planning long term improvement
  • Examples of improvement


In the iSAQB curriculum you will find the training content, the structure and the learning objectives.

Face-to-Face training

✓  Training documents and, if applicable, exercise materials
✓  Snacks, cold and hot drinks and lunch on all days
✓  Modern equipped and large training rooms for a pleasant learning atmosphere
✓  Didactically skilled and practically experienced trainers

Live online training

✓  Training documents and, if applicable, exercise materials
✓  Visual collaboration through modern online tools
✓  High degree of interactivity through adapted documents, exercises and breakout rooms
✓  Optimal support by trainer also in the breakout rooms

Your Trainer

Matthias Bohlen

Matthias Bohlen is a coach for product development, IT consultant, lean/kanban expert and software architect. He has been a member of iSAQB since 2012 and is committed to the qualification of software architects. In addition, he regularly lectures at conferences and writes for trade journals. Matthias Bohlen has a unique way of explaining complicated things in a simple way and making them realizable in small steps. With his help, teams can write good software, release it at the right time and have fun doing so.

Sönke Schwenk

For more than 15 years Sönke Schwenk has been supporting teams and software projects in industry and trade in the design and implementation of software architectures and therefore knows: software architecture must fit like a good pair of shoes. His heart beats clearly for agility, clean code and software craftsmanship. Over the years, he has worked on projects such as merchandise management systems, test systems and software for medical devices. His current focus: Renovation of software systems and practical, agile living of software architecture in teams.

Mahbouba Gharbi

As a software architect, coach and trainer, Mahbouba Gharbi has been advising major clients on the planning and implementation of demanding IT projects for over 20 years. She deals with the conception and implementation of medium to large software systems. In addition to her work as managing director and chief architect of ITech Progress, she is co-founder and chairwoman of the board of iSAQB e.V. and actively participates in designing curricula and exams.

Customised in-house training required?

You have an entire team that you would like to provide a training for? If no training or workshop from our portfolio fits, we are happy to design tailor-made training courses according to your wishes. We look forward to your inquiry!

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