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Zero Risk Ramp Up

Zero Risk Ramp Up Program is a complete process that starts with recruitment, followed by training and finally delivers resources, with zero risk to our customers. In the end customers will be able to decide if they want to hire the resource or not.

With the OutSystems Zero Risk Ramp Up program, our customers will have an OutSystems Associate Developer ready to enter in a project and reduced to ZERO the ramp up costs inside the company. The program is ZERO RISK because in the end the customer can decide not to hire the trainee without any penalty.

The training methodology we follow is aimed at developing skills throughtheir practical application, based on four vectors of learning: practical, theoretical, technical and technological; and focusing on an interdisciplinary approach of the various aspects of OutSystems Programming and Soft Skills.

The OutSystems Zero Risk Ramp Up program is designed for all customers that need to hire OutSystems Associate Developers and have no ramp up process defined or would like to outsource this program so they can focus on their core business, producing value to the company.

All ITUp people coming from this program will be OutSystems Certified Professionals (Associate Developer).

What we do

Find and Recruit Talent

This phase is composed by research, assessment and recruit candidates to enter the program.

Why OutSystems:
● OutSystems Platform presentation and demo

Group Dynamic Activities:
● Logical
● Behavior

● Assessment about the basics of programming, web development and relational databases
● OutSystems Development challenge (after watching the OutSystems in one hour videos)

– Group activities (logical and behaviors
– Exam + Hands on challenge
– Identify candidates to enter the program.

Web Development Foundations

The Web Development Foundations module is a theoretical module following a standard class approach, where the basics of programming, web development and relational databases will be taught. A full-time trainer will be on site to help and support the trainees. In the end of the module a technical assessment is performed.

Programming basics:
● Core elements of a program (Scalar data-types & literals, Variables & attribution, Expressions, Conditional expression, Implicit & explicit type conversions)
● Flow of control (Conditional branching, Loops)
● Subroutines (Iteration, Recursion)
● Compound data-types (Array, Records)
● Abstract data-types (List, Stack & Set)
● Algorithms (e.g. search, sorting)

Web development:
● HTML and web pages
● Page Content & Forms
● Structuring a Web Page
● CSS (Re-defining styles, HTML classes and IDs, Selectors, Box-model, Positioning)

Relational databases:
● Relational Model (Entities & Relationships, Relational System, Primary & Alternate Keys, Foreign Keys, NULL value)
● Relational Operators (Product, Union, Intersection & Difference, Restriction, Projection, Join & Division)
● SQL (Data Retrieval, Inner Queries, Aggregate functions, Grouping, Distinct, Sorting, Joins, Updates, Transactions)

Soft Skills:
● Behaviors and values

– Exam (requires a score of 70 percent or higher)
– Attitude during training
Understanding the Basics of Programming, Web development and Relational databases.

OutSystems Development Foundations

The OutSystems Development Foundation module follows a flipped classroom approach, where OutSystems Development Core features will be taught using the OutSystems public materials (videos and exercises). A full time trainer will be on site to help and support the trainees. In the end of the module a technical assessment is performed.

OutSystems Development:
● Data modeling (Entities, attributes, data-types and default values, Calculated attributes, Bootstrapping from Excel, Relationships and the delete rule, Lookup tables, Aggregate data, SQL queries)
● Forms & Validation (Form’s implicit variable and field variables, Input fields, Checkboxes & radio buttons, Combo boxes and source entities, Preparation & Screen Actions, Server-side validations, Client-side validations, Custom server-side validations)
● Application Logic (User Actions & Functions, Entity Actions, Input & Output, Parameters, Collection iteration)
● Customize the Look (Layouts & the Grid, Themes, built-in styles, Style redefinition & CSS hierarchy)
● Page Elements (Web blocks, Web block preparation, Web block styles)
● Asynchronous requests (Ajax submit, Refreshing page elements, Refreshing data, Updating displayed lists, Events)
● UI Patterns (Feedback messages, Pagination, Filters and Sorting of tables, Pop-ups, Charts)
● Security (Users, Roles & Groups, User Management, Restrict access to pages, Custom security checks)

Soft Skills:
● Communication & Customer Orientation

– Exam (requires a score of 70 percent or higher)
Understanding of OutSystems Core features (Associate Developer Certification ready)

OutSystems Development Consolidation

The OutSystems Development Consolidation module follows a hands-on approach simulating a two-week project
implementation, complemented with Master Classes and daily short exercises on common development patterns. The project follows an Agile approach, with daily SCRUM meetings and weekly demos. The requirements are carefully tailored so trainees practice the knowledge obtained in the first week and master the OutSystems Core features and common patterns. It is also designed to have some user stories geared towards a Mobile experience and others towards the Desktop. During this period, trainees will be working individually.
The Master Classes focus on complementing competencies covered in the previous module, like Best Practices or

Master Class – Best Practices I:
● Conventions
● Data Modeling
● Build for Change
● Logic & Development

Master Class – Usability:
● What’s Usability
● Usability Rules
● Ux Checklist

Soft Skills:
● Time Management & Presentation Skills

Tutorial Project: Implementation of a two-week long simple project, with the goal of consolidating the OutSystems Platform Core features and patterns. The Agile methodology will be followed.

– Exam (requires a score of 70 percent or higher)
– Hands on challenge
– Attitude during training
Consolidation of OutSystems Core features. Ready to enter program next phase.

OutSystems Development Mastering

This phase represents the first real project. It continues following an Agile approach, with daily SCRUM meetings and weekly demos (all done in English). The project to implement is a real case (typically an ITUp internal project or a partner internal project). During this period, trainees will be working in small teams. These Master Classes aim to provide new competences not covered in the initial modules, like Architecture, Silk UI, Integrations and more advanced subjects like BPT or OutSystems Now.

App Implementation
● Hands-on training, Real project problems, All Project Phases (Initiation, Iterations & Solution Release)

Master Classes:
● Architecture Basics
● Extensions & Integration Basics
● Asynchronous processing Basics
● Multi-language Basics
● The Silk UI Basics
● Application Lifecycle Basics
● Business Process Technology Basics
● OutSystems Now Basics
● Offline Applications Basics

● Agile Methodology (SCRUM)

Soft Skills:
● Teamwork & Leadership

– Exam (requires a score of 70 percent or higher)
– Hands on challenge
– Attitude during training
– Mastery of OutSystems Core features.

Post Training Support

Outsourcing period starts at this moment for a period of 12+ months. During this period ITUp resources will be supported by ITUp coaches in technical and / or behavioral topics.
In this phase our trainees start an internship in a customer project with the Developer profile.

During this period ITUp resources will be supported by ITUp coaches in the following activities:
● Technical Support:
○ Unlimited OutSystems development question answer by ITUp coaches (via chat or email)
● ITUp Coaching (start weekly, and gradually is extended to bi-weekly and monthly)
○ One hour coaching at ITUp to discuss technical or behavioral challenges. This process follows the GROW coaching model
○ Mini Workshops about OutSystems news

– Every month ITUp will ask for customer feedback
– Technically autonomy of ITUp resources.

Hire no Hire Decision

In the end of the internship, our customer can hire the ITUp resource paying a scouting fee.
Hiring a resource after work with him/her reduce the hiring risk to Zero.

In the end of the outsourcing period, our customer can choose one of the following options:

1. Hire the Intern for the company and pay a scouting fee to ITUp
2. Continue to collaborate with the Intern, buying a capacity service to ITUp
3. Finish the collaboration with the ITUp resource

Hire the right resource to head counts, reducing the hiring risk to Zero

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