Leading SAFe® (SA Certification) Training

Level: Intermediate

In this two-day Leading SAFe® 5.0 course attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organise and re-organise around the flow of value. They also learn and practise the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).Course tuition fee includes the exam.

 

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Key Features of this Leading SAFe Training:

  • Instruction Provided by Certified SAFe Program Consultants
  • Exam Included
  • After-Course Instructor Coaching Included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Enable Agile Product Delivery
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management

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  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
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Important Leading SAFe Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SA certification exam:
      • 5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
      • Experience in Scrum
    • The following roles are encouraged to attend:
      • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
      • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
      • Program and Project Managers
      • Product and Product Line Management
      • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
      • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
      • All team members working with, or on an Agile team are encouraged to attend Course 1818, SAFe® 4.0 for Teams
  • Exam Information

    • Access to take the exam will be emailed to attendees from Scaled Agile directly. Attendees have 30 days to take the exam.
    • Exam is closed book, web-based, and timed (90 minutes).
    • A score of 76% is needed to pass (34 out of 45). Results are automatically received when exam is submitted. Printable certificates available.
    • First exam attempt is included as part of the course tuition if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.

Leading SAFe Course Outline

  • Introducing SAFe

    • Recognizing the problem to be solved
    • Knowing the basic constructs of SAFe
    • Applying the 1-2-3 implementation strategy
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset

    • SAFe House of Lean
    • Respect for people and culture
    • Purpose, Flow, Innovation
    • Relentless improvement, Leadership
    • Supporting the Agile Manifesto
  • Understanding SAFe Principles

    • Taking an economic view
    • Applying systems thinking
    • Assuming variability; preserving options
    • Building incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles
    • Basing milestones on objective evaluation of working systems
    • Visualizing and limiting WIP, reducing batch sizes, and managing queue lengths
    • Applying cadence, synchronizing with cross-domain planning
    • Unlocking the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
    • Decentralizing decision-making
  • Experience PI Planning

    • Creating and reviewing draft PI plans
    • Finalizing plans and establishing business value
    • Reviewing final plans and committing to a set of PI Objectives
  • Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value

    • Continuously delivering value with Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
    • Continuously exploring customer needs
    • Developing the Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlog
    • Prioritizing the Program Backlog for optimal ROI
    • Releasing on demand
    • Innovation and Planning Iteration
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

    • Leading the change
    • Knowing the way and emphasizing life-long learning
    • Unlocking the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio

    • Funding value streams
    • Empowering local decision-making
    • Providing objective evidence of fitness for purpose
    • Managing epic-level initiatives responsibly
    • Forecasting predictably
    • Budgeting value streams dynamically
  • Building Large Solutions

     
  • Coordinating and integrating multiple ARTs and Suppliers
  • Define large solutions

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Leading SAFe FAQs

  • What is the Scaled Agile Framework?

    A set of organisation and workflow patterns that are intended to guide you in scaling lean and agile practises.

  • What is the process to take the SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification exam?

    Access to take the exam will be emailed to attendees from Scaled Agile directly. Attendees have 30 days to take the exam.

  • What industry credits can I earn for this Leading SAFe course?

    The program will also qualify for 15 PMI PDUs.

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