SAFe® for Government Training

Level: Intermediate

Transitioning to Lean-Agile practises for building digital services is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organisational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this new version 4.6, two-day SAFe for Government course, attendees will learn the principles and practises of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, planning, and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees will also learn how specific leadership behaviours can drive successful organisational change, even in government.

This course also prepares you to take the Scaled Agile exam and achieve SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP) certification. Course tuition fee includes the exam.

Key Features of this SAFe for Government Training:

  • SAFe certificate and digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership to the SAFe Community
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey
  • Eligible for 15 PMI PDUs

You Will Learn How To:

  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practises using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practises using emerging government guideline
  • Organise government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

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SAFe® for Government Course Information

  • Prerequisites

    All are welcome to attend the training, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

    • A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
    • A foundational understanding the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
    • Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course
  • The Following Individuals Will Benefit From This Course

    This course is designed for government leaders and lead practitioners who are considering, planning, or advocating implementation of Lean-Agile and DevOps practises with SAFe in their agencies, programs or public sector organisations. Examples include:

    • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
    • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
    • Program and project managers
    • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Exam Information

    Information about the exam will be released by SAFe shortly.

    • Attendees must fully attend both days, in-class, in order to qualify for the exam.
    • Annual renewal fee of $100

SAFe® for Government Course Outline

  • Topics Covered

    • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
    • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
    • Understanding SAFe principles
    • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
    • Planning with cadence and synchronization
    • Delivering value in program increments
    • Mapping the path to agency and program ability
    • Leading successful change
    • Taking action

SAFe® for Government Training FAQs

  • What is the Scaled Agile Framework?

    SAFe® is a set of organizational patterns that are intended to guide enterprises in scaling lean and agile practises.

  • What version of SAFe® is this course taught on?

    This course is taught on version 4.6. 

  • What is the process to take the SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP) exam?

    The course tuition fee includes an exam. 

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

    This course also prepares you to take the Scaled Agile exam and achieve SAFe® Government Practitioner (SGP) certification.

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