SAFe

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In this 2-day course you will learn the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. Participants can take the SAFe Agilist certification exam. Language: English.

Overview

In this two day course, you will learn the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams.
Particpants can take the certification exam at the end of the course to become a SAFe Agilist (SA).

Agenda

The training mixes presentation, with exercises, examples from actual SAFe implementations and discussion and knowledge sharing between the participants. 
Day 1 
9:00-17:00 Uhr
Understanding SAFe 
  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
Implementation
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI (Program Increment) Planning
 
Day 2 
9:00-17:00 Uhr
Value & Portfolios
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
Scaling Systems & Leadsership 
  • Building Really Big Systems
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

Certification

The SAFe Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean | Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. This certification validates knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context for leading the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.
The exam takes the form of an open-book/open browser online examination. The exam itself if an important learning tool - participants are required to delve deeper into the course workbook and various online sites. Participants normally have a 10 day time-window within which to start and complete the examination. If successful, participants obtain certification as SAFe Agilist.
Prerequisites and Process
  • 5+ years of experience in Agile, software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Attend the 2-day Leading SAFe course and pass the SA exam

Audience

This course is intended for:
  • 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

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 4.6

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Portfolio
Guidance for strategy formulation and portfolio communication, organizing and funding value streams, managing the flow of larger initiatives, and governance.
Value Stream
For those building the world´s largest software and systems, guidance includes Solution Intent, solution management, engineering and architecture, Agile Customer and Supplier relationship, and value stream coordination.
Program
Describes Agile Release Trains, teams of Agile Teams that build solution Capabilities and subsystems - ARTs align teams to a common mission, provide architectural and user experience governance, facilitate flow, and provide objective evidence of progress and fitness for purpose.
Team
SAFe teams are self-orgainizing, self-managing, and cross-functional teams. SAFe teams apply Scrum, XP, and Kanban. They deliver valuable, tested, and working software and systems every two weeks.
Foundations
SAFe is an interactive library of proven success patterns, but it stands on the foundations of Core Values, Lean-Agile Mindeset, SAFe Principles, and Lean-Agile Leadership, as well as proven implementation patterns. 

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

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