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.
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).
The training mixes presentation, with exercises, examples from actual SAFe implementations and discussion and knowledge sharing between the participants.
Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Implementing an Agile Release Train
Experiencing PI (Program Increment) Planning
Value & Portfolios
Executing and Releasing Value
Building an Agile Portfolio
Scaling Systems & Leadsership
Building Really Big Systems
Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
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
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
Guidance for strategy formulation and portfolio communication, organizing and funding value streams, managing the flow of larger initiatives, and governance.
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.
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.
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.
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.