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Leading SAFe® Training Course

Learn How To Lead A Lean-Agile Transformation At Enterprise Scale

Introduction

Our two-day Leading SAFe® training course teaches 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 coordinate large Value Streams. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

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You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
2 Days
£1175Excl. VAT

Course Outline

What Topics Are Covered?

  • To perform the role of a Lean-Agile Leader, you should be able to:
  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
  • Exhibit and apply a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Apply SAFe®’s Lean and Agile principles to SAFe® roles and practices
  • Build high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful program execution
  • Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Align strategy and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and Suppliers with a Solution Train

Description

What Will You Learn?

  • Apply SAFe® to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Recognise and apply a Lean-Agile mindset and principles
  • Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of large solutions
  • Enhance their Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in their enterprise

About the Course

If you pass the certification exam, you will receive the following:

  • SAFe® Agilist Certificate
  • A SAFe® 5 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • A SAFe® Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support you during their SAFe® journey

Who Should Attend

Our Leading SAFe® training course is suitable for the following roles:

  • 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

Materials Provided

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5.1 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

You must attend both days of the Leading SAFe® certification training course in order to be eligible for the exam.

Organisational Benefits

Faster Time-to-Market

One of the benefits of scaling Agile with SAFe® is improved time-to-market. By aligning cross-functional teams of Agile teams around value, leading enterprises can meet customer needs faster. Leveraging the power of SAFe® helps them make quicker decisions, communicate more effectively, streamline operations, and stay focused on the customer.

Improvements In Quality

Built-in quality is one of the core SAFe® values: it highlights the importance of integrating quality into every step of the development cycle. In this way, scaling Agile with SAFe® benefits organisations by shifting quality from a last-minute focus to the responsibility of everyone.

Individual Benefits

Increase In Productivity

SAFe® provides measurable improvements in productivity by empowering high-performing teams and teams of teams to eliminate unnecessary work, identify and remove delays, continuously improve, and ensure they are building the right things.

Better Employee Engagement

Better ways of working yield happier, more engaged employees. One benefit of scaling Agile with SAFe® is helping knowledge workers achieve autonomy, mastery, and purpose, which are the key factors in unlocking intrinsic motivation. Organisations practicing SAFe® have the tools to minimize burnout and increase employee satisfaction.

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the Leading SAFe® training course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5.1 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Prereading

There is no formal prereading associated with the Leading SAFe® training course.

Exam Overview

SAFe® 5.1 Agilist Exam

  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice
  • Exam Delivery: Web-Based (Single-Browser), Closed Book
  • Exam Access: You Can Access The Exam Within The SAFe® Community Platform Upon Completion Of The Training Course
  • Exam Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Number Of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34/45 (76% Passing Score)

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

  • You 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.
  • You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Qualifications

SAFe® Agilist Certificate

Next Steps

You might be interested in our two-day SAFe® For Teams training course, where you will learn the following:

  • Apply SAFe® to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprise
  • Know their team and its role on the Agile Release Train
  • Know all other teams on the train, their roles, and the dependencies between the teams
  • Plan Iterations
  • Execute Iterations and demonstrate value
  • Plan Program Increments
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the train

Conclusion

SAFe® can help you advance how you work, so you can improve employee engagement, time-to-market, team productivity, and the quality of your products and solutions.

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