Leading SAFe

During this two-day 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.
2 days (14hrs)
Exam fees included
Language: English
In person (Lunch included)
Virtual: via zoom

Summary

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 organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice 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)

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the Seven Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise

  • Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher

  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe

  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose

  • Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap

  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution

  • Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management

  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader

  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility

  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning

  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps

  • Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems

  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

  • Leading the transformation

What Attendees Get

 

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook

  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam

  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

Who will Benefit ?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • 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

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

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

  • Experience in Scrum

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Agilist Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Agilist Exam

  • Exam format – Multiple choice

  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course

  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam

  • Number of questions: 45

  • Passing score – SA4 = 34 out of 45 (75%); SA5 = 35 out of 45 (77%)

  • Language – English

  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.

  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait

Once you pass the exam

Becoming a Certified SAFe® Agilist requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® Agilist PDF certificate

  • Certified SAFe® Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice

  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe certified professionals

  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

 

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