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SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

Implementing SAFe

A Certified SAFe ® Program Consultant (SPC) is a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) change agent who leads all levels of an organization through a Lean-Agile transformation at scale by training, coaching, facilitating, and mentoring. This servant leader plays a critical role by applying expert knowledge of SAFe.
4 days
Exam fees included
Language: English
Virtual: via zoom

Summary

During this four-day course, attendees learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio.

The first two days of the course — Leading SAFe® — provide the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise. Certifying as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, enables attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Learning Goals

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation

  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio

  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working

  • Perform Value Stream identification

  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains, and coordinate Large Solutions

  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy

  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context

  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®

  • Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Topics Covered

Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader

  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs

  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning

  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps

  • Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems

  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

Implementing SAFe® – Days 3 and 4

  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point

  • Designing the Implementation

  • Launching an ART

  • Coaching ART Execution

  • Extending to the Portfolio

  • Sustaining and Improving

  • Becoming a SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC)

Key areas of competency

  • Design a SAFe implementation

  • Develop an enterprise transformation plan

  • Launch and facilitate an Agile Release Train (ART)

  • Extend the Lean-Agile portfolio by launching additional ARTs

  • Assist an organization with change management practices

  • Train and coach an enterprise through a SAFe transformation

Who will Benefit ?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Program or Manager

  • Scrum Master

  • Release Train Engineer

  • Agile Coach

  • Business Analyst

  • Director

  • Manager

  • Product Owner or Manager

  • Agile Change Agent

Prerequisites

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.

However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:​

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

  • 3+ years of experience in Agile

  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Program Consultant Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Program Consultant 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 Implementing SAFe® course

  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam

  • Number of questions – 60

  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75%)

  • 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 $250.

  • 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® Program Consultant requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® Program Consultant PDF certificate

  • Certified SAFe® Program Consultant digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SPC 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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Upcoming SPC Classes

SPC Implementing SAFe - Utah - Mountain Daylight Timezone

September 22, 2020

8am CST -Utah : Online Instructor Led

SPC Implementing SAFe - Germany - Central European Timezone

October 6, 2020

8am Central European Time

SPC Implementing SAFe - California - Pacific Standard Timezone

October 26, 2020

8am Pacific Standard Timezone -California

SPC Implementing SAFe - Chicago - Central Standard Timezone

November 9, 2020

8am Central Standard Timezone

SPC Implementing SAFe - California - Pacific Standard Timezone

November 17, 2020

8am Pacific Standard Timezone - California

SPC Implementing SAFe - Virgina/ Newyork/Canada - Eastern Standard Timezone

December 1, 2020

8am Eastern Standard Timezone - Virginia

SPC Implementing SAFe - California - Pacific Standard Timezone

December 15, 2020

8am Pacific Standard Timezone -California

Tel: 001-703-945-6060

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