This four-day Implementing SAFe course will teach you how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), as well as the five core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. For those of us already working with Lean/Agile on a daily basis, this program provides you with a deeper understanding of its principles and practices.
You will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and build a Lean Portfolio.
The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—are all about the basics you need to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your organization. After taking the SAFe 5 Program Consultant Exam, you’ll certify as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC).
During this four-day course you will learn to:
- Lead a Lean-Agile Enterprise transformation
- Implement SAFe
- Implement Lean Portfolio Management
- Perform Value Stream identification
- Launch and coach Agile Release Trains
- Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train
- Use the seven core competencies to achieve business agility
- Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
- Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other roles in a SAFe Enterprise
Exam & certification
When you pass the Implementing SAFe exam, you’ll receive a SAFe® 5 SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5) certificate, with a digital badge to promote your accomplishment online. A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Program Consultant is also included, granting you access to the SPC Community of Practice. Furthermore, we’ll provide you with a SAFe Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks.
As a SAFe Program Consultant, you’ll have access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA), SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), and SAFe for Teams (SAFe Practitioner (SP). You’ll also be able to access a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during and throughout their SAFe journey.
Four-day training program
The Implementing SAFe course is a four-day training program. Each course day starts at 8:30 and ends at 17:30, and includes a [30-minute] lunch break and [an afternoon break].
During the program, we’ll go into the following topics:
Day 1 & 2: Leading SAFe®
- Thriving in the digital age with business agility
- Becoming a Lean-Agile leader
- Establishing Team and Technical Agility
- Building solutions with Agile Product Delivery
- Exploring Lean Portfolio Management
- Leading the change
- Becoming a Certified SAFe® Agilis
Day 3 & 4: Implementing SAFe®
- Reaching the tipping point
- Designing the implementation
- Launching an Agile Release Train
- Coaching ART Execution
- Extending to the portfolio
- Accelerating to business agility
- Becoming an SPC
Anyone part of a Lean-Agile transformation is welcome to attend the Implementing SAFe course, regardless of role or experience.
For those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), 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.
Your organization is on its way to adopt SAFe. The Implementing SAFe course is intended for everyone who will be materially and directly involved in this adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.
After completing this training program, you’ll be able to coach and guide your organization to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.
Course attendees typically include:
- Professional Services Consultants
- Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Groups
- Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
- Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
- Development, QA and IT management
- Program and Project Managers
- Product and Product Line Managers
- Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
- Enterprise, System and Solution Architects