In most organizations the Agile journey begins with a small team, and once there is a success in the venture, the need for scaling becomes quite evident. Scaling Agile Practices for multiple teams, enterprise level pose several challenges to many organisations. Lack of proven framework increases the complexity of implementing agile practices at Enterprise Level.
In this two-day course, you will gain the knowledge necessary to adopt an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework™(SAFe) and its underlying principles of lean thinking, and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Lean Thinking,Agile Development, SAFeScrumXP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership.
By acquiring this certification, you demonstrate your knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean thinking, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context.
An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow
Module 3: Agile Development
Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business Benefits.
Module 4: SAFeScrumXP
An experiential walkthrough of "SAFeScrumXP”, focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritization practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level.
Module 5: Agile Release Train
Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains - long-lived programs whereby teams-of-agile-teams optimize quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises larger value streams
Module 6: Agile Portfolio Management
Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management, and Governance
Module 7: Agile Architecture
Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow
Module 8: Scaling Leadership
Scaling Enterprise Lean|Agile leadership
The Leading SAFe course is aimed at executives, managers, consultants, coaches and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise.
5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
2 days of high quality instruction from a Scaled Agile accredited SPC.
Certificate from Scaled Agile Academy as SAFeAgilist (SA) upon the successful completion of the course.
Course material copy for personal use
16 PDU's certificate which you can use for your PMI certificate renewal.
1 year Scaled Agile Academy community membership, which otherwise would be USD 100 per year
Certified SA directory listing
Content updates (SAs in good standing)
Upon successful completion of this training class, delegates will be eligible to take the on-line Scaled Agile Academy SAFe Agilist exam. The exam is a complex multiple choice exam and will require revision. The exam window is just 10 days, immediately post course, and therefore time should be set aside for this. Three to four hours is recommended. On passing the exam, Certified SAFe Agilists will have the option to appear on the Certified SA directory and have access to the Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community. Exam retakes are $50 and can be taken 45 days or more after the previous exam. Annual renewal requires 10 continuing education/outreach hours and currently costs $100 payable to the Scaled Agile Academy.