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Leading SAFe (SA Certification)

About

20150316_143849_24934In this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® and its underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow. This course will enable you to leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the Framework support Lean-Agile Programs, Scaling Agile, Lean-Agile Program Portfolio Management, and Scaling Leadership.

 Who should attend

Attendees typically include executives, managers, consultants, Lean-Agile Leaders, and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise.

Why attend

At the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:
  • apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your organization
  • recognise and apply Lean Agile Mindset and Principles
  • implement and Agile Release Train (please find more about it: http://www.scaledagileframework.com)
  • plan an execute successful Program Increment
  • build a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • coordinate large Value Streams
  • enhance your Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise

Structure

Day 1

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Plan (Program Increments Plan)

Day 2

  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Building Really Big Systems
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise, covering:
    • Leading successful change management
    • Develop Scaling Program Change Agents & Develop Lean-Agile leaders
    • Know the way: Lean-Agile leader’s reading list & emphasise life-long learning
    • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers

Certification – SAFe Agilist (SA)

SA-150The SAFe Agilist certification validates your knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean thinking, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context so you can lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

Benefits

  • SA  Content Kit (pdf material for non-revenue generating use)
  • Content updates (SAs in good standing)
  • SA Branding Kit (certification mark, material co-branding, etc.)
  • Certified SA directory listing (optional)
  • Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community membership
  • Those attendees who pass the exam will receive Academy membership for one year, access to the private SA member area, downloads, and invitations to special events.

Prerequisites

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

Practical details

  • Included: welcome coffee, lunch and coffee breaks
  • Training language: English
  • SAFe Agilist (SA) certification: attend the 2-day Leading SAFe course and pass the SA exam
  • Attendees will receive a certificate of participation
  • Courseware: Course PowerPoint Slides, PDF Workbooks, Instructor Materials and Handouts

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