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Leading SAFe® 4.6 Training

Duration: 2 days

Leading SAFe® course

Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe®
With SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification
Based on version 4.6 of SAFe

During this two-day Leading SAFe® training, you will 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. You will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. You will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing Program Increment (PI) Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. You’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. You will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a Certified SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

Is Leading SAFe® the Right Course for You?

The following individuals will benefit from this Leading SAFe® 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

Topics Covered

In this Leading SAFe® course you will learn:

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Creating high-performing teams and trains
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building a Lean Portfolio
  • Leading the transformation

Learning Goals

Throughout our course you will learn to perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist. By the end of the Leading SAFe® course you should be able to:

  • Understand the five 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 and trains 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

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.

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the Leading SAFe® course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

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

Exam Details

Name:SAFe® 4 Agilist Exam
Format:Multiple Choice
Delivery:Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
Access:Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe® Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
Duration:Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
Number of Questions:45
Passing Score:34 out of 45 (75% passing score)

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Activity Number: ABOYTD2. Duration: 2 days.

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