Implementing SAFe 4.5

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During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Attendees will also 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®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.

Becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Audience:

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe implementation. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include: •Professional Services Consultants •Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working Groups •Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors •Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel •Development, QA, and IT Managers •Program and Project Managers •Product and Product Line Managers •Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel •Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
Course Duration:
4 Days

Prerequisites:

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

However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 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
Course Objectives:
  • This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe implementation. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:
  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working Groups
  • Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA, and IT Managers
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
Course Outline:

Leading SAFe 4.5

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Building Really Big Systems
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

Implementing SAFe 4.5

  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Facilitating ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Understanding the SPC Exam
  • Applying your SPC Certification
  • Participating in Open Space
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