Leading SAFe®

Lead Agility at Scale as a Certified SAFe Agilist

In this course, you will learn how to lead an Agile program leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). The framework’s underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow couples with practices that enable the execution of coordinated releases will provide you with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Agile Teams, Agile Programs, Agile Program Portfolio Management and Agile Architecture.

Audience

This course is intended for executives, development/QA/program managers, change agents (coaches), anyone helping lead or participating in a SAFe rollout.

Leading SAFe

Learning Objectives

After this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how Lean, Agile, and Product Development Flow form the foundation of SAFe
  • Explain and promote the use of SAFe
  • Identify roles and structures required to scale Agile to the program level
  • Execute coordinated releases across a program
  • Measure the impact and progress of scaled Agile in a program
  • Describe how a program interacts with Program Portfolio Management (PPM)

Certification Details and Process

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Attend the 2-day Leading SAFe course and pass the SA exam

Additional Benefits

Class registration includes a copy of course materials for personal use along with initial certification and exam fee. Continental breakfast, lunch and snack items are served daily including beverages.

Course Outline

2 Day Course

Day One

  • Introduction
  • Lean Thinking
  • Scaling Agile
  • Agile Release Train

Day Two

  • Agile Release Train, continued
  • Portfolio
  • Scaling Leadership

3 Day Course

Day One

  • Introduction
  • Lean Thinking
  • Scaling Agile
  • Preparing for Agile Release Train

Day Two

  • Agile Release Train
  • Release Planning
  • Vision, Roadmap & Prioritisation

Day Three

  • Executing PIs & Sprints
  • Portfolio
  • Scaling Leadership
  • Preparing for SAFe
    (Stretch Objective)
  • Retrospective
  • Scaled Agilist (SA) Exam
    (Stretch Objective)

Course Leaders

Carl Vikman

Carl Vikman

SAFe Program Consultant

Carl is an Agile Leadership expert, having built and led local, european and global teams, working with multi-million products for geographically distributed teams of up to 200 members.

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Martin Burns

Martin Burns

SAFe Program Consultant

Martin Burns is an experienced and accomplished delivery leader of Agile programs and portfolios.

He leads Amplio’s Enterprise Agile Delivery Practice and is the founder and organiser of the SAFe Leadership Retreat.

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All our classes are led by SAFe Program Consultants, certified by the Scaled Agile Academy, with experience of working with Agile programs and portfolios.

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Upcoming Public SAFe Events and Classes

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While we do run public classes on a regular basis, we find the most effective learning experience is in an internal, private setting. That way, we can spend more time relating the material to your own context and exploring “How would this work for us“.