Leading SAFe Course and SA (SAFe Agilist) Certification
The SAFe Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. It validates their knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context so they can lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile FrameworkTM
5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management.
Experience in Scrum.
Attend the 2-day Leading SAFe Course.
For those who want the SA Certification, pass the SA Exam.
DESCRIPTION AND CONTENT OF LEADING SAFe COURSE
In this two-day course, you 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. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Lean Thinking, Agile Development, SAFe ScrumXP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership.
M – F, Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Continental Breakfast 8:30am to 9am, Refreshments served throughout the day)
Trainee will recieve 16 Hours/PDUs
Into to SAFe
Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework™
An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow.
Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business benefits.
An experiential walkthrough of “SAFe ScrumXP”, focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritization practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level.
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.
Agile Portfolio Management
Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management, and Governance.
Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow.
Scaling Lean|Agile Enterprise leadership.
- Prioritizing team and program backlog- Story writing and Just In Time story elaboration- Creating your stakeholder map- How to manage unplanned features- Five dysfunctions of the team – team assessment- Relative versus absolute estimation- Batch size management- The cost of specialization- Writing epics- Emergent architecture- Communicating Vision and Roadmap- Inspect and Adapt workshop
By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality.
Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts.
Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources.
Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context.