The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) continues to dominate the market when it comes to scaling scrum/agile. Enterprises favor it heavily & employers value it highly. There is no denying the employability of a certified SAFe professional.
But with so many different courses on offer, how do you decide which one is best for you?
To help you navigate the various Scaled Agile certifications, this article will clearly outline which courses are intended for which role(s).
SAFe/Agile Experience Level: Beginner
1) SAFe® for Teams (SP)
Certified SAFe® Practitioner
Intended for any member of an agile team. Helps you understand the core concepts of the framework and the various roles/responsibilities.
2) SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)
SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager
Intended for product-orientated professionals. Understand the role of product owners/managers within the SAFe framework.
3) SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)
Certified SAFe® Scrum Master
Intended for aspiring Scrum Masters or team coaches/facilitators. Understand the role of the scrum master within the SAFe framework.
4) SAFe® DevOps (SDP)
Certified SAFe® DevOps Practitioner
Intended for engineers. Understand how DevOps works in Agile, specifically Scaled Agile.
SAFe/Agile Experience Level: Intermediate
1) Leading SAFe® (SA)
Certified SAFe® Agilist
Intended for Leaders within an organization (those that have influence) to guide a lean-agile transformation.
2) SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master
Intended for established Scrum Masters or team coaches/facilitators. Go even deeper on the role of the scrum master within the SAFe framework.
3) Agile Product Management (APM)
Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager
Intended for established Product Owners/Managers. Looks at product delivery/value at the enterprise/portfolio level.
4) SAFe® for Architects (ARCH)
Certified SAFe® Architect
SAFe/Agile Experience Level: Expert
1) Implementing SAFe® (SPC)
Certified SAFe® Program Consultant
Intended for leaders at all levels to lead the transformation and support business agility.
2) Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager
Aimed at the C-level and senior enterprise agile coaches. Helping connect high-level business strategy to execution/delivery.
3) SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE)
Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer
Aimed at Scrum Masters, Coaches, and Managers to understand how to effectively executive an Agile Release Train (ART).
4) Agile Software Engineering
Certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer
Intended for established developers and engineers. Helping to increase technical agility within the enterprise.
Choosing Your Course
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