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®), as well as the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees will also gain insights and practise how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and build 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® 5 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.
To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), you should be able to:
Leading SAFe® days 1 – 2
Implementing SAFe® days 3 – 4
Class registration includes:
Attendees must attend all four days of the course to be eligible to take the exam.
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® 5 Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC):
Richard Knaster SAFe Fellow, Principal Consultant
Richard Knaster actively works on advancing SAFe’s Lean-Agile methods as a SAFe Fellow and Principal Consultant. He is passionate about helping organizations create a better environment to deliver value, improve quality and flow, and be more engaging and fun. Richard is the co-author of two books on SAFe: SAFe Distilled and the SAFe Reference Guide.
Richard has over 25 years’ experience in software and systems development in roles ranging from developer to executive, and has been leading large-scale Agile transformations for well over a decade. Richard’s most recent role prior to joining Scaled Agile was as IBM’s Chief Agile Methodologist. Roles prior to that have ranged from development to executive.
Richard is a certified IBM Thought Leader and Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist. He is also a certified SPCT, PSM, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMP, and a contributor to the PMI Portfolio/Program Management standards.
Nader Talai (Value Glide) Nader Talai is Business Agility Consultant at Value Glide, where he helps clients accelerate their business agility transformations and grow.
Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.