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Implementing SAFe®

Achieving business agility with the Scaled Agile Framework® With SAFe® 5 Program Consultant certification.

Implementing SAFe Summary

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.

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Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), you should be able to:

  • Lead a Lean-Agile Enterprise transformation
  • Implement SAFe
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management
  • Perform Value Stream identification
  • Launch and coach Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train
  • Use the seven core competencies to achieve business agility
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other roles in a SAFe Enterprise
Topics Covered

Leading SAFe® days 1 – 2

  • Thriving in the digital age with business agility
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile leader
  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  • Building solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Exploring Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the change

Implementing SAFe® days 3 – 4

  • Reaching the tipping point
  • Designing the implementation
  • Launching an Agile Release Train
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the portfolio
  • Accelerating to business agility
  • Becoming an SPC
What Attendees Get

Class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook 
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend all four days of the course to be eligible to take the exam.

Who will benefit?

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  • 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

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® 5 Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® 5 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
What our customers are saying
Scaled Agile Framework is a large framework which is explained in a systematic way with good examples with plenty of interactive lessons. —J Leonard, Oracle. ValueGlide_transparaent.png
I gained these valuable insights from the course Variability is critical and must be embedded and maintained as long as possible, viable. There is a lot to process. If your organisation is considering an Agile at Scale, I recommend you take this course to get a high-level overview of SAFe. - T Maddick Logo01.jpg
Delivered by Scaled Agile Inc hosted by Value Glide

Your Trainers

 Richard Knaster

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

Nader Talai (Value Glide) Nader Talai is Business Agility Consultant at Value Glide, where he helps clients accelerate their business agility transformations and grow.

 

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Program Consultant digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Program Consultant, which includes access to the SPC Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks
  • Access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA), SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), and SAFe for Teams (SAFe Practitioner (SP)
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during and throughout their SAFe journey

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • The renewal fee is $895
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Exam Details

Exam name – SAFe 4 Program Consultant Exam.
Exam format – Multiple choice.
Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed.
Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe course.
Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.
Number of questions – 60.

 

  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).
  • Language – English.
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $250.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) & Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • You may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • You may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP through the Scrum Alliance