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® 4 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® Agilist, attendees should be able to:
Implementing SAFe® – Days 3 and 4
The class registration includes:
This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe implementation. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:
• 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
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):
Audrey Boydston is an experienced Lean-Agile coach, trainer, speaker and SAFe Program Consultant Trainer.
As a Certified Trainer for ‘Training from the BACK of the Room!’ and a Certified Facilitator in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials, her focus is on engaging her audiences and creating a love for lifelong learning through each workshop she creates and delivers.
Audrey has spent the majority of her career working for large enterprises in the financial services industry, including GE, Citigroup, Sears, Discover, HSBC, and Capital One. As an Agile Coach at Capital One, she launched a Community of Practice for around 75 SAFe Program Consultants from across the enterprise.
She is passionate about the value Agile delivers and focuses on facilitating increased collaboration for delivery teams through creating an environment that fosters sustainable transformations. Audrey often speaks at Agile meetups and global conferences and is an advocate for nurturing sustainability of Agile in the industry.
Audrey holds an array of certifications, including: SAFe Program Consultant Trainer, SAFe RTE (RTE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Agile Leader (CAL 1), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) and Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC). Audrey also holds a Master’s Certificate in Program Management and in Project Management, both from George Washington University.
She is an avid runner and usually come up with her most unique coaching and facilitation ideas while training for half marathons. You can find her on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/
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.
Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.