SAFe Agile Training

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Why SAFe Agile Training is needed?

We live in a faster economy era which is fuelled through technology, organizations who can best harness the advances in technology and respond to customer needs will reap the rewards. These technological advances are built on software and systems that are in every business, driving innovation, new business models and ways of working.

Many organizations fail or are slow to benefit from these technology advancements because they struggle to develop software and the systems.

SAFe Agile training helps organizations who understand the urgency and the need for change who adopt new ways of working thrive while others struggle and may be extinct.

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SAFe Agile Training Courses

Implementing SAFe

ImpSafeAttendees can become leading agents for change—and enable their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they certify as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, they’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

Learners taking this course are:

Program or Project Manager | Scrum Master | Release Train Engineer | Business Analyst | Agile CoachDevelopment ManagerConsultant | Director | Manager | Product Manager | Product Owner | Agile Change Agent | Software Engineer

Leading SAFe

LeadingSAFe5-1For leaders of a Lean-Agile change  initiative to develop a Lean-Agile Mindset and apply the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to support Agile Teams, programs, and Program Portfolio Management. Coordinate and lead a Lean-Agile transformation at an enterprise scale.

Learners taking this course are:

CEO | Program or Project Manager | Scrum Master | Team Lead | Release Train Engineer | Business Analyst | Agile Coach | CIO | Portfolio Manager | Consultant | Engineer | Program Manager | Change Agent | Solution or Systems Architect

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SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager

POPM-2Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.

Learners taking this course are:

Program or Project Manager | Scrum Master | Release Train Engineer | Business Analyst | Agile Coach | SAFe Program Consultant | Development Manager | CTO | Consultant | Architect | Engineer | Director | Product Manager | Product Owner | Delivery Manager | Solution Train Engineer | Software Developer

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SAFe Scrum Master

SSMFor Scrum Masters learning about their role in a SAFe enterprise context. Learn to facilitate Team and Program Level events for successful program execution, explore Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and become a servant leader and coach. SAFe Scrum Masters help Agile Teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe.

Learners taking this course are:

Program or Project Manager | Scrum Master | Team Lead | Release Train Engineer | Business Analyst | Agile Coach | Portfolio Manager | Consultant | Architect | Engineer | Developer | Director | Quality | Manager | Product Manager | Product Owner | Delivery Manager | Program Manager

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SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

SASM5For SAFe® Scrum Masters or equivalent responsible for program, execution learn scalable engineering, DevOps practices, and facilitate cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement in an enterprise environment. SAFe® Advanced Scrum Masters develop a systems view of the Scrum Master role in an enterprise with a focus on integrated practices for facilitating teams in larger Agile programs.

Learners taking this course are:

Program or Project Manager | Scrum Master | Release Train Engineer | Business Analyst | Agile Coach | SAFe Program Consultant | Consultant |  Product Manager | Product Owner | Program Manager

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SAFe DevOps

DevOps-2This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Attendees will map the current value stream through their delivery pipeline from idea to cash, and identify practices that will eliminate bottlenecks to flow.

Learners taking this course are:

Scrum Master | Team Lead | Release Train Engineer | Business Analyst | Agile Coach | SAFe Program Consultant | Consultant | Architect | Engineer | Developer | Director | Quality | Manager

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SAFe For Teams

SAFeforTeams5For Lean-Agile team members to gain experience as an Agile Team member in a SAFe Agile Release Train (ART). Break down features, write user stories, improve team and train processes, and plan and execute Iterations.

Learners taking this course are:

Program or Project Manager  Scrum Master | Team Lead | Release Train Engineer | Business Analyst | Agile Coach | Consultant | Architect | Engineer | Developer | Director | Quality | Product Manager | Product Owner | Change Agent | Operations | Programmer

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SAFe Lean Portfolio Management

LPM5-1Create a culture of innovation, flexibility, and speed where all people in the portfolio can effectively execute as one, unified team.

In this course, you will gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations, and Lean Governance.

Learners taking this course are:

CEO | Program or Project Manager | Release Train Engineer | Agile Coach | SAFe Program Consultant | Portfolio Manager | CTO | Consultant | Director | Program Manager

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SAFe for Architects

ARCHThis course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions.

In this course, you will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

Learners taking this course are:

Scrum Master | Agile Coach | Consultant | Architect | Agile Trainer | Solution Architect | System Architect

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Agile Product Management

SAFe-5-Courseware-Thumbnails-APMThe Agile Product Management course harnesses the power of Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions with proven SAFe capabilities to execute on those visions. Learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products—from inception to retirement—using Agile techniques.

Learners taking this course are:

Agile Coach | Consultant | Agile Trainer | Product Manager

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SAFe Agile Software Engineering

ASE5-1Learn how the continuous flow of value delivery and building quality are enabled by modern practices including XP technical practices, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Attendees will learn proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline. They will know the practices that build quality into code (abstraction, encapsulation, intentional programming) and designs (SOLID, Design patterns).

Learners taking this course are:

Scrum Master | Agile Coach | Consultant | Software Developer | Software Engineer | Senior Manager

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SAFe Release Train Engineer

SRTE5Facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach—when you become a SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE).

Learners taking this course are:

Program or Project Manager | Agile Coach | SAFe Program Consultant | IT Manager|  Consultant | Director | Product Manager | Product Owner | Solution Train Engineer | Program Manager

What is Scaled Agile Framework®, SAFe®?

Scaled Agile Framework is an online, freely revealed knowledge base of proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems development at enterprise scale. It provides comprehensive guidance for work at the enterprise Portfolio, Value Stream, Program, and Team levels. The experiential role-based SAFe® curriculum builds the necessary depth of knowledge and invaluable training to ensure that implementations of SAFe® are successful.

SAFe

Values

Alignment
The key to autonomy and decentralized decision making, when we have a shared purpose and are aligned on achieving it.

Built-in Quality
We can not inspect for quality at the end it needs to built in the ways of working.

Transparency
Knowledge work is invisible, we need transparency to provide visibility across the organization.

Program Execution
SAFe is built on the ability for the Agile Release Trains to execute and deliver. Alignment, Built-in Quality and Transparency pave the way for Program Execution.

Principles

SAFe is based on nine key principles:

1.Take an economic view

2. Apply systems thinking

3. Assume variability; preserve options

4. Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles

5. Base milestones on an objective evaluation of working systems

6. Visualize and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes, and manage queue lengths

7. Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning

8. Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers

9. Decentralize decision

10. Organise around value

SAFe Benefits

Faster time to market

“Delivery down from one year to 126 days.” —TomTom

“Decreased time to market by 27 weeks.” —Here.com

“Time to market and level of quality has increased dramatically.” —Discount Tire

“Delivered higher-value business results in a shorter delivery cycle.” —SEI Investments

“Releases went from 12–18 months to 3–4x per year.” —BMC Corporation

Increased employee engagement

“Employee engagement increased by 9.8%.” —John Deere

“Employee happiness rating went from 47–67% in 10 weeks.” —Medical systems company

“Improved productivity and morale.” —Valpak

“Overall happier teams.” —Elekta

Increased productivity

“Productivity has increased by at least 20–25%.” —Discount Tire

“Team productivity is up by 20–50%.” —BMC Corporation

“A single defect gets fixed only once now.” —TomTom

Increased quality

“95% decrease in defects.” —Telstra

“5x reduction in deployment impact.” —CSG International

“55% defect reduction rate.” —Hynix Semiconductor

“44% decrease in post-release defects.” —Mitchell International

“50% warranty expense decrease.” —John Deere

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Reasons why you may want to consider SAFe Agile Training

  1. You want to have an effective approach for coordinating and synchronizing work across a number of agile teams
  2. You want to have the consistency of approach across the organization with autonomy
  3. You do not want to roll your own framework and want to benefit from the learning from hundreds of implementations
  4. You want to benefit from the continual improvements that reflect the latest learning from continuous delivery, DevOps, lean finance, lean HR, lean startup and more
  5. You want to have enough guidance that enables your organization