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SAFe® ART Quick Start

Accelerate your SAFe transformation

SAFe® ART Quick Start Summary

There are many ways to successfully launch an Agile Release Train (ART) to begin realising the benefits of SAFe. However, experience has shown that the easiest and fastest way to do this is through the SAFe ART Quickstart approach.

Using this approach, all teams on the ART are trained together, and the first Program Increment (PI) planning session is completed in just one week. While this may seem daunting, hundreds of rollouts have proven that this is the easiest and most pragmatic way to help 100-plus people transition to the new way of working.

 

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ART Quick Start
What You'll Learn and Accomplish
  • How to plan, execute, and learn together as an Agile team with an ART
  • How to conduct a Program Increment (PI) planning event
  • How to prepare for the SAFe ART Quickstart and launch your first ART
Who will benefit?
  • Executive sponsors and Business Owners
  • Change agents and Certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs)
  • Product Managers and Product Owners
  • System Architects and Development Managers
  • Release Train Engineers and Scrum Masters
  • Agile team members
Highly Recommended Prerequisites
  • The Value Stream Workshop should be held prior to the SAFe ART Quickstart to identify the first value stream and ART to launch
  • Leading SAFe training for Executives, Business Owners, and other key ART stakeholders1
  • SAFe Scrum Master training for all Scrum Masters on the ART
  • SAFe Product Management/Product Owner training for these roles on the ART
  • A well-defined vision, roadmap, and program backlog

Benefits of the Quickstart approach

Leading SAFe class

The Agile teams will be fully formed

  • Teams engage in collective learning that starts forming the social network that the ART depends upon
  • The features for the PI will be ready
  • Teams form their own identities
  • Executives, Business Owners, and other key stakeholders will be trained and aligned with the new ways of thinking and doing 
  • Speciality roles, such as Product Owners and Scrum Masters will be prepared for their new responsibilities

Three main elements of SAFe® ART Quickstart

What You’ll Learn and Accomplish

  • How to plan, execute, and learn together as an Agile team with an ART

  • How to conduct a Program Increment (PI) planning event

  • How to prepare for the SAFe ART Quickstart and launch your first ART

 

Preparation

In order to advise and assist with the preparation tasks, the Quickstart typically includes one or more days of consultation (delivered remotely).

SAFe for Teams training

In the first two days of the Quickstart, we will train your Agile teams in SAFe principles, practices, and how to execute as a Scrum/Kanban team working within a SAFe context.

Program Increment (PI) Planning

In the final two days of your Quickstart, we will partner with ART leadership to facilitate the first PI.

Planning event for the new ART.

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 Value Glide
Your Trainers

Lokesh Kataria

Lokesh also provides training on Portfolio/Product Strategy, Value Stream/Program Planning, Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile (SAFe), Quality Assurance and DevOps. 

Lokesh lives in London and loves Yoga and meditation.

Lokesh Kataria

Nader Talai

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

Nader Talai