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SAFe® for Architects

Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe®

SAFe for Architects Summary

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 5 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions.

During this three-day course, attendees 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.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value flow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.

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Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Architect, attendees should be able to:

  • Architect using SAFe principles
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
  • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
  • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

 
Topics Covered
  • Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
  • Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Aligning architecture with business value
  • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
  • Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
  • Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
  • Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  • Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation
What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Architect (ARCH) exam1
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Who will benefit?

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The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • Consultant
  • Architect
  • Agile Trainer
  • Solution Architect
  • System Architect

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe for Architects certification exam:

    • Have attended at least one SAFe course
    • Have participated in at least one ART and one PI
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 Logo
Your Trainers

Prantik Sarkar

Prantik is an Enterprise Architect & SAFe Program Consultant SPC focussed on Digital, e-commerce, emerging technologies & supply chain transformation programmes. He is specialised in helping organisations transform their strategy, processes and systems for omnichannel customer and fulfilment experience.

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Nader Talai

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

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SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

    • Certified SAFe® Architect PDF certificate
    • Certified SAFe® Architect digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
    • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the ARCH Community of Practice
    • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other certified SAFe professionals
    • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey
     
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Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Architect Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Architect Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • 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 SAFe® for Architects course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60

 

More Exam Details

  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75%)
  • 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 $50.
  • 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.

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

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 20 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.

Activity Number ABOYTD2 Duration 2-Days  
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 10.00 6.50 3.50 20.00
PgMP® 10.00 6.50 3.50 20.00
PMI_RMP® 0.00 6.50 3.50 10.00
PMI_SP® 0.00 6.50 3.50 10.00
PMI_ACP® 0.00 6.50 3.50 10.00
PfMP® 0.00 6.50 3.50 10.00
PBI_PBASM 0.00 6.50 3.50 10.00