Leading SAFe®

Empowering small teams with great independence and resources while retaining accountability is a top challenge for senior executives in an agile organization. During this course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Also, learn how to build, nurture and collaborate among agile teams.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt or die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skill set that’s in demand worldwide and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace when they become a SAFe®  Agilist (SA), adopting SAFe® underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

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Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean Agile Leader
  • Creating high performing teams and trains
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building a Lean Portfolio
  • Leading the transformation

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe®  Scaled Agilist (SA) certificate
  • A SAFe  Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

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

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 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

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe legalist, you should be able to:

  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap.
  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with a successful Program execution
  • Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution of Strategic Themes with Lean Portfolio Management

Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe®  Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • Attendees must attend both days of the course to be eligible for the exam

Annual Renewal

Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee: $100
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