Scaled Agile

Leading SAFe 4.0 with SA Certification.SAFe 4.0 Scrum Master with SSM Certification .SAFe 4.0 Product Manager / Product Owner with PMPO certificaionSAFe 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master with SASM CertificationImplementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 CertificationSAFe 4.0 for Teams with SP Certification
  • This two-day course presents the principles of Lean-Agile development in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. The course will outline the interconnected nature of Lean Thinking and Agile Development and how to implement successful projects. At the conclusion of the course you will take a certification exam for SAFe Agilist.


    Course Objectives:

    • Maintain a Lean-Agile Portfolio
    • Execute Agile Release Trains
    • Coordinate large value streams
    • Apply SAFe to your company’s development cycle
    • Facilitate a Lean-Agile transformation


    Who Should Attend: This certification is ideal for any executives, managers, and change agents leading a Lean-Agile change.

    • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
    • Embracing Lean and Agile values
    • Understanding SAFe Principles
    • Implementing the Agile Release Train
    • Experiencing PI Planning
    • Executing and releasing value
    • Building an Agile Portfolio
    • Leading the Lean-Agile enterprise
  • Completion of the exam will provide:

    -SAFe Agilist (SA) certification

  • This two-day course will detail what it means to be a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise and the role played by them. The scope of this Scrum Master certification extends beyond others to accommodate an enterprise sized scale. Attendees will be taught to properly plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), this is the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This will include learning about key components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. An SSM certification indicates a level of understanding that exceeds that of most Scrum Masters. This course lends tremendous value to those seeking employment, or currently employed, by organizations that implement SAFe.


    Course Objectives:

    • Understanding of Scrum’s place in a SAFe enterprise
    • Execute the tasks expected of a Scrum Master in SAFe
    • Assemble effective teams with high performance
    • Successful Iteration planning and execution


    Who Should Attend: This course is recommended for those who are getting certified as a Scrum Master for the first time and those that are looking to understand its role in SAFe enterprises better.

    • Identify the key components of Agile development
    • Identify the key elements of Scrum
    • Explore Scrum in the context of a SAFe enterprise
    • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master
    • Identify the characteristics of an effective Scrum Master
    • Experience PI planning and explore how to facilitate this event
    • Experience a complete iteration
    • Explore how to facilitate iteration planning, backlog refinement, team and system demos, and the iteration retrospective
    • Identify ways to track iteration progress and foster collaboration and synchronization between the teams in the program
    • Explore improvement at the Program level with the Inspect and Adapt workshop
    • Identify the characteristics of a servant leader
    • Experience coaching with powerful questions
    • Identify ways to facilitate better meetings, foster team member collaboration, and manage conflicts
  • Completion of the exam will provide:

    -SAFe Scrum Master(SSM) certification

  • This two-day course will allow attendees to maximize the value their products provide to customers through proper implementation and coordination of program increments. Students will develop a deep understanding of their role as  Product Manager or Product Owner and what to expect from development through the Scaled Agile Framework and Lean-Agile mindset. Attendees will have the skills and tools for managing backlogs and programs in a Lean-Agile enterprise.


    Course Objectives:

    • Identify the major components of the Scaled Agile Framework
    • Connect the Scaled Agile Framework to core Lean-Agile principles and values
    • Identify key roles and responsibilities within a SAFe implementation
    • Contribute to Portfolio content using epics and the Portfolio kanban
    • Apply Value Stream strategies to define and manage solution value
    • Engage in Product Manager strategies
    • Operate as a SAFe Product Owner
    • Develop a stakeholder engagement plan
    • Build and grow communities of practice


    Who Should Attend: Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, Business Analysts, Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers and Enterprise/Solution/System Architects

    • SAFe 4.0 PM/PO Introduction
    • Embracing the Lean-Agile mindset
    • Exploring Product Manger and Product Owner roles
    • Contributing to Portfolio content
    • Defining and managing solution value
    • Being an effective SAFe Product Manager
    • Being an effective SAFe Product Owner
    • Engaging stakeholders
    • Building your Communities of Practice
  • Completion of the exam will provide:

    -SAFe Product Manager / Product Owner (PMPO) certification

  • This two-day course is meant for existing Scrum Masters that maximizes existing knowledge and abilities and provides new techniques and education to fulfill leadership roles in SAFe implementation. Students will learn to coordinate the communication and interactions of various teams for successful development. New tools and techniques are provided to maximize the value of the product through fully utilizing the benefits of the Lean-Agile mentality in SAFe environments. Students will be able to develop high-performance teams and minimize hindrances to Agile development.


    Course Objectives:

    • Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in the multi-team environment
    • Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at the team and program levels
    • Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
    • Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture
    • Apply Kanban and flow to optimize the team’s work
    • Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value
    • Support learning through participation in Communities of Practice and innovation cycles


    Who Should Attend: This course is meant for existing Scrum Masters seeking the means to be fully effective in SAFe enterprises. Team leaders, project managers, engineers, and development managers will become more effective in their roles. Trainers and coaches will gain additional skills to properly prepare their students.

    • SAFe framework, values, and Lean-Agile principles
    • Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
    • Program increment planning, execution, and Inspect and Adapt workshops
    • Quality engineering, Agile architecture, and DevOps practices
    • Kanban for facilitating team and program flow of work
    • Building high-performing teams
    • Interaction with the system team, deployment, UX, architects, product owners, product management, and business owners
    • Learning and Communities of Practice
  • Completion of the exam will provide:

    -A SAFe SASM certification

  • Participants in the course will gain the skills and knowledge to undertake a leadership role in an enterprise Agile transformation through the implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework. The course takes place over four days and provides training and coaching skills, methods for launching Agile Release Trains, and assembling and managing an Agile portfolio. At the end of the course, attendees will receive SAFe Program Consultant certification and will be SAFe Agilist certifying agents with the ability to offer their own Leading SAFe and SAFe for Teams courses.


    Course objective:

    • Preparation to lead an enterprise Agile transformation
    • Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework
    • Provide courses as a SAFe Agilist and SAFe Practitioner certifying agent


    Who Should Attend: This course is intended for both internal change agents and external consultants for Agile focused companies. Also, any managers or leaders that are implementing agile programs during a change initiative.

  • Leading SAFe 4.0

    • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
    • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
    • Understanding SAFe Principles
    • Implementing an Agile Release Train
    • Experiencing PI Planning
    • Executing and Releasing Value
    • Building an Agile Portfolio
    • Building Really Big Systems
    • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

    Implementing SAFe 4.0

    • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
    • Designing the Implementation
    • Launching an ART
    • Facilitating ART Execution
    • Extending to the Portfolio
    • Understanding the SPC Exam
    • Applying your SPC Certification
    • Participating in Open Space
  • Completion of the exam will provide:

    • An SPC4 certificate
    • Licensing for course materials as certifying agent
    • One-year certified membership as an SPC4
    • SPC4 branding kit with the SPC certification mark
  • Course Objectives:

    At the end of this course you should be able to:

    • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
    • Recognize and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
    • Implement an Agile Release Train Plan and execute successful Program Increments
    • Build a Lean-Agile Portfolio
    • Coordinate large Value Streams
    • Enhance your Lean-Agile leadership skills
    • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise
  • Course Outline

    Day 1

    1. Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework

    • 1.1 Recognize the problem to be solved
    • 1.2 Know the basic constructs of SAFe
    • 1.3 Apply the 1-2-3 implementation strategy

    2. Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset

    • 2.1 Embrace the Lean mindset
    • 2.2 Support the Agile Manifesto

    3. Understanding SAFe 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 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-making

    4. Implementing an Agile Release Train

    • 4.1 Synchronize development with the Agile Release Train
    • .2 Organize Agile Teams and implement key Agile Release Train roles
    • 4.3 Prepare to experience PI Planning

    5. Experiencing PI Planning

    • 5.1 Create and review draft PI plans
    • 5.2 Finalize plans and establish Business Value
    • 5.3 Review final plans and commit to a set of PI Objectives

    6. Executing and Releasing Value

    • 6.1 Develop the Vision, Roadmap and Program Backlog
    • 6.2 Prioritize the Program Backlog
    • 6.3 Execute the Iterations in a Program Increment
    • 6.4 Execute the Program Increment
    • 6.5 Improve program performance with Inspect and Adapt
    • 6.6 Release value on demand

    7. Building an Agile Portfolio

    • 7.1 Define Strategic Themes for a portfolio
    • 7.2 Identify Portfolio Value Streams
    • 7.3 Advance Solution behavior with portfolio Epics
    • 7.4 Transition from project cost accounting to Lean-Agile Budgeting
    • 7.5 Forecast Epics on a near term Roadmap

    8. Building Really Big Systems

    • 8.1 Apply the Value Stream level for large and complex solutions
    • 8.2 Coordinate and integrate multiple ARTs and Suppliers
    • 8.3 Establish Value Stream flow

    9. Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

    • 9.1 Lead the change
    • 9.2 Know the way and emphasize life-long learning
    • 9.3 Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • The event includes:

    • Student Workbooks, SA Certification SAFe 4.0 Workbook
    • Fully Licensed Courseware from Scaled Agile Inc. (SAI)
    • Complete Appendix and Exercises as recommended by SAI
    • SA Certification Online Exam from SAI