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LEADING SAFe® 5.1 WITH SAFe® AGILIST CERTIFICATION

RM3,500.00 RM3,710.00 (after 6% SST)

Course Code: Leading SAFe 5.0
Course Duration: 2 days

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Description

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a complete methodology for large-scale, multi-team Agile project teams to carry out this transformation seamlessly. Created by Dean Laffingwell, this framework effortlessly synchronizes the alignment, collaboration, and delivery of multiple agile teams leading the way to enterprise success.

When an enterprise changes its fundamental business process, it is critical to ensure that its team members truly embrace the how and why of Agile. 2-day Leading SAFe training class gives you the knowledge required to become a Certified SAFe Agilist, and to lead agile transformation within your enterprise using the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of flexibility, lean thinking and product development flow.

Successful completion of this Scaled Agile Framework training course satisfies the requirement for the SAFe Agilist certification and prepares you to pass the exam. This course is based on version 5.1 of SAFe. You will get password to write exam post training that included in this training.

 

DELIVERABLES:

  • Instructor-Led Classroom Training (2 Days)
  • 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs
  • Courseware authored by Scaled Academy
  • Course fee includes SAFe Agilist exam Fee
  • One year membership with Scaled Agile
  • Free downloadable reference materials from Scaled Agile Framework

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects

 

Certification:

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe Agilist (SA) certification exam.

 

CERTIFICATION PREREQUISITES AND PROCESS

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum
  • Attend the 2-day Leading SAFe course and pass the SA exam

Learning

Duration: 2 Day, Instructor-led

Objectives

After this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how Lean, Agile, and Product Development Flow form the foundation of SAFe
  • Explain and promote the use of SAFe
  • Identify roles and structures required to scale Agile to the program level
  • Execute coordinated releases across a program
  • Measure the impact and progress of scaled Agile in a program
  • Describe how a program interacts with Program Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Complete the course of study leading to the SAFe Agilist (SA) certification exam

 

Training Content

SAFe Agilist is a course for Leaders and Managers of an Organization who want to understand the aspects of Framework. The course consists of 8 Chapters with the below outlined learning objectives. There is also a quick description, which provides an overview of learning outcomes. 

Chapter 1: Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • 1.1 Recognize the problem to be solved
  • 1.2 Explain the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise
  • 1.3 Describe the SAFe Implementation Roadmap

The participants will take a quick look on the problems they are facing in the ever changing product landscape, which helps set the tone for the entire course.   In this chapter, the participant will learn about 5 core competencies and 4 configurations of SAFe along with a quick history on evolution of SAFe over the years. They will also get a quick overview on SAFe implementation roadmap, which will be explained in detail in the last chapter. 

Chapter 2: Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader

  • 2.1 Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher
  • 2.2 Embrace the Lean Mindset
  • 2.3 Support the Agile Manifesto
  • 2.4 Apply the SAFe Principles

The participants will understand the need of a manager-teacher and their key attribute. They will also go through House of Lean and Agile Manifesto for software development, which sets the common understanding around Lean and Agile Ways of Working.

The course connects these to the 9 SAFe Principles, which are discussed in detail through a combination of examples, stories, videos and activities.

Chapter 3: Establishing Team and Technical Agility

  • 3.1 Organize around value
  • 3.2 Form cross-functional Agile Teams
  • 3.3 Organize Agile Release Trains (ARTs) around the flow of value
  • 3.4 Prepare for PI Planning

The participants will start using the knowledge of Values and Principles through the practices from this chapter onwards. The chapter helps them understand the value flow at Team and Program level, and then takes them through the roles at each level. They will also get a quick overview of PI planning, which will be simulated on the next chapter. 

Chapter 4: Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning

  • 4.1 Create and review draft PI plans
  • 4.2 Finalize plans and establish business value
  • 4.3 Review final plans and commit to a set of PI Objectives

Participants experience the power of PI planning through a simulated Program Backlog. They create their Team and Program board and commit to a set of PI Objectives. They also gain an understanding of PI planning event with a retrospective for the simulation. 

Chapter 5: Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

  • 5.1 Define a SAFe Portfolio
  • 5.2 Connect the portfolio to enterprise strategy
  • 5.3 Maintain the portfolio vision 
  • 5.4 Establish portfolio flow
  • 5.5 Fund Value Streams
  • 5.6 Support Agile Portfolio Operations
  • 5.7 Apply Lean governance

The participants will go through the Lean Governance, Portfolio Operation and Strategy & Investment Funding in this chapter. These are discussed by way of creating a Portfolio Canvas for the current Portfolio, doing a SWOT analysis, going through Investment Horizons and coming up with Epics for the future state. They will also gain insights around Funding Value Streams instead of Projects, Establishing the flow for new initiatives and Enterprise Strategy. 

Chapter 6: Leading the transformation

  • 6.1 Lead your SAFe transformation

The participants will go through John Kotter’s eight step process for transformation and this will be connected to SAFe Transformation Roadmap. This will set the participants thinking in the direction of how they can design their transformation journey once out of the session.