Leading SAFe®

During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its 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 coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

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 build and support Agile teams and programs, 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® 4 Agilist (SA).

Audience:

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

Prerequisites:

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® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum
  • To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

    1. Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
    2. Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
    3. Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
    4. Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
    5. Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
    6. Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
    7. Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
    8. Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
    9. Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train
    1. Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
    2. Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
    3. Understanding SAFe Principles
    4. Creating high-performing teams and programs
    5. Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
    6. Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
    7. Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
    8. Empowering a Lean Portfolio
    9. Building Large Solutions
    • Name: SAFe 4 Agilist Exam
    • Format: Multiple Choice
    • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
    • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
    • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
    • Number of Questions: 45
    • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)