Leading SAFe® 6.0

Become a certified SAFe® 6.0 Agilist with the skills needed to build and manage efficient Agile teams using the Scaled Agile Framework®.

During the two-day Leading SAFe® 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 discuss the seven competencies needed to become a Lean SAFe Enterprise:

  • Lean-Agile leadership
  • Team and Technical Agility
  • Agile Product Delivery
  • Enterprise Solution Delivery
  • Lean portfolio management
  • Organisational Agility
  • Continuous Learning Culture

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

What is included in the course?

  • 2 days of training with a certified industry professional.
  • Exam
  • 200+ page comprehensive course manual.
  • On the rare occasion a student doesn’t pass, they can re-attend the course for FREE within 6 months (excludes exam re-sits).
  • End of each module revision questions.
  • Practice exam - Full mock exam.
  • SAFe Agilist (SA) certificate, digital badge, one-year certified membership, access to SA Community of Practice and learning resources, and certification usage guide with SA certification marks.
  • Access to the online SAFe course materials. Includes access to the SAFe Community platform that contains resources such as practice exams, case studies and webinars.


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


There are no pre-requisites for this Leading SAFe course. However, experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management, and/or experience in Scrum are recommended.


About Sue Atkins

As a self-confessed bug-magnet, quality advocate and risk nut, Sue Atkins has been active in the world of software testing and process improvement for over thirty years.

She has experience of software development from both the waterfall and Agile perspectives across a diverse range of sectors – from banking and telecoms to healthcare and retail.

Sue has a passion for training and loves to help others grow their skills in all dimensions of testing, quality and process improvement.  She has spoken at a number of conferences, is co-chair of the Scottish Testing Group and was a member of the programme committee for EuroSTAR 2022 – Europe’s largest Testing Conference.


  • Understand the basic concepts of SAFe® and the Implementation Roadmap
  • Use the principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Implement SAFe®’s Lean and Agile principles to SAFe® roles and practices
  • Establish mission and purpose to develop efficient teams
  • Drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation through transformational leadership
  • Execute programs successful through support PI Planning and event
  • Use a Continuous Delivery Pipeline Drive to deliver continuous value
  • Adopt Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management for better alignment and execution
  • Introduce a Solution Train to coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers
  • Introduce the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®)
  • Adopt a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understand SAFe® concepts
  • Create efficient teams and programs
  • Program Increment (PI) planning
  • Find and deliver value
  • Boost a Lean portfolio
  • Construct large solutions
  • The Lean-Agile enterprise

At the end of the Leading SAFe course, candidates are assessed with a closed book, 90 minutes web-based multiple-choice exam. Candidates must attain a combined score of 35 out of 45 (77%) to obtain certification as a "SAFe Agilist".

The exam is included free with the purchase of the course.

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