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Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:30 am - Friday, October 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Duration: 1 Day, 8 Hours, 30 Minutes
Location: Dallas

Leading SAFe®

Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe with SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification

Based on version 4.6 of SAFe

 

 

Summary

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 discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating 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 skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a Certified SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

 

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the five competencies of the Lean Enterprise
  • Become a Lean-thinking Manager-Teacher
  • 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 and trains by establishing mission and purpose
  • Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

 

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (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

 

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

 

Who will benefit?

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

 

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Agilist certificate
  • A SAFe 4 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 Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned. Renewal fee is $100.

 

Exam Details

  • 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 (75% passing score)

 

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 CSPthrough Scrum Alliance.

 

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Student Feedback

Lee used real life examples and really helped the whole class understand SAFe.
Lee knows his topic inside and out. Not only does he approach this course as a disciplined academic... View More..
Lee knows his topic inside and out. Not only does he approach this course as a disciplined academic but as a real world practitioner borrowing from an enormous catalog of past experience.
I have a lot of respect for him as he is 'doing' SAFe and not just teaching it...from my point of... View More..
I have a lot of respect for him as he is 'doing' SAFe and not just teaching it...from my point of view, I am in the trenches as a Scrum Master and it's not always an easy job - Lee peppered his SAFe course with real-world examples and it was super.
Lee was a great instructor and and clearly knew the subject matter very well. He did a great job... View More..
Lee was a great instructor and and clearly knew the subject matter very well. He did a great job and keep the class engaged and focused on the material.
Demonstrated passion for the material.
Lee is an experienced and knowledgeable SME, and his ability to both teach the curriculum and... View More..
Lee is an experienced and knowledgeable SME, and his ability to both teach the curriculum and provide real-life applications of each concept enabled me to pick up on the material more comprehensively than anticipated.
He is really good with people and his class pace was awesome.
Lee is an excellent facilitator. He is personable, keeps us on schedule, and is never boring. View More..
Lee is an excellent facilitator. He is personable, keeps us on schedule, and is never boring.
Very engaging!
While we were a small group, we managed to exhaust each concept via conversation/Q&A. Lee did a... View More..
While we were a small group, we managed to exhaust each concept via conversation/Q&A. Lee did a good job of keeping us on track to complete the course in a timely manner.

Why Choose Allison Agile?

  • Dedicated 24X7 Support Line: You will have an open channel to ask our staff real-world questions that you face while working with your cert.
  • Access to Professional Career Coaching: You'll be able to schedule a 30-minute 1:1 career coaching session!
  • Invitation to Our Exclusive Mentoring Community: You will get access to a moderated support community!
  • Premium Access to Upcoming Courses and Webinars: Expand your skillsets and training at all of our upcoming events!

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"Will Run"?

Allison Agile offers public and private SAFe training around the globe. However, since we are Austin-based, we can offer "Will Run" classes in Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. Hey, gotta take care of our home stomping grounds, right?

What does this mean? This means that the second the first ticket is sold, we will definitely be holding that class. Of course, there is the outside chance that some classes might have lighter attendance than others, but the class WILL run. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at 512 557 7511.