Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe with SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification
Based on version 4.6 of 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 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).
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
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.