Implementing SAFe 4.5 with SPC Certification (SPC)

4 Days

Description

The goal of this course is to prepare internal change agents and external consultants to lead an enterprise agile transformation.

  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Train teams in SAFe ScrumXP for Teams and act as a SAFe Practioner (SP) certifying agent

The first two days of this class is an intensive version of Leading SAFe. The goal is to prepare certified SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) to teach the course and act as a certifying agent for SAFe Agilists (SAs). You will also gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Agile Teams, Agile Programs, Agile Program Portfolio Management and Agile Architecture.

In the second two days, you will gain the knowledge needed to identify, plan, and implement SAFe programs with Agile Release Trains. Further, you’ll have the briefings, artifacts and templates you need to identify the value streams, prepare the organization, launch agile programs, plan and execute the major events, and implement effective processes and measures for continuous program improvement.

Objectives:

  • Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context
  • Find the value streams around which to organize the enterprise’s Agile Release Trains
  • Prepare the organization and the teams to launch the trains
  • Interact at key program touch-points to “help keep the train on the tracks”
  • Run Inspect and Adapt workshops for continuous program improvement
  • Introduce the organization to the principles of program portfolio management and agile architecture
  • Grow the leadership skills necessary to support the transformation

Audience:

Internal change agents, external consultants and managers leaders responsible for implementing Agile programs as part of an enterprise Lean|Agile change initiative, and anyone interested in earning their SAFe SPC Certification.

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 24, 2017

Redmond, WA
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
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Classroom Live
November 06, 2017

Washington, DC
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
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Classroom Live
December 05, 2017

Charlotte, NC
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
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Classroom Live
December 12, 2017

Chicago, IL
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Overview

  • Leading SAFe 4.5
    • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
    • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
    • Understanding SAFe Principles
    • Implementing an Agile Release Train
    • Experiencing PI Planning
    • Executing and Releasing Value
    • Building an Agile Portfolio
    • Building Really Big Systems
    • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Implementing SAFe 4.5
    • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
    • Designing the Implementation
    • Launching an ART
    • Facilitating ART Execution
    • Extending to the Portfolio
    • Understanding the SPC Exam
    • Applying your SPC Certification
    • Participating in Open Space

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 24, 2017

Redmond, WA
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
November 06, 2017

Washington, DC
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
December 05, 2017

Charlotte, NC
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
December 12, 2017

Chicago, IL
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant:5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management3+ years of experience in AgileOne or more relevant Agile certifications.

Upcoming Classes

Classroom Live
October 24, 2017

Redmond, WA
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
November 06, 2017

Washington, DC
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
December 05, 2017

Charlotte, NC
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
December 12, 2017

Chicago, IL
$2,995.00
4 Days    8:30am - 4:30pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date