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Course Description

Implementing a Lean-Agile SAFe® transformation in the enterprise with SAFe® 4 Program Consultant Certification. Based on Version 4.6 of SAFe®.

Becoming a Certified SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe Transformation.

Objectives

To perform the role of a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), you should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Build a Lean Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform Value Stream identification
  • Launch and coach Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Attending the class prepare you to take the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) exam. Those who attain their SPC certification will receive:

  • Access to license the course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs
  • Access to no-cost license materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains
  • Inclusion in the SPC directory listing (optional)
  • Access to the private SPC LinkedIn Group

Topics Covered

Leading SAFe® - Days 1 and 2

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • 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
  • About the Exam

Implementing SAFe - Days 3 and 4

  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Sustaining and Improving
  • Becoming an SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

Audience and Certification Details

The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe® adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA and IT management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group

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 SAFe®4 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe®4 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

Duration

4 Days

Price

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