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Course Price $2,995.00
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Dates & Locations

Date City, State Address Sponsor Map Instructor
Feb 26, 2019 Chicago, IL
Roosevelt University AUD 232: 430 South Michigan Ave. Icon
Mar 19, 2019 Vienna, VA
22182
1595 Spring Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22182 Icon
Apr 16, 2019 Dallas, TX
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Apr 30, 2019 Netherlands, NB
ANNAstede, Haagweg 1 4814GA Icon
May 07, 2019 Indianapolis, IN
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Sep 17, 2019 Atlanta, GA
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Oct 08, 2019 Boston, MA
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Oct 22, 2019 Chicago, IL
60605
Roosevelt University AUD 232: 430 S. Michigan Ave Icon
Nov 05, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
85054
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Dec 10, 2019 Dallas, TX
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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®.

During this 4-day course, attendees learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), as well as the 5 core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and build a Lean Portfolio. The first 2 days of the course, Leading SAFe®, will provide a basis to teach SAFe® to leaders. The final 2 days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe®in the enterprise. 

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

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

$2,995.00

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