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Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
During this 2-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps
This 2-day course teaches the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART). Gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what a team member can do to effectively perform his or her role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP.
During this 4-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by using the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees will practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, create a DevOps culture to build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline, and empower a Lean Portfolio.
Co-authored by ICON, this 2-day interactive course helps people across technical, non-technical, and leadership roles work together to optimize their value stream from end to end. Attendees will learn what DevOps is, why it is important to every role, and design a continuous delivery pipeline that is tailored to their business.
This 3-day course provides an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE). Through experiential learning, attendees learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach others, and prepare a Program Increment (PI) planning event.
In this course, attendees gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations, and Lean Governance.
In this 2-day course, attendees gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Explore the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise and prepare to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.
This 2-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe implementation. The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.
During this 2-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of how to effectively perform their role in the the Agile Release Train (ART) as it delivers value through Program Increments.
Discover and apply the mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products and solutionsthat are desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable.
This 3-day, workshop-oriented course explores foundational principles and practices and how continuous flow of value delivery and built-in quality are enabled by XP technical practices, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).
The SAFe for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. During this 3-day course, attendees explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects.
During this 2-day course, attendees learn the practices and principles of SAFe, how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.
In this two-day course, held in two remotely delivered, 4-hour sessions, a student will use a combination of hands-on activities, introspection, and guided exercises to help teams build collective muscle-memory and alignment. The course culminates with an activity that allows attendees to apply SAFe in their own real-world environments.
SAFe and Lean-Agile Workshops
Develop your understanding of what it means to be a Lean-Agile leader in a growing enterprise, assess where you are in your transformation journey, and guide you on the next steps to better understanding the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe).
Drive enterprise adoption of Lean-Agile practices and business results
The LACE is a small, dedicated team of leaders and change agents who are responsible for driving real and lasting organizational change.
An effective Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) is a critical success factor differentiating organizations fully committed to adopting Lean-Agile practices and achieving significant business results from those practicing Agile in name only.
The challenge is that most of the people qualified to drive change have full-time responsibilities in their current roles. While a significant portion of their time can perhaps be devoted to supporting the change, a smaller, more dedicated group of people is needed to drive SAFe® adoption throughout the organization.
Organize for value
The SAFe Implementation Roadmap provides a proven approach for adopting the Scaled Agile Framework. One of the most important steps on this roadmap is to identify the Value Streams within the enterprise.
Value streams are the primary construct in SAFe for understanding, organizing, and delivering value to the customer and to the enterprise itself. Attempting to shortcut or breeze through this crucial step can derail your transformation before it begins. Getting value streams right, however, enables the organization to accelerate the flow of value across functional silos, activities, and boundaries.
Accelerate your SAFe transformation
There are many ways to successfully launch an Agile Release Train (ART) to begin realizing the benefits of SAFe. However, experience has shown that the easiest and fastest way to do this is through the SAFe ART Quickstart approach.
Using this approach, all teams on the ART are trained together, and the first Program Increment (PI) planning session is completed in just one week. While this may seem daunting, hundreds of rollouts have proven that this is the easiest and most pragmatic way to help 100-plus people transition to the new way of working.
Focus and align productivity to strategic goals
Speed, quality, and productivity are worthy goals for any organization. Yet it’s only when applied with strategic focus and alignment that transformative results can be achieved. SAFe® helps align portfolio execution to the enterprise strategy, by organizing Agile development around the flow of value through one or more value streams. It enables business agility by applying the principles and practices of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM).
Optimize the quality of your implementation through relentless improvement
The importance of the Inspect and Adapt (I&A) workshop cannot be understated. It enables every Agile Release Train (ART) to improve every Program Increment (PI).
Since each PI represents a significant economic investment from the organization, it’s critical to assess the current state of the solution, which is demonstrated and evaluated by the ART teams during the I&A. During this one-day workshop you will be guided through the planning, preparation and execution of the Inspect and Adapt workshop.
This 2-day course teaches attendees how to write Epics, Features, and User Stories that effectively communicate customer needs. You will learn how to build a product backlog of Epic ideas, broken down into beneficial Features, and decomposed into small, valuable User Stories.
Executive Leadership and Strategy
In this 1-day course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how to create OKRs and how OKRs align an organization. This course incorporates learnings from Agile practices, organizational strategy, establishing new behaviors, and learning to become a strategically aligned and Outcomes-Focused organization.
In this 2-day course, you will gain a deep understanding of how to implement a full OKRs practice in an organization. This course incorporates learnings from Agile practices, organizational strategy, value stream alignment, systems thinking, and metrics.
This introductory 1-day course helps you to identify and make progress on your key leadership challenge. You’ll apply tools and techniques of Adaptive Leadership for leading change, particularly when there are no easy answers.
Lead your organization through a practical and engaging approach to kicking off a DevOps transformation the right way.
Gain a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline.
Prepare System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions.
Learn how continuous flow of value delivery and built-in quality are enabled by XP technical practices, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).
Craft and sustain a high-quality code base through TDD fundamentals, sustainable tests, refactoring/continuous design, test doubles/mocks, and rescuing your legacy code.
Learn how to build quality into products while controlling scope and avoiding duplicated efforts. Apply a "whole team" approach to quality and orchestrate feedback from your tests effectively.
This 1-day course incorporates the Agile philosophy into IT organizations, helping them to rapidly deliver working software, increase quality, and decrease time-to-market.
In this 2-day course, learn how to apply the basic practices of any Agile approach, with a focus on Scrum. A series of exercises takes attendees through identification of User Stories, project/release planning, Sprint planning, and Sprint execution. Participants will build and manage a Product Backlog, a Sprint Backlog and a Release Plan.
In this 3-day course, learn how to apply the basic practices of any Agile approach, with a focus on Scrum. This workshop is customized depending on the team, environment, and any unique requirements of the customer. A series of exercises takes attendees through identification of User Stories, project/release planning, Sprint planning, and Sprint execution.
This 2-day course introduces the concepts of agile project leadership and how to apply Scrum practices in software development teams, using the Scrum framework. This course explains the Scrum basics such as managing the product backlog, planning the sprint, tracking and reporting progress through the use of burndown charts, and reviewing the sprint.
This 2-day course will help you with the business side of Agile projects. Learn to create product vision, order the product backlog, and make sure the best possible work is done to satisfy your customers.
This 1-day course familiarizes attendees with Lean Software Development concepts, principles, and practices as well as a "Kanban System," which is implemented to put Lean principles into practice.