Public and Private Leading SAFe® Course

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Training With SAFe®4 Agilist (SA) Certification

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 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 SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

SAFe® 4 SAFe Agilist (SA4) Badge

Upcoming Leading SAFe® (LSAFe®) Classes:

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Leading SAFe® with SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification - Denver, CO - December 18-19, 2018
  • December 18, 2018 8:00 AM
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Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
  • 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 by establishing mission and purpose
  • Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive continuous value delivery through 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

Topics Covered

  • The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe® Principles
  • Creating high-performing teams and programs
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building Large Solutions

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

NOTE: 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

Prerequisites

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

Exam Details

Exam name – SAFe 4 Agilist Exam

Exam format – Multiple choice

Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course

Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam

Number of questions – 45

Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).

Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. There is a fee for additional re-takes.

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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 CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Activity Number: ABOYTD2 Duration: 2 days

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