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Implementing SAFe - SAFe® 4.5

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Implementing SAFe - SAFe® 4.5


Implementing SAFe®  
Presented and hosted by Gladwell Academy in association with Value Glide.


Course Description
Implementing SAFe®
Implementing a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation in the enterprise
With SAFe® 4 Program Consultant Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe
Summary
Attendees can become leading agents for change—and enable their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, they’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).
Attendees will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.
Who will benefit?
This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes 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, Leaders, Managers, and 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 (LACE), Agile Working Group

  Learning Goals
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)
Empower with a Lean Portfolio
Align the organization to a common language and way of working
Perform value stream identification
Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate large solutions
Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
Act as a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certifying agent
Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Topics Covered 
Leading SAFe® Days 1 and 2

Introducing 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 a Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions 

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 a SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

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 

What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:

Attendee workbook
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend all four days of the course in order to qualify for the exam. 
Exam Details

Exam name – SAFe 4 Program Consultant 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 Implementing SAFe course.
Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.
Number of questions – 60.


Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).
Language – English.
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. Each retake attempt costs $250.
Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. 

Annual Renewal
Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

Renewal fee: $895
Renewal fee for the Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification is included in SPC renewal (if your SPC certification is up-to-date)

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 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

 
FAQs
 
What's the refund policy?
Value Glide reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations or if presenters are unable to attend. In these circumstances, you will be notified no later than 7 days prior to the event with a full refund. If circumstances require, presenters may be substituted for alternatively qualified presenters with equivalent experience. Value Glide will not be responsible for any incurred costs.
We offer a 100% refund if you cancel your place more than 15 working days before the event. For cancellations with less than 15 working days before the event, we do not offer a refund, but you will be able to transfer your place.



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