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Implementing SAFe 4.6 with SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification - Phoenix, AZ

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Implementing SAFe 4.6 with SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification - Phoenix, AZ




Implementing SAFe 4.6 with SPC4 Certification

Trainer:  http://thei4group.com/about/#team

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.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

 

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees 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

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 an SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)


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 to qualify for the exam.

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


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


Annual renewal

 

Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

Renewal fee: $895

 

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.


More Exam Details


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. Contact c3VwcG9ydCB8IHNjYWxlZGFnaWxlICEgY29t for any retake questions.


 

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






 

The i4 Group conducts in-house training for your enterprise with special pricing available.  


Course Logistics: Workbooks, lunch, and a light breakfast will be provided each day, dress is business casual, and a pc is not needed. For more information, contact The i4 Group Consulting: c3VwcG9ydCB8IHRoZWk0Z3JvdXAgISBjb20=

Cancellation Policy:

Any change may be assessed a $150 processing charge. Refunds will be issued for cancellations greater than 14 days from the start of the course. For cancellations between 8 and 14 days from the start of the course, registrants may change to another course of equal or lesser value. For cancellations 7 days or less from the start of the course, no changes allowed.

All classes are NOT guaranteed to make. Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment or any unforeseen reason. The i4 group is not responsible for any kind of reimbursements due to cancelled classes. It is recommended that you contact us for course status before booking any travel accommodations. In the event a class is cancelled, all ticket holders are entitled to a full refund for their ticket purchase.





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