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Implementing SAFe 4.5 with SPC4 Certification

Delivered by Leading Subject-Matter Experts on SAFe®

Our SPC courses are delivered by two of the industries leading subject-matter experts on the Scaled Agile Framework®. IJI consultants have extensive SAFe experience training and implementing SAFe at organizations with teams ranging from 50 to 3000. Certify as a SAFe Program Consultant and become the Lean-Agile Change Agent that leads the SAFe transformation in the enterprise.

Based on version 4.5 of SAFe

This four-day course will prepare you to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively apply the principles and practices of SAFe, including training with SAFe courseware, and coaching teams, launching Agile Release Trains, and building and managing an Agile portfolio. The first two days of the course— Leading SAFe—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others, and if certified you’ll be eligible to teach the Leading SAFe course. The next two days focus exclusively on implementing SAFe.

Certification is optional to attendees. Those who achieve SPC certification are authorized to license SAFe training materials.

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Learning Objectives

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Implement and manage a Lean-Agile portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform value stream analysis and identify value streams
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate value streams
  • Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent (SPCs only)
  • Train teams in SAFe for Teams (S4T) and act as a SAFe Practitioner (SP) certifying agent (SPCs only)

Pre-Requisites

Pre-requisites 

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 SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant:

  • 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

Course Content

Training itinerary 

The goal of this course is to prepare internal change agents and external consultants to:

  • Lead an enterprise agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Train teams in SAFe ScrumXP for Teams and act as a SAFe Practioner (SP) certifying agent

The first section of this class is an intensive version of Leading SAFe.  The goal is to prepare certified SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) to teach the course and act as a certifying agent for SAFe Agilists (SAs). You will also gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Agile Teams, Agile Programs, Agile Program Portfolio Management and Agile Architecture.

In the second section, you will gain the knowledge needed to identify, plan, and implement SAFe programs with Agile Release Trains. Further, you’ll have the briefings, artifacts and templates you need to identify the value streams, prepare the organization, launch agile programs, plan and execute the major events, and implement effective processes and measures for continuous program improvement.

Agenda: 

Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Lean Thinking
  • Scaling Agile
  • Agile Release Train

Day 2

  • Agile Release Train (Cont)
  • Portfolio
  • Scaling Leadership

Day 3

  • Organising around Value
  • Launching release Trains
  • Keeping the Trains on the Tracks

Day 4

  • Q and A
  • Exam Orientation
  • Advanced Topics / Open Space

Exams & Certification

What you receive 

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SPC4 exam
  • One-year membership to Scaled Agile (upon certification)
  • Class attendance certificate upon request

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