LEADING SAFe 4.0 WITH SA CERTIFICATION

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Leading the Lean-Agile Software Enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework®

Leading SAFe 4.0 with SA Certification: In this two-day course you will learn the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Through engaging lectures, real-world examples, and insights from SAFe experts,ou’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams.

Associated Certification: SAFe Agilist (SA)

Date Place Reg. Fee Action
Oct 12/13 Toronto Downtown $1,399.00 Register
Oct 19/20 Toronto Downtown $1,399.00 Register
Oct 26/27 Toronto Downtown $1,399.00 Register

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

Course Curriculum

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Coordinating Large Value Streams
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Coordinate large Value Streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • Configure the Framework for your context
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise

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 SA certification exam.

5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management

Experience in Scrum

About the SAFe® Agilist Certification

Overview

Upon course completion, you will be eligible to take the test for the SAFe Agilist (SA) certification.  The SAFe Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean-Agile change initiative in a large enterprise.

SAFe® Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe Agilist certificate
  • One year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist
  • SAFe Agilist branding kit with the SA certification mark
  • What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Access to the SAFe® 4 Agilist Exam – requires course attendance
  • One-year membership to Scaled Agile, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products

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 and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

 

SAFe Agile Certification

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SAFe or what is commonly regarded as the Scaled Agile Framework, is a way of scaling agile designed for larger organizations or projects. Scrum, which is the most popular agile transformation that is used in small projects and teams may not fit a company that is developing a complex software or a project that results in a product. SAFe makes it possible for agile methods to work at enterprise level. As a system, it is important to understand the Scaled Agile Framework since it gives organizations the guidelines they need to develop complex or large software. Any organization or individual that is planning to utilize agile needs to incorporate SAFe and the certification program provides a better understanding of the framework.

Why SAFe Agile Certification is important

SAFe Certification will equip you with the tools and knowledge required to be effective at applying scaled agile methods in your business context. You will gain adequate knowledge to be able to be effective at each of the critical levels in a scaled agile framework. That is, SAFe certification helps you better understand your roles and be effective at Team, Program or Portolio level of the framework.

Who is it for

SAFe certification is for professionals who want to acquire proven knowledge in order to apply scaled agile framework and develop software or products in an effective manner. It is a suitable training for executives, managers and agile change agents with a keen interest in learning the development flow principles that they can apply in their context. Learn Agile principles and practices so as to execute and release value for the organization.

SAFe is a course that is ideal to every member in an Agile team. However, the certification is more targeted to those who play a leading role in adopting and scaling lean and agile principles at enterprise level.

The following individuals will benefit from SAFe certification

  • Project and program managers
  • Executives and leaders
  • Change agents(coaches)
  • Directors, CEOs, VPs and other business leaders
  • Portfolio managers, PMOs and product managers
  • Enterprise and solution architects
  • Team leaders
  • Teams transitioning to Scrum including the Product Owner and Scrum Masters
  • Professionals who are seeking to pursue the Agile Scrum Certification
  • Anyone who is helping in rolling out a SAFe framework

What to expect after taking the course

SAFe certification will allow you to:

  • Explain and encourage the use of scaled agile framework
  • Implement well-coordinated releases in your enterprise
  • Explain how Lean, Agile and product development flow are core areas of SAFe framework.
  • Apply SAFe principles and methodologies in order to develop your enterprise
  • Configure the SAFe framework to your unique context
  • Support a Scaled Agile transformation in your enterprise
  • Coordinate large value streams
  • Manage a Scaled Agile portfolio

Should an enterprise decide to rollout SAFe, it is important for members to understand the underlying principles of Agile, lean thinking and product development. ANS provides adequate training to help individuals and teams become certified SAFe professionals. Upon successful completion of the SAFe training course, an individual will be well equipped to prepare for the SAFe Agilist certification exams.