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Implementing SAFe 4.6 with SPC certification (SPC)

Course Code: 1632

Overview

The course involves working with an intensive version of leading SAFe. During the course, participants will be trained to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow. The course aims to help participants understand how the principles and practices of the framework support Agile teams, Agile programs, Agile program portfolio management and Agile architecture. The course also imparts knowledge essential to identify, plan and implement SAFe programs with Agile Release Trains. Upon completing the course, participants would be well-versed in identifying value streams, preparing the organization, launching Agile programs, planning and executing major events, and implementing effective processes as well as bringing about continuous program improvement.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days

What You'll learn

  • Apply Lean, Agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile framework based on lecture, real-world examples and insights by Scale Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented
  • Gain insights into the leadership skills most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and learn how to implement them
  • Find value streams to organize the enterprise’s Agile Release Trains around
  • Prepare organizations and teams to launch the Agile Release Trains
  • Interact at key program touch points to help keep the Trains on track
  • Run ‘Inspect and Adapt’ workshops for continuous program improvement
  • Introduce the organization to the principles of program portfolio management and Agile architecture
  • Imbibe the leadership skills necessary to support the transformation

Outline

  • Introducing the Sacled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding the SAFe principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI planning
  • Executing and releasing value
  • Building an Agile portfolio
  • Building really big systems
  • Leading the Lean-Agile enterprise
  • Reaching the SAFe tipping point
  • Designing the implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Facilitating ART execution
  • Extending to the portfolio
  • Understanding the SPC exam
  • Applying your SPC certification
  • Participating in Open Space
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Prerequisites

The Implementing SAFe 4.6 course is highly recommended for –

  • Internal change agents
  • External consultants
  • Managers
  • Leaders responsible for implementing Agile programs as part of an enterprise Lean|Agile change initiative
  • Anyone interested in earning their SAFe SPC certification

Who Should Attend

The SAFe 4.6 Scrum Master (SASM) course is highly recommended for –

  • Existing Scrum Masters
  • Team leaders, project managers, other professionals who have assumed the role of an Agile team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context
  • Engineering or development managers who will be responsible for Agile execution and for coaching teams and teams of teams
  • Agile coaches
  • Agile program managers and prospective Release Train Engineers
  • Anyone looking to become SAFe® SASM certified

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Certification

A Certified SAFe ® Program Consultant (SPC) is a Scaled Agile Framework ® change agent and servant leader responsible for leading all levels of an organization through a Lean-Agile transformation by applying the expert knowledge of SAFe.

The first step towards earning the SPC certification is to successfully complete the Implementing SAFe course. After completing the course, participants need to appear for the SAFe Program Consultant examination. The exam details are as below –

  Exam name   SAFe ® Program Consultant Exam
  Exam format   Multiple choice questions
  Exam delivery   Web-based (single browser), closed book no outside assistance, timed
  Exam duration   120 minutes
  Number of questions   60
  Passing score   45 out of 60 (75%)
  Exam language availability   English
  Retake policy   Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt.

Third attempt requires a 10 day waiting period.

Fourth attempt requires a 30 day wait period.