Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 Certification
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Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC4 Certification

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Dates & Locations

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Jun 06, 2017 Detroit, MI 18000 West Nine Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075 Icon
Jun 20, 2017 Minneapolis TBD Icon    
Sep 12, 2017 Indianapolis, IN TBD Icon    
Sep 19, 2017 Nashville, TN TBD Icon    
Sep 26, 2017 Phoenix, AZ TBD Icon    

Course Description

Certify as a SAFe Program Consultant and Become the Lean-Agile Change Agent That Leads the SAFe Transformation in the Enterprise

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.

Objectives

To obtain the SPC certification, students must:

  • Attend the 4-day SPC Certification Class
  • Pass the SPC exam (retakes are $250 and can be taken 90 days or more after the previous exam)

All SPCs in good standing receive the following benefits:

  • Usage of SAFe Foundations PowerPoint briefing.
  • Access to SAFe courseware to train managers and executives in the Leading SAFe course and the ability to act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Access to SAFe courseware to train teams in the SAFe Scrum for Teams course and the ability to act as a SAFe Practitioner (SP) certifying agent
  • Content updates
  • SPC Branding Kit (certification mark, material co-branding, etc.)
  • Certified SPC directory listing (optional)
  • Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community membership

Topics Covered

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)

Audience and Certification Details

The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, 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, 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 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

Duration

4 Days

Price

Call (636) 530-7776 ext 803 for public, open enrollment and private, on-site courses at your company.