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

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Dates & Locations

Date City, State Address Sponsor Map Instructor
May 02, 2017 Miami, FL TBD Partner    
Jun 06, 2017 Detroit, MI 18000 West Nine Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075 Icon
Jun 20, 2017 Minneapolis, MN 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

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 for Teams and act as a SAFe Practioner (SP) certifying agent

The first two days 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 two days, 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.

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

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • 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 Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context
  • Find the value streams around which to organize the enterprise’s Agile Release Trains
  • Prepare the organization and the teams to launch the trains
  • Run the first Release Planning Meeting
  • Interact at key program touch-points to "help keep the train on the tracks”
  • Run Inspect and Adapt workshops for continuous program improvement
  • Introduce the organization to the principles of program portfolio management and agile architecture
  • Grow the leadership skills necessary to support the transformation

Audience and Certification Details

Internal change agents, external consultants and managers and leaders responsible for implementing agile programs as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.

Prerequisites

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • Optional: one or more relevant Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO, CSP, CSC, CST, Scrum.org, DSDM, ICAgile, PMI-ACP)

Duration

4 Days

Price

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