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Implementing SAFe® 4.0 with SPC4 Certification (SAFe Program Consultant)

Event Date Country City Days Price  
Tue , 13 Jun 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam 4 € 2695.00 
Mon , 26 Jun 2017 Denmark Copenhagen 4 € 2695.00 
Tue , 11 Jul 2017 United Kingdom London 4 £ 2195.00 +VAT
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IMPLEMENTING SAFE® 4.0 WITH SPC4 CERTIFICATION

 

Delivered by Leading Subject­Matter Experts on SAFe

These SPC courses are delivered by two of the industries leading subject­matter experts on SAFe and have proven their SAFe knowledge in global organisations with teams ranging from 50 to 3000.

Course overview

In this four­day course you will gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by applying the Scaled Agile Framework, and its underlying principles of agility, lean thinking and product development flow.

The course prepares 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 Practitioner (SP) certifying agent

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, real­world 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 a Program Increment Planning Meeting
  • Interact at key program touch­points 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

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

Audience

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

What you receive

This courses leads to SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certification upon passing the SPC exam. All SPCs in good standing have access to the following:

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

Pre­requisites

For those taking the SPC Certification exam:

  • 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 (e.g., CSM, CSPO, CSP, CSC, CST, Scrum.org, DSDM, ICAgile, PMI­ACP)

PDU credits

For PMI PMPs this course provides 30 hours Category B PDUs

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