Leading SAFe – DFW

  • Leading SAFe - DFW
    July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Get Certified Leading SAFe – This course provides the fundamental principles of Leading SAFe, gives participants hands-on experience using Program Increment Planning and closes with Certification as a recognized SAFe Agilist

“I took Jack’s training class for the Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe Agilist certification class from March 15 to March 16. Right from the first day of class, I was impressed by the depth and wealth of his knowledge and advance mastery for the SAFe materials, Lean Agile, Scrum, Project Management, Product Management, multi-industries experience etc. Jack is a good trainer, mentor and coach. He was very patient with our questions, his class was a real simulation of the real life scenarios we will encounter. I enjoyed the training class a lot. To my surprise, when I started studying on my own for the certification exam, it was pretty easy because Jack had touched them all during class and I passed my certification exam with very high score. Thank you very much Jack, I highly recommend Jack, he is the trainer of trainers.” – Abi Oluborode, MBA, PMP®, PMI-ACP, CSM, KFP, SA, SPC4

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Course Description

During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

What you will learn

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise
  • Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher
  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Agenda

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establishing Team & Technical Agility
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building Business Solutions & Lean Systems
  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the transformation

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Agilist certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Exam Details

  • Name: SAFe 4 Agilist Exam
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (75% passing score)

Who Should Attend

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Roles That Would Benefit From This Class

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

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****** Please note: Lunch is on your own – there are many quick service options nearby *******

About the Instructor

pastedGraphic_1.png  Jack Caine is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM/PO), has trained over 2000 students and is an accredited instructor for 7 SAFe courses, 4 Scrum Alliance courses (Agile & Scrum Fundamentals, Design Thinking Fundamentals, Kanban Fundamentals, Scrum Foundations), and for IC Agile. He has helped with the adoption of SAFe, Scrum, and Kanban at numerous companies both large and small. A mentee of Ron Jeffries, Mike Vizdos and Devon Morris, Jack has also been trained by Lyssa Adkins, Michael Spayd, Michael Hammond, Dean Leffingwell, and Alex Yakama. Jack holds over 20 certifications and instructor accreditations, is the author of 6 workbooks published on Amazon and dozens of articles and is the editor of “Jack’s Agile Notebook”.

 

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 888-245-5596

Venue Website:

Address:
4099 McEwen Rd, Ste 300, Dallas, Texas, 75244, United States