Implementing SAFe 4.5 with SPC4 Certification
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Implementing SAFe 4.5 with SPC4 Certification

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Nov 27, 2017 Dallas, TX Holiday Inn Las Colinas 110 W John Carpenter Fwy Partner    
Nov 28, 2017 Alpharetta, GA - WAITING LIST *You may enroll, but you will be on a waiting list. We will notify you via email when a seat opens.*
6220 Shiloh Road, Suite 400
Alpharetta, GA 30005
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Course Description

Implementing a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation in the enterprise with SAFe 4 Program Consultant Certification. Based on Version 4.5 of SAFe.

Become a leading agent for change – and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace – when you certify as a SAFe® 4 program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

You will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course— Leading SAFe—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implementing SAFe in your enterprise.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC).

Objectives

To perform the role of a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), you should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform value stream identification
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate large solutions
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe
  • Act as a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Attending the class prepare you to take the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) exam. Those who attain their SPC certification will receive:

  • Access to license the course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs
  • Access to no-cost license materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains
  • Inclusion in the SPC directory listing (optional)
  • Access to the private SPC LinkedIn Group

Topics Covered

Leading SAFe - Days 1 and 2

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate value streams
  • Leading a Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building a Large Solution

Implementing SAFe - Days 3 and 4

  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Sustaining and Improving
  • Becoming an SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

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. Attendees typically include:

  • 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 SAFe 4 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 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.