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Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility 

Leading to the Certified SAFe® Agilist accreditation.

 

This two day course provides the knowledge necessary to start leading 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.

 

Overview of the Course

During the course, attendees learn the importance of mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the digital age and gain insights they can use to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

The course begins by exploring the SAFe principles, derived from Lean product development, Agile development, DevOps and systems thinking. Following this, the attendees will discuss how to establish Team and Technical Agility and organize around the flow of value. The course then focuses on the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and applying Design Thinking as part of the Agile Product Delivery core competency, and provides an opportunity to experience a PI Planning event.

Attendees also gain insights and recommendations for building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and instilling a DevOps culture. Finally, the attendees will gain an understanding of Lean Portfolio Management and the steps needed for implementing this function in their Enterprise.

 

Who is this course for & What will I gain?

C-Suite Executives (CEO, CFO, COO, CIO), Directors, VPs & Managers

This course will equip the executives of an organisation and leaders of a Lean-Agile change initiative to develop a Lean-Agile Mindset and apply the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to support Agile Teams, programs, and Program Portfolio Management. Coordinate and lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

 

Programme or Project Managers & Portfolio Managers

Learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation and the insights, SAFe principles, mindsets and core competencies required to do this, and gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations, and Lean Governance. Leading SAFe acts as a stepping stone to subsequent training modules such as Lean Portfolio Management.

 

Product Managers,  Product Owners, Innovators & Strategists

Learn about the Lean-Agile values, principles and practices such as economic prioritization, Customer centricity, Design thinking, and understand how to operate within a Scaled Agile transformation. Leading SAFe provides the fundamentals and acts as a stepping stone to subsequent modules such as Agile product Management and Product Owner/Product Manager Training. 

 

Team Leads, Business Analysts, Consultants, Engineers and Solution or Systems Architects

Learn about the Lean-Agile values, principles, behaviours, and understand how to operate within an Agile Release Train or a Scaled Agile transformation. Leading SAFe provides the fundamentals and acts as a stepping stone to subsequent training modules such as DevOps, Agile Software Engineering and SAFe for Architects. 

 

Change Agents, Agile Coaches, Release Train Engineers, Scrum Masters & SAFe Program Consultants

Learn the fundamentals of SAFe / Lean-Agile principles, practices core competencies, mindsets, and the SAFe framework as a stepping stone on the way to become a Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, or a SAFe program Consultant. 

 

What material & support will I get from Accelerators.co.uk

Couse Specific Content

  1. Leading SAFe Attendee workbook
  2. Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 5 Agilist exam (Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam)
  3. Study Guide (Online via the SAFe Community Platform)
  4. Practice Test (Online via the SAFe Community Platform)
  5. One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform (Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform)
  6. Course certificate of completion
  7. Certified SAFe® Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online (After passing the SAFe SA Examination)

Optional Extras from Accelerators.co.uk

  1. Access to the SAFe@Accelerators community forum and networking opportunities
  2. Pre-training preparation support
  3. Optional access to our trainers and delivery specialists for: one to one coaching, Q&A, consultancy, change delivery support & SAFe transformation support.
  4. Discounted rates for subsequent training modules provided by Accelerators.co.uk. 

Course Information: Leading SAFe

Key areas of competency

  1. Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  2. Apply Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  3. Plan and successfully execute Program Increments
  4. Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
  5. Build an Agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting

Exam prerequisite skills recommended

  1. 5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  2. Experience in Scrum

 

Exam details

Exam nameSAFe® 5 Agilist Exam
Exam formatMultiple choice
Exam deliveryWeb-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
Exam accessCandidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
Exam durationOnce the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
Number of questions45
Passing score SA4 = 34 out of 45 (75%); SA5 = 35 out of 45 (77%)
LanguageEnglish
Exam costFirst exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50
Retake policySecond attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait

 

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility

1.1 Thriving in the digital age

1.2 SAFe as an operating system for Business Agility

1.3 The Seven Core Competencies of Business Agility

 

Lesson 2: Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader

2.1 The Lean-Agile Mindset

2.2 Lean and Agile at scale with the SAFe Principles

#1 Take an economic view

#2 Apply systems thinking

#3 Assume variability; preserve options

#4 Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles

#5 Base milestones on objective evaluation of working systems

#6 Visualize and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes, and manage queue lengths

#7 Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning

#8 Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers

#9 Decentralize decision-making

#10 Organize around value

 

Lesson 3: Establishing Team and Technical Agility

3.1 Forming cross-functional Agile Teams

3.2 Built-in Quality

3.3 Organizing Agile Release Trains around the flow of value

 

Lesson 4: Building Solutions with Agile Product Delivery

4.1 Customer Centricity and Design Thinking

4.2 Prioritizing the Program Backlog

4.3 Pl Planning

4.4 Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand

4.5 Building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps

 

Lesson 5: Exploring Lean Portfolio Management

5.1 Defining a SAFe portfolio

5.2 Connecting the portfolio to Enterprise strategy

5.3 Maintaining the Portfolio Vision

5.4 Realizing Portfolio Vision through Epics

5.5 Establishing Lean Budgets and Guardrails

5.6 Establishing portfolio flow

 

Lesson 6: Leading the Change

6.1 Leading by example

6.2 Leading the change

 

Lesson 7: Practicing SAFe

 

Professional Development Units & Scrum Education Units

To be Updated

 

 

Refund Policy

 

To Be Developed

 



Upcoming Events for this course

Event Title Event Date Start Time Duration TimeZone Delivery Mode Language Register for the Event
SA5.1 24AUG GMT ENG Aug. 19, 2021 6 a.m. 2 Days GMT Online English Register

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