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Implementing SAFe®

Scaled Agile Framework implementation for Lean Enterprises
with SPC4 Certification

Upcoming Classes
Date Location Venue Trainers Registration
19 Nov, 2019 Toronto, ON TBD Susan Gibson & Siraj Sirajuddin
26 Nov, 2019 Bengaluru, KA TBD Susan Gibson & Anis Abbas
10 Dec, 2019 San Antonio, TX TBD Susan Gibson & Siraj Sirajuddin

Summary

During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), as well as the five core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.

Becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees 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®
  • Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Topics Covered

Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems
  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

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 a SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

Contact Us

USA: +1 (202) 559 7865

India: +91 88670 90013

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Who will benefit?

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe implementation. This includes 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
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working Groups
  • Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA, and IT Managers
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

SAFe® Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certificate
  • A SAFe® 4 Program Consultant digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a Certified SAFe® Program Consultant, which includes access to the SPC Community of Practice
  • A SAFe® Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks
  • Access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe® (SA), SAFe® for Government (SGP), SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), SAFe® DevOps (SDP), SAFe® Agile Software Engineering (ASE), SAFe® for Teams (SP), and SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE).*

    *You must be a certified RTE and an SPC to teach the RTE course, and only Gold Partner SPCTs can qualify to teach the RTE course in a public environment.
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during and throughout their SAFe journey

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Activity Number SAFeSPC Duration 4 days
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 19.50 7.50 3.00 30.00
PgMP® 19.50 7.50 3.00 30.00
PMI_RMP® 0.00 7.50 3.00 10.50
PMI_SP® 0.00 7.50 3.00 10.50
PMI_ACP® 19.50 7.50 3.00 30.00
PfMP® 0.00 7.50 3.00 10.50
PMI_PBAsm 0.00 7.50 3.00 10.50

Prepare for Success

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Brian Bellville
Agile Project Manager

Best certification class I've ever been to. The dynamic duo (Siraj and Susan) bring years of experience into a fun, energetic learning environment.

I learned so much, and the interaction between everyone was productive with knowledge. The class showed me all the things I thought I knew and then some.

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Mark Montalvo
Lead Program - Project Manager (Non-IT) | Planning & Integration

I enjoyed the workshop. The facilitators made it interesting and kept the participants engaged, challenged our thinking and ability to apply the SAFe principles.

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Moulik Bhindora
Senior Consultant, Capgemini

It was a great session. The trainer connected well with us, and the training was also more of an open discussion. All the participants presented a magnificent view of their experiences, and we got to learn new things from the forum.

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Mihir Hardas
Senior Manager, Capgemini

I attended SPC 4.5 course. It was a wonderful experience.

Siraj and Susan - both were communicative. Within a day, I could connect with them. Overall it was a vibrant experience. I liked the way Siraj correlated scenarios with his own work experience, his networking, and case studies.

My special mention of Siraj for the way he presents deconstructs and explains concepts is merely superb. Thank you for the book of poems. I have a flair for poetry so I will cherish it.

Thanks to Susan for being gentle for patiently answering our questions.

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Girija Ramakrishnan
Tata Consultancy Services

The workshop was a great learning experience, packed with fun and exciting activities.

Excellent experience. A great forum to share and learn many concepts and methodologies.

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Jane McQueen
Senior Director/Scrum Master, Silverchair Information Systems

Provided an excellent overview not only of the course but ideas for conducting learning activities as an SPC. I found the interactivity and sharing of the current state at the various organizations represented extremely helpful.

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Raina Nitsch
Kinsale Insurance

The workshop was very informative. It was nice collaborating with others to work through the process. The instructors were beneficial and knowledgeable about the subject.

The class itself is intense. It is a lot of information to consume on a given day. The exercises help break up the level and put the learning to use.

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Rajiv Bobby Mehta
CEO, Unitive Consulting

Superb workshop. High-quality facilitation. Excellently structured training with relevant and appropriate interaction and exercises.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. For the person who’s fresher to agile and would like to go for SAFe certification, which one would you suggest?

  • If you are looking at it only for yourself, then to start your journey, we would suggest Leading SAFe® (SAFe® Agilist)
  • For Team Level - SAFe® for Teams (SAFe® Practitioner)
  • For an Agile Coach - Implementing SAFe® (SAFe® Program Consultant)
  • For Release Train Engineer - SAFe® Release Train Engineer
  • For Product Owner and Program Managers - SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager
  • For Scrum Masters - SAFe® Scrum Master and SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master
  • For System, Solution, and Enterprise architects - SAFe® for Architects
  • For Development Leads, Developers, UI/UX Developers - SAFe® DevOps
  • For developers and testers - SAFe® Agile Software Engineering
  • For more details, please send us your query at help@visiontemenos.com

2. Which are the courses Temenos+Agility offers?

We offer all the courses of SAFe + Our workshop for temenos Model (A way of transforming the organization)
We also do onsite corporate training based on client requirements.
Please visit our website for all different offerings - www.visiontemenos.com
Kindly mail us your requirement for corporate training at - help@visiontemenos.com

3. When can we start the registration process and when Early bird tickets will close?

As soon as the class is published on Scaled Agile and our website you can go ahead with the registration process.
There are limited Early bird tickets as soon as they get sold out, the regular price will be applicable.

4. After registration If I couldn’t attend the class, can I send my friend or colleague to the class?

Yes, you can transfer the ticket to a future date for the same event or to another qualified person. For detailed information please visit our website for Cancellation and Refund policy - https://www.visiontemenos.com/legal/cancellation-refund-policy

5. After the registration process due to any circumstances if I am unable to attend the class, will you refund my money and when?

Refund can only be initiated prior to 4 weeks of event start date. Under normal situations, the refund shall be processed within 15 working days. At the time of cancellation, 500 USD will be charged as website processing fee.
For more details please visit our website for Cancellation/Refund policy - https://www.visiontemenos.com/legal/cancellation-refund-policy

6. Once I finish the registration process, when can I expect the study materials?

As soon as the registration is complete, students will get an electronic mail with pre-reading materials links.
Physical workbook will be given to students on the first day of the course.

7. Is the study material provided for the course sessions are enough to clear the exam?

For the exam point of view, the workbook which will be provided during workshop and the Big Picture where the icons are clickable, you’ll get the detailed Knowledge on SAFe®.
We suggest you to read scaled agile framework and SAFe books that provides excellent learning material. Here are two: SAFe® 4.5 Distilled: Applying the Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Software and Systems, by Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell, and SAFe® 4.5 Reference Guide: Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Software and Systems Engineering, by Dean Leffingwell with Richard Knaster, Drew Jemilo, and Inbar Oren.

8. Can we attend SAFe courses online?

No, only the classroom training with the SAFe course materials is the path towards any SAFe certification.
These classes are composed of all interactive learning sessions along with a lot of classroom exercises, which includes simulation on various activities.
Many research papers will also be discussed on SAFe. Overall it’s a fun loving and learning environment for the participants.

9. Are there any possibilities to get study materials without registration?

We can give you the references and names of the books to refer and links for blogs and pre-reading material.

10. If I fail in the exam, do I need to pay for the second attempt?

    If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, one can take it again by purchasing a retake.
    You have to pay $50 retake fee and immediately retake the exam for the following courses:
  • Leading SAFe with SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification
  • SAFe for Teams with SAFe Practitioner (SP) Certification
  • SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) Training with SSM Certification
  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) with SASM Certification
  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) with POPM Certification
  • SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) with RTE Certification
  • SAFe DevOps with DevOps Practitioner Certification
  • The retake fee for Implementing SAFe with SPC4 Certification is $250.

11. Can I take the exam from anywhere or it needs to be answered last day of the course or where I am planning to attend the class?

As its an online exam, you can take it from any location with a fast, reliable internet connection within 30 days time frame.

12. If I am unable to answer the exam within 30 days window due to some circumstances, does it have any extensions?

If the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion, the first attempt fee is included as part of the registration fee.
If you are unable to take your exam within the 30-day window, you may still access the exam and can extend your exam deadline while logged in to your Scaled Agile Community profile (*T&C apply). For more details please contact SAI.

13. Why should one opt for getting SAFe® certification from Temenos+Agility, when others are offering a lower price?

14. What documentation is necessary to demonstrate that I satisfy the prerequisites for the SPC or any other SAFe certification?

  • There are no documentation requirements.
  • Please email us your current agile experience and certifications, so that we can guide you on this accordingly.

15. If I don’t have any experience, is there any possibility to attend the SPC (Implementing SAFe®) class?

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