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Implementing a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation in the enterprise

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Implementing a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation in the enterprise
With SAFe® 4 Program Consultant Certification
Based on version 4.6 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 implement SAFe in your enterprise.

Course Tutor(s)

Darren Wilmshurst

Director and Head of Consulting

Darren has a background in commercial management, being an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers following sixteen years in Retail Banking. This culminated as a Senior Personal Banking Manager within the Guildford Group of Branches. A career change into IT in the late 1990s has led to a number of senior IT positions with world-class organisations in the travel and transport industry. Darren is now an active Agile practitioner, coach and is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), one of a small number in the UK. The SPCT Certification is the highest level of certification provided by Scaled Agile. He is also an accredited contributor to the SAFe Reference Guide. Darren is a Chartered IT Professional and frequent contributor to local Agile Interest Groups. He is the Treasurer of BCS Kent Branch and co-founder of the Kent Scrum User Group and more recently the founder of the London SAFe Meetup Group. He is a co-author of the BCS Book “Agile Foundations – Principles Practices and Frameworks” and a reviewer of “Valuing Agile; the financial management of agile projects

Kay Overend

Enterprise Agile Transformation | SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) | Certified LeSS Practitioner

Course Content

Leading SAFe (Days 1-2)

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Exploring, Executing and Releasing Value
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building Large Solutions

Implementing SAFe 4.0

  • 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)

Learning 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 organisation 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 Lean-Agile Leader (SL) certifying agent
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Audience

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. 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
  • Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and 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 (LACE), Agile Working Group

Pre-requisites

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

Course Preparation

Prior to attending the course, students should familiarise themselves with the Scaled Agile Framework

Useful documents:

Certifying Bodies & Exams

Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC4) exam. Those who attain their SPC4 certification will receive:

  • You will receive 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 Community

Exam Details

  • Exam Name: SAFe 4 Program Consultant Exam
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice
  • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe 4.5 course
  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 45 (75%)
  • Exam Study Materials - can be viewed here on the Scaled Agile website.
  • Exam cost – First 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 $250.
  • Retake policy - Second 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.

What You Receive

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • For courses on our public schedule, refreshments before and during the course.

Attendees must attend all four days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
Attendees may be eligible to apply SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

PMI Professional Development Units (PDUS)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs toward continuing education requirements with the ProjectManagement Institute (PMI) for PMP or PMI-ACP certifications

Course Address

CCT Venues - Barbican, Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate St, London EC1A 4JA

Course Duration

Course duration - 4 days
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