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SAFe® for Architects

Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe®

SAFe® for Architects

Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe®

14 Sep 2020 London 3 days Early bird £1600 +VAT Virtual enquiry On-site enquiry Book Course On-site enquiry

Course Overview

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 5 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions.

During this three-day course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value flow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.


COVID-19

On 3 March 2020, Scaled Agile announced it would allow requests for remote course delivery for on-site (private) courses. Additional guidance from their team effective from 17 March 2020 through 30 May 2020 allows for the remote delivery of public courses.

Radtac are planning to continue to run all scheduled training as planned but via remote delivery during this time. For further information please see our policy here. While we understand in-person interactive collaborative training experiences are usually preferred by our clients, we want to ensure that during challenging times different approaches are available to support our clients.

How do I reserve my place on a public Live-Online course?

Simply click on the blue button on this page titled ‘Book Course’ to reserve you place today. This is a very popular course, spaces fill quickly and it is recommended that you book your course as soon as practicable. We always ensure our pricing is competitive and offers real value for money.

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If you would like one of our qualified trainers to host to your organisation, simply click the button on this page titled ‘Virtual Enquiry’, fill in the details and we will be in touch within 24hrs. We can then personalise the program to fit your specific needs, tailored to your specific business outcomes and budget.

Course Tutor(s)

Peter Gardiner

Enterprise Data Architect and Lean-Agile Delivery Consultant

Enterprise data architect and lean/agile delivery consultant (SAFe SPC certified), with a history of delivering large complex data solutions spanning big data, data warehousing and multi-customer product lines, and with experience in building scaled agile (SAFe) delivery organisations including lean/agile portfolio layers and Lean Startup innovation functions. Comfortable working in complex fast-moving environments with senior exec level stakeholders, delivery management and technical delivery teams. Runs the OnDataEngineering.net website, looking at data engineering technologies, patterns and architectures.

Course Content

Topics include

  • Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
  • Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Aligning architecture with business value
  • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
  • Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
  • Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
  • Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  • Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation

Learning Objectives

To perform the role of a SAFe®Architect participants should be able to:

  • Architect using SAFe principles
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
  • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
  • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

Audience

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
  • Architects in supporting technical disciplines
  • Experienced software developers
  • Technical managers making architectural decisions
  • Product leaders collaborating with architects

Pre-requisites

The following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Have attended at least one SAFe course
  • Have participated in at least one ART and one PI

Course Preparation

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

Useful documents:

Certifying Bodies & Exams

Exam requirements

The first step toward becoming a certified SAFe professional is to attend the SAFe® for Architects course This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Architect Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Architect Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • 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 SAFe® for Architects course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75%)
  • Language – English
  • 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 $50.
  • 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.

Exam study materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample Questions – A web-enabled, flashcard style version of the sample questions can be found online and in the study guide.

What you get

Becoming a Certified SAFe® Architect requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® Architect PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Architect digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the ARCH Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

What You Receive

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Architect (ARCH) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe® 5 Architect certificate
  • A SAFe® 5 Architect digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® 5 Architect, which includes access to the ARCH Community of Practice
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Course Address

CCT Venues-Smithfield Two E Poultry Ave, Farringdon, London EC1A 9PT

Course Duration

Course duration - 3 days
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