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SAFe® for Architects

SAFe® for Architects

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

Course Overview

Participants 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.

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

Course Preparation

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

Useful documents:

Certifying Bodies & Exams

Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe 5 Architect exam. Those who 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

Exam Details

  • Exam name: 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. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee is $295

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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