Extended Education

Certified SAFe Agilist - Leading the Scaled Agile Framework

Organization

Rocket Nine Solutions

Trainer

  • Course

    Date: 27-28 February, 2014
    Location: Costa Mesa, CA, United States

    Regular Price: 1150

    SAFe Agilist (SA)


    Leading the Lean|Agile Enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework™

    16 Scrum Education Units towards the Certified Scrum Professional


    Description

    In this two-day course, you will gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework, and its underlying principles of lean thinking, and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Lean Thinking, Agile Development, SAFe ScrumXP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership.

    This course qualifies for 15 Scrum Education Units towards the Certified Scrum Professional credential.

    The course consists of eight modules:
     

    1  Intro to SAFe 
    Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework™
    2  Lean Thinking
    An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow
    3 Agile Development
    Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business Benefits.
    4 SAFe ScrumXP
    An experiential walkthrough of "SAFe ScrumXP”, focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritization practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level
    5 Agile Release Train
    Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains — long-lived programs whereby teams-of-agile-teams optimize quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises larger value streams
    6 Agile Portfolio Management
    Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management, and Governance
    7 Agile Architecture
    Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow
    8 Scaling Leadership
    Scaling Enterprise Lean|Agile leadership


     
    Audience

    Executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in the larger software enterprise.

    This course is a requirement for those seeking certification as a Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA)

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
    • Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality
       
    • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts
       
    • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
       
    • Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context
    Length

    Two Days

    Pre-requisites:
    • None to attend training
       
    • For those seeking SAFE Agilist (SA) certification, see the SA pre-requisites


     
    Pre-requisites
    Overview

    The SAFe Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. It validates their knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context so they can lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

    Pre-requisites
    • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
       
    • Experience in Scrum
    Process
    • Attend the 2-day Leading SAFe
       
    • Pass the SA exam (retakes are $50 and can be taken 90 days or more after the previous exam)
    Benefits
     
    • SA Content Kit (native PowerPoint material for non-revenue generating use)
       
    • Content updates (SAs in good standing)
       
    • SA Branding Kit (certification mark, material co-branding, etc.)
       
    • Certified SA directory listing (optional)
       
    • Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community membership
    Annual Renewal

    Renewals are from the date of certification
    • Renewal fee: $100
       
    • 10 continuing education/outreach hours

     

  • Details

    Date: 27-28 February, 2014
    Location: Costa Mesa, CA, United States

    Venue:
    Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa / Newport Beach
    325 Bristol St.
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
    http://www.ayreshotels.com/orange-county/hotel-newport-beach.aspx

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    Regular Price: 1150

  • Who Should Attend

    The SAFe Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. It is a good next step for ScrumMasters and coaches as one approach to scaling Scrum (both in mechanics, multi-team and outside dependencies) and involving program and executive leadership.