Leading SAFe® Training

This course is for enterprises ready to scale Agile across the entire organization using Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). Students will learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to create an Agile portfolio, and how to lead and nurture teams the Agile way. Students will receive their SAFe® Agilist (SA) certification at the completion of the 2-day class and upon passing the exam.

The Leading SAFe® course and Scaled Agile certification is for those involved in creating and leading the scaling Agile strategy. This includes leaders (managers, directors, and C-suite), Scrum team members, Program and Project managers, Portfolio managers and PMO’s, and architects at the enterprise, system, and solution level. You can claim 16 SEUs and/or PDUs with a 2-day SAFe® workshop. Visit our FAQ page for more information. 

SAFe® Agilist Certification Value

By the end of the course, participants will have earned their SAFe® Agilist (SA) certification and have the knowledge to do the following:  

  • Apply SAFe® to scale Lean and Agile development
  • Execute and support Agile Release Trains (ART)
  • Coordinate large value streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile portfolio
  • Align the organization to one process model
  • Align the framework to their organization’s specific needs and context
  • Nurture and motivate all knowledge workers in addition to development team
  • Support and scale an Agile transformation across the entire enterprise

SAFe® vs. LeSS vs. SoS – Which is best?

Choosing a scaling framework is not a popularity contest. Whether it’s starting with Scrum of Scrums (SoS) or lightweight Nexus, the more involved LeSS, or the more comprehensive and popular SAFe®, it is about what is best for your teams and organization. It is also important to note that organizations do not have to adopt the ENTIRE framework all at once. Adopting every single piece of a scaling framework without taking the time to really understand their purpose could lead to over-engineering and unnecessary complexity. Some items to think about when considering scaling Agile include:

  • What does “scaling Agile” really mean to the organization?
  • What do you hope to achieve with the scaling framework?
  • Does your organization require a prescriptive framework?
  • Is communication between teams a priority?
  • How disciplined are your teams?
  • Do you need to address scalability across both business and IT?  

Ready to Scale Agile?

We currently don’t have a public SAFe® workshop scheduled. However, we can do SAFe® private training. If you are interested in private training for your team, contact training@agilevelocity.com or fill out the form on our contact page.

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Nicole Fernandez

Exercises and lessons were separated into reasonable categories and topics.

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Anthony Pavich

The organization of the material was done very well. Trainers were very qualified.

Jill Urbanski

The best part was working through each module with an exercise. It was good to show how they relate the topic. The co-trainers were very knowledgeable about Agile and the process. They were able to answer all questions asked.

Yosha Sterling