Leading SAFe®

During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA).

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe Agilist.

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SAFe Scrum Master

In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees will also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SSM certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

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SAFe Release Train Engineer

Attendees explore the skills needed to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through ARTs — and learn how to build a high-performing ART through servant leadership and coaching—by becoming a SAFe 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE).  During this three-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of an RTE in the SAFe enterprise.

Through experiential learning, attendees will examine the RTE role in a Lean-Agile transformation. They will learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. They will also learn how to prepare, plan and execute a PIplanning event, the primarily enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

Offered for internal clients only. 

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Agile Product and Solution Management

The Agile Product and Solution Management (APSM) course allows you to discover the right mindset, skills, and tools you need to create successful products and solutions using Agile techniques. Learn how to use Design Thinking to create products and solutions that are:

  • Desirable – what customers want
  • Viable – profitable for you to build and sell
  • Feasible – something you can realistically deliver
  • Sustainable – something you can proactively manage to realize ROI

Attendees will recognize how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps you define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Find out how to accelerate the product lifecycle to get fast feedback and quickly deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight customers – all while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

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TESTIMONIAL

“I thought Agile was just a tech thing, but my Jay helped my understand that Agile and Scrum are total paradigm shift that extends beyond IT to all parts of the business.”

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“The teachers were awesome! I liked how candid and practical they were and they gave us plenty of real-world examples and scenarios.”

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“I really liked the team setting and the casual environment that Kim set up. Kim found a way for people to discuss the course concepts in a fun and creative manner.”

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