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Have questions about this course? Contact the instructor, Phil Gardiner, to learn more.

During this four-day course, attendees learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio.

The first two days of the course — Leading SAFe® — provide the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise. Certifying as a SAFe® 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, enables attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

See the full Implementing SAFe course description.

Course Schedule:

Orientation: 11/12 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CT)
Workshop Hours: 11/15 – 8:00 am – 5: 00 pm (PT)
11/16 – 8:00 am – 5: 00 pm (CT)
11/17 – 8:00 am – 5: 00 pm (CT)
11/18 – 8:00 am – 5: 00 pm (CT)

Your Instructor: Phil Gardiner

Phil Gardiner

As leader of Applied Frameworks’ SAFe Practice, Phil is responsible for large-scale transformations and guiding change agents as they learn to apply the Scaled Agile Framework. Phil has served as a leader, coach, and consultant at some of the world’s largest companies as well as government organizations such as the US Department of Defense.

Background & Credentials
Prior to becoming a consultant in 2015, Phil spent sixteen years at AT&T as a leader and internal change agent, working to bring products and services to market faster through the use of technology and Lean-Agile methodologies.

Phil is a Certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainer® (SPCT), one of less than 100 people who hold this certification globally.  He is an active collaborator within the Scaled Agile Community and is cited as a subject matter expert in a variety of topics including Lean Portfolio Management and Agile Product Management.

In addition to his SAFe expertise, Phil is an agile coach with experience in a variety of other Lean-Agile methodologies and approaches.

Your Instructor: Bryan Vaughn

As a Consultant specializing in Business Agility, Bryan coaches clients to achieve business outcomes using Lean-Agile frameworks, with a particular focus on Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). He has hands-on experience working directly with organizations in the government, telecommunications, and entertainment sectors.

Background & Credentials
Prior to joining Applied Frameworks, Bryan was an Enterprise Agile Coach at SAIC and AT&T. In his eight years at AT&T, he worked his way up from a technical role to become a leader in their Lean-Agile coaching team.

Bryan is a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), as well as a Certified Release Train Engineer and Certified DevOps Practitioner.

In addition to his SAFe expertise, Bryan is a Certified ScrumMaster and a Certified Professional Agile Coach.

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