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Leading SAFe

Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility

with Certified SAFe® Agilist

During this four-day course, attendees 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.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

Read the full Leading SAFe course description. 

Class Schedule:

Workshop Hours: 2/7 – 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (PT)
2/8 – 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (PT)
2/9- 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (PT)
2/10 – 8:00 am – 12:30 pm (PT)

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: Michael Robertson

As Principal Consultant with Applied Frameworks, Michael is responsible for facilitating Lean-Agile transformations using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Michael has served as a coach and mentor in support of government and commercial organizations, with particular success facilitating productive, long-lived teams.

Background & Credentials

Prior to joining Applied Frameworks, Michael was an Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer and mentor for a highly successful Lean-Agile transformation in a joint US Army and Air Force program. To complement his Lean-Agile expertise, Michael has over 30 years of broad experience in software development and technical management.

Michael is a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Release Train Engineer (RTE), and Certified DevOps Practitioner. He also holds many other SAFe certifications and is active in the global Scaled Agile Community. Michael is recognized by Scaled Agile Inc. as a subject matter expert in the areas of Implementing SAFe and Leading SAFe.

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