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SAFe Certification

Applied Frameworks is a Scaled Agile Gold SPCT partner — the highest level of transformation partnership available.

Our lead trainer and practice leader is Phil Gardiner, SPCT, a well-known leader in the Scaled Agile community who has helped hundreds of SAFe practitioners reach their career objectives.

Implementing SAFe®

Become a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

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 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 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.

Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)

Aligning strategy with execution

In this workshop style course delivered in two full-day sessions, attendees gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations and Lean Governance.

Participants in the course have the opportunity to capture the current and the future state of their portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the future state. Participants also explore methods to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize initiatives for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager

Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Facilitating Lean-Agile program execution

Facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach—when you become a SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE).

During this three-day course, gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, examine the RTE role in a Lean- Agile transformation. Learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. Explore how to prepare, plan, and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager

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.”

Kolly M.

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

Stephanie S.

“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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