Leading SAFe

The Leading SAFe course is targeted at executives, managers, consultants and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. If you are responsible for leading the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework, this course will teach you about applying the Scaled Agile Framework, Lean and product development flow principles in your enterprise context.

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In this two-day course, you will gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of Lean thinking and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the Framework support Lean Thinking, Agile Development, SAFe ScrumXP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture and Scaling Leadership.

Agenda

The course consists of eight modules:

Intro to SAFe

Introduction to the Scaled Agile FrameworkTM

Lean Thinking

An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow 

Agile Development

Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business benefits

SAFe ScrumXP

An experiential walkthrough of 'SAFe ScrumXP' focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritisation practices that enable scaling to the programme and portfolio-level Agile Release Train Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains – long-lived programmes whereby Agile teams optimise quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises' larger value streams 

Agile Portfolio Management

Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Programme Management and Governance 

Agile Architecture 

Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects and Architecting with Flow 

Scaling Leadership 

Scaling Enterprise Lean|Agile leadership

Audience

Executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in the larger software enterprise. This course is a requirement for those seeking certification as a Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA). For more information, see the Scaled Agile Academy website.

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Leading SAFe

Prerequisites

None to attend training.

For those seeking SAFe Agilist certification, the prerequisites are:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum
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