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 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).
To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:
Understand the five competencies of the Lean Enterprise
Become a Lean-thinking Manager-Teacher
Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
Create high-performing teams and trains by establishing mission and purpose
Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program Execution
Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train
What Attendees Get:
The class registration includes:
Class Instruction and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
Please note that Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.
Who will benefit?
The following individuals will benefit from this course:
Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Management
Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:
5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
Experience in Scrum
SAFe Certification Kit:
Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:
SAFe Agilist certificate
A SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.
Renewal fee is $100
Name: SAFe 4 Agilist Exam
Format: Multiple Choice
Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
Number of Questions: 45
Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (75% passing score)
Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.
Please use the link below to register for one of our public sessions.
For more information about our public and private class offerings please give us a call at 202-750-5151