Leading SAFe® 4.5

Scaling Agile in your organisation – SAFe®

goAgile’s 2-day course is for executives, managers, consultants, and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean-Agile change initiative in a large organization.

Course Overivew

Learn about SAFe® and how to get the most out of Scaled Agile and work more effectively in large programs. Understand how the levels in SAFe®: team, program, large solution and portfolio, play together and support each other. Get the pragmatic and experienced-based angle on how to make SAFe® really work in your development organization.

You will learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Learn the Scaled Agile Framework, a way to scale Agile ways of working in large organizations.

 

 

Overview

Duration: 2 days

Dates: 
November 15-16
January 14-15

Registration information: email louise@goagile.dk or call +45 2712 3887 for more course dates.

Certification

  • Pass rate: 85 %
  • Questions: 45
  • Time: 30 days after the course
  • Format: Multiple choice

You need to answer at least 35 questions correct in order to pass the exam. The certification is included in the price.

What is SAFe®?

SAFe® stands for Scaled Agile Framework and is a proven method of handling the challenges that many major Agile implementations face. In the Leading SAFe® course, you’ll learn how to organize programs in “Agile Release Trains” based on your company’s value streams, which together make up your core business.

You will learn about SAFe® by experiencing how many interdependent teams work together in an Agile Release Train to solve a common and ongoing task – focusing on planning at different levels. The review of the theory is based on practical examples and a joint assignment. This course prepares you to be a driving force in working Agile in major programs and in large, complex organizations.

Target Audience

The course is for anyone who has experience working with Scrum and Agile and is looking for ways to make Agile scale – to better fit into the rest of the organization and enabling the often-untapped potential of Agile ways of working. Typical participants are project managers, program managers and line managers in a development organization, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, enterprise architects, test managers, PMO people and others who want to play an active role in implementing Scrum and Agile throughout the organization.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and identify Value Streams
  • Create an overview of your portfolio of Agile development initiatives
  • Launch programs in the form of Agile Release Trains
  • Facilitate Roadmap Planning and Program Increment Planning
  • Help to scale Agile into your business
  • Navigate beyond the most common pitfalls in change management

Content

  • Intro to the Scaled Agile Framework
  • SAFe® intro game
  • SAFe® principles
  • Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  • Parallel versus serial development
  • Slicing of Epics
  • Master / Roadmap Planning
  • PI Planning with several teams and the creation of a joint Program Board
  • Intrinsic Motivation, Intent-Based Leadership ™ and Change Management

Prerequisites

The course is best suited for those with at least one year’s experience working with Scrum and Agile, or who have attended other Agile courses and have an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of Agile ways of working.

Format

The course’s focus is more pragmatic and experienced-based than it is theoretical – with many exercises and much dialog along the way.

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