Implementing SAFe 4.0 w/ SPC4 Certification - April 2017

Implementing SAFe 4.0 w/ SPC4 Certification - April 2017

 

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About The Event

This four-day course will prepare you to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework®(SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively apply the principles and practices of SAFe, including training and coaching teams, launching Agile Release Trains, and building and managing an Agile portfolio. The first two days of the course— Leading SAFe—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others, and if certified you’ll be eligible to teach the Leading SAFe course. The next two days focus exclusively on implementing SAFe.

Certification is optional to attendees. Those who achieve SPC certification are authorized to license SAFe training materials.

 

Audience:

 

The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:

 

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA and IT management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group

 

SAFe® Certification Kit:

 

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • An SPC4 certificate
  • Access to license the course materials needed to train SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs
  • One-year certified membership as an SPC4
  • SPC4 branding kit with the SPC certification mark

 

Learning Objectives:

 

After this course, you will understand how to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Implement and manage a Lean-Agile portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform value stream analysis and identify value streams
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate value streams
  • Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent (SPCs only)
  • Train teams in SAFe for Teams (S4T) and act as a SAFe Practitioner (SP) certifying agent (SPCs only)

 

Pre-requisites:

 

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

 

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Susan Gibson (Co-Founder & CEO at Temenos+Agility)

 

With over thirty years experience in the tech industry – from developer to project manager and pioneering Agile Transformation coach to Temenos Facilitator, Susan consistently seeks ways to bring authenticity and compassion to software and product delivery. Following the Agile Manifesto, she values individuals and interactions over tools and responding to change over following ‘the plan’.

Susan works with large enterprises bringing together Enterprise Agility and Temenos to activate change and true culture and leadership transformation. As a Temenos Facilitator, Susan also leads transformative 3-day labs that apply these same methods on a more personal level. She is a major contributor to Urban Campfire events and STIA+Temenos, as well as speaking at around the world at organizational development and agility conferences. Her gentle insights are always perceptive and she has a knack for bringing together groups of seemingly incongruent teams.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4)
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Temenos Facilitator

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