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Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist)

Take Leading SAFe from an authorized Scaled Agile Partner

Take this two-day course (based on SAFe® 4.6) to become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA), advance your career, and position yourself to lead an agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Grow-Lean is a Scaled Agile Partner and our trainers are approved to deliver this session.

Avoid a bad experinence, attend a Grow-Lean Leading SAFe Session so you...

  • Won't get cancelled on at the last minute (choose your trainer wisely).
  • Get a Scaled Agile Inc. approved trainer, with strong experience.
  • Get training based on the latest SAFe 4.6 Framework
  • Apply principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, agile development, product development flow, and DevOps, in the classroom.
  • Practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
  • Have fun while learning.
  • Gain free access to the certification exam.
  • Gain the skills necessary to pass the certification exam. The exam is hard, so get the right training once, not the wrong training twice.

Learning Goals

What you will learn

  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles in concert with SAFe roles and practices
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management/li>
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train
  • Maximize value delivered holistically across a large portfolio

Topics

SAFe Concepts so You Can Lead a Scaled Initiative

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Creating high-performing teams and programs
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building Large Solutions

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • Attendee workbook and preparation to take the exam
  • Free access to exam (first try), assuming you attend both full days
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • SAFe Agilist certification upon passing of exam
  • Great learning in a friendly environment condusive to learning

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. The following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

  • Attendees to this course should have taken a Certified Scrum Master®, Certified Scrum Product Owner® or similar session
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Who Should Attend

This class is meant for anyone who is participating in an agile at scale implementation, involving 50+ people across multiple teams

  • 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

SAFe Certification Kit

What you will receive when you pass the certification exam

  • 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
  • Annual Renewal: Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned. Renewal fee is $100

Exam Information

Basic facts about the exam

  • Exam name: SAFe® 4 Agilist Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: You access the exam in the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, you have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Language: English
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.