Become a SAFe Agilist

The Scaled Agile Framework was designed for larger enterprises to support with scaling agility and transitioning from traditional project management approaches to an agile organization. It is based on agile principles as well as "lean thinking" and "product development flow".

This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

  • Based on SAFe Version 4.0
  • Instructor led, interactive classroom training
  • Certification “SAFe Agilist (SA)" by Scaled Agile Academy
  • 2 days
  • private classes only

You'll learn

  • apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development
  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate large Value Streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common process model
  • Configure the Framework for your context
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise

You'll understand

  • the three or or four levels of SAFe
  • what agility means in a scaled context
  • that principles are more important than practices
  • how to avoid common mistakes
  • what really counts when scaling Agility
  • how culture will influence your process

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA). The SAFe Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean-Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. It validates their knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean thinking, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context so they can lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Coordinating Large Value Streams
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

Agenda

  • 08:30am Welcome, Registration and Coffee
  • 09:00am (sharp) Class starts
    • in between two breaks with refreshments: one in the morning, one in the afternoon
    • 12:30pm Lunch break (one hour)
  • Around 05:30pm Closing
Training price: EUR 1,500 excl. taxes per person
Early Bird discount: EUR 100 discount on the training price if the registration is made online and no later than 30 days before the first day of the training (see also our General Training Conditions). The early bird discount is combinable with other discounts.
Team discount: EUR 50 discount on the training price if you register 3 or more people of your organization for the same training date online. Please use the option to add additional participants in our online registration form. The team discount is combinable with other discounts.

Conditions

The training described herein includes the following services:

  • Workbooks in printed form as well as electronically for download
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to Scaled Agile, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
  • Catering during the breaks (Refreshments, snacks)
  • Lunch catering (Buffet or set meal)

An online registration is required. Please use one of the online registration links under the rubric “Dates“ on this page. The price includes all Scaled Agile related fees.

SAFe Agilist (SA)

As an attendee of this training you are entitled to take the online certification exam of the Scaled Agile Academy. A full attendance and participation during the training is mandatory.

You will be registered at the Scaled Agile Academy right after the training which enables you to take the test. If you pass it, you will be certified as a "SAFe Agilist (SA)". Renewals are from the date of certification at a fee of US$100 requiring 10 continuing education/outreach hours.

Who should attend?

This training is for all those, who plan to use Agile in a scaled environment, having multiple teams and multiple layers such as portfolio or program level, maybe even on different locations. Primarily, this training is meant for all kind of people, who want to get new ideas and inputs for using Agile at scale in their organization.

  • 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

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SA certification exam.
  • 5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

What you get

  • Printed Handouts
  • SAFe Poster
  • Agile Manifesto Poster
  • Stationary and Gifts such as our Scrum Juggling Ball
  • 14 Scrum Educational Units (SEU, Cat. B)
  • 16 PMI Professional Development Units (PDU)
  • One year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist
  • SAFe Agilist branding kit with the SA certification mark