Leading SAFe

Apr 24-25, 2021

Online – LVC


11 am to 7:00 pm


Piyush Rahate / Sumeet Madan

May 22-23, 2021

Online – LVC


11 am to 7:00 pm


Piyush Rahate / Sumeet Madan

Jun 12-13, 2021

Online – LVC


11 am to 7:00 pm


Piyush Rahate / Sumeet Madan

Jul 10-11, 2021

Online – LVC


11 am to 7:00 pm


Piyush Rahate / Sumeet Madan

Aug 14-15, 2021

Online – LVC


11 am to 7:00 pm


Piyush Rahate / Sumeet Madan

Leading SAFe - How to thrive in digital world with Business Agility

In the digital world it is important to learn about Business Agility to lead a Lean-Agile Enterprise. Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe®) for Lean Enterprises is a knowledge base of proven integrated principles, practices and competencies needed to achieve business agility using Lean, Agile and DevOps.

SAFe 5,  the latest version, focuses on 7 core competencies which are critical to a Lean Enterprise for having a competitive advantage.

With the Leading SAFe course, attendees will learn how to leverage Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe®) to achieve Business Agility. The course starts with an introduction to SAFe framework and exploring the underlying values and principles. Post this, the course delves into establishing Team and Technical Agility, Agile Product Delivery and organising around Value. The course also provides a simulation to experience PI planning event which is key event to create alignment across the enterprise. Participants, further, learn about how to build a culture of DevOps to enable “Release on Demand” and also to leverage Lean Portfolio Management within their enterprise.

Learning Objectives:
  • Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Enable Agile Product Delivery
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management
Who Should attend:

The course is designed to introduce SAFe® framework to anyone who would want to leverage it to achieve Business Agility. The typical audience for the course includes CxOs, Senior Executives, Change Agents, Program/Project Managers, BAs, Tech Leads, Agile Coaches, Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Solution/System Architects.

Although, anyone can attend the course regardless of the experience, it is highly recommended to have at least 5 years of experience in software development, project management or business analysis. Also, experience with Scrum is beneficial. 

Topics Covered:

We are living in an age of software. About a decade ago Marc Andreessen said “Software is eating the world” and this more true today. Every aspect of our lives is touched by software in some form. As an enterprise what should we do to maintain our market share in the digital world.

In this section you would learn:

  • How to thrive in digital age.
  • Use SAFe as a lever to Business Agility
  • Understand the 7 core competencies of a Lean-Agile Enterprise.

It requires a very different mindset to lead a Lean-Agile Enterprise in the digital era and achieve Business Agility.

In this section you will learn:

  • What is the Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Values and Principles of SAFe®

For an enterprise to deliver value continuously it is imperative to establish teams around flow of value along with a great focus to technical excellence.

In this section you will learn:

  • What are agile teams and how to form them.
  • How to build quality-in
  • How to organize around flow of value.

What will happen if you build products which nobody wants? Yes, the enterprises will become extinct.We have seen examples like Blockbuster, Nokia, Kodak etc.

In this section you will learn:

  • How to apply Design Thinking and Customer Centricity to your products.
  • Managing the Program Backlog
  • Experiencing the PI Planning
  • How to release on demand
  • Establishing DevOps 

At an enterprise level how to manage finances, vision, strategy to enable Business Agility. When we are scaling the business what needs to be taken care of?

In this section you will learn:

  • What is a SAFe portfolio.
  • How to connect portfolio with enterprise
  • Establish and maintain portfolio vision.
  • Funding value streams.

 

What is the role of a leader when an enterprise is going through a transformation? How should the leader behave and what characteristics will set them apart?

In this section you will learn:

  • Lead by example.
  • Lead the change.
Assessment:
  • Name: SAFe 5 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 hour and 30 minutes) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 35 out of 45 (77% 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.
PDUs and 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.

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