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SAFe for Government

Applying Lean-Agile practices in the public sector with SAFe®

with Certified SAFe® Government Practitioner

5 half days, foundation level

Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context. The issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies.

During this course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.

Attendees gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change in government.

Learners taking this course are: Business Analysts, Agile Coaches, SAFe Program Consultants, and Practice Leads

SAFe for Teams

Establishing Team Agility for Agile Release Trains

with Certified SAFe® Practitioner

4 half days, intermediate level

During this course, attendees gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform your role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. Learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute iterations, and plan Program Increments. Lastly, learn about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train.

Learners taking this course are: Program or Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers, Business Analysts, Agile Coaches, Consultants, Architects, Engineers, Developers, Directors, Quality Managers, Product Managers, Product Owners, Program Managers, Change Agents, and Operations Programmers.

Leading SAFe

Thriving in the digital age with Business Agility

with Certified SAFe® Agilist

4 half days, foundation level

During this course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. Attendees also gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Lastly, they explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Learners taking this course are: CEOs, Program/Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers, Business Analysts, Agile Coaches, CIOs, Portfolio Managers, Consultants, Engineers, Program Managers, Change Agents, Solutions/Systems Architects

SAFe Scrum Master

Applying the Scrum Master role within a SAFe® enterprise

with Certified SAFe® Scrum Master

4 half days, intermediate level

During this course, attendees gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning. Attendees also discover how to build high-performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. 

Learners taking this course are: Program or Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Team Leads, Release Train Engineers, Business Analysts, Agile Coaches, Portfolio Managers, Consultants, Architects, Engineers, Developers, Directors, Quality Managers, Product Managers, Product Owners, and Delivery Managers.

SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager

Delivering value through effective Program Increment execution

with Certified SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager

4 half days, foundation level

During this course, attendees gain an in-depth understanding of how to effectively perform their role in the Agile Release Train (ART) as it delivers value through Program Increments. Attendees explore how to apply Lean thinking to decompose Epics into Features and Stories, refine Features and Stories, manage Program and Team backlogs, and to plan and execute Iterations and Program Increments. Attendees also discover how the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture contribute to the relentless improvement of the ART.

Learners taking this course are: Program or Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Release Train Engineers, Business Analysts, Agile Coaches, SAFe Program Consultants, Development Managers, CTOs, Consultants, Architects, Engineers, Directors, Product Managers, Product Owners, Delivery Managers, Solution Train Engineers, and Software Developers.

Lean Portfolio Management

Aligning strategy with execution

with Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager

4 half days, foundation level

This interactive course teaches the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations, and Lean Governance. There is also an additional (optional) one-day workshop available to help enterprise teams get started with LPM in their organization.

During this course, attendees gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations, and Lean Governance. Participants also have the opportunity to capture the current and future state of their portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the portfolio vision. Participants establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize epics for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance.

Learners taking this course are: CEOs, Program or Project Managers, Release Train Engineers, Agile Coaches, SAFe Program Consultants, Portfolio Managers, CTOs, Consultants, Directors, and Program Managers.

Agile Product Management

Using Design Thinking to create valuable products in the Lean Enterprise

with Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager

 5 half days, foundation level

The Agile Product Management course harnesses the power of Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions with proven SAFe capabilities to execute on those visions. Learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products—from inception to retirement—using Agile techniques. Recognize how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps you define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Find out how to accelerate the product life cycle to get fast feedback and quickly deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight customers—all while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

Learners taking this course are: Agile Coaches, Consultants, Agile Trainers, and Product Managers.

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