Leading SAFe - Certified SAFe Agilist - SA

Leading SAFe - Certified SAFe Agilist - SA



The Leading SAFe course prepares Certified SAFe Agilists to strategically guide the successful adoption and continued improvement of the Lean-Agile culture and mindset in an enterprise environment. The SAFe Agilist aids their enterprise by helping to define its mission and vision and communicating strategic decisions and the needs and benefits of change. SAFe Agilists work throughout the enterprise, from stakeholders to individual teams, motivating knowledge workers and helping them develop skills in a way that enhances their capabilities and increases both their engagement with and commitment to the vision and mission of the enterprise.

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The Leading SAFe course is an interactive two-day class that imparts the knowledge required to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Attendees will learn about the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile software development, product development flow, and DevOps. Attendees will learn and discuss the five core competencies required to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills needed to support and execute Program Increment (PI) Planning events and the coordination of multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Attendees will learn about the Lean-Agile mindset, why it is both necessary and effective in the modern digitally disrupted marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They will learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, enable Lean Portfolio Management, create a Continuous Delivery Pipeline using DevOps culture and practices, and coordinate large, complex products and solutions.

This course prepares attendees to take the SAFe Agilist (SA) exam for certification.

Who should attend?

  • Executives, Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs

  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management

  • Program and Project Managers

  • Product, Product Line, and Platform Managers

  • Portfolio Managers

  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects


Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of prior experience. However, it is highly recommended for those attendees who intend to take the SAFe Agilist (SA) certification exam have

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, or product/project management

  • Experience with Scrum (and/or agile software or product development)

  • Understand the Five Core Competencies of a Lean Enterprise

  • Understand what it means to be a Lean-thinking manager/teacher

  • Understand and apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • Apply SAFe Lean-Agile principles to the roles and practice of SAFe

  • Create high-performing teams

  • Lead a SAFe transformation using the SAFe Implementation Roadmap

  • Support PI Planning and associated events for successful Program execution

  • Drive the principle of Release on Demand with the concept and practices of the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

  • Create alignment and establish execution using Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management

  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and external suppliers with a Solution Train

  • Learn while not being bored and having fun

  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science

  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors

  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) or Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace

  • Attendee workbook

    • SAFe Big Picture

    • SAFe Implementation Roadmap

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • A course completion certificate (not the SA certification)

  • Preparation for and eligibility to take the SAFe Agilist (SA) certification exam

  • SAFe Agilist certification upon successfully passing the examination

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SUEs under Category C


Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund, you must notify us no later than 12 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 10-day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class within the next 12 months.

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