• 6th Apr 20 - 7th Apr 20
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Earlybird Ticket £795.00 (GBP)    + £159.00 (GBP)
Standard Ticket £895.00 (GBP)    + £179.00 (GBP)
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Mar 06, 2020

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What is this course?

Successful scaling of Agile beyond the single team is one of the most important challenges faced by many organisations. Core scrum provides no guidance on how to do this, and unofficial techniques such as Scrum-of-Scrums go only some way to providing an answer and are not widely understood. The SAFe Scaled Agile Framework™ is an increasingly popular complete approach for large-scale, multi-team Agile projects and programs. It builds upon the use of Scrum and XP by Agile teams with specific Program practices and roles for Agile Architecture, Release Train Planning and management of the Product Vision, Roadmap and Program Backlog. At the overall Portfolio level, SAFe utilises concepts of Lean Thinking and Kanban for the management of Architectural and Business Epics within agreed Investment themes.

This two-day Certified SAFe Agilist – Leading SAFe 4.6 training class gives you the knowledge required to become a Certified SAFe Agilist and to lead an enterprise agile transformation using the Scaled Agile Framework and apply SAFe for teams.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • •   Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to:
  • •   Improve productivity
  • •   Employee engagement
  • •   Time to market, and quality
  • •   Apply the Scaled Agile Framework™ based on:
  • •   Lecture
  • •   Real-world examples
  • •   Insights by Scaled Agile experts.
  • •   Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on:
  • •   Information and examples presented
  • •   Additional recommended readings and resources.
  • •   Gain insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context.
What will you receive?
  • •   Two days of high quality instruction from one of our SAFe program consultants
  • •   For courses on our public schedule, refreshments before and during the course, including lunch
  • •   All course materials, which include a copy of the slide deck, exercises and case study
  • •   All applicable Scaled Agile “Certified SAFe Agilist” exam fees
  • •   Scaled Agile “SAFe Agilist 4.0” certification and 1 year’s membership (upon successful completion of the SAFe Agilist exam)
  • •   For PMI Project Management Professionals (PMPs), this course provides 16 Category B Professional Development Units (PDUs)
What topics are covered?

You can expect the following topics to be covered during the course:

  • •   Intro to SAFe Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework™.
  • •   Lean Thinking: An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow.
  • •   Agile Development Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business Benefits.
  • •   SAFe ScrumXP An experiential walkthrough of “SAFe ScrumXP”, focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritisation practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level
  • •   Agile Release Train Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains — long-lived programs whereby teams-of-agile-teams optimise quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises larger value streams
  • •   Agile Portfolio Management Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management, and Governance.
  • •   Agile Architecture Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow.
  • •   Scaling Leadership Scaling Enterprise Lean|Agile leadership.
Who is this course suitable for?

The Leading SAFe course is aimed at executives, managers, consultants, coaches and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean|Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

No specific preparation is required for this course. However, delegates should have 5+ years of experience in Software Development, Testing, Business Analysis, Product or Project Management, as well as some experience in Scrum.  A Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner or similar qualification would provide an ideal starting point. This course is NOT suitable for those without prior agile experience.

How should I prepare for this course?

Delegates wishing to undertake background reading prior to the course should refer to www.scaledagileframework.com

What about exams and certifications?

Upon successful completion of the training, delegates will be eligible to take the on-line Scaled Agile Academy SAFe Agilist exam. The exam is a complex multiple choice exam and will require revision. The exam window is just 30 days, immediately post course, and therefore time should be set aside for this – 3-4 hours is recommended as a minimum.

On passing the exam, Certified SAFe Agilists will have the option to appear on the Certified SA directory and have access to the Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community. Exam retakes are $50 and can be taken 30 days or more after the previous exam. Annual renewal requires 10 continuing education/outreach hours and currently costs $100 payable to the Scaled Agile Academy.

Venue:   London - Marble Arch

Marble Arch is located on Edgware Road in the heart of the West End.

Directions

By underground:

Central line to Marble Arch Station When you exit the station, turn right on to Oxford Street and then second right on to Edgware Road. etc.venues Marble Arch is in Garfield House, on the right hand side next to the Tescos.

By Train:

Paddington Station is approximately 20 minutes walk. Use the Praed Street exit and turn left on to Praed Street and continue until you walk on to Edgware Road. Turn right onto Edgware Road and continue towards Marble Arch. Marble Arch is at the other end of Edgware Road on the left. Alternatively bus routes 36 or 436 go from outside Paddington Station on Praed Street and on to Edgware Road and takes approximately 10 minutes to Marble Arch.

By bus:

Marble Arch sits on many bus routes including 7, 10, 73, 98, 137, 390, 6, 23, 94, 159, 30, 94, 113, 159, 274, 2, 16, 36, 74, 82, 148, 414, 436.

By car:

There is a NCP car park situated within close proximity to Marble Arch – visit www.ncp.co.uk for more details.

  • Trainer: Shaun Smith


    Shaun is an experienced trainer, coach and consultant, passionate about applying modern techniques to help teams and organisations work better. His experience with agile began at the turn of the century when, as a developer, his relentless search for better ways of doing things led him to the eXtreme Programming (XP) community.

    He became a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) in 2014, and has since provided certified SAFe training to over 900 people, on both public and in-house courses.  His extensive knowledge and ability as a trainer is complimented further by substantial practical experience of managing large-scale agile transformations at a senior level.

    He has held Senior Leadership, Transformation and Delivery roles at clients such as AOL, BSkyB, BBC, Pearson, Klarna, Hutchison 3G – and provided consultancy, assessments, assurance and enablements to both large and small companies on enabling SAFe, Business Agility and Operating Model design.

    In addition to his expertise across the Scaled Agile Framework, Shaun is knowledgeable about a wide range of team-level and large-scale Agile methodologies. He has trained hundreds of people in Scrum and related Agile methods and techniques. He is a Certified TBR Trainer (Training from the Back of The Room) and also holds certifications in alternative Scaling Methods (LeSS, [email protected], DaD), as well as Scrum.

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