Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework
Presented by Scaled Agile and Hosted by BDD
Ola Gedenryd: Passionate Lean-Agile leader and part of the SPCT program at Scaled Agile. Ola has 14 years of experience to set-up and run Scaled Agile implementations in challenging international environments. The last four years, Ola has focused to help people and their organizations to succeed in their Lean-Agile Transformations by coaching, mentorship and training around SAFe. Ola has globally trained almost 1000 people in different SAFe trainings and has experience of almost the entire stack of trainings from Scaled Agile.
Gerald Cadden: SAFe Program Consultant Trainer for Scaled Agile, Inc., the exclusive certifying entity for the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe). As an experienced executive coach and Lean-Agile practitioner with 20+ years in I.T and consulting, he has worked with many organizations and executives in leading organizational transformations. His diverse background as a programmer, business analyst, business process engineer, and Lean-Agile transformation consultant, have enabled him to successfully guide organizations on their transformation journeys..
During this four-day course, attendees learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and the seven core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. Attendees gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio.
The first two days of the course — Leading SAFe® — provide the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise. Certifying as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, enables attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.
Who will benefit?
Professional services consultants
Internal change agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE) participants, Agile Working
Business and technology executives, leaders, managers, and directors
Portfolio managers and fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
Development, QA, and IT managers
Program and project managers
Product and product line managers
Process leads and lifecycle governance personnel
Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of
experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend
to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant certification exam and practiced as a SAFe® 5
Program Consultant (SPC):
• More than 5 years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or
• More than 3 years of experience in Agile
• One or more relevant Agile certifications
What you 'll learn
To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), you should be able to:
• Lead a Lean-Agile Enterprise transformation
• Implement SAFe
• Implement Lean Portfolio Management
• Perform Value Stream identification
• Launch and coach Agile Release Trains
• Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains with a Solution Train
• Use the seven core competencies to achieve business agility
• Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
• Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other roles in a SAFe Enterprise
Leading SAFe® days 1 – 2
Thriving in the digital age with business agility
Becoming a Lean-Agile leader
Establishing Team and Technical Agility
Building solutions with Agile Product Delivery
Exploring Lean Portfolio Management
Leading the change
Implementing SAFe® days 3 – 4
Reaching the tipping point
Designing the implementation
Launching an Agile Release Train
Coaching ART Execution
Extending to the portfolio
Accelerating to business agility
Becoming an SPC
What you get
Class registration includes:
• Attendee workbook
• Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
• One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
• Course certificate of completion
Attendees must attend all four days of the course to be eligible to take the exam.
Eligibility to train others in SAFe
As a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), What you get you can continue the learning journey
by achieving validation to license and teach SAFe courses.
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Certifications expire one year from the date of certification is earned.
Renewal fee: $895/year
ProfessionalDevelopment Units(PDUs) and ScrumEducation Units (SEUs)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 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