Implementing SAFe (SPC)

SAFe
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Getting organizations to embrace change takes vision, knowledge and a steady hand. Learn how to initiate and lead a successful Lean-Agile SAFe® transformation as a SAFe® 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC). Lead others in setting up new organizational networks, enabling your enterprise to thrive in a disruptive marketplace. Train teams, build Agile Release Trains and help colleagues to get the organization moving, when you complete Implementing SAFe.
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Lead your organization to embrace Business Agility and Lean thinking

This four-day Implementing SAFe course will teach you how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), as well as the five core competencies of the Lean Enterprise. For those of us already working with Lean/Agile on a daily basis, this program provides you with a deeper understanding of its principles and practices.

You will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and build a Lean Portfolio.

The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—are all about the basics you need to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your organization. After taking the SAFe 5 Program Consultant Exam, you’ll certify as a SAFe® 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC).

Good examples from operational practice, which helped a lot in understanding SAFe.

Our Implementing SAFe courses are taught by one or two SPCTs (SAFe Program Consultant Trainers). These inspiring trainers are consultants who are active in the field and have extensive SAFe experience in training and implementing SAFe at large organizations.

Learning goals

During this four-day course you will learn 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

Certification

SPC Exam & certification

When you pass the Implementing SAFe exam, you’ll receive a SAFe® SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5) certificate, with a digital badge to promote your accomplishment online. A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Program Consultant is also included, granting you access to the SPC Community of Practice. Furthermore, we’ll provide you with a SAFe Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks.

As a SAFe Program Consultant, you’ll have access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA), SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), and SAFe for Teams (SAFe Practitioner (SP). You’ll also be able to access a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during and throughout their SAFe journey.

Didn’t pass the exam? You can try again! Each new attempt will cost $250.

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Program

Four-day training program

The Implementing SAFe course is a four-day training program. Each course day starts at 8:30 and ends at 17:30, and includes a lunch break and an afternoon break.

Please note: the hours for our virtual courses are approximately 8 hours per day and may be extended with an extra course day.

Prerequisites

Anyone part of a Lean-Agile transformation is welcome to attend the Implementing SAFe course, regardless of role or experience.

For those who intend to take the SAFe® Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management;
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile;
  • one or more relevant Agile certifications.

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe Program Consultant Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe course.
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 questions (75%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – The 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 $250.
  • Retake policy – A second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. A fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any questions about the retake policy.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attending this course means that you may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

You may also be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing your CSP through Scrum Alliance.

For more information about your eligibility or the application process, please contact your local institution.

Audience

Your organization is on its way to adopt SAFe. The Implementing SAFe course is intended for everyone who will be materially and directly involved in this adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.

After completing this training program, you’ll be able to coach and guide your organization to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Course attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Groups
  • Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA and IT management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects


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Dec 6

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

€2,995
Classroom training - jeden Tag von 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
German
Wibas Darmstadt
Classroom training - jeden Tag von 08:30 - 17:30 CET
€2,995
German
Wibas Darmstadt
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Dec 12

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

€2,995
Start gegarandeerd! Training op locatie - dagelijks 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
Dutch
Amsterdam
Start gegarandeerd! Training op locatie - dagelijks 08:30 - 17:30 CET
€2,995
Dutch
Amsterdam
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Dec 12

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

€2,995
Guaranteed to run! Remote training - each day 08:30-17:30 CET
SAFe
French
Virtual Course FR
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French
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Dec 19

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

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Guaranteed to run! - Classroom training - every day from 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
English
Adesso SE - Munich
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English
Adesso SE - Munich
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Dec 19

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

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Guaranteed to run! Remote training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
English
Virtual Course EU
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English
Virtual Course EU
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Jan 16

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

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Classroom training - each day 08: - 17:30 CET
SAFe
English
Amsterdam
Classroom training - each day 08: - 17:30 CET
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English
Amsterdam
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Jan 16

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

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Garantiert durchgeführt! - Präsenztraining - jeden Tag von 8:30 - 17:30 MEZ
SAFe
German
smartvillage Schwanthalerhöhe - München
Garantiert durchgeführt! - Präsenztraining - jeden Tag von 8:30 - 17:30 MEZ
€2,995
German
smartvillage Schwanthalerhöhe - München
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Jan 30

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

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Classroom training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
English
Brussels
Classroom training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CET
€2,995
English
Brussels
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Jan 30

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

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Classroom training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
French
Paris
Classroom training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CET
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French
Paris
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Feb 20

Implementing SAFe (SPC)

€2,995
Remote training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CET
SAFe
English
Virtual Course EU
Remote training - each day 08:30 - 17:30 CET
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English
Virtual Course EU
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