SAFe for Architects (ARCH)

Advanced technology and a deep, architectural vision are essential for a Lean Enterprise. After attending the SAFe for Architects (ARCH) training, you will be able to achieve successful solutions by improving collaborations and alignment within your organization.
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SAFe Winter Offer!

We want to support you in elevating your year-end budget strategy. To go from routine spending to strategic investment with the Gladwell Academy SAFe Winter.

That is why we are offering you a 10% discount on all of our SAFe trainings booked between November 1st 2023 and January 31st 2024. For ANY training taking place anytime in 2023 or 2024.

The training

The Agile Release Train (ART) - a self-organizing, self-managing team of Agile teams (known as a "team of teams") - works together to deliver a continuous stream of value to the customer.

During our three-day SAFe for Architects (ARCH) training, participants learn to think beyond their ART and actively engage as effective leaders and change agents throughout the organization. During these three days, we will go into:

  • Theory of Lean-Agile architecture

  • Architecture for DevOps and Release on Demand

  • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent and Roadmaps

  • Prepare & coordinate architecture for Planning Increment (PI)

  • Support of Continuous Delivery during PI execution

  • Support of new strategic themes and Value Streams

  • How to lead as an Architect during a Lean-Agile transformation

Content was clear and understandable, Trainer was excellent with a lot of practical knowledge.

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Who is it for?

This training is particularly suitable for senior technical staff who want to understand the role of System, Solution and Enterprise Architects. In addition, the training is well suited for those who want a better understanding of how architecture enables Continuous Value Flow and how architects contribute to a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Among the frequent participants are practicing System, Solution and Enterprise Architects, Architects from supporting technical disciplines, experienced software developers, technical managers making architectural decisions and product leaders who work with architects.


ARCH Exam & Certification

The SAFe for Architects (ARCH) training lasts three days (8:30 am - 5:00 pm, including lunch) and is hosted by one or more SAFe Practice Consultant Trainers (SPCTs). All our consultants work in the field themselves and have extensive experience implementing SAFe within large organizations.

After completing the training and passing the exam, you will be a certified SAFe Architect (ARCH). You will acquire:

  • Official SAFe® Architect (ARCH) certificate

  • Digital badge of the certificate (to share & promote online)

  • One-year certified membership as a SAFe Architect, allowing you access to the SAFe ARCH Community of Practice

  • Access to a wide range of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

The Scaled Agile Academy will update your profile as soon as you pass the exam. From then on, you will have access to the private, online community and the possibility to make your profile public within the Scaled Agile community. Until that moment, only you have the privilege to see your certification.

  • Exam name: SAFe Architect

  • Language: English

  • Format: Multiple choice

  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book

  • Duration: 120 minutes

  • Number of questions: 60 questions

  • Passing score: 45 out of 60 questions correct (75% score)

  • Exam cost: The cost of the official exam is included and the exam must be completed within 30 days of training

  • Retake policy: Didn't pass the exam the first time? Nothing to worry about. It’s possible to do a first retake immediately after the initial exam. The second retake requires a 10-day wait, a third attempt can be held 30 days later. Each retake costs $50. Please contact for questions regarding the retake policy.

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To participate in this training, we expect that you:

  • Are familiar with Agile principles and practices

  • Have participated in one different SAFe training course

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

Once you have participated in this course, you may be eligible to apply for 15 continuing education PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications. You may also be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C to earn or renew your CSP through Scrum Alliance.


Upcoming SAFe for Architects (ARCH) Courses

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Jan 29

SAFe for Architects (ARCH) - Virtual

Virtual Training - each day from 09:00 - 17:00 CET
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Jun 24

SAFe for Architects (ARCH) - Virtual

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