Empower your teams to deliver value in the SAFe enterprise
Making changes in your organization requires the participation of everybody on your team. Successful Agile Release Trains (ART) are made up of teams that collaborate effectively. Build the skills you need to become a high-performing team member and help get your team ready to participate and flourish in your company’s ART.
Build the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams. Become a SAFe® Practitioner (SP) with the SAFe for Teams training!
This two-day SAFe for Teams course will give you an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform your role using Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming (XP).
You will also learn how to write Stories and break down Features, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, the program will teach you about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train.
The SAFe for Teams training teaches you everything you need to know to for your team’s effective contribution to the ART and its overall improvement. After taking the SAFe 4 Practitioner exam, you’ll certify as a SAFe Practitioner (SP).
Our SAFe for Teams courses are taught by one or two SPCs (SAFe Program Consultants) or even 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.
During this two-day course you will learn to:
- Apply SAFe for Teams to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
- Know your team and its role on the Agile Release Train
- Know all other teams on the train, their roles, and the dependencies between the teams
- Plan iterations
- Execute iterations and demonstrate value
- Plan Program Increments
- Integrate and work with other teams on the train
When you pass the SAFe 4 Practitioner exam you’ll receive a SAFe Practitioner certificate, with a digital badge to promote your accomplishment online. A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Practitioner is also included, granting you access to the SP Community of Practice.
We’ll provide you with a SAFe Practitioner certification usage guide with SP certification marks as well as access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey.
Didn’t pass the exam? You can try again. Each new attempt comes with a fixed fee.
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Two-day training program
The SAFe for Teams course is a two-day training program. Each course day starts at 9:00 and ends at 17:00, and includes a complimentary lunch and an afternoon break.
During the program, we’ll go into the following topics:
- Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
- Building an Agile Team
- Planning the Iteration
- Executing the Iteration
- Executing the Program Increment
Everyone is welcome to attend the course, regardless of role or experience. For those who intend to take the SAFe® Practitioner (SP) certification exam, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:
- Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles;
- Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and XP;
- Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes.
After the training program, the trainer will send the participant’s details to the Scaled Academy (the accreditation organization). You’ll then receive three emails from the Scaled Academy:
- a welcome email that you can use to create your profile;
- a (mandatory) survey about the program where you can provide feedback;
- an email with a link to the exam, including instructions on how the exam works.
- Exam name – SAFe Practitioner Exam
- Exam format – Multiple choice, Multiple select
- 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 SAFe 4 Practitioner course.
- Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam.
- Number of questions – 45. Some questions are worth more points than others. For example: A question where you select 3 out of 4 options is worth more points than a true or false question.
- Passing score – 35 out of 45 (78% pass rate)
- Language – English
- Exam cost – The first attempt is included as part of the course registration fee, if the exam is taken within 30 days of course and completed before midnight on the last day. Each retake attempt costs $50.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the retake policy.
After the exam, your profile will automatically be updated when you’ve passed. The Scaled Agile Academy will inform you of this. You’ll then have access to the private online community and are able to make your profile public within the Scaled Agile community. Until that moment, only you have the privilege to see your certification.
Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
Attending this course means that you may be eligible to apply for 15 Continuing Education – Strategic PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP 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.
A successful Agile Release Train (ART) is only as good as the teams it’s made up of. The SAFe for Teams course is intended for everyone who wants to scale up their team to be an effective contributor.
After completing this training program you’ll be able to get your team ready for the ART and collaborate effectively with other teams.
Course attendees typically include:
- Period 2 days
- Maximum number of participants:42
- Lunch included:Yes
- Payment methods:Invoice, iDEAL, CreditCard
Dmitriy Vasilev - Rating: 7/10
The training is good, but I wasn't convinced that the methodology described is what our company needs.
Mario Navacerrada - Rating: 10/10
Just one word: R-O-C-K-E-T-S
Kein-Wai Cheung - Rating: 10/10
As it was the second time I did take part in this course, I founded it quite more enjoyable as I understand faster the ideas and advice given by the teacher. Also, the exercises were quite engaging and collaborative.
Meli Mundine - Rating: 9/10
Appreciated your time, explanation and exercices to well help us understanding the agile concept
Remco Melius - Rating: 7/10
Good active presentation. Not only sitting and listening, but also actively presenting our thoughts/ideas during the sessions
Venumadhav Thaduri - Rating: 10/10
Dave Kusters - Rating: 8/10
The 2 days were perfect. Great teacher and perfect flow.
Mario Alberto Rivera - Rating: 8/10
The class assumes everybody is a software developer, and we are not! It should be adapted for nonsoftware developers; otherwise, it is not easy to understand and keep up with the class pace
Gary Mclntosh - Rating: 9/10
I was skeptical at first , but with the added training and team building assignments it eased my fears.
Daoud Gueye - Rating: 8/10
Instructor was good, but don't think he was ready to adapt the course to our current line of business
Jean Malpas - Rating: 6/10
interesting, well explained, good interaction with the trainer but too many attendees
Sally Garcia - Rating: 6/10
Conor Bryson - Rating: 8/10
The trainer was very patient with the team and informative on key questions. He got a lot into the 2 days training to help us understand SAFe.
Maria Bell - Rating: 10/10
I really enjoyed the activities and games to break up the structure of the class.
Martin Lšnnqvist - Rating: 8/10
As the level of knowledge differed so much it was hard to have a good level that caught everyones needs. For me that has been part of a few PI Plannings it was good to get more insight in the SAFe methodology.
Egil Perland - Rating: 6/10
Most people in class, my self included, were not familiar with Agile and Safe therefore did not make a lot of sense.
Akbar Nawaz Khan - Rating: 8/10
I found this course to be very Interesting and look forward to implementing the SAFe Framework. I liked the way our trainer delivered the course by describing the important concepts in this Agile Framework very well, in the form of diagrams, activities, kahoot... I believe that it would be important how we can relate this to our day to day development tasks and adapt to this new methodology. One possible suggestion from my end would be to focus more on the exam questions so that we can easily go about getting the certification.
Isabelle Dencher - Rating: 10/10
Burak Ilter - Rating: 9/10
Very experienced trainer. Clear objective, messages.
Sam Takeuchi - Rating: 8/10
Frank did a great job for time keeping.
Basil Joseph - Rating: 8/10
Good course! Very informative and practical. The engaging aspect of the course allowed you to vividly think about how you could apply the theories of the SAFe into real project scenarios.
Marek Tvarůžek - Rating: 8/10
i liked it very much, i can tell that speaker has experience with software development. i liked the practical exercises
Takatoshi Mochizuki - Rating: 9/10
It was great lesson. I felt that, in case the coach ask members to proceed some activity(to write something in sticker, to discuss something in team), it is sometimes difficult to understand what should I do.
Tomáš Jurkovský - Rating: 9/10
Jens Tobien - Rating: 7/10
More examples from real life e.g. an existing Definition of Done, some written stories from different Business Segments Trainer was well structured and could answer all questions professionally
Marek Adamka - Rating: 9/10
The content was quite thorough, although first day was more focused on the scrum on team level, but the second day was much more useful for people with knowledge about scrum. Nice choice of videos to show, that brought another perspective. Also the PI simulation on day 2 was very well prepared and organized.
Filip Jurnečka - Rating: 9/10
The trainer (Franc) was amazing. Obviously knowledgeable, experienced talker and coach explaining the topic with real engagement. The materials were solid. My only issues are a missing communication map for the individual roles that would help clarify the responsibilities of the various roles even more and in our particular group lack of time for the exercises. Which were justifiably replaced by heated discussion and feedback from the trainer, so I guess I'm more complaining about the course length where we could have utilised one more day easily.
Jakub Šarmír - Rating: 9/10
I think it is upgrade of classic agile so the company and its employees should be familiar with Scrum and there is no need to spend so much time on this topic. Everything else was perfect
Jesse Wu - Rating: 10/10
Very good training
Zico Hu - Rating: 8/10
The coach has a lot of game to practice for deeper understand SAFe.
Lina Li - Rating: 10/10
The teacher does not tell you something, but he ask you something. It makes me to think on myself.
Anantha Ghante - Rating: 9/10
I liked the informal atmosphere created by the trainer thus encouraging participants to more actively involve during the training.
Xiang Zhang - Rating: 9/10
First time to experience that the trainee needs to pull as much as possible information from the trainer which makes this session more interesting and useful. The session is well facilitated by the trainer, he encourages people to ask questions and push people to think hard.
Weidong Shi - Rating: 10/10
I like the interactive style of the teaching method. The learning content becomes easier understanding for trainees. But I feel the training duration could be extended to three days so that we could have more specialized time to listen more lecture from mentor.
Chang He Ch Li - Rating: 9/10
some training video is very interesting and instructive.
Hanny Chen - Rating: 10/10
The trainer speaks English very clearly. We can easily understand. But in some videos that were showed in the course, some people speaks English with strong accent. I cannot understand.
Mohamed Essadki - Rating: 8/10
The course has a rich theoretical content. As a beginner in ASML, I liked more the discussions during the training, because it has helped me to have an insight of leveling group working way.
Aleksandar Milutinovic - Rating: 8/10
For me as an experienced scrum dev and agilist pace was good, but maybe for unexperienced people time was limited. Actually pace was good, but some topics could be covered in more details, like estimations. Overall, very good.
Manasa Marisonne GOWDA - Rating: 9/10
Training session was good .. good if session is made still more interactive
Enoch Li - Rating: 9/10
it changes my mind for work method.
Li LIN - Rating: 10/10
I like the way the trainers train . what's the responsibility for each role, I think more details can be taught.
Tiger WEI - Rating: 9/10
One good methodology. Good trainer. If the course can invite the leader to give some presentation on his/her understanding on SAFe, it is much better.
Peifu Qin - Rating: 9/10
I like: The teacher is gook. He introduced everything clearly. The teaching materials abundant. Could be improved: still not very clear how to implement the knowledge in my work
Guangyi Luo - Rating: 8/10
it is very practical training based on our level. Maybe we can prepare a case just from our area (Pure driver componnets)
Paris Giazitzidis - Rating: 7/10
location and planning was perfect. Material is good and trainer also in very good level.
Arthur Szydlik - Rating: 7/10
In general good session . One personal remark realated to size of the group but this is just a SAFe is.
Svein Winberg - Rating: 8/10
Content had the right balance in terms of catering for the different Level of knowledge of the attendees With the first day introducing Agile and SAFE principles and the second day was focusing on the team Level interaction & release Trains. Trainer had the right Level of enthusiasm and experience. Great that she spent less time on slides and more on discussions and practical excercises. Was also flexible when it came to the agenda, hence we were able to set aside some time for discussions on issues and problems we were facing in our own organization.
Morten Berge - Rating: 9/10
I liked the storytelling kind of presentation, and not so much powerpoint presentation. It made the course more lively and interesting
Sudipta Datta - Rating: 8/10
Nice, trainers were very supportive. Learned new thing, new process, new medthodology
Amol Dorle - Rating: 10/10
clear idea of scaled agile