SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Training

“Steps towards Leading Agile Transformation”


We offer SPC trainings in India in association with ASPE , SPCT gold partner for Scaled Agile.


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Safe Program Consultant(SPC) Training is a four-day course which will prepare you in leading an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). This training will guide you how to effectively apply the principles and practices of SAFe, including training with SAFe courseware, and coaching teams, launching Agile Release Trains, and building and managing an Agile portfolio.

The first two days of this training is an intensive version of Leading SAFe. The motto is to prepare certified SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) to teach the course and act as a certifying agent for SAFe Agilists (SAs). You will also gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Agile Teams, Agile Programs, Agile Program Portfolio Management, and Agile Architecture.

In the second two days, you will gain the knowledge needed to identify, plan, and implement SAFe programs with Agile Release Trains. Further, you’ll have the briefings, artifacts, and templates you need to identify the value streams, prepare the organization, launch agile programs, plan and execute the major events, and implement effective processes and measures for continuous program improvement.

Audience

The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Learning Goals
  • SAFe Agilist (SA)
  • Quality engineer
  • Quality analyst
  • Test analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Software engineer
  • System engineer
  • Developer
  • Delivery manager
  • Technical project manager
  • Team lead
  • Project lead
  • Technical lead
  • Release manager
  • Test manager
  • Test engineer
  • Programmer
  • Account manager
  • Service manager
  • Product manager
  • Software coder
  • Software tester
  • Manager – software development
  • Architect – software development
  • Product management


Attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • 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
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group


Topics Covered

Leading SAFe 4.0

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Building Really Big Systems
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise


Implementing SAFe 4.0

  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Facilitating ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Understanding the SPC Exam
  • Applying your SPC Certification
  • Participating in Open Space


Prerequisites

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 SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant:

  • 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


After this course, you should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Implement and manage a Lean-Agile portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform value stream analysis and identify value streams
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate value streams
  • Build and execute the implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent (SPCs only)
  • Train teams in SAFe for Teams (S4T) and act as a SAFe Practitioner (SP) certifying agent (SPCs only)


SAFe® Certification

Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe 4.0 Program Consultant (SPC4) exam. Those who attain their SPC4 certification will receive:

  • Access to license the course materials needed to train aspiring SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs
  • Access to no-cost license materials, videos, and artifacts that support launching Agile Release Trains
  • Inclusion in the SPC4 directory listing (optional)
  • Access to the private SPC LinkedIn Group


Annual Renewal

Renewals are good for one full year from the date of certification and will require:

  • 160 hours of SPC4 consulting
  • Renewal fee: $895
  • 40 continuing education/outreach hours


Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • An SPC4 certificate
  • Access to license the course materials needed to train SAFe Agilists, SAFe Practitioners, and SAFe PM/POs
  • One-year certified membership as an SPC4
  • SPC4 branding kit with the SPC certification mark


What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Eligibility to take the SPC4 exam
  • One-year membership to Scaled Agile
  • Class attendance certificate upon request
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP or PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance


Certification

An optional SPC certification exam (multiple choice) will be administered on the final day of the class. The exam is approximately 120 minutes in duration and is accessed online. Personal laptops or other mobile devices are required.

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