Person Sharad Julka

11th November 2016

An Insight into the Leading SAFe 4.0 Programme

A SAFe Agilist is one of the prime change agents in a medium to large enterprise aiming for SAFe adaption. He/She is capable of driving training, coaching as well as support programs by launching release trains. He/She supports the execution of Agile Release Trains, coordinates large Value Streams, manages a Lean-Agile Portfolio, helps align the organization to a common process model, configures the Framework for the enterprise’s context, motivates knowledge workers and support a Lean-Agile transformation in the enterprise. The SAFe Agilist essentially goes through training and participates workshops himself/herself thereby developing those skills and practices before helping the enterprise adopt the same. This webinar gives a quick insight into the two-day training Leading SAFe 4.0 programme that leads to the SAFe Agilist certification.

The Trainer - Sharad Julka

Sharad Julka is a SAFe Program Consultant with a total of 16 years of work experience. He has helped organizations to effectively implement and transform the portfolios to SAFe.

  • Expert Agile Coach with the ability to help transform large Portfolio to adopt Agile methods at a scale.
  • Providing Thought Leadership, Consultation, Training and Coaching in the area of Agile Transformations using distributed teams. He has worked with the organizations in the Healthcare and Wellness domain and helped them adapt SAFe principles and practices.
  • Participated in more than 6 release planning events
  • Conducted release retrospectives of large programs
  • Conducted assessments to assess the current state of the agility and transformation
  • Coached and mentored teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Program Managers, Technical Teams, Functional Managers and Executives on Agile principles/values and how to build, grow and maintain a thriving Agile organization at scale
  • Trained more than 1000 members on SAFe, Agile methodology, roles and practices
Certifications to his credit are:
  • SAFe Program Consultant from Scaled Agile Academy
  • Certified Scrum Master from ScrumAlliance
  • Certified Kanban Methodologist from ValueInnova
  • Lean Management Professional from Benchmark Six Sigma

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