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SAFe for Teams

Scaling Agile from team Level with SP Certification

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is based fundamentally on the development and improvement of Agile teams. As we know, each team is responsible for defining, building, and testing stories from their backlog. Teams also deliver value in a series of fixed-length iterations also called as sprints. Teams use a common iteration cadence to synchronize work with other teams; this allows the entire system to iterate simultaneously. Teams generally employ Scrum (primarily) or Kanban methods. These derived methods are augmented for built-in quality practices. Many software quality practices are derived from extreme Programming, while hardware and system quality practices are derived from contemporary Lean product development practices. So, there is a need for teams to understand their role to implement Agility in their process of working.

This two-day training guide teams who are part of an Agile Release Train (ART) in the process of working in an Agile environment using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. The teams will learn how to become Agile Teams, build their backlog, and plan and execute iterations. Agile teams learn about their ART and their role in it, planning, executing, and improving with other teams. This class prepares teams to run a Program Increment (PI), including all meetings of the Team and Program level with a specific focus on the upcoming PI planning. Each ART is a long-lived, self-organizing team-of-Agile-teams: a virtual organization of about 50- 125 people who plan, commit, and execute together. The ART is comprised of cross–functional teams, and includes all the roles that are necessary to move ideas from concept through deployment, as illustrated below:

Audience

For onsite delivery as part of a real-world Agile Release Train, this course is for all stakeholders of an ART at the beginning of its SAFe journey.

  • Executive and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs and VPs
  • Development QA and InfraStructure Management
  • Program and Product Line Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Learning Goals
  • Quality Analyst
  • Test Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Developer

  • Programmer
  • Account Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Delivery Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Software Coder
  • Software Tester
  • Manager-Software Development
  • Architect-Software Development
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Team Lead
  • Project Lead

After this course you will be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale lean and agile development in your enterprise
  • Know your team and its roles on the Agile Release Train (ART).
  • Know all other teams on the train, their roles and the dependencies between the teams
  • Plan interations
  • Execute iterations, demo value and improve your process
  • Plan program increments
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the train

Topic Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
  • Building an agile team
  • Planning the iteration
  • Executing the iteration
  • Executing the program increment
  • SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe practitioner certificate
  • One year certified membership as a SAFe practitioner

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee Workbooks
  • Eligibility for attendees to take the SAFe Practitioner(SP) exam with certification
  • Annual Renewal
  • Renewals are from the date of certification
  • Renewal fee: $100
  • 10 continuing education/outreach hours

PDUs and SEUs

  • Attendees are eligible to apply for 16 Continuing Education- Strategic PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications.
  • Attendees are eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

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