Leading SAFe®4.6 Certification Training

Be the change agent and scale your Agile efforts at an enterprise level

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Key Highlights

  • Get a certificate from the globally acclaimed Scaled Agile Inc
  • Get trained by SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs)
  • Earn 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs in just 2 days
  • Be prepared to scale Agile across multiple teams
  • Be an effective team leader by learning to address challenges
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Course Overview

Agile methods have been found to be applicable to a wide array of teams and organizations across the globe. However, with the rising complexity of team and project dynamics, the need for collaboration and scaling across teams and organizations has become prominent.

The Scaled Agile Framework has largely helped in bridging this gap and has facilitated collaboration across teams, complex systems, geographies and in any scenario where Agile alone has failed to create the needful impact.

SAFe®, essentially, is a complete methodology that enables complex organizations to carry out Agile transformation at an enterprise level. This fosters sustainable growth, fastest time-to-market, and a steep rise in team productivity.

Applying Lean/Agile principles and practices across all levels within an organization is the very first step towards an Agile transformation. The SAFe® framework synchronizes the alignment, collaboration, and delivery of multiple agile teams leading the way to enterprise success.

Course Objectives

  • Lead transformation in Scrum teams
  • Become a top-earning scrum professional
  • Grab more career opportunities
  • Keep up with the swift-changing market trends

Prerequisites

  • Any interested individual regardless of experience can attend this course. But, it is highly recommended that those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam should have:
  • At least 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Prior working experience in Scrum

Who should take up?

  • Executives and Leaders
  • Managers, Directors, CIOs, & VPs
  • Development, and QA
  • Infrastructure Management personnel
  • Program & Project Managers
  • Product & Product Line Managers
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, & Solution Architects

Course Content

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing Lean and Agile Values
  • Understanding SAFe® Principles
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Building Large Solutions

Leading SAFe®4.6 Certification Training FAQs

Leading SAFe®

    The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) is a complete methodology for large-scale Agile project teams to carry out an Agile transformation seamlessly. It provides a guide to work at the Portfolio, Large Solution, Program, and Team levels. After implementing SAFe®, businesses are yielding the benefits that include:

    • 10 ? 50% happier, more motivated employees
    • 30 ? 75% faster time-to-market
    • 20 ? 50% increase in productivity
    • 25 ? 75% defect reduction
    History of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)

    Since its inception in 2011, Scaled Agile, Inc. has come up with 5 major updates to its SAFe® framework that reflect the changing industry needs. The latest upgrade is version 4.6, which introduces the ?Five Core Competencies? of the Lean Enterprise. These competencies help SAFe® organizations in building a truly Lean enterprise, which is critical to achieving an advantage over your peers in an increasingly competitive age. Click here to know about Leading SAFe® 4.6 version.

    SAFe® consists of different roles at 4 levels of the organization. The responsibilities of the Scaled Agile (SAFe®) roles are as follows.

    Team Level:

    The roles at this level synchronize and coordinate with the team level events. This helps Agile teams develop and deliver a value in the context of the Agile Release Train (ART). The team level roles include-

    • Agile Team- A cross-functional team which includes Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Dev Team.
    • Development Team- A cross-functional team which includes testers, developers, and other specialists, delivers a vertical slice of functionality.
    • Product Owner- Responsible for prioritizing the blog and defining user stories.
    • Scrum Master- An Agile Team coach and servant leader who helps the team to facilitate team events, removes impediments and fosters an environment for high-performing teams.
    Program Level:

    The roles at the Program level keep the team aligned to a project goal and support the ARTs with the necessary governance. The roles include-

    • System Engineer- An individual that applies system thinking in the project
    • Product Management- They are responsible for the program backlog and work with the customers and product owners to understand the requirements.
    • Release Train Engineer- A chief Scrum Master and a servant leader who facilitates optimizing the flow of value using different mechanisms.
    • Business Owner- A small group of the stakeholders who have the technical responsibility for ROI.
    Large Solution Level:

    The roles at the Large solution level coordinate multiple supplier and ARTs and provide the required governance. The roles include-

    • Customer- The buyer of every solution.
    • Solution Architect/Engineering- A small team or an individual that defines a common architectural and technical vision for the solution under development.
    • Solution Management- Work with customers in order to understand their needs.
    • Solution Train Engineer- A coach and servant leader who guides and facilitates the suppliers and ARTs.
    • Supplier- An internal or external organization that builds and deliver the components, services, or subsystems.
    Portfolio Level:

    The roles at the Portfolio level coordinate at the multiple stream level and provide the highest level of governance and accountability.

    • Lean-Portfolio Management- Represents the individuals with the highest level of decision making and financial accountability.
    • Epic Owners- Coordinate portfolio epics via the portfolio Kanban systems
    • Enterprise Architect- Optimizes portfolio outcomes by providing the strategic technical direction.
    Other supporting Roles:
    • System team- Helps in creating and using the Agile development environment.
    • Lean User Experience (Lean UX)- A process, culture, and mindset that embraces Lean-Agile methods.
    • Lean-Agile Leaders- Responsible for the successful adoption of SAFe®.

Leading SAFe® Training

    The following individuals will benefit from SAFe® Agilist course:

    • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
    • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management personnel
    • Program and Project Managers
    • Product and Product Line Managers
    • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
    • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

    While there is no eligibility criterion for attending the workshop, participants who wish to take the SAFe® Agilist exam must have at least:

    • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
    • Experience in Scrum

    Our SAFe® instructors have a practical understanding of how the framework is implemented within complex organizations as they have hands-on experience working in enterprises that are actively implementing Scaled Agile Framework in their pursuit of business agility. They provide you an exceptional training experience by combining leading-edge industry expertise with proven educational training methods. You will hugely benefit from their professional expertise and industrial experience.

    No, there is no such Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) online training provided. The SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification requires in-depth knowledge of the SAFe® framework which you get from our certified experts who lead the workshop.

SAFe® Agilist Exam

    The Scaled Agile Framework certification exam is an online test comprising of 45 multiple choice questions. Candidates will have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam and must score a minimum of 34 questions right to pass the Leading SAFe® 4 exam and obtain your SAFe® Agilist certification.

    The Leading SAFe® 4 exam is really tough and if you lack experience in SAFe® implementation or Scrum then it becomes very difficult to crack the exam. It is highly recommended to practice SAFe® Agilist certification exam sample questions to pass the exam on your first attempt. You can take mock tests for practice purposes that have the same level of difficulty.

    Follow the steps below to access your course exam:

    • You are required to attend a Leading SAFe® 4.6 course after which you will receive an e-mail containing your login credentials to the SAFe® Community Platform
    • Log-in to your Community profile
    • Click the Learning tab in the top navigation menu
    • Go to the In Progress section
    • Select the Learning Plan tile for your course
    • Complete the feedback survey
    • Scroll to the bottom of the plan to locate the exam, then click the blue Launch button

    Candidates who have achieved 76% passing score (34/45) in the certification exam will receive the SAFe® Agilist Certification from Scaled Agile.

    Scaled Agile allows you to take the test at no cost for the first attempt within 30 days of course completion. You will be charged a minimum of $50 for each retake or after completing your 30 days. The second attempt can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

    Follow the steps below to obtain your certificate on successful completion of your exam:

    • Login and click on My Profile on the upper-right bar
    • In the box at right headed My Profile, go to Manage Profile
    • Scroll down to Content & Features and choose Professional Development
    • Choose and click on the Certifications/Programs tab
    • Click on the certificate icon to the left of 'Certification Name'
    • Once you have accessed your certificate, you can download and print it.

SAFe® Agilist Certification

    A Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA) is a professional who has completed the Leading SAFe® certification and been successful in the Scaled Agile Framework certification test. By acquiring the SAFe® Agilist certification provided by Scaled Agile, you will be able to address the critical challenges of creating and delivering enterprise-level software and systems in the shortest time. It gives guidance for all levels of organizations that are actively involved in solution development: Portfolio, Program, Team, and Large Solutions.

    Holding the SAFe® Agilist certification shows your proficiency in implementing lean thinking,  SAFe® Framework, and Product development flow principles in an organizational context. Our two-day Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) training course gives you practical experience of applying Scaled Agile Framework in large enterprises which is delivered by a SAFe® Program Consultant, authorized by Scaled Agile, Inc.

    While it is easy to apply Lean/Agile principles at the team or department level, replicating these benefits at the enterprise level is often challenging due to the scale of the change. Organizations, therefore, rely on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) that helps seamlessly carry out large-scale, multi-team transformations. SAFe® 4 Agilists are in much demand for their expertise in leading this change through carefully thought of program releases and identifying roles and structures required to scale Agile to the program level.

    Scaled Agile, Inc, is the provider of SAFe® which is one of the best-known frameworks for enterprise agility. SAFe® was initially released in 2011 by Dean Leffingwell as a knowledge base for enterprises to adopt Agile. It is the leading provider of SAFe® courses for implementing Agile practices at enterprise level. The SAFe® Agilist (SA) Certification is given to those who have undertaken the SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification Exam and received the passing score.

    The average salary of Scaled Agile Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA) certified professional is $100k per year.

    The Scaled Agile Framework certification cost is included in the SAFe® Agilist course fee.

    Step  1: Register for a 2-day course

    Attend 14-16 hours of training delivered by an authorized training partner.

    Step 2: Get access to the exam

    • On successful completion of 2 days of training, you will be receiving the exam information directly from scaled agile.
    • Log in and you are ready to take the exam.

    Step 3: Take the exam

    • 1.5-hour online test
    • 45 MCQs
    • Closed-book exam

    Step 4: Pass the exam

    Score a minimum of 76% (34 out of 45) to pass the SAFe®? Agilist test

    Step 5: Get SAFe®? Agilist Certification

    Scaled Agile, Inc will dispatch your certificate within 5-7 business days with a 1-year membership after passing the exam.

    Ready to take up the certification? Click here

    SAFe® Agilist certification renewal needs to be done every 1 year. You need to pay $100 to extend the credential for a further 1 year from the date of your current expiration.

PDUs & SEUs

    SEUs are Scrum Educational Units, issued by the Scrum Alliance. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of Scrum. To maintain your certification from Scrum Alliance, you are required to earn a certain number of SEUs every two years.

    PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and Scrum Alliance respectively. They recognize your dedication to the Project Management and the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. Scrum Alliance members who hold a credential from Scrum Alliance need to earn SEUs to get recertified every two years. Every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

    Yes, you will get 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for PMP® and PMI-ACP® certifications.

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