Get the resources your need to Lead SAFe® in your Enterprise and become a certified SAFe Agilist (SA)

The Scaled Agile Framework® is a proven, publicly-facing framework for adopting Lean–Agile development practices at enterprise scale. SAFe values business and practitioner outcomes over ideology, theory, framework, practice, or method. SAFe helps enterprises substantially increase productivity (30-50%), quality (30-50%), time to market (3-4 times faster), and employee engagement
(cf. http://scaledagileframework.com/case-studies).

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Summary

This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams.
Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe®Agilist (SA).
Course and material are in English.


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The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • 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 Objectives

After this course, you will understand how to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate large Value Streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common process model
  • Configure the Framework for your context
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Coordinating Large Value Streams
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SA certification exam.

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

About the SAFe® Agilist Certification

Overview

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).  The SAFe Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean-Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. It validates their knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean thinking, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context so they can lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

SAFe® Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe Agilist certificate
  • One year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist
  • SAFe Agilist branding kit with the SA certification mark

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe Agilist exam
  • One-year membership to Scaled Agile, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
  • SAFe Agilist (SA) attendance certificate upon request

Annual Renewal

Renewals are from the date of certification

  • Renewal fee: $100
  • 10 continuing education/outreach hours

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

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

Trainers:

Etienne Laverdière, SPC4, Disciplined Agilist, PMP, ACP, CSP, PSM

Etienne is an Enterprise and Team Agile Coach. Over the past 18 years, Etienne has lead software development teams in North America and Europe. He has worked in both large and small companies leading innovation and process improvements. He previously led the ING Bank France SAFe transformation (2015), and coached Intact Insurance flagship project and PMO in Montreal (2014). Etienne is also a speaker for Agile Tour Montréal (2013, 2014, 2015), Scrumday Paris (2014) and PMI's Matinées PMI Montreal (2015). He has SPC4, DA (Disciplined Agile Agilist), PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) designations, as well as CSP and CSM.

Daniel Gagnon SPC4, CDAI, PMP, ACP, CDAP, LSSYB, CSM

Daniel Gagnon is a senior project management consultant, Agile coach/practitioner, portfolio/project manager, and certified project management instructor with over two decades of diversified consulting, training, project management and IT experience. Daniel is a certified SAFe Program Consultant and Disciplined Agile Instructor (DAD). For the past six years, he has specialized in the area of Agile at Scale in large enterprise. He is currently a senior Manager for the Methodology and Practices, Enterprise Project Management Office at Toronto Dominion Bank.

Some reviews from our past trainings:

André Cloutier, Manager chez BlackBerry

Merci à Étienne et son équipe pour la formation SAFe 4.0! J'ai réalisé à quel point SAFe est un excellent complément à Scrum pour étendre l'agilité à l'entreprise lors de cette formation. SAFe est dense, mais il s'attaque avec cohérence - sans toutefois prendre de raccourcis - au problème très complexe que représente l'agilité d'entreprise. C'est un framework empirique, pragmatique et mature qui mérite que l'on s'y attarde. Etienne et son équipe ont fait un boulot du tonnerre pour éclaircir une "Big Picture" intimidante à prime abord en nous faisant découvir la profondeur des racines Lean du framework. A mon avis SAFe deviendra incontournable quand on admettra que "Scrum c'est super, mais peut-être insuffisant en grande entreprise." 

Hugo Villeneuve 

La formation Leading Safe 4.0 m’a permis d’avoir une meilleure perspective sur l’utilisation du framework agile d'entreprise SAFe.  J'avais lu le livre "Agile Software Requirements" de Leffingwell lors de sa sortie en 2011 et cette formation a grandement complété ma compréhension initiale grâce à des exemples concrets de transformation agile et des exercices en salle.

Durant les deux jours de cours, j’ai approfondi ma compréhension de la gestion de portfolio et de programme ainsi que les principes lean du "Product Development Flow" de Donald G. Reinertsen. Les formateurs sont dynamiques et possèdent une bonne expérience terrain. J'ai notamment apprécié la discussion que nous avons eue en classe sur la gestion des "capacités" dans le cadre d'une chaine de valeur et des budgets en mode agile.

Je recommande cette formation aux gestionnaires, gens du PMO et aux coachs agiles impliqués dans la transition de leur entreprise vers l’agilité. SAFe vous apportera des idées et une perspective différente pour régler les enjeux d’alignement [email protected]