ArticleMay 29, 2018 · 1 min read time
Nitor’s Senior Lean Agile Coach and Managing Director Rami Sirkiä has been accepted to a small group of agile trainers. There are less than 60 Certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCT) in the world.
Nitor is proud to announce that our Senior Lean Agile Coach and Managing Director Rami Sirkiä has been certified as a Certified SAFe 4 Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT). There are less than 60 SPCT trainers in the world, and only a dozen of them are from Europe.
Finland’s representation is proportionally very good, as there are 3 SPCT certified professionals in the country. Nitor Delta’s founder Maarit Laanti was the first one in Finland on spring 2016.
Besides having the world’s densest SPCT population, Finland has also played a role in the history of SAFe framework. Allegedly, SAFe’s creator Dean Leffingwell built the framework with the help of five company case studies – and two of them (Nokia and F-Secure) were from Finland.
It’s a rigorous process to become a certified SPCT trainer. The requirements include demonstrating superior knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in adopting Agile across an enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework.
Rami has also been instrumental in creating the SAFe Lean Budgets budgeting model.
Nitor was the first company in Finland to provide SAFe training. Up to this day, we have arranged 220 courses and trained over 3,500 people in 13 countries.
We believe that SAFe is the most effective way to be agile at the moment. The latest State of Agile Report by Version One states that SAFe is the most widely-used approach to scaling agile, as 29% of the respondents say that it’s the method they follow most closely.