Course description

This course will teach you how to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. You will learn about the seven core competencies needed to master Business Agility. During the course you get to practice the skills for defining business needs, content and supporting and executing Program Increment (PI) Planning events.

You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so critical in the current business environment, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. You’ll also learn how to organize Agile teams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs) around the flow of value, explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset, gain understanding of Lean Portfolio Management, and how to build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture. Learn also about the importance of PI planning through experiencing it during the course.

Attending the course prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe Agilist (SA).

Learning objectives

  • Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe

  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader

  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking

  • Enable Agile Product Delivery

  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management

Target group

The course is beneficial for anyone who want to gain a good overall understanding of SAFe, for example managers, architects, systems engineers, product and portfolio managers, middle management and change agents.

Certification

The attendees can take an optional SAFe Agilist Exam after the course. The exam takes 90 minutes to complete, and it is held in an online environment. For more information about the certification exam, please visit Scaled Agile websites.

Duration of the course

  • Classroom: 2 days

  • Online: 4 modules

Our next Leading SAFe training is an online training as follows:

  1. module: Monday, November 8th at 13-17 EET

  2. module: Tuesday, November 9th at 13-17 EET

  3. module: Wednesday, November 10th at 13-17 EET

  4. module: Thursday, November 11th at 13-17 EET

Times are in Eastern European timezone. This training will be in Finnish, although all materials are in English.

Topics covered

Thrive in the Digital Age with Business Agility, becoming a Lean-Agile Leader, establishing Team and Technical Agility, building large Solutions with Agile Product Delivery, exploring Lean Portfolio Management

  • Price includes training materials and the SAFe Agilist exam. Attendees who pass the online exam receive a SAFe Agilist Certification.

  • Minimum number of participants: 8

  • Maximum number of participants: 24

Prices

  • Early bird: Helsinki 1195 € / Stockholm 12 600 SEK (+VAT) per person. Enroll at least one month before the course starts.

  • Normal: Helsinki 1395 € / Stockholm 14 800 SEK (+VAT) per person.

  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation has to be done 14 days before the course start to avoid costs. Cancellations made later than 14 days prior to the course will be charged 50 % of the course price. In case of no show the full price is charged. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if the minimum number of participants is not reached.