Leading SAFe 5.0

This 2-day Leading SAFe course teaches candidates how to master business agility and thrive in the competitive market. The course leads to the Certified SAFe Agilist qualification.

The course covers how to establish agility and prioritize the flow of value. The course also explores the importance of adopting a customer-centric approach to agile product delivery, implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise, and much more!

This course is suitable for executives, agile leaders, agile coaches, and agile consultants.

Format: Virtual classroom

Location: London Online

From £695

About Certified SAFe Agilist certification

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) promotes collaboration and autonomous delivery across multiple agile teams.

SAFe is a comprehensive agile framework for implementing agile practices at the enterprise scale. The SAFe framework is built around 3 bodies of knowledge: agile software development, lean product development, and systems thinking.[MORE]

Certified SAFe Agilist certification

The Certified SAFe Agilist qualification serves as an introduction to SAFe principles and methods. To earn your Certified SAFe Agilist qualification, you must first take a 2-day Leading SAFe course.
This course explores the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, agile development, product development flow, design thinking, and DevOps.[MORE]

This qualification is for:

  • Program or project managers.
  • Scrum Masters.
  • Business analysts.
  • Agile coaches.
  • Consultant engineers.
  • Solution or systems architects.

A successful SAFe Agilist (Leading SAFe) candidate is able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development to the enterprise-level.
  • Apply Lean-Agile mindsets and principles.
  • Plan and successfully execute program increments.
  • Execute and release value through agile release trains.
  • Build an agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting.

Exam details

Certified SAFe Agilist exam

Format: Multiple-choice.

Questions: 45.

Pass mark: 77% (35/45).

Duration: 90 minutes.

Style: Closed-book.

Pre-requisites: Leading SAFe 5.0 course and 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management.

Benefits to individuals

  • Learn to apply Lean, agile, and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee satisfaction, time-to-market, and quality.
  • Understand the interaction between agile teams, agile programs, and agile portfolio management.
  • Gain insights into what is required to transform your current agile product development.
  • Transform agile portfolio management into an efficient machine that delivers a continuous flow of value to your stakeholders and customers with the shortest sustainable time to market.
  • Scaled Agile certifications validate your knowledge of agile, lean thinking, and product development flow principles.
  • Show employers that you can apply agile in an enterprise context and lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

Benefits to organizations

  • Certified SAFe Agilists learn to apply the Lean-Agile mindset to their management or leadership role.
  • A SAFe certified Scrum Master can learn to easily facilitate and coach multiple Agile Teams in a SAFe organization.
  • SAFe product owners provide agile teams with priority and expertise, helping make informed decisions at the feature level.
  • SAFe product managers can provide multiple agile teams with feature priorities and expertise while managing stakeholder and customer demand.
  • A SAFe certified release train engineer keeps the agile development of an organization on track.
  • A SAFe program consultant can confidently bring others to take on SAFe roles and successfully implement the SAFe framework in any organization.

Who should attend SAFe Scaled Agile training?

Scaled Agile training is suitable for any of the following:

  • Program or project managers.
  • Scrum Masters.
  • Agile team leaders.
  • Release train engineers.
  • Business analysts.
  • Agile coaches.
  • Portfolio managers.
  • Agile consultants.
  • Programme managers.
  • Solution or systems architects.

SAFe Agile training is applicable to a wide range of sectors and industries. It is particularly well suited to enterprise-level change programmes.

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    Why choose us?

    agileKRC are Agile experts with over 20 years of experience in Agile Project Management training and consulting, delivering agile courses accredited by the APMG.

    Keith Richards, the founder of agileKRC was the Lead Author of AgilePM and DSDM - Dynamic Systems Development Methodology.

    Keith has been at the forefront of the agile movement in the UK and has helped to bring agile project management best practices to a wider audience.

    What students say

    About Certified SAFe Agilist certification

    Why SAFe?

    Scaled Agile released SAFe Agile in 2011 to help businesses design systems that met customers’ changing needs. At the time, many development teams used traditional project management to deliver products and services. The need to respond to changing market conditions prompted the development of new frameworks such as SAFe to help businesses improve solution delivery across their enterprises.

    Many competing Agile frameworks were developed for small teams and were never intended to scale to the needs of a larger enterprise with 10, 20, or even hundreds of teams needing to be aligned not just with each other, but with the customer, and the greater vision of the business. [MORE]

    Accreditation

    All courses are accredited by Scaled Agile, Inc. the certifying body of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The Professional Certification Program provides a valid, reliable, and consistent method of assessing SAFe skills, knowledge, and mindset.

    This course is delivered by SAFe Remote Trainers. To gain this recognition, trainers have demonstrated the skills and experienced needed to continually deliver high quality Certified SAFe training via remote online delivery.

    Virtual classrooms

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, all agile certification courses have been replaced with virtual classroom courses.

    Features of a virtual learning environment

    Agile virtual classroom courses are a great learning alternative if you want to get your agile certification with the help of an accredited instructor.

    What you need

    • Any home computer or mobile device.
    • Web browser software.
    • Audio device.
    • Internet connection.

    Our virtual classes use the latest educational technology. These are some of the tools which you will use in our virtual classroom:

    • Interactive whiteboards.
    • Video between you, your trainer and other students.
    • Recordings of the classes which you can playback later.
    • Online chat rooms where you can talk with other students and get feedback from your instructor.
    • Online exam simulators.
    • Online quiizes.
    • Online live exams.
    • Offline materials (AglePM Handbook) to supplant the online teaching.

    Benefits of virtual classroom training

    Our virtual classes provide all the benefits of distance education combined with an interactive, social learning in an online training environment.

    Online learning

    You can also gain some professional agile certifications by taking a self-study course (also referred to as e-learning, or sometimes as distance learning).

    What you need

    • Any device (Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android).
    • Web browser software.
    • Audio device.
    • Internet connection.

    Benefits of self-study online courses

    There are many benefits of self-studying AgilePM online including:

    1. You don’t need to travel anywhere to attend a course.
    2. There are no overnight hotel fees to pay, so you save money.
    3. You can stop and pick up the course again any time within 12 months.
    4. You can study in your own time – there’s no waiting for other students in a classroom.
    5. You have highly interactive course materials designed using the best practices in instructional design by experienced designers working alongside subject matter experts.
    6. You don’t get boring videos of a trainer reading from PowerPoint slides.