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BOSTON - Leading SAFe® 4.0 with SA Certification

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Oct 11, 2017 – 8:30 AM

(on various days)

175 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02452 Map

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Leading SAFe® 4.0 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).    Audience 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   SAFe® Certification Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).     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   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.   FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can reach the course instructor with an EMail to: michael.casey@agilebigpicture.com Leading SAFe 4.0 with SA Certification Leading the Lean-Agile Software Enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework® 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).  Associated Certification: SAFe Agilist (SA)   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 Goals After this course, you should be able 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 Exam Details Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Agilist Exam Exam Format: Multiple Choice, True/False Exam Delivery: Web-based; Open Book Exam Access: First attempt free within 30 days from course completion date Exam Duration: Candidates have 30 days from course completion date to answer all questions and submit their exam Number of Questions: 53 Passing Score: 32 (60%) Sample Test Questions 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 15 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. Group Rates: When booking as a group, 3-5 people receive a 10% courtesy, 6-10 receive a 15% courtesy, 11+ receive a 20% courtesy, contact for promo code; for groups of 20, please contact us for a private course rate Agile Big Picture Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations greater than two weeks before start of course are eligible for a refund (subject to a $150 processing charge). Should you need to cancel between 8-14 days before start of course, you may chose to transfer your seat to a course of equal or lesser value (or pay the difference in course cost). No refund or course transfers are offered within 7 days of course start, however you may transfer your seat to another person at any time up to start of course. If you require travel planning assistance, please contact our event coordinator at agilebigpicture@gmail.com

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