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Implementing SAFe 4.5 w/ SPC Certification – Boston, Oct 2018

October 9 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm

$2,695.00 - $2,795.00

Implementing a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation in the enterprise – with SAFe® 4 Program Consultant Certification (SPC4)
Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC4). During this four-day course led by Yuval Yeret, SPCT, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe).
You will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your enterprise.
Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC4)
This class will take place at the ForeFront center in Waltham MA right off RTE128/i95.
The course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes enterprise leaders, practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative.
Attendees typically include:

Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
Development, QA and IT management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Managers
Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group

Lead Trainer: Yuval Yeret (SPCT4)

Yuval leads the Scaled Agile practice at AgileSparks working with companies such as Intel, Siemens, HP, CyberArk, CA Technologies. He is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4), an internationally recognized Kanban Trainer as well as a Certified Scrum Master/Product Owner/Practitioner with lots of experience helping organizations use Scrum/SAFe in a way that works and delivers in the real world. He’s a recipient of the Lean Systems Society Brickell Key Award for world-influencing talent and is a Lean Systems Society Founding Fellow. You can check out his thinking on his popular blog at YuvalYeret.com or in his book “Holy Land Kanban”.
“Yuval’s class is great! His broad experience as a consultant and active member of various agile communities helps in connecting the dots. He also added examples from his own experience to practically every aspect and subject of the class. His interactive teaching style stimulates conversation and learning by building on experiences and knowledge from him and class attendees.”
– Jasper Sonnevelt – Leankit

Topics Covered :

Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2

Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
Leading a Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions

Implementing SAFe® – Days 3 and 4

Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
Designing the Implementation
Launching an ART
Coaching ART Execution
Extending to the Portfolio
Sustaining and Improving
Becoming a SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)


All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SPC4 certification exam and operate in the field as a SAFe Program Consultant – 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management, 3+ years of experience in Agile, and one or more relevant Agile certifications. 
Learn more about the Implementing SAFe class 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Yuval the class lead trainer at yuval@agilesparks.com or (857) 264-0340 with any question you have about the content or logistics.
What is the cancellation policy?
Up until 21 days before the event, you can cancel at no charge. Afterwards, you can either get a 50% refund or the option to apply your ticket towards a future workshop.
Check out our Guarantees and Policies
What are the workshop starting/finishing times?
The workshop will start at 8:30am and will finish at 5:00pm on days 1-3. On the 4th day we finish at 3:00pm to enable people flying in for the class to catch their flights back home at a reasonable time.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The ForeFront center is located right off RTE128/I95 in Waltham. There’s free garage parking at the center. If you’re flying in, a taxi/Uber/Lyft is your best bet from/to the airport. Plan on flights that depart no earlier than 5:30pm on Friday if you can. The class finishes at 3:00pm but it might take you a bit of time to get to the airport.
I’m flying in for the class. Can you recommend a hotel in the area? 
If you’re flying in for the class we recommend staying in the Waltham winter street area. Here’s a hotel search for the relevant dates for your use. 
Another option close by is the Hotel Indigo in Newton Riverside which provides a special discounted rate of $199 per night for class participants. 


October 9 @ 8:00 am
October 12 @ 5:00 pm
$2,695.00 - $2,795.00
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Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences
404 Wyman Street
Waltham, MA 02451 US


AgileSparks USA

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