Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework™ (SAFe) w/ SPC5 Certification
How do you implement SAFe in a pragmatic way? AgileSparks has years of a variety of agile scaling experiences – Since 2008 We’ve been helping organizations such as Intel, Siemens, HP, Philips achieve agility at scale.
In our 4-day Implementing SAFe 5 workshops, our SPCTs share their experience to help bring to life SAFe’s principles, roles, events, artifacts.
Attendees of AgileSparks SPC workshops get access to on-demand mentoring on their journey to become an SPC and their first steps in the SAFe implementation trenches.
Benefits of attending an AgileSparks Implementing SAFe workshop and becoming a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
Implementing SAFe is the premier SAFe workshop. It provides the deepest insights into the intricacies of the SAFe framework and how to implement it.
Implementing SAFe classes are led by SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) – ensuring a high quality of delivery, real-world experience, and training professionalism. The classes are co-trained by an SPCT or specifically approved experienced SPCs.
Taking an Implementing SAFe class is the path to getting certified as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). SPCs can deliver formal SAFe training classes and have access to all the SAFe power toolkits.
Is the Implementing SAFe class for you? Should you pursue an SPC5.1 Certification?
Recommended level of experience for the Implementing SAFe class
If your aim is to take the SAFe® 5.1 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 5.1 Program Consultant (SPC), we highly recommend you have several years of experience in the software/product development world, some experience with Agile, and ideally one or more relevant Agile certifications (Not necessarily a SAFe certificate)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Implementing SAFe SPC workshop
Q: I’ve taken the Leading SAFe class and am already a SAFe Agilist. Looks like the first two days of class are a repeat of Leading SAFe. Can I just join the last two Implementing days?
A: No. Implementing SAFe is a 4 days class that needs to be attended in full regardless of any previous SAFe class participation/experience/certification. (This is an SAI policy). The Leading SAFe section of the Implementing SAFe class is delivered in a deeper more train-the-trainer oriented fashion than in a regular Leading SAFe class. Participants who’ve taken Leading SAFe before report that going through the class again is immensely helpful to getting a deeper understanding and fresh perspective that is helping them become better SPCs, especially if they intend to teach SAFe classes.
Q: What do I get? Does the price include the certification?
In addition, participants in AgileSparks SPC classes get access to on-demand mentoring/coaching after the class on their journey to become an SPC and their first steps in the trenches.
Q: Can I get PMI PDUs or Scrum Alliance SEUs for this class?
A: Yes. This is handled through SAI. Check out the full list
Q: What does it mean when the workshop is “Guaranteed to Run”?
A: You’ve probably experienced this. You register for a class and it gets canceled/postponed due to lack of registrations. This is especially an issue with a class like Implementing SAFe in which you get two trainers for the entire class and where the class just doesn’t work in very small sizes. When we announce a workshop as “Guaranteed to Run” it means we have enough registrants already and consider this a strategic class on our schedule. And for you that means – No cancellations, No reschedules, No hassle, and most importantly getting the training you need sooner rather than later. We make as much effort as possible to guarantee the class as early as possible – which is why we offer Early Bird discounts to participants that plan early and help us provide this predictability.
Q: Can you share some information about the SPC5.1 assessment exam?
A: The assessment is multiple-choice taken online within 30 days of course completion. It’s a closed book exam. You get 120 minutes to answer 60 questions and you need to get 45 correct (75%) to pass and become an SPC5.1. It is a tough exam. The pass rate for participants in AgileSparks classes is around 85%.
If you fail the exam you will need to pay ScaledAgile $250 for a retake.