Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework™ (SAFe) 4.5 w/ SPC4 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 Intel, Siemens, HP, Philips achieve agility at scale.

In our Implementing SAFe 4.5 workshops Yuval Yeret, our SPCT, shares his experience to help bring to life SAFe’s principles, roles, events, artifacts.

By attending our classes you can certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC) as well as collect stories and examples you can use when you go back and implement SAFe in your organization or teach your own classes.

  • The Best! Yuval is an Outstanding Instructor who clearly articulates and brings his deep Agile Experience to guide you through the scaled Agile framework and how to apply this to your needs. Highly Recommended. Thank You Again for the excellent course!

    Jon Davis PriceWaterhouseCooper
  • “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
    Jasper Sonnevelt Lean/Agile Transformations Consultant - Leankit

Audience

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and 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 (LACE), Agile Working Group
Jan 16

Implementing SAFe 4.5 w/ SPC Certification – Boston, January 2018 – Guaranteed to Run

January 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - January 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Waltham MA
United States
Jan 23

Implementing SAFe 4.5 with SPC4 Certification – Stockholm January 2018

January 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - January 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Stockholm
Sweden
May 22

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

May 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - May 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Waltham MA
United States
Jul 17

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

July 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - July 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Waltham MA
United States
Oct 02

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

October 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - October 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Waltham MA
United States
  • Yuval Yeret

    SAFe SPCT, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Enterprise Agile/Agile Marketing Transformations Consultant, Head of AgileSparks USA, CTO

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees should be able to:
  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform value stream identification
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate large solutions
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
  • Act as a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Topics Covered

Leading SAFe (SA) 4.5

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 (SPC) 4.5

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

Prerequisites

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 SAFe® 4 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

Interested in becoming a certified SAFe Program Consultant?

Contact us for information about upcoming classes and private workshops.

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