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SAFe for Architects

SAFe® for Architects Architecting for continuous value flow with SAFe®

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 5 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. During this three-day course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value flow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Architect (ARCH)


  • Those who attend this course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and must have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending this one.

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The following individuals will benefit from this course:

    • System, Solution, and Enterprise architects
    • Architects in supporting technical disciplines
    • Experienced software developers
    • Technical managers making architectural decisions
    • Product leaders collaborating with architects

Learning Goals

  • To perform the role of a SAFe®Architect attendees should be able to:

      • Architect using SAFe principles
      • Align architecture with business value
      • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
      • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
      • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
      • Lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
      • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

Topics Covered

    • Exemplifying Lean-Agile architecture
    • Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand
    • Aligning architecture with business value
    • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
    • Preparing architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
    • Coordinating architecture throughout PI Planning
    • Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI execution
    • Supporting new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
    • Leading as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation

Interested in learning about architecture in SAFe and becoming a SAFe Architect (ARCH)
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