As an individual practitioner on your own agile journey, you may well be looking to take your next steps towards becoming an advanced agile professional. This progression typically involves focusing on, and increasing your knowledge of, specific agile frameworks, techniques and roles.
Equally, in organisations tackling the complexities of an evolving landscape – teams, departments and whole enterprises are seeking the knowledge and skills required to take their agile implementation to the next level.
Both of these routes often result in the need to understand how to successfully scale agile practices across multiple teams. While there are a number of scaling frameworks available to help achieve this, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is commonly cited as the most popular methodology for scaling agile beyond the single team.
Join the ranks of SAFe certified professionals
Building upon the use of Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP) and concepts from Lean Thinking and Kanban – SAFe offers a comprehensive provision of certified training for scaling agile, with over 115,000 SAFe certifications earned in 2018 alone.
Below is an overview of some of the most popular SAFe training courses:
|Training Course||SAFe Course Description|
|SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe 4.6||For leaders of a Lean-Agile change initiative to develop a Lean-Agile Mindset and apply the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to support Agile Teams, programs, and Program Portfolio Management. Coordinate and lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.|
|SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager 4.6||
For Product Management Office (PMO) professionals to apply Lean-Agile values and principles and economic prioritization, and develop skills writing epics, Capabilities, Features, and user stories within the context of SAFe.
SAFe PO/PMs enable product development flow, drive program execution, and operate in the enterprise to drive the continuous delivery of value.
|SAFe Practitioner: SAFe for Teams||For Lean-Agile team members to gain experience as an Agile Team member in a SAFe Agile Release Train (ART). Break down features, write user stories, improve team and train processes, and plan and execute Iterations.|
|SAFe Agile Software Engineering||
This three-day course provides the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline. Learn how continuous flow of value delivery and building quality in are enabled by modern practices including XP technical practices, Behavioural-Driven Development (BDD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).
Learn proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline.
|SAFe Dev Ops||SAFe DevOps provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline.|
|SAFe Release Train Engineering||
For SAFe Release Train Engineers (RTEs) to enhance their knowledge and skills as a servant leader and coach, effectively plan and execute a PI Planning event, foster relentless improvement in their enterprise, and continue their learning journey.
SAFe RTEs can facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through ARTs and large solutions in an enterprise SAFe environment.
For Scrum Masters learning about their role in a SAFe enterprise context. Learn to facilitate Team and Program Level events for successful program execution, explore Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and become a servant leader and coach.
SAFe Scrum Masters help Agile Teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe.
|SAFe Advanced ScrumMaster||For SAFe® Scrum Masters or equivalent responsible for program execution. Learn scalable engineering, DevOps practices, and facilitate cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement in an enterprise environment.SAFe® Advanced Scrum Masters develop a systems view of the Scrum Master role in an enterprise with a focus on integrated practices for facilitating teams in larger Agile programs.|
We continue to increase our scaled agile portfolio, and offer all of the above SAFe courses as in-house training options. We also frequently schedule public course dates for the SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe 4.6 and SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager 4.6 courses.
So if you’re currently in the process of, or about to begin, scaling your agile practices then please do take a look at our upcoming SAFe public course dates, or get in touch with the agil8 team to discuss your own unique in-house training requirements.