What is this course?

Successful scaling of Agile beyond the single team is one of the most important challenges faced by many organisations. Core scrum provides no guidance on how to do this, and unofficial techniques such as Scrum-of-Scrums go only some way to providing an answer and are not widely understood.

The SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework™ is an increasingly popular complete approach for large-scale, multi-team Agile projects and programs. It builds upon the use of Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP) by Agile teams with specific program practices and roles for Agile Architecture, Release Train Planning and management of the Product Vision, Roadmap and Program Backlog. At the overall Portfolio level, SAFe utilises concepts of Lean Thinking and Kanban for the management of Architectural and Business Epics within agreed Investment themes.

This 2 day Leading SAFe 4.0 training gives you the knowledge required to become a Certified SAFe Agilist and to lead an enterprise Agile transformation using the Scaled Agile Framework.

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What will you learn?

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply Lean, Agile and Product Development Flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework™ based on lecture, real-world examples and insights by Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context

What our delegates say

“A really useful 2 days which helped me answer daily challenges and next steps on how to scale. I now feel like I could go back and implement a framework to help our delivery and stakeholders.”
Vicky Etchell (Head of Digital Delivery, Specsavers)
SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe 4.5

Meet your trainer

Shaun Smith
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What topics will be covered?

You can expect the following topics to be covered during the course:

1. Intro to SAFe

Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework™.

2. Lean Thinking

An overview of Lean Software Development and Product Development Flow.

3. Agile Development

Application of Agile development in the enterprise context. Business Benefits.

4. SAFe ScrumXP

An experiential walkthrough of “SAFe ScrumXP”, focusing on scalable technical, project management and economic prioritisation practices that enable scaling to the program and portfolio level.

5. Agile Release Train

Identification, implementation and execution of Agile Release Trains – long-lived programs whereby teams-of-agile-teams optimise quality and velocity delivery for the enterprises larger value streams.

6. Agile Portfolio Management

Agile transformational patterns for Strategy and Investment Funding, Program Management and Governance.

7. Agile Architecture

Principles of Agile Architecture, role of System and Enterprise Architects, and Architecting with Flow.

8. Scaling Leadership

Scaling Enterprise Lean|Agile leadership.

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