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SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe 5.0

What is this course?

Live Online Training (Start Time: 9am GMT)
To overcome the challenges currently associated with attending in-person training, agil8 have adapted the delivery of our Certified SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe 5.0 course into a live online training format. Utilising video and online collaboration tools, we’re able to emulate the team-working nature of our training within a virtual environment.

As such, individuals can undertake the SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe 5.0 training from their home, or any other remote location.

Course Content
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.

Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe® Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, you’ll learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace. You’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio, building a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinating large solutions.

Upcoming Course Dates

Location Start date Price ex VAT
(*early bird)
Live Online Training 06 Apr - 2 days £795Matt Hosking
David Putman
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Live Online Training 11 May - 2 days £795*David Putman
Matt Hosking
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What will you learn?

By the end of this course, and to perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Recognise and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of large solutions
  • Enhance your Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise

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 with Shaun Smith

“Great course, very knowledgeable trainer, who brought it to life with relevant scenarios and examples.”
Claire Armstrong (Head of Technology Studies, Travelex)
SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe with Andrea Darabos

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Meet your trainers

Shaun Smith
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David PutmanDavid Putman
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Andrea Darabos
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Matt HoskingsMatt Hosking
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What topics will be covered?

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

  • 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 the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building Large Solutions
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