Agile Certification Training

SAFe® For Government

Scaled Agile Framework

SAFe Gold Partner

Overview

This course is based on version 4.6 of SAFe® and applies Lean-Agile Practices in the Public Sector with the Scaled Agile Framework®

Pre-Requisites: All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.

Certification: SAFe® For Government (SGP)

SAFe® For Government (SGP) Certification

Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies.

During this two day course, attendees will 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 of a program inside a government agency. Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high performing, multivendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe®. Attendees will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.

Participants

This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe® within their agency or program. Examples include:

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and project managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® for Government leader, attendees should be able to:
  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFe®
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe® implementations adapted to the government context
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe® implementation in your program or agency

Topics Covered

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe® principles
  • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  • Planning with cadence and synchronization
  • Supporting program execution
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change

Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course.

What You Get

The class registration includes:
  • Attendee workbook
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course
Annual Renewal

Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

  • Renewal fee: $100

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