Agile Certification Training

SAFe® For Government

Scaled Agile Framework

SAFe Gold Partner

Course Overview

Duration:
2 Days

Pre-Requisite:
Any two day introduction to Agile, such as Agile Whole Team Training or Leading SAFe®

Certification:
SAFe® For Government (SGP) Certification

SAFe® For Government (SGP) Certification

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)

Typical Topics and Activities

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  • Understanding SAFe® principles
  • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  • Supporting program execution
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, attendees will understand how 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

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