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Implementing SAFe® 4.0 with SPC4 Certification (San Antonio, TX)

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SAFe® PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC4) TRAINING & CERTIFICATION COURSE (San Antonio, TX)

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The SAFe Program Consultant Training and Certification course is for internal agile change agents and external consultants. It provides the tools to implement agile programs and validates their knowledge in agile programs, program portfolio management, agile architecture, and leadership so that they can launch Agile Release Trains as part of an enterprise Lean|Agile change initiative.

The goal of this course is to prepare internal change agents and external consultants to:

  • Lead an enterprise agile transformation

  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe and act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent

  • Train teams in SAFe ScrumXP for Teams and act as a SAFe Practioner (SP) certifying agent

The first two days of this class is an intensive version of Leading SAFe. The goal is to prepare certified SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) to teach the course and act as a certifying agent for SAFe Agilists (SAs). You will also gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of lean thinking and product development flow. You will leave with an understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Agile Teams, Agile Programs, Agile Program Portfolio Management and Agile Architecture.

In the second two days, you will gain the knowledge needed to identify, plan, and implement SAFe programs with Agile Release Trains. Further, you’ll have the briefings, artifacts and templates you need to identify the value streams, prepare the organization, launch agile programs, plan and execute the major events, and implement effective processes and measures for continuous program improvement.

AUDIENCE

Internal change agents, external consultants and managers and leaders responsible for implementing agile programs as part of an enterprise Lean|Agile change initiative

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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 the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context

  • Find the value streams around which to organize the enterprise’s Agile Release Trains

  • Prepare the organization and the teams to launch the trains

  • Run the first Release Planning Meeting

  • Interact at key program touch-points to “help keep the train on the tracks”

  • Run Inspect and Adapt workshops for continuous program improvement

  • Introduce the organization to the principles of program portfolio management and agile architecture

  • Grow the leadership skills necessary to support the transformation

PRE-REQUISITES

For those taking SPC certification exam,

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management

  • 3+ years of experience in Agile

  • One or more relevant Agile certifications (e.g., CSM, CSPO, CSP, CSC, CST, Scrum.org, DSDM, ICAgile, PMI-ACP)

PROCESS

  • Attend the 4-day SPC Certification Class

  • Pass the SPC exam

BENEFITS

All SPCs in good standing receive the following benefits:

  • Usage of SAFe Foundations PowerPoint briefing

  • Access to SAFe courseware to train managers and executives in the Leading SAFe course and the ability to act as a SAFe Agilist (SA) certifying agent

  • Access to SAFe courseware to train teams in the SAFe ScrumXP for Teams course and the ability to act as a SAFe Practitioner (SP) certifying agent

  • Content updates

  • SPC Branding Kit (certification mark, material co-branding, etc.)

  • Certified SPC directory listing (optional)

  • Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community membership

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Susan Gibson

Siraj Sirajuddin, SPCT, MBA

"With his 25+ years of experience with transforming enterprises, culture and leadership, Siraj has provided excellent change management coaching and leadership to large organizations from all over the globe.

He is the author of the book “The Soulmate: The Poetry Book of Temenos” and upcoming book “The Temenos Effect: The Surprising Results of Wounded Healers Approaching the Transforming Enterprise, Culture and Leadership”.

Siraj Sirajuddin founded Temenos in 2012 after two decades of intense experimentation and deep dives into the hard work of Enterprise Transformation. He is an MBA and one of the few global SPCTs (Scaled Agile Framework SPC Trainers). He and his team of enterprise change agents work with large and complex enterprises all over the world. He is a global nomad and travels between USA and Asia Pacific every month. Siraj hosts the venerable annual STIA+Temenos conference that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

He has two daughters and loves poetry, music, movies, singing and painting."


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