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Implementing SAFe® 4.5 with SPC4 Certification (Washington, DC)

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SAFe PROGRAM CONSULTANT (SPC4) TRAINING & CERTIFICATION COURSE(Washington, DC)

Become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

You will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your enterprise.

Certification is optional to attendees. Those who achieve SPC certification are authorized to license SAFe training materials.

Audience

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants

  • Business and Technology Executives, Leaders, Managers, and Directors

  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel

  • Development, QA, and IT management

  • Program and Project Managers

  • Product and Product Line Managers

  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance personnel

  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence (LACE), Agile Working Group

Topics Covered

Leading SAFe® Days 1 and 2

Implementing SAFe® Days 3 and 4

  • 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 a Lean-Agile Enterprise

  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio

  • Building Large Solutions

  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point

  • Designing the Implementation

  • Launching an ART

  • Coaching ART Execution

  • Extending to the Portfolio

  • Sustaining and Improving

  • Becoming an SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)


Learning Objectives

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), you should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation

  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio

  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working

  • Perform value stream identification

  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate large solutions

  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy

  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context

  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®

  • Act as a SAFe® 4 Lean-Agile Leader (SL) certifying agent

  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Prerequisites

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 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

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance


PRESENTED BY

Siraj Sirajuddin

Siraj Sirajuddin, MBA, SPCT

With his 22+ years of experience with people and process improvement, Siraj has provided excellent change management coaching and leadership to large and medium sized organizations from all over the globe. He invented several unique techniques under the Temenos umbrella (Influence Maps, Supplication, Exit & Re-entry, Language of Elegance, The Interview, Clean Slate, Cereal Box, Intensive Collaboration & Discovery) that are now used for managing strategic plans and scaling operations / projects at various client locations.

Siraj is also an expert / student of Systems Thinking / Learning Organizations, People Dynamics, Transactional Analysis, MBTI, FIRO(B), Element B, Leadership & Motivation and Team Building. He hosts and facilitates the annual STIA+ Conferences.

Siraj completed his MBA in 1992 from BIM and he continues to learn every second! He is currently a PhD student at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He loves poetry, travel, music, books and being with people. He brings tremendous energy and passion to every engagement (woo hoo!).


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