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Leading SAFe® 4.5 with SA Certification

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Conteneo Inc.

1296 Kifer Road

Suite 601

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Course Overview

  • Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe

  • With SAFe 4 Agilist Certification

  • Based on version 4.5 of SAFe

Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 4 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.

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The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs

  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management

  • Program and Project Managers

  • Product and Product Line Management

  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads

  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, you 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

Topics Covered

  • 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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All 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 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

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

  • Experience in Scrum

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • An engaging, highly interactive, hands-on course

  • Attendee workbook

  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4.5 Agilist exam

  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • Course certificate of completion

  • Catered breakfast, lunch and snacks

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

Annual Renewal

Membership renewals are one year from the date of certification is earned
  • Renewal fee: $100”

Continuing Education Credits

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for Scrum Education Units (SEUs) towards their CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) with the Scrum Alliance.

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for PMI Professional Development Units (PDUs) towards their continuing education requirements with PMI


Your Trainers for this Course

Darren Wilmshurst

Darren Wilmshurst

Darren is a sought-after speaker, trainer and consultant who started his career in commercial management with 16 years in retail banking. One thing led to another, and in the late 1990s – Darren initiated a career change into IT leading to a number of leadership roles spanning the complete spectrum of IT. Darren’s approach to leading change in business is “one-size-fits-all no longer works. Not that it ever did.” With a focus on tailoring solutions for the client and a knack for creative problem-solving – Darren has a phenomenal record for delivering multi-million dollar global enterprise programs including Outsourcing, Off-shoring, and ERP solutions. As a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) – Darren now specializes in training and consulting with enterprises as they scale Agile. Although he is based in the U.K. – it’s not uncommon to run into Darren on assignment just about anywhere in the world.

Laura M. Powers

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Laura is committed to growing work environments where teams love what they do and produce extraordinary results. She is an Agile trainer, coach and speaker known for her people-first approach incorporating games, play and humor as a catalyst for business change that sticks. Over her 25+ year career, Laura has worn product development, marketing and sales hats at Hewlett Packard, Sales.com, and eBay, as well as several ill-fated start-ups you’ve never heard of. Laura holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a SAFe SPC4, CSP, CSM, CSPO, Certified Trainer of Training from the Back of the Room, and a Certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP. Laura is based in Silicon Valley, California.


About Radtac Ltd.

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Business today is a global endeavor, and scaling Agile requires a cohesive global approach. Radtac helps transform organizations by releasing the potential of your people through training, coaching and consulting, delivery, visualization, and bringing in the best people to deliver measurable results at all levels. We help you deliver value rapidly, frequently and consistently. Our success stories reach back to 1998, spanning Europe, Asia and the Americas - covering a wide range of renowned organizations in the public and private sector.

Radtac is honored to be a gold partner of Scaled Agile and we collaborate closely with the SA team to bring the latest scaling developments to our clients. The journey of Agile transformation often begins with training, and we offer the full portfolio of Scaled Agile courses in both public and private arrangements. Working with us for all your training needs has the following benefits:

  • High pass rates achieved since 1998 thanks to our highly qualified and experienced Radtac Certified Trainers who don't just read the slides to you. They know how to teach it.

  • Quality training accredited by Scaled Agile, Scrum Alliance®, Scrum.org, IC-Agile, APMG-International, BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, Inc®, and DSDM®.

  • Great networking opportunities – over 1300 companies have already benefitted from our training, so you’ll meet others involved in transforming their organizations.

  • Value for money – our highly-experienced instructors are Radtac Certified Trainers ensuring you get a great learning experience.


Got Questions?

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  • Not sure this is class or training company for you? We understand! There are a lot of choices out there. Training is a big investment in terms of time and money, and you need to feel confident that you'll see a return on that investment. Contact us and we'll have a straight conversation about your business objectives, and whether we're a fit for each other. If not - we'll help you find someone who is.

  • Traveling from out of town? Come get your SAFe on in the heart of Silicon Vallley. If you're flying - either the San Jose (SJC) or San Francisco (SFO) airports will work, although San Jose is just a bit closer. If you need recommendations for a hotel or networking ideas to tap into the start-up pulse of the area - just drop us a line.

  • Group Rates? If you have a few coworkers who will be joining you in this workshop - contact us for a group discount - after all - it takes a village (or whole organization) to realize the power of scaling Agile!

  • Cancellation Policy? In the Agile spirit of responding to change - if your plans change and you need to talk about rescheduling or canceling a course - contact us as soon as possible so we can work with you to make it happen. For changes within 7 days of the start of the workshop - please plan to send a coworker in your place (they need the information too!).

  • Food during the Course? We know that people learn best when they are comfortable and well-fed. A light breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. A cup of caffeine will always be a few footsteps away. That said - if you have special dietary requirements - please contact us to discuss. Our facility does have a refrigerator and microwave in case you decide to bring your own food.

  • Still have questions? Drop us a line at: Laura@Radtac.com or give us a call at 650.255.6949.

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