Leading SAFe® w/ IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE,Dearborn, Detroit, MI (9/25-9/27)

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The Dearborn Inn

20301 Oakwood Blvd.

Dearborn, MI 48124

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Leading SAFe® with Pyrafractal Immersive Experience™

Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) Training near Detroit, Michigan area
Place: The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI - Reserve your room HERE
3-Day Event: September, 25, 26 & 27, 2019


This is far more than your standard 2-day Leading SAFe® course! What’s different?… Read on!

Aleph Technologies and Pyrafractal have partnered as your exclusive providers of the Pyrafractal Immersive Experience™(PIE) incorporating Scaled Agile Certification courses and unique experiences helping you to realize lasting personal and organization transformation bettering outcomes for you, your partners and your customers.

We’re assisting Lean-Agile Practitioner-Mentors like you who seek to discover, build and evolve innovative products and services, our 3-Day Pyrafractal Immersive Experience™ is an extended and engaging formula delivering immediate results. Unlike existing boring lecture formats, our learning solution facilitates interactive life-changing experiences rapidly cultivating new ideas and impactful solutions.

Leading our team of faciltators and mentors will be Dominic Listermann.

Additional attendee benefits:

  • Meal and tour activity fees included
  • More time with mentors with our 3-day extended format
  • Access to Pyrafractal’s Online Support, Knowledge Base and User Community
  • 30-day access to Virtual Coaching in Sococo
  • Access to become a Reel Agile™ Facilitator

Summarized Daily Schedule

Day 1

Your journey begins with an exciting day of small and large group activities and exercises. Experience a well attended and interactive Program Increment (PI) Planning Session, participate in a Reel Agile™ facilitated discussion of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and conclude your day at a Fireside Chat with mentors and fellow session participants. We’ll take care of the meals and snacks throughout the day. You focus on making connections and expanding your horizons. (7:30am - 10:30pm)

Day 2

Continue your journey with a Gemba Walk of the Ford Rouge River Factory, then make your way to the heart of Ann Arbor where you’ll examine why The Menlo Factory is a bit like Wonka’s. Sample some of the amazing food conspired by Zingerman’s Team, get locked in a room with some new friends and use your newfound skills to get out before it’s too late. Celebrate and retrospect at Zingerman’s Roadhouse before we return to the hotel and settle in for our final Fireside Chat. You truly don’t want to miss the meals on Day 2! (7:30am - 10:30pm)

Day 3

We conclude with a visit to Greenfield Village, Henry Ford’s Masterpiece and collection of homes and artifacts, but more importantly inspiration. Experience a guided tour from the inventions of farm living to the age of flight and beyond, where you’ll take the glass blower’s apprentice test, form a brass candlestick, and ride in original Model-T Fords. Complete your day with an awards ceremony because we believe you’ve accomplished something special. Receive your Immersive Experience T-Shirt, but for this course you can have it in any color as long as it is black. (7:30am - 5:30pm)

We look forward to sharing in your journey!

Gemba Walk Details

We accomplish superior outcomes by incorporating Gemba Walks (plant tours, nature and historic site visits), guided discussions of movies, team building activities and Fireside Chats.

Ford F150 Final Assembly (Teaser Video):

  • Observe, analyze and discuss aspects of Lean in manufacturing
  • Compare and contrast Lean in manufacturing with its application to software and systems development
  • Discover methods for evaluating ideas and evolving innovative solutions
  • Explore inherent product design challenges
  • Examine the impacts of regulatory concerns on product development and marketing

Menlo Innovations VIP Tour (Finding Joy):

  • Discover the incentives for building and sustaining a self-correcting system
  • Examine the design and development approaches utilized by Menlo Innovations
  • Identify, compare and contrast the components of The Menlo Way™ with methods used by other organizations
  • Differentiate between process adoption and cultural transformation
  • Describe some of the shared values of Menlo's team of high-performing teams

Escape Room (The Minerva Project):

  • Experience the rapid development of a high-performing team in a challenging, time-bounded and dynamic environment
  • Identify and discuss similarities and differences between your Escape Room Team and your Workplace Team
  • Discuss and outline ways to improve your Escape Room Team's performance and outcomes
  • Describe Tuckman's Five Stages of Team Formation
  • Discuss the importance of establishing Communities of Practice to advance the growth of individuals and organizations

Zingerman's Roadhouse Dinner Experience (What is Zingerman's?):

  • Examine the value delivery systems of Zingerman's
  • Recall some of the recipes used by the Zingerman's Team
  • Explain some of the tools used by Zingerman's to ensure transparency, alignment, job execution, and quality

The Henry Ford Museum Tour (Tom Vertitek Interview):

  • Categorize the thinking and actions of some of the world's most inventive people
  • Take an exploratory walk in time from the earliest computer, to the age of the Master Craftsman and the emergence of unskilled labor to the research methods used to model, simulate and build flying machines
  • Illustrate ways to incorporate a creative mindset and Continuous Delivery Pipeline to improve your world

Scaled Agile Framework Course Details

This event includes all of the unique features mentioned above in addition to the following SAFe course content:

SAFe Agilist

Leading SAFe® Course


During this course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise
  • Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher
  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
  • Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
  • Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establishing Team and Technical Agility
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps
  • Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems
  • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management
  • Leading the transformation

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the the SAFe® Agilist (SA) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend all days of the course in order to qualify for the exam

Benefit from this Pyrafractal Immersive Experience! Register TODAY!

SAFe® and Scaled Agile Framework® are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.

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The Dearborn Inn

20301 Oakwood Blvd.

Dearborn, MI 48124

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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