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Leading SAFe with SA Certification in San Rafael

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This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), taught by a SAFe Silver Partner and an instructor with real world experience as an Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer, Devlopment Team Member, and Scrum Master within multiple SAFe implementations at Intel Corporation. You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams.

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

Recommended For:

  • 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:

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Support the execution of Agile Release Trains
  • Coordinate large Value Streams
  • Manage a Lean-Agile Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common process model
  • Configure the Framework for your context
  • Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise


Topics Covered:

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Coordinating Large Value Streams
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise

Every Participant Will Receive:

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Printed and PDF training materials
  • The certification exam for SAFe Agilist (SA) to be taken at your convenience
  • Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP
  • Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course


Instructor:

Darcy Kruse spent the last half decade as an Agile & Lean Coach at Intel where she launched Intel's first eight SAFe agile release trains, and later helped scale the organization up to nearly 30 agile release trains. In addition to being an agile coach, she also worked in the SAFe system as a Release Train Engineer and Scrum Master. She has also been a Team Member on a scrum team in a Product Development Engineer role. She has taught scrum classes to employees of the State of California, Boeing, HP, Kaiser, and Blue Shield of California. Darcy holds a graduate degree in Physics. She will share her real world experiences with implementing, continuously improving, and sustaining multiple Scaled Agile Framework implementations in this SAFe class.

Student feedback:

"Darcy’s professional experience and training in SAFe was evident in her apparent comfort with and ease of sharing practical experiences related to course materials and contextual discussions throughout the course."

"Great communication ahead and during the course, very well organized, open atmosphere, questions were always welcomed and fully answered."

"Not only was she able to teach the course material perfectly, but was also able to add her past experiences to exemplify the importance of the principles."

"Darcy is a great speaker and really took the time to understand the students current situations and relate the material accordingly."

"Darcy was able to gauge the knowledge level of each course attendee and was able to answer even the most detailed question in a manner that helped every participant."

"Beyond just complete knowledge of the course content, Darcy was able to provide real-world examples and additional context to anchor the material."

"Great instructor. She provided a unique insight to the training and was able to provide validation to the material based on her experience."

"Darcy has real world experience to apply to this course which is really valuable for practical application- she was excellent!"

"Ms. Kruse was clearly a Subject Matter Expert and was able to weave real world examples into the course material which I found invaluable."



Exact course location in the San Rafael/North San Francisco Bay Area will be dependent upon number of registrants. Attendees will be notified of exact course location at least 2 weeks prior to training.

Cancelation policy: Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made more than 30 days from the start of the course. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start, registrants may contact us to change their registration to another offering.

Notice: If you are booking travel please be sure to book refundable tickets. If 4 or more students do not register for the course, the course will be canceled and you will be notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to class. Sprint Ahead will not be responsible for any canceled airline or hotel reservations.

For group rates, on-site intact training or to request alternate dates, locations, or courses contact darcy.kruse@gosprintahead.com.

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