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SAFe for Teams with SP Certification in Kansas City

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Build the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams—by becoming a SAFe Practitioner (SP). During this two-day course, you’ll gain an understanding of the role of the Agile Team in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise, taught by a SAFe Silver Partner and an instructor with real world experience as an Agile Coach, Release Train Engineer, Development Team Member, and Scrum Master within multiple SAFe implementations at Intel Corporation.

Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP. They will also learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, they’ll learn about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train.


Learning Goals

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

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprise
  • Know their team and its role on the Agile Release Train
  • Know all other teams on the train, their roles, and the dependencies between the teams
  • Plan Iterations
  • Execute Iterations and demonstrate value
  • Plan Program Increments
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the train


Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Building an Agile Team
  • Planning the Iteration
  • Executing the Iteration
  • Executing the Program Increment


What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Light breakfast and coffee
  • Catered lunch
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® Practitioner (SP) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion. Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.
  • 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


Who will benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Team members who apply Lean and Agile at scale
  • All members of an Agile Release Train preparing for launch


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, HP, Mercedes-Benz, Boeing, Sony, Kaiser Permanente, 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 location in Kansas City will be dependent upon number of registrants but will likely be either in North Kansas City or near KCI Airport. Students will be notified of exact 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 courses, dates, or locations contact darcy.kruse@gosprintahead.com.

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