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Scaling Agile: Leading SAFe 4.0 (with SAFe Agilist Certification)

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San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco, CA 94105

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The Leading Scaled Agile Framework® SAFe® 4.0 Course is a two-day class from 9AM-5PM, a light breakfast is served at 8:30AM, and a snack in the afternoon; lunch is on your own.


  • Two-Day Leading SAFe® 4.0 In-person Course and workbook
  • Includes a light breakfast and afternoon snack, provided each day
  • Includes Exam Fee for ibe attempt towards the SAFe® Agilist Certification
  • One-Year certified Membership as a SAFe® Agilist (SA)


To earn your SAFe® Agilist certificate you are required to complete the two-day Leading SAFe® Course and pass the online SAFe® Agilist exam. Although 5+ years of management experience is highly recommended, there are no required prerequisites to participate in the Leading SAFe® Course.

Course Overview:

This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® SAFe® (SAFe®.) 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.)

The SAFe® Agilist exam is administered online and sent via email after attendance is recorded and reported by your Scaled Agile Instructor. The link is sent 24-48 hours after class concludes. You have 30 day access to take the exam. The exam is in multiple choice format.

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 Relase 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


All cancellations or date changes must be made at least 10 days prior to the course start date or will be subject to a $150 late-move/cancellation fee. No-shows or same day move/cancellations are non-refundable.


By attending the 2 day course you will earn 16 PDU’s/SEU’s that can be applied towards further educational goals. Introduction

The course consists of 7 modules:


  • Introduction
  • Lean Thinking
  • Scaling Agile
  • Agile Release Train


  • Agile Release Train
  • Portfolio
  • Scaling Leadership

Audience/Those Who Should Attend:

  • Executives and Leaders, Mangers, Directors, CIO's, and VP's
  • Development, QA and Infrastucture Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain the insights into the leadership skills most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers , and begin applying them in your context

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe principles
  • Implementing an Agile Release Train
  • Experience PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing value
  • Building an Agile portfolio
  • Coordinating large value streams
  • Leading hte Lean-Agile Enterprise


This course is a requirement for those seeking certification as a Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA). Upon completion of the exam, you will receive instructions on how to obtain your certificate online.

Resources given to you at course

  • Organizational readiness assessment kit
  • Team Scrum XP practice readiness kit
  • Release Planning readiness kit
  • Inspect and Adapt kit


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