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~SGP- SAFe Government Practitioner [SGP] St. Louis,15 PDUs

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*Expert Instructor-Omni3-Payment Plan, 1-yr SAFe Mbrshp, Exam fee included, confirmed courses, 15 PDU, Workbook=PDF+H/C, Study-Guide/Study-Group, Multi-Cert Discount-, 1.5 hr South of Chicagoland

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SAFe for Government (4.6), Course Description:
Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building digital services is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this two-day course, attendees will 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 of a program inside a government agency.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s an essential foundation for transformation. They’ll also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, planning , and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees will also learn, and how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.

Scaling Lean-Agile and DevOps in Public Sector Organizations

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® for Government Programs leader, attendees should be able to:

  • Transition government programs from traditional software and systems development models to Lean-Agile and DevOps mindset, principles, and practices using SAFe
  • Adapt technology strategy, budgeting and forecasting, acquisition, compliance, and governance processes to flow-based practices using emerging government guidelines
  • Organize government programs into one or more Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and execute in Program Increments (PIs)
  • Explore Large Solution coordination in a government and multi-vendor environment
  • Identify and internalize the mindset and leader behaviors essential to successful Lean-Agile transformation
  • Follow success patterns for SAFe implementations adapted to the government context
  • Build a preliminary outline of next steps to begin and/or accelerate the SAFe implementation in your program or agency

Topics Covered

  • Advancing Lean-Agile in government
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Understanding SAFe principles
  • Creating high-performing Agile teams and programs
  • Planning with cadence and synchronization
  • Delivering value in program increments
  • Mapping the path to agency and program agility
  • Leading successful change
  • Taking action

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • One exam attempt upon General Availability of the course (re-takes at an additional fee)

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

Who Will Benefit?

This course is designed for government leaders and influencers who can guide the decision to adopt SAFe within their agency or program. Examples include:

  • Executives, directors, branch chiefs
  • Managers of development, engineering, QA, architecture, operations, support
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Program/Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Business and IT Analysts
  • Financial/ Contracting/HR/Legal
  • etc.

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.

  • A foundational understanding of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe House of Lean, and SAFe Principles is required using pre-work suggestions
  • A foundational understanding the full lifecycle of government technology programs is helpful
  • Registered attendees will receive a list of readings and videos specific to Agile in government that will be beneficial to review before the course

Annual Renewal

Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

  • Renewal fee: $100

Recommended Class Size

Recommended minimum class size for this course is 12 students. Maximum class size is 42 students.

Key Elements of this course include:

  • Scrum + XP + Kanban
  • Lean and Systems Thinking
  • Applying & Scaling the Agile Manifesto Values and Principles
  • SAFe’s 4 Values + 9 Principles
  • DevOps, CE. CI, CD automation, Release Mgt, CALMR
  • Product Development Flow
  • Six Sigma application in SAFe
  • Lean-Agile Mindset for Leadership success
  • Lean-Agile metrics and SAFe ceremonies

The Pay-off: SAFe [http://www.scaledagileframework.com/ ] is the world’s leading framework for implementing enterprise agility. Now practiced in over 70% of the US Fortune 100, this proven framework has shown to significantly improve time to market, predictability, product quality and employee engagement. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to organizations and opening new doors throughout Corporate America.

Additional topics addressed: Team ownership, scrum values, early value delivery, retrospectives, backlogs for stories, features, capabilities & epics, including enablers and NFRs, road-mapping, program boards, MVP, risk management technique via ROAM, vision, objectives and goals, agile architecture, Agile Release Train [ART] and more ~

SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is # 1 agile scaling framework and is highly marketable; Takes you well beyond simple team-level such as CSM, CSPO, PSM, PSPO, PMI-ACP classes

Cert options w/ Omni3 Inc.: Scrum Master/Advanced [SSM/SASM], DevOps[SDP]. Prod Owner/Prod Mgr [POPM], Leading SAFe [SA]: Certification courses

- Great networking event into the lean-agile world – and my students find jobs via my classes/network

- Payment Plan available, because many folks are investing in their own career and paying out of their own pocket - $75 off if you register a friend

- 15 PDUs, PMI refers to agility as a "Game Changer" - be a part of it, at full-scale

- Learn how your role/skills & strengths best translate into lean-agile-SAFe

- SAFe pre-read materials [optional] shared out prior to course, and study group set-up facilitated for after course to include discussion of sample test questions

- Not an "Ivory Tower" Instructor. Dan, an active lean-agile xform practioner in Corporate America, brings real-life experience from 7+ industries, 20+ companies


Refund Policy/Terms and Conditions

- Full Refund if 30 or more days notice

- 1/2 refund with 14 days notice.

- 1/3 refund between 14 and 7 days notice. [no refund with less than 7 day notice.]

- but in many cases may transfer to different class/another student

Instructor Info: Public Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agiledaniel

Instructor: Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile/SAFe Transformation Consultant & Instructor


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