Implementing SAFe Training 5.1 (SAFe® SPC)

Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework

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Overview

The Implementing SAFe Training is a four-day course that attendees are taught how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by applying SAFe® practices and principles in order to achieve Business Agility in the Digital Age. Becoming a certified SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) and a change agent, allow attendees to train and certify others in other SAFe® courses.

The SAFe SPC Training is strategically divided in two sections – the first two days of the Leading SAFe® course dives into the SAFe principles, Team and Technical Agility, Agile Product Delivery and Lean Portfolio Management core competencies; the last two days focus solely on what all it takes to implement SAFe in an enterprise by following the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap.

In Implementing SAFe Training, attendees are prepared with necessary steps that bring a turning-point in an organization and learn how to identify Value Streams and organize Agile Release Trains (ARTs); attendees subsequently learn how to prepare, launch, and coach ARTs successfully.

  • To make attendees understand how to launch ARTs as a part of a Solution Train
  • Learn how to stretch Lean-Agile practices to the Portfolio with Lean Portfolio Management.
  • To focus on areas needed to facilitate Business Agility by establishing Organizational Agility, prompting a Continuous Learning Culture
  • Also, Identifying improvement opportunities by applying the SAFe assessments.
  • Fortify the enterprise with a Lean Portfolio
  • Make and execute an Implementation Rollout Strategy

KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSES?

Globally accredited certification

Get Certified SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certificate & Digital Badge

PDUs and SEUs

Earn 30 PDUs and 16 SEUs

Updated SAFe version

The course is based on the latest version of SAFe 5.1

Torrent of Learning Material

Get access to study material, white paper, mock exam and case studies prepared by the Agile industry experts, supporting your end-to-end SAFe® journey

SAFe Membership

Get access to one-year SAFe® Community Platform membership

Practice SAFe

Learn to how apply SAFe principles and ways in your enterprise for relentless change

Curriculum

  • Leading SAFe® - DAYS 1 and 2
    • Introduction to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
    • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader
    • Building High-Performing Teams and Programs
    • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
    • Release on demand with DevOps
    • Building Business Solutions and lean Systems
    • Implementing Lean Portfolio Management
  • Implementing SAFe® - DAYS 3 and 4
    • Reaching Tipping Point of SAFe
    • How to Design Implementation
    • Launching an ART
    • Coaching ART Execution
    • Extending to the Portfolio
    • Sustaining and Improving
    • Becoming a SAFe 5 Program Consultant (SPC)

Prerequisite

Anyone associated with a Lean-Agile transformation can attend the course, with no prior experience.
But if the attendee is interested in taking the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) , then the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • 5+ years of experience in Software Development, Testing, Business Analysis, Product, or Project Management.
  • 3+ Years in Agile or, one or more Agile Certifications

Exam details:

Before taking the exam, the attendee must complete the Implementing SAFe® training in order to become a Certified SAFe® Program Consultant. The course provides access to the study material and resources for the exam, but mere attending the course doesn’t guarantee passing the exam.

Exam Name - SAFe® 5 Program Consultant Exam

Format - Multiple Choice

Scheme - Single browser – Web based, closed book minus external assistance, timed

Access - Attendees can access the exam upon completing the Implementing SAFe® Course within the SAFe community

Duration - Attendees will have 120 minutes i,e. 2 hours to complete the exam (60 Questions)

Passing Score - 75%

Language - English

Retake Policy - The Attendee can make a second attempt (retake) immediately after the first attempt. It takes a 10-day wait for the third attempt and 30-day wait for the fourth attempt.

    Study material:

    We suggest that the attendees utilize a variety of resources to prepare for the exam. The material we provide are:

    • Course Materials are important as they are aligned with the course covered in class and can be easily downloaded from the SAFe® Community Platform.
    • A Comprehensive Guide that covers all your doubts and includes a detailed reading list, accessible after course completion through the Learning plan in the SAFe® Community Platform.
    • Practice Test prepares you for the certification exam, including the same number of questions, difficulty level, and time duration.
    • A web-enabled Sample Questions flashcard consisting of relevant questions can be found online and in the study guide.

    Benefits Attendees Get:

    • A SAFe® Program Consultant certification usage guide along with SPC Certification marks
    • You get access to Online Trainer Enablement plans in order to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe® (SA), SAFe® for Government (SGP), SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), SAFe® DevOps (SDP), SAFe® Agile Software Engineering (ASE), SAFe® for Teams (SP), and SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE).
    • only certified RTE and an SPC can teach the RTE course, and only Gold Partner SPCTs qualify to teach the RTE course in public domains.
    • A torrent of learning material supporting your end-to-end SAFe® journey
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    Certification Process

    • 01

      Enroll for the Implementing SAFe® training course

    • 02

      Attend the four-day course and get SPC training

    • 03

      Get access to attempt the exam

    • 04

      Pass the exam

    • 05

      Get certified as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC)

    Who should attend this course?

    Anyone who is determined to be directly involved in a SAFe Implementation can attend this course, including Practitioners, Change Agents And Consultants.

    • Program or Project Manager

    • Scrum Master

    • Release Train Engineer

    • Business Analyst

    • Agile Coach

    • Development Manager

    • Professional Services Consultant

    • Consultant

    • Director

    • Manager

    • Product Manager

    • Product Owner

    • Agile Change Agent

    • Software Engineer

    • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries

    What skills will you learn in the course?

    SAFe® Implementation

    You’ll learn to design a SAFe® Implementation.

    Enterprise Transformational Plan

    You’ll learn to develop an enterprise transformational plan.

    Agile Release Train (ART)

    You’ll learn to Operate and Facilitate an Agile Release Train (ART).

    Lean Agile Portfolio

    You’ll learn to extend the Lean Agile Portfolio via launching additional ARTs.

    Change Management

    You’ll learn to assist an organization/enterprise and upscale the environment through change management practices.

    SAFe® Transformation

    You’ll learn to train and coach an enterprise through a SAFe transformation.

    Why should you attend this course?

    The rise in demand for certified SAFe® Program Consultant has emerged as it augments the prospects of your career. The SPC Training is much valuable and sought-after because it requires a specific skill set and mindset, and only a handful people can become a certified SAFe® Program Consultant.

    • Learn to lead a Lean-Agile transformation in enterprises.
    • Apply the seven core competencies of Lean Enterprises.
    • Become a change agent and train others.
    • Achieve organization goals and succeed in a dynamic marketplace by guiding organizations to adapt Lean-Agile Transformation.

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    FAQs

    The Scaled Agile framework is always evolving so renewal keeps up with latest practices in SAFe® and updates.

    Yes, you can print the Digital Workbook for personal/professional use. Make sure to adjust your printing preferences.

    Yes, you can. You will still be able to access the SAFe Community but won’t have access to Course Admin and Enablements tabs or courseware and access to run classes.

    You can find all about the training and certifications in course overview sections and Training schedules.

    You’ll get an Attendee Workbook, preparation to take the Implementing SAFe® 5.0 Program Consultant exam, One year SAFe® Community Platform membership, Course completion certificate.

    You’ll also be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs and for SEUs under Category C.

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