Leading SAFe ®

Leading SAFe®

Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility

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Leading SAFe® offers you an introduction to the foundations of SAFe, and provides the principles and practices to drive your Lean-Agile transformation with confidence.

The course also offers the guidance and tools you need to lead effectively in remote environments with distributed teams. Take a Leading SAFe course to discover how companies can build business agility, and how to make SAFe work inside your organization.

Learn how SAFe helps you improve quality, productivity, employee engagement, and time-to-market.

You’ll come away with an understanding of how to align your entire organization around the same clear objectives, and how to improve the flow of value and work from strategy to delivery. Understand what makes companies more customer-centric and how to run key SAFe alignment and planning events, like PI planning.

Leading SAFe® answers the questions:

1- What is SAFe?
2- What is business agility and how does SAFe support it?
3- How does an organization get started Scaled Agile Framework® ?

What’s included:

Course materials

–  Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
–  Access to SAFe® Collaborate, a visual online workspace
–  One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
–  SAFe Agilist certification exam

Attendees learn:

How to realize the benefits of SAFe, including:  
   –  Boosting productivity.
   –  Improving product quality.
   –  Decreasing time to market.
   –  Increasing employee engagement.
How to establish Team and Technical Agility and organize around the flow of value.
How to align massive organizations around clear, common objectives.
How to participate successfully in critical SAFe events, such as PI Planning.
How to adopt a customer-centric mindset.

Adapted for interactive remote learning with SAFe® Virtual Classrooms

Course and Exam Details

Languages Available

English or Spanish

Duration90 minutes
Number of questions45
Passing score35/45 (77%)
Competency levelFoundational; Competent, some knowledge or experience; can perform tasks with assistance
Question formatMultiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
DeliveryWeb-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed
AccessCommunity Platform upon completion of the course
Languages offeredEnglish, Japanese (5.1), Simplified Chinese (5.1), Korean (5.1), Brazilian Portuguese (5.1.1), French (5.1.1)
CostFirst attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50
Exam Sections and PercentagesReferences
Thriving in the digital age with business agility (13%)Recognize the Problem to be SolvedDescribe SAFe as an operating system for Business AgilityExplain the Seven Core Competencies for achieving Business AgilityLeading SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 1 www.scaledagileframework.com/implementation-roadmap/ www.scaledagileframework.com/business-agility/ www.scaledagileframework.com/lean-agile-leadership/ www.scaledagileframework.com/organize-around-value/
Becoming a Lean-Agile leader (29%)Embrace the Lean mindsetApply Lean and Agile at Scale with the SAFe PrinciplesLeading SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 2 and 3 www.scaledagileframework.com/safe-core-values/ www.scaledagileframework.com/lean-agile-mindset/ www.scaledagileframework.com/safe-lean-agile-principles/ www.scaledagileframework.com/assume-variability-preserve-options/ www.scaledagileframework.com/visualize-and-limit-wip-reduce-batch-sizes-and-manage-queue-lengths/ www.scaledagileframework.com/apply-cadence-synchronize-with-cross-domain-planning/ www.scaledagileframework.com/unlock-the-intrinsic-motivation-of-knowledge-workers/ www.scaledagileframework.com/decentralize-decision-making/ www.scaledagileframework.com/organize-around-value/
Establishing team and technical agility (9%)Form Cross-Functional Agile teamsBuild Quality inOrganize Agile Release Trains Around the Flow of ValueLeading SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 3 and 4
Building solutions with Agile product delivery (33%)Focus on Customer Centricity with Design ThinkingPrioritize the Program BacklogExperience PI PlanningDevelop on Cadence; Release on DemandBuild a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOpsLeading SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 4 and 5 www.scaledagileframework.com/business-owners/ www.scaledagileframework.com/customer-centricity/ www.scaledagileframework.com/design-thinking/ www.scaledagileframework.com/continuous-integration/ www.scaledagileframework.com/DevOps/ www.scaledagileframework.com/solution-demo/
Exploring Lean Portfolio Management (11%)Define a SAFe PortfolioConnect the Portfolio to Enterprise StrategyMaintain the Portfolio VisionEstablish Portfolio FlowFund Value StreamsLeading SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 5 www.scaledagileframework.com/Portfolio-SAFe/ www.scaledagileframework.com/value-streams/ www.scaledagileframework.com/strategic-themes/ www.scaledagileframework.com/guardrails/
Leading the change (4%)Lead by ExampleLead the ChangeLeading SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 2 and 6 www.scaledagileframework.com/lean-agile-leadership/
When you are ready to take the exam, log into the SAFe Community Platform to access the exam.

When the exam timer ends, the exam will be submitted, regardless of the number of questions answered.A score will be calculated based on the number of questions answered.

Unanswered questions will be automatically marked as incorrect. If you finish answering all questions before the exam timer ends, you can click the “Submit” button and your score will be calculated.

When you launch the exam, you will be required to review and accept the Candidate Agreement before starting the exam.

Exams are timed and the timer will be visible throughout the exam.

Questions are structured in multiple choice or multiple response format.Questions will require either one answer or multiple.

“Choose two” or a “Choose three” style multiple response questions indicate the number of answers required for the question. Multiple response questions require all correct answers to be selected as no partial credit is given.

You can report and claim your PDUs on the PMI website directly by following the workflow below: 

- Log into your PMI account
- Follow this link to the 'Report PDUs' page: https://ccrs.pmi.org/claim/index
- NOTE: In order to claim PDUs you must have a certification with PMI. 
- Under 'PDU Claim Code' click "I have a claim code" 
- Type in the relevant claim code from the below table.

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

I found Melvyn to be a really excellent all round trainer of SAFe, plus he had lots of great experience of other Agile frameworks so was able to represent SAFe with comparisons when questioned by the students.

Melvyn has great business and practical experience to talk about in sessions

Very easy to follow, practical and with good real examples

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