Implementing SAFe (SPC)
This is an abstract.
Is your organization starting a transformation based on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)? Do you use SAFe® to coordinate and scale agile teams? Would you like to support the introduction of SAFe® as a SAFe® Program Consultant – e.g. by starting Agile Release Trains (ARTs)? Then this training is ideally suited for you.
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The next trainings:
Leading Lean-Agile Transformation with SAFe®.
In this four or five day (remote) training, you will be trained to become a leading change agent. As a certified SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), you will help your organization succeed in a disruptive marketplace. During the course, you will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the methods and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework. You will learn how to effectively guide and launch large transformation programs through Agile Release Trains. You will also learn how to establish a continuous delivery pipeline, build DevOps culture, and set up an effective and efficient Lean Portfolio. In the first two days (remote 3 days), we will teach you the basics so you can teach SAFe® to others who are interested. After that, you will focus on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe® in your organization.
Competencies that the training will provide you with
Lead the Lean-Agile transformation across the enterprise
Establish and support a Lean Portfolio
Align the organization around a common language and way of working
Perform a value stream identification
Set up, coordinate and support Agile release trains
Develop and execute major implementation strategies
Configure SAFe® for your individual business context.
Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe® training.
Create an action plan for your own development as a SAFe® Program Consultant.
Day one and two (remote three-day): Leading SAFe®.
Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework
Become a Lean-Agile Leader
Building teams and technical agility
Program Increment (PI) Planning Experience
Release on Demand and DevOps
Business Solutions and Lean Systems
Implement Lean Portfolio Management
Day three and four (remote four and five) : Implementing SAFe
reach the SAFe® turning point
design the SAFe® implementation
Start an ART
coach the ART execution
Extend the SAFe® implementation to the portfolio
Maintain and improve the SAFe® implementation
become a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)
Varied mix of theory and practice
Like all our agile trainings, this one is interactive. In addition to the official SAFe® slides and exercises, we additionally convey the knowledge using meaningful flipcharts. The wibas trainers are certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPC®) of Scaled Agile, Inc. You can find more details about this training on the official SAFe® Website.
Remote or presence - the choice is yours.
We offer our events in two formats: Presence at the wibas training center or remotely. Both forms are interactive live trainings with the usual wibas flair. Whether the training of your choice takes place in presence or remote, you can see next to the respective date. If you book the training as an in-house variant, you decide which format you prefer – of course depending on the current Corona regulations.
Who is this training for?
This training is intended for anyone involved in a SAFe® implementation. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise-wide Lean-Agile transformation.
Professional service consultants
Corporate and technology boards, executives, managers and directors
Portfolio Manager, Project/Program Management Staff (PMO).
Development, QA and IT management
Program and project manager
Product and product line manager
Process owners and personnel in lifecycle governance
Organization, system and solution architects
Internal change agents, Lean Agile Center for Excellence (LACE), Agile workgroups.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions
What does "early bird" mean?
The early bird price applies to registration up to four weeks before the start of the training. The prices are subject to change. All prices plus statutory value-added tax. Accommodation costs are not included.
What cancellation fees are due if I have to cancel?
A cancellation fee of EUR 100 plus VAT is due for cancellations up to 15 calendar days before the start of the training. For registered participants whose cancellation occurs after the invoice has been sent, as well as for no-shows, a payment obligation for the entire training fee applies. If a participant cannot attend a training, their organization may have another person attend in place of the enrollees until the morning of the course start date. wibas will decide whether a training will take place no later than 15 days before the start date. wibas may cancel training if fewer than eight participants are enrolled at that time.
What are the prerequisites I should meet?
If you want to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) certification exam, we recommend that you meet the following prerequisites:
- More than five years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
- More than three years of experience in Agile
- One or more relevant agile certifications
What training materials do I receive?
- the official workbook on Implementing SAFe® 5 (SPC - SAFe Program Consultant) by Scaled Agile Inc.
- Planning Poker
- participant bag with materials from wibas and others. Book Organization in a Digital Era by Malte Foegen
- Access to free licensed materials, videos and tools, that support an introduction of Agile Release Trains and are needed to practice SAFe on a daily basis
- Inclusion in the SPC Directory (optional)
- Access to the private SPC Community
Is there an exam? How does it work and what do I have to consider?
- Exam name: SAFe® 5 Program Consultant Exam
- Exam format: multiple-choice
- exam implementation: web-based, without any aids/reference books and external support at a fixed implementation time
- Access: through the community platform
- duration: 90 minutes time
- number of questions: 45 minimum score to pass: 34 out of 45
- Exam Cost: First attempt is free if you take the exam within 30 days of training.
- Retake Policy: You can take the second attempt immediately after the first. You must wait ten days for the third attempt and 30 days for the fourth. Each repetition costs 50 USD. For questions about the repetition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I receive a certificate?
After this training you can take an exam. If you pass, you will receive a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) certificate and a corresponding one-year membership. As a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), you can further your education by obtaining licensing that allows you to license and teach SAFe® courses. Courses available for licensing are:
- Leading SAFe® 5
- SAFe® 5 for Teams
- SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager
- SAFe® 5 Scrum Master
- SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master
- SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer
Is there catering?
The service at our open courses in Darmstadt includes a cappuccino bar and catering with drinks and small snacks. At noon we invite you to a snack.