Implementing SAFe 4.5 (SPC)

Does your organization start a lean agile transformation based on the Scaled Agile Framework SAFe® 4.5? As a potential SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC 4.5), would you like to start and support you as part of the Agile Release Trains (ARTs) transformation?

We have the right training for you!

In this three-day course you will become a leading agent for change—and enable your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC). During this four-day course, you’ll learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You will learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide you with the basis to teach SAFe to others. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in your enterprise.
Becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.

Upcoming Course Dates:

Implementing SAFe™ 4.5 (SPC) - ENGLISCH

18. - 21. sep

  • Language: English
  • Trainer: Eelco Rustenburg (Gladwell Academy)
  • City/Duration: München, Germany, 4 days

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Implementing SAFe™ 4.5 (SPC) - ENGLISCH

18. - 21. sep

  • Language: English
  • Trainer: Eelco Rustenburg (Gladwell Academy)
  • City/Duration: München, Germany, 4 days

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Implementing SAFe™ 4.5 (SPC) - ENGLISCH

6. - 9. nov

  • Language: English
  • Trainer: Odile Moreau (Gladwell Academy)
  • City/Duration: Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 4 days

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Implementing SAFe™ 4.5 (SPC) - ENGLISCH

6. - 9. nov

  • Language: English
  • Trainer: Odile Moreau (Gladwell Academy)
  • City/Duration: Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 4 days

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Implementing SAFe™ 4.5 (SPC) - ENGLISCH

17. - 20. dec

  • Language: English
  • Trainer: NN (Gladwell Academy)
  • City/Duration: Stuttgart, Germany, 4 days

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Implementing SAFe™ 4.5 (SPC) - ENGLISCH

17. - 20. dec

  • Language: English
  • Trainer: NN (Gladwell Academy)
  • City/Duration: Stuttgart, Germany, 4 days

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Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees should be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working
  • Perform Value Stream identification
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains, and coordinate Large Solutions
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
  • Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise

Content

Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
  • Leading a Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building Large Solutions

Implementing SAFe® – Days 3 and 4

  • Reaching the SAFe Tipping Point
  • Designing the Implementation
  • Launching an ART
  • Coaching ART Execution
  • Extending to the Portfolio
  • Sustaining and Improving
  • Becoming a SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC)

Audience

This course is intended for those who will be materially and directly involved in a SAFe adoption. This includes practitioners, change agents, and consultants responsible for implementing Agile programs and portfolios as part of an enterprise Lean-Agile change initiative. Attendees typically include:

  • Professional Services Consultants
  • Business and Technology Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors
  • Portfolio Managers and Fiduciaries, Project/Program Management Office (PMO) personnel
  • Development, QA and IT management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Process Leads and Lifecycle Governance Personnel
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • Internal Change Agents, Lean-Agile Center for Excellence, Agile Working Group

Exam Details

  • Exam name: SAFe 4 Program Consultant Exam
  • Exam format: multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: web-based (single-browser); closed book; no outside assistance; timed exam;
  • Exam access:  candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe 4.5 course
  • Exam duration: once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Passing score: 45 out of 60 (75%)
  • Exam language: English
  • Exam cost: first exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs 250 USD.
  • Retake policy: second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10 day wait; fourth attempt requires a 30 day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Certification

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Program Consultant digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Program Consultant, which includes access to the SPC Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Program Consultant certification usage guide with SPC certification marks
  • Access to online Trainer Enablement plans to qualify to teach and certify others in Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA), SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), and SAFe for Teams (SAFe Practitioner (SP)
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during and throughout their SAFe journey

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned. Renewal fee is $895.

Prerequisites

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications

wibas SAFe Courses

This course is conducted by our training partner Gladwell.
wibas trainers are certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPC) of Scaled Agile, Inc.
Gladwell trainers are certified SAFe® Program Consultant Trainers (SPCT) of Scaled Agile, Inc.
More details about this training can be found on the official SAFe website.

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Jana David

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Jana David

Training, Consulting & Events


+49-6151-503349-44

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