Implementing SAFe 4.5 (SPC)

Is your organization starting a Lean Agile transformation based on the Scaled Agile Framework SAFe® 4.5? As a potential SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC 4.5), you intend to start and support the future Agile Release Train's (ART's) 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

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: München, Germany, 4 days

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Implementing SAFe™ 4.5 (SPC) - ENGLISCH

17. - 20. dec

  • Language: English
  • Trainer: NN (Gladwell Academy)
  • City/Duration: München, 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

Training, Consulting & Events


+49-6151-503349-44

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