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Implementing SAFe® 4.6 with SPC Certification Training
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Implementing SAFe® 4.6 with SPC Certification Training

Implementing a Lean-Agile SAFe® transformation in the enterprise

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During this four-day course, candidates would learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Once they certify as a SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), candidates could become leading agents for change and enable their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace.

This training will teach 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, comprising the Leading SAFe® curriculum, will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe® to others, while the final two days are focussed exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe® in the enterprise.

This program is being offered by Gladwell Academy, Netherlands. Training professionals at the intersection of management, IT and innovation, Gladwell Academy teaches people to master data and technology, and get the best out of their position, passions and roles. Offering the highest quality training, consulting and coaching to support the Lean-Agile transformation using SAFe®, they are authorized providers of all SAFe® training courses including the SPC (SAFe® Program Consultant) and RTE (Release Train Engineer) courses.

Please Note: Since this program is being organized by the Gladwell Academy, the refund policy applicable would also be that of Gladwell Academy.

Lead Trainer: Anand Murthy Raj, SPCT (Gladwell Academy)

Co-Trainer: Ashwinee Kalkura, SPC (KnowledgeHut)

What you will learn

After this course, you 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®
  • Act as a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certifying agent
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe® roles in the enterprise

You will also get:
The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Note that attendees must attend all four days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for PMP®, PgMP®, and PMI-ACP® certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Key Features

4 days (32 hours) intense workshop for the SAFe® Program Consultant Certification
Get coached by SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)
30 PDUs and 30 SEUs
Workshop fee includes exam fee
Comprehensive courseware based on version 4.6 of SAFe®
SPC Branding Kit and Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community membership on certification
This program is being offered by Gladwell Academy, Netherlands, a Gold Partner of Scaled Agile Inc.

Certification

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 certification exam and practice as a 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

Certification:
The SPC certification is achieved after attending the 4-day SPC Certification Class and passing the SPC exam.

The Exam

Exam name – SAFe® 4 Program Consultant Exam.

Exam format – Multiple choice.

Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed.

Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe® Community Platform upon completion of the Implementing SAFe® 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% pass rate).

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.

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.

Annual Renewal

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

Renewal fee: $895

Renewal fee for the Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification is included in SPC renewal (if your SPC certification is up-to-date)


Curriculum

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)


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